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What is “Startup”? 10 GIFs That Accurately Describe Your Reactions to Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation

By | Nov 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Thanksgiving dinner is the best. Almost. I’m all about the food, but when it comes to being surrounded by family members that you haven’t seen in quite a while, I would rather put myself in the oven. I mean, sure, I love family, but…

Culture

Startups: Creating Your Early Team is Like Drafting for Fantasy Football

By | Nov 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

Mike Collett, CoFounder and Managing Partner at Promus Ventures, and apparent fantasy football fan, shared this blog post comparing a fantasy football draft to the hiring of an early team at a startup. I happen to be personally interested in how crucial early team formation is, and I…

Communication

How To Give Back to Your Community Without Leaving Your Couch

By | Nov 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you’re thankful for. It is also a time to give back to your community or to support a cause that you care about. You can volunteer at your local homeless shelter or even help out a…

News

Do These Charts Accurately Rank Thanksgiving Sides?

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

What do you get when you mix Thanksgiving with a bunch of startup people? Charts. That’s what. Okay, well, at least that’s what I thought of when I saw some recent charts published by Vox (because, you know…startups like data…or something). In an article titled…

Entrepreneur

23 Startups That are Giving Back to the Community This Holiday Season

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm

For most, the holidays are a time for people to get reunited with friends and family, and simply to celebrate and relive the days of yore. For startups in particular, it’s a time for founder and employees alike to step away briefly from the…

Food

Top 11 Thanksgiving Food Services and Apps

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Brace yourself: The Thanksgiving dinner is a center point of the holiday for a lot of people, and this year I want to help you and yours find a happy balance at the intersection of food and technology. There are countless apps and services…

Data

Survata Gives us a Look at Their Black Friday Shopping Data

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I recently wrote an article about Survata.com, an online survey business, and the launch of their new app usability testing surveys which allows clients to reach a targeted population of web users. This week, with Black Friday looming on the horizon, Survata decided to post…

Entrepreneur

13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude; for startup founders, that means saying thank you to the team who believes in you, the customers who support you, and the family members who put up with it all. But let’s face it: there’s a lot about…

Gear & Gadgets

8 Smart Kitchen Solutions for a Connected Thanksgiving

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is never easy, to put it simply. Even if you’re eating by yourself it can be draining and difficult to nail all the different dishes and their complexities; getting the turkey perfectly cooked and not dry is maddening sometimes. Thankfully humans…

Inspiration

Startup Founders Share What They Are Thankful For This Holiday

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 7:00 am

Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on another year and be thankful. Startup life is not easy, and whenever there are opportunities to celebrate, you should take it. We asked startup founders to share what they are grateful for this year, and…

Entrepreneur

30 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Startups

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Honestly, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Not only does it fall within the boundaries of the best season (i.e., autumn), but the holiday is marked by lots and lots of food. And, I mean, is there anything better than food? Answer: no. Additionally, I…

Entrepreneur

17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thanksgiving Work Hours

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 10:01 am

Earlier this year, we had 19 entrepreneurs share what hours they work. But how does the Thanksgiving Day parade, a 10-pound turkey, and an apple pie coma change things up? We asked another group of entrepreneurs to share their planned work hours this Thanksgiving….

Business

A Workaholic’s Guide to Disconnecting

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

As we prepare for a few days off to enjoy family and some much needed down-time, one of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face when dealing with unwinding has nothing to do with technology: it’s letting go of work.  This is a common issue,…

News

Learn Some Thanksgiving Table Manners from This Downton Abbey Parody [VIDEO]

By | Nov 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm

It’s the week of Thanksgiving – are you ready for sitting down at the table with your family? And I’m not talking about the awkward conversations with extended family members (since, I mean, is there any way to prepare for those?), I’m simply talking…

Entrepreneur

10 Things Grumpy Cat Is Thankful For

By | Nov 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Another Thanksgiving, another opportunity for sugary-sweet declarations of gratitude that happen exactly zero times during the rest of the year. Who do these humans think they’re fooling? Here are 10 things Grumpy Cat is genuinely thankful for: 1. “People eating so much that they…

Culture

5 Startups That Are Giving Back to the Community This Thanksgiving

By | Nov 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

For many, there’s this perception that people working for a startup, or people developing a startup, lead very busy lives. After all, these people are doing anything and everything in their power to create a successful business that will hopefully survive another day –…

Entrepreneur

What Thanksgiving Teaches Us About Startups

By | Nov 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on the year and think about all the things for which we have to be thankful. It’s also a time for us to tie Thanksgiving into every other part of our lives…like startups. So, here’s what…