July 29, 2013

15 painful lessons you’ll learn working at a startup

by David Spark

Advice from entrepreneurs to smooth your journey Target audience: Entrepreneurs, startups, developers, venture capitalists (VCs). Working at a startup is a series of one painful lesson after another. Startup entrepreneurs tend to congregate at tech events to commiserate or brag about startup life. At the SF New Tech event in San Francisco earlier this month, I asked the attendees, all … Continue reading

June 26, 2013

Pearls of wisdom from startup founders & experts

by JD Lasica

Advice from startup founders, advisers and investors at the Bitspiration 2013 conference in Krakow, Poland. Continue reading

April 29, 2013

Entrepreneurs: Here’s what investors care about!

by JD Lasica

Here are highlights of the Founders Space event at SomaCentral with four venture capitalists offering advice to startups and entrepreneurs on how to pitch like an investor — tailoring your presentations to what investors care about. Continue reading

March 13, 2013

Startup turns a smartphone into a smart toy

by JD Lasica

Unveiled at Launch, Ubooly shows power of sensor technology (and hugs) Target audience: Entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, marketing professionals, businesses, toy manufacturers, parents. At last week’s Launch Festival in San Francisco, I spent a few minutes talking with Carly Gloge, the founder and CEO of a new startup called Ubooly. They make cuddly plush toys that you can personalize and interact … Continue reading

February 26, 2013

Location-based services are coming of age (and it’s way more than Foursquare)

by JD Lasica

Now that the table has been set, what’s next for geolocation? Is it all about Foursquare, Yelp, yawn and go home? I don’t think so. Instead, we’re seeing geolocation begin to splinter into niches and verticals. Continue reading