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

January 23, 2013

Lean Startup’s Eric Ries on building accountability into your startup

by David Spark

Entrepreneurs love quoting the tenets of The Lean Startup movement but Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, urges entrepreneurs to move beyond the buzzwords and take on metrics. Find out why you need to take a closer look at metrics to understand what really matters to growing a business. Continue reading