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Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications – heck, I’ve personally reviewed thousands of applications in the not quite three years since joining Dreamit.
I few months ago I had to lower my coffee consumption and was struggling to find the best way to “force” myself to do so. Nothing major prompted the change, but wanted a catalyst to really stop.
Do you ever watch the television shows about people who live in “tiny homes” – […]
I started working actively on K12 education about five years ago when a few of us helped start The Academy For Software Engineering. Early on in that process, I made it a point to visit about a dozen high schools around NYC and talk to the Principals and teachers in those schools.
Sometimes the best answer to a challenging issue is the exact opposite of what the conventional wisdom is. We just spent a week in Mexico City and, as I always do when we travel to Mexico, I came away impressed with the character and work ethic of the Mexican people.
Guest post by by Jennifer Maerz, contributing editor of Lean Startup Co.
Sexist words bode ill for economic growth. You want jobs? Don’t put women down.
It’s close to midnight, and something evil’s lurking in the dark… Okay, it’s actually going to be much earlier than that, but you don’t want to miss the thrilling Playcrafting Halloween Game Expo on Saturday, October 29th.
Watching Tesla’s video of a door-to-door self driving car offers an amazing glimpse into an autonomous and robotic future
Announcing Our 2017 Global Theme: “Language And The Machine”
By Toby Daniels,
“As elements of language evolve and morph into something new, we inevitably become more reliant on the technology that enables them.”
WTF does that even mean? It means: You’re not a young white guy. And it’s total bullshit. Heather Anne Carson, co-founder @ Repable recently posted this on Facebook: (She didn’t ask me to write this.) Oy.
I just read this article about Andy Dunn and Bonobos--or was it a press release. I'm not completely sure.
Get Your Startup Going: 20 Reasons to Join '2020 Startups'
During the past six months 2020 Startups developed an environment that spawns success.
Tell me if you have seen this scenario. You are in a small, scrappy startup that is grinding each and every day to eke out growth. Then comes across the big enterprise company that likes what your startup is doing and suggests you should work together.
Series A funding is tightening. It’s not that money isn’t out there. It is.
It’s hard to catch your breath in Quito, Ecuador. Whether it’s the thin air of its 10,000 foot elevation, the natural beauty of its volcanic mountains, or the built beauty of its colonial-era architecture, Quito is a city that leaves you breathless.
Co-founder Equity Split: A New Framework to Objectively Divide Startup Ownership and Get Back to Building a Business
We’ve just released our free Co-founder Equity Split tool.
We wrote last week here about doubling our efforts to help founders. During these rather uncertain times, we at Techstars are committed to sending a loud and clear signal that we support our founders 110%. At Techstars we believe that actions speak louder than words.
Our recent, intensely divisive election has laid bare many faults in our tech products and services.
Over the past year or so, I have noticed a trend. Many of the unsolicited emails I have received seem to have all the same look and feel to them. These messages are shorter than the previous generation of cold emails (thank goodness), but still seem just as pointless.
About 7 years ago I was working at a startup. I was one million percent sucked into the excitement of it all. So much so that we failed to truly validate our idea. As you can guess, this didn’t end very well. We raised money, got some users, and I learned a ton.
In a world full of click bait media and fake news, it is harder than ever to find authentic and meaningful content on the Internet. The utopian early days of blogging in the early 2000s, when this blog was started, seem long gone.
New York State put a law on its books this week making operating “ticket bots” illegal: using ticket bots, maintaining an interest in or control of bots, and reselling tickets knowingly obtained with bots constitutes a class A misdemeanor.
It may be hard to talk about but it is essential: You won’t be able to run your business forever. What happens next?
Earlier this week, dozens of people – including the Microsoft New York team – gathered at the UN Women headquarters in midtown Manhattan to take part in a fascinating workshop on how technology can keep girls and young women safe.
One of my favorite phrases is "performing inception". Inception is one of my favorite movies and I love the idea of meticulously planning out the placement of an idea in someone else's head.
I have not been writing a lot because I am still digesting much of what the outcome of the US election and Trump’s presidency may bring. One thought that is forming though is that States will play a much bigger role going forward. If federal legislation in healthcare, labor, environment, etc.
Fake News isn’t a problem that appeared overnight. But the results of the election have raised the specter that the Democrats brought a knife to a gun-fight, trying to combat a Tweeting candidate - with old world television, rope line politics, and a well-financed ground game.
Last week, we joined a revolution as Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) launched worldwide, inspiring students to incorporate CS education into their daily lives.
Happy New Year Everyone. Yesterday we focused on the past, today we are going to focus on the future, specifically this year we are now in.
VCs promise a lot of things.
We've got all these platforms, advisors, special partners, communities, networks...
...special economic bells and whistles, spaces, programs, partnerships, etc...
Happy 2017! It’s time to shrug off the holiday lethargy and kickstart the new year the only way we know how: with the best events in civic tech NYC has to offer. Here are our top picks for January 2017: January 5 Brooklyn Innovation Awards Get ready for the Brooklyn Innovation Awards 2016!
Yesterday Medium announced that they are moving away from ads and thinking about a different kind of business model for their online publishing network. I saw this tweet suggesting they are looking at Spotify for inspiration: Medium is pivoting. Ads aren’t working.
We are all in the rush these days. As founders we want to literally do more faster all the time. As we rush, and get a lot done, sometimes we don’t do things right. We forego quality in exchange for speed and quantity. Yet it is really important to pay attention to correctness and quality.
Like everywhere else, there’s a gender gap when it comes to prime time TV.
There is a good thing about today’s inauguration. Despite having the lowest approval rating of an incoming president in a long time, it appears that we will have a peaceful transfer of power. That is what democracy is designed to do.
Posts on Innovation Have Become Simple Entertainment. Not Actionable Specifics. Let’s Change It in 2017
Techstars is a mentorship driven accelerator. Our model is to help accelerate startups and help founders go faster by connecting them to world class mentors – founders, experienced entrepreneurs, executives and investors.
A fantasy game, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” pushes players to build their own celebrity and business prowess.
With the first group of Expa Labs companies moving on to the next phase in their development and the application period for the next Expa Labs group now open, I wanted to take a step back to share some of the lessons I learned from working with each of the companies in our first group.
When you talk with entrepreneurs, you often find that they were drawn to solve a problem that impacted them directly. Maria Yuan is a solution-oriented entrepreneur.
Interview by Allison Grinberg-Funes
Today, sometime around 5:30/6pm PT at the Upfront Summit, my partner Andy and I are going to talk about generational change in VC firms, in a talk moderated by Lindel Eakman, who has been our lead limited partner investor at USV since we started the firm in 2003.
I am on a plane flying up to SF to attend a two day conference called NewCo Shift Forum.
Congrats on making it through the first month of the year. I find it’s always challenging getting back into the rhythm of work. Everyone is so ambitious at the beginning of the year.
As I mentioned yesterday, I am moderating a panel this morning at NewCo Shift Forum on The Future Of Labor. As I think about, there are three big megatrends impacting the future of labor/work.
Abstract & Summary: By some estimates, ocean freight shipping is responsible for transporting 90% of every physical good that people consume - moving trillions of dollars worth of goods from one place to another, connecting markets, and keeping commerce humming across far flu
One of my favorite questions to ask business students is why companies require external financial capital (equity or debt). Answers tend to turn quickly towards some need to invest, e.g. in developing software or building a plant. But that doesn’t fully answer the question. Why?
Maybe it’s not so bad to have algorithmic overlords -- at least when they are pressured into protecting people rather than exploiting them.