Category: Startups

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What Defines a Company’s Culture, Who Raised Money This Week and What’s Next for 1776?

#DCTech Minute Show Notes 1. @MariesaKDale 80% of your company’s culture will be defined by its core leaders. http://pocket.co/sokHXQ #DCTech 2. @DC_Inno New Money – @KlowdTelevision raises $635K with its cable-cutting channel service: http://bit.ly/1g7PKBD — $DCVC #dctech 3. @DC_Inno New Money – These DC Companies Raised Millions This Week: http://bit.ly/1g7PKBD...

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Tim Ferriss’ Top 10 Rules For Success

If you don’t know who Tim Ferris is, then I suggest you Google him with Bing and check out what’s he’s accomplished. In this video, he shares his top ten rules for success. If you prefer reading over watching, here’s his list. Have other interests Scratch your own itch Learn...

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Kevin Rose Interviews Elon Musk

Kevin Rose interviews Elon Musk as part of his Foundation web series of interviews with startup founders. It’s an interesting conversation about Elon’s failed attempts to get hired by Netscape, Zip2, PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX.

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7 Ways Great Leaders Think Differently Than The Rest Of Us

Here’s a great article in Inc Magazine about the ways great leaders think differently than most of us. I recommend reading the whole article, but below is the tl;dr Cultivate strategic thinking. Engage in inquisitive thinking. Explore big-picture thinking. Harness focused thinking. Utilize risk-oriented thinking. Rely on shared thinking. Practice...

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5 Reasons Why This IoT Startup Failed

In this article on VentureBeat, a founder talks about the reasons why his IoT startup failed and what he’s learned. After five months of toiling 14-hour days, making a hardware IoT product from scratch and spending thousands of dollars of Other People’s Money, I and my two cofounders woke up...

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How to Start a Startup Lecture Series

In this series of lectures filmed at Stanford University, you can learn all you need to know about founding your own startup in one YouTube playlist. Definitely worth watching.

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Top Accelerators Discuss BizSpark Plus‏

BizSpark is a great program that’s only gotten even better. Recently, the team behind BizSpark announced that you get $120,000 in Azure credits with BizSpark Plus. Here’s an interesting video of folks from top accelerators around the US talking about what BizSpark means to their member startups.