Posts Tagged “college”

Why investors should invest in entrepreneurs more than companies

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Why investors should invest in entrepreneurs more than companies

If you read tech blogs and news sites like TechCrunch, Mashable, CNet, and the like, you most likely see new startups getting funded every day. Some of the ideas are great, some are….well, pointless. You wonder why the amazing idea that you built, whether it be a website, a mobile app, or product isn’t getting the funding…

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What tools to use to best collaborate with your team

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What tools to use to best collaborate with your team

Running a tech startup or any business is difficult as you may know. One of the most difficult parts of running it is collaborating with your team. Organizing your tasks into various departments can be a headache, especially when you are the founder and must manage it all. Thankfully, there are plenty of free tools…

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How Saxbys makes life better one cup of coffee at a time

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How Saxbys makes life better one cup of coffee at a time

The world runs on coffee among other things, yet not much has changed in the world of coffee besides a Caramel Macchiato or Soy Vanilla Latte.  CEO of Saxbys Coffee Nick Bayer has something to say about that.  “It’s hard to be great at providing a service that consumers come to you for.” Said Bayer….

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This Philadelphia school replaced textbooks with iPads

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This Philadelphia school replaced textbooks with iPads

Teachers at Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School create custom learning materials with iPad, iTunes U, and iBooks Author. As the city’s largest tuition-free K–12 charter school, they implement STEAM curriculum that emphasizes academic and artistic excellence equally. And with Apple technology at the core of teaching and learning, their teachers design their own curriculum,…

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How to find out if your idea is worth pursuing

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How to find out if your idea is worth pursuing

So you have a new idea for an app, a product, or just a small business that will allow you the freedom to quit your job. It’s a very daunting and intimidating path that you are about to take, and most people don’t take the risk, they are too afraid. So how do you eliminate…

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Why Bootstrapped Tech Startups Don’t Get Credit for Innovation

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Why Bootstrapped Tech Startups Don’t Get Credit for Innovation

Often, when a new company launches, with big money backing it (think $1 million), the press and media jump all over it for an interview. And then something horrible happens. The company founders say something that they believe is true, when in fact it is not. A great example is when co-founder of Tinder, Whitney…

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This Drexel University Student Wants to Teach Others How to Build Drones

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This Drexel University Student Wants to Teach Others How to Build Drones

Multirotor Drones are a fairly new technology, but are on the brink of exploding with the first Drone Championships recently taking place in California. Getting ahead of the curve is still possible, but striking fast is essential to getting ahead of the competition. I recently spoke to the VP of Drone Development at VideoDrone.me –…

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Work on a New Project Every Few Months

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Work on a New Project Every Few Months

When you are a full-time, serial entrepreneur, typically you are working multiple projects at a time. When building a company, there is a process that you have to go through, from whiteboard to launch. On a daily basis, your focus is usually devoted to each piece of this process. Each product or service has a…

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How to Build a Great Team of Developers for Your Tech Startup

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How to Build a Great Team of Developers for Your Tech Startup

People and entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to me every single day. When they do, one thing is consistent: They don’t know how to code. I watch them spend months trying to find developers to join their team for equity, without success more often than not. Every entrepreneur has “the next big thing”, and they think…

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How to Learn From Your Mistakes in a Tech Startup in Order to Succeed

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How to Learn From Your Mistakes in a Tech Startup in Order to Succeed

It was the fall of 2010, and the movie I had written, produced, and directed was finally finished and submitted to film festivals. It was an exhausting journey (creating a feature-length film), and I found myself needing a break. Being a technology guy at my core, I felt inclined to take a step back from…

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