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April 7th, 2016 by editor



Interview by Michael Cayley of www.Cdling.com featuring Steve Woods, Senior Engineering Director, Google for Startup Grind Toronto

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April 7th, 2016 by editor



The University of Washington (UW) School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) provides startups with free legal counsel. Startups may include microenterprises, high tech ventures, social ventures, and nonprofits. This video provides insight into what the client experience is like for businesses or organizations in Washington State. For more information visit: http://www.law.washington.edu/clinics/entrepreneurial

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April 3rd, 2016 by editor



October 22, 2014

Technology entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Peter Thiel has a simple message for startups who don’t have a durable long-term business plan: “It’s not enough for your company to take over the world,” he said. “It has to last.”

The San Francisco-based co-founder of PayPal Inc. was in Austin to promote his new book, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future,” and spoke to an audience of about 160 people at the Capital Factory downtown.

In 2002, eBay Inc. bought PayPal for $1.5 billion. Thiel, who is estimated by Forbes to be worth about $2.2 billion, is now an outspoken advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation. He has caused a measure of controversy along the way by encouraging young people to forgo college to launch their own ventures.

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for your startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the Incubator.

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April 1st, 2016 by editor



Erlend Bakke Author of the 1# International Amazon bestseller ‘Never Work Again http://youwillneverworkagain.com/ http://www.amazon.com/Never-Work-Again-Less-Freedom-ebook/dp/B00F0OOE7Q

This week’s Hardcore MBA guest is a great inspiration to all those of us who need a bit of motivation, whether it be to put our business ideas to the test or simply to get off the couch. Brad Feld is a founder of the Foundry Group, author of multiple books, runs the Techstars business accelerator, and, in case that wasn’t enough, aims to run a marathon in all 50 US states! Somehow, he found a little time in his busy schedule to talk to me, and you’ll be glad he did when you listen to this week’s podcast.

In this week’s Hardcore MBA, Brad and I discuss:

The great advantages that come from getting involved in a mentor-driven accelerator program like Techstars.
The difference between people who are intrinsically or extrinsically motivated.
And what Brad believes will be the most important theme of the coming years in the technology industry.

Talking about Techstars, David told me “the types of companies we’ve had apply in recent years has varied widely, so whatever you’re interested in could potentially be suitable. And the stages of development have varied a lot as well – some people come to us with only the germ of an idea, others come with something more fully developed. What’s maybe most important is sending something in near the beginning of the application window, which gives you time to work on the project between applying and actually starting the program. That can provide a big boost.”

Techstars is the kind of excellent program that I wish I could have got on to when I was starting out, and I highly recommend anyone who can apply to do so. For more information about Brad, check out his page at the Foundry Group or some of his excellent books on Amazon.

Download the episode here: http://hardcoremba.com/podcast/045-techstars-founder-brad-feld-on-startups-business-and-entrepreneurship/

Rate, Review, Subscribe to Hardcore MBA on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hardcore-mba-podcast/id949330315

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March 29th, 2016 by editor



Genesis Legal recently conducted an educating session for the Entrepreneurial Cell (E-cell) of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B). It was an interactive session and we could address to all the queries posed by the participants.

Genesis Legal is a boutique law firm engaged in rendering legal services to startups and entrepreneurs.Based out of Mumbai, and having presence in Pune as well, we are growing to more cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi which are a host to many startups and entrepreneurs.

Ajinkya Kurdukar and Parth Jain are the Founding partners of Genesis Legal.
For further information or assistance please drop an email to info@genesis.legal

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March 22nd, 2016 by editor



835 MassChallenge startups, over $1.1 billion in funding, 6,500+ jobs. See an overview of how MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs to top resources and accelerates their impact.

Learn more at masschallenge.org

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March 10th, 2016 by editor



Marco Zappacosta is a co-founder and CEO of Thumbtack. Marco started Thumbtack after graduating from Columbia University. Thumbtack is a consumer service that helps millions of people accomplish the personal projects that are central to their lives. To date, the company has raised a total of $150 million from Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Venture Partners, and Google Capital.

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March 5th, 2016 by editor



Startup Grind Local features incredible talks with entrepreneurs from Startup Grind’s world wide network. StartupGrind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

We host monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned
on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the
people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.

Subscribe to Startup Grind Athens:

Startup Grind on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/StartupGrind
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Find a Startup Grind event in Athens, Greece: http://www.startupgrind.com/athens

Apostolos is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in the internet/technology sector.

He started in 1998 when along with 2 friends cofounded e-shop.gr the first and largest computer e-tailer in Greece. In 2009 he cofounded Openfund the first seed investing fund in South Europe that helped many startups including Taxibeat where Apostolos also became an angel investor and currently serves on the board.

In 2011 he cofounded e-food.gr the largest online food delivery aggregator in Greece and in 2012 he cofounded doctoranytime.gr the first web service helping patients look for, identify a doctor and book an appointment online.

In 2014 he got involved with 3 new promising and helpful services. Nannuka.gr is a service that assists parents in finding help with their children: nannies /teachers etc. E-table.gr helps the user discover restaurants and make an online reservation while enjoying exclusive benefits (discounts etc). Finally one can use Funkmartini to identify and book appointments at beauty services such as hair and nail salons and massage parlors.

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March 5th, 2016 by editor



I went to Boulder Colorado to know some of their startup scene, here are some of my experiences.

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March 3rd, 2016 by editor



OummaTV inaugure une nouvelle émission, Start’Tech, qui traite de l’entreprenariat dans les nouvelles technologies. Dans ce premier numéro, Start’Tech reçoit Erwan Kezzar, co-fondateur de Simplon.co, une école inspirée du modèle des Boots Camps américain, qui forme des développeurs de sites web et d’applications en seulement 6 mois. Une école dont la particularité est d’être ouverte à tous les candidats quelque soit l’ âge et le niveau scolaire. Mieux encore Simplon.co se propose même de rémunérer ses élèves.

http://simplon.co

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