The second annual Young Sustainable Impact conference hosted 25 innovators – all under 25 years’ old and from around the world – to develop solutions for global issues.
Student entrepreneurs do not have it easy; launching your first venture while balancing a full-time college course load is like working a dozen full-time jobs.
Taking that leap to become a full-time entrepreneur is not an easy decision. Launching a business is a long, difficult process where you must evaluate your determination, positivity and patience.
In last week’s Founders Flash, we discussed accelerators and the benefits it can give early-stage startups. This week, HubSpot, an inbound marketing and sales platform, launched HubSpot for Startups for seed-stage startups in an incubator, accelerator, or VC program.
Recently, LinkedIn’s co-founder Reid Hoffman said that Silicon Valley is – and will remain – the epicenter of entrepreneurs and emerging companies. But younger entrepreneurs strongly disagree; many believe that starting a company outside Silicon Valley is key to their companies’ survival.
While there are plenty of reasons for Silicon Valley’s dominance (an abundance of young talent, a culture of accepting transplants and easy access to capital), there’s no absolute truth to the idea that Silicon Valley is the best place on the planet to build and scale a business right now.
Long before the dotcom boom of the 90s, entrepreneurs have been sharing advice – and myths – among themselves. Whether it serves as a warning, a boast, or even as an excuse, leaders often quote the saying – startups fail 90% of the time.
Last year, cofounder and CEO of Optimove, a platform for analytics-driven customer marketing, Pini Yakuel moved from Tel Aviv to New York City to open his startup’s first U.S. office.
The ‘exit interview’ is an ingrained piece of every human resource department – even with companies or startups who are too small to even have a dedicated HR employee. But companies who are in desperate need of employee retention help have discovered the secret – swap the ‘exit interview: for the ‘stay interview’.
For technology startups, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. With something so intricate as new technology, founders can’t always envision the end goal – a real, thriving business. That’s about to change.
It’s something we were all told as children – learn from your mistakes. Studies show that entrepreneurs who innovate in the face of failure are the ones who find success.