Holiday Reads: Startups, Gear up for 2015!

2014 was a year of exciting growth and change for Founders Workbench, and we eagerly look forward to the coming year. While the holidays present a chance to relax and reflect, they are also a time to look forward and identify what might be on the horizon.

Our scan of “what’s coming in 2015” articles produced several worthwhile reads, and we wanted to share them with our FWB readers. Below are some of the posts we’re seen recently that provide interesting takes on emerging trends and what founders should look for in 2015:

  • 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Entrepreneur Wannabes – many would-be entrepreneurs have only dreamed of owning their own business or starting a crowdfunded Kickstarter venture. Drew Hendricks maps out the steps necessary for turning that dream into reality.
  • 8 Tips to Keep You Productive this Holiday Season – Fred Mouawad offers useful hints for staying on-target with professional goals and to-dos.
  • 10 Startups to Watch in 2015 – Seth Fiegerman looks to areas of potential startup excitement in 2015. While topping the drama of 2014 will be difficult, he sees several areas of potential action (hint: it’s not just about Uber!).
  • 15 FinTech Startups to Watch in 2015 – FWB became involved in Goodwin Procter’s creation of its new FinTech Practice, a recently expanded cross-disciplinary legal team, because we wanted to be able to offer broader market reach and better access to new business opportunities in the growing arena of financial tech. Ilya Pozin very helpfully analyzes some of the emerging opportunities for startups within this dynamic space.
  • Turn Holiday Parties Into Networking Goldmines With These 10 Tips – Hitting the party circuit this holiday season? Jonathan Long shares some thoughts on how to turn holiday socials into valuable professional contact-development opportunities.
  • The Three Gifts Entrepreneurs Provide the World – Lest anyone forget the value entrepreneurs provide to the economy and to society, David Hagenbuch reminds us that entrepreneurs deliver more than most of us ever realize.

If your holidays leave you enough time for some good reading, we hope these recommended posts come in handy. From all of us at Founders Workbench – wishing you the very best of success in 2015!

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