Criticisms of Academic Entrepreneurship

Academia is great, and understanding basic as well as advanced business concepts will undoubtedly help any entrepreneur in their journey towards launching the next top startup. However, there has been a recent trend among MBA programmes to focus a more of their coursework on entrepreneruship. This coursework predominantly focuses on business plan writing, scalability and…

Monetizing the mobile application.

People have downloaded your mobile app, great but you’re not making any chips? Well here are a few reasons why, read them, and turn those frown into upside downs. Mistakes Companies Make when Monetizing Mobile Apps Mistake one. You decided to go for advertising. But who on earth will click on a mobile ad that…

Getting the mobile app business model right

There is no mobile business model. A few years ago it was “social networking” before that it was “dot coms” and before that, well… betamax. But jokes aside each new hot technology trend is subject to the same problems when it comes to business model, there are none, so let’s invent one. . We’re still…

Tips from the frontline: Bootstrapping for Startups

Drummond Gilbert is in an ex-accountant currently developing gocarshare.com, a website that helps people share car journeys. Integrated with Facebook, and boasting its own mobile app, gocarshare.com will be free to use for individual drivers and passengers and will open up car-sharing as a cost effective and green way to travel. The site is slated…

Feeling Human? You need to relax

Take a chill pill, and relax. Sometimes as Entrepreneurs we may see our days as simply work-sleep-work-sleep-work-etc… and while we hold a great passion for what we do, we sometimes tend to inadvertently run ourselves and our bodies into the ground. The human after all is not a machine, we need our rest, our down…

Do you have something to say?

Dearest readers, While we try to provide you with informative content on an ongoing basis regarding best practices on concept, strategy, entrepreneurship, and the like, that does not mean we know everything, nor have though of everything when it comes to the startup scene. We are looking for individuals who hold a strong passion for…

Startup Saturdays: Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace

In this session of Startup Saturdays we present a different type of a startup – one with a social cause in fact – a non-profit. Started by Wendy Hong in 2009 the Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace aims to create on-going dialogue between communities worldwide, in order to better collaborate on a global scale…

25 Best Practices for Startups from the Front Line

Tomorrow on Startup Saturdays we will feature – The Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace –  and when we received their response to our questions – the advice was overwhelming, so instead of putting everything into one long post, we decided to split it in two. As such here are the majority of best practices…

Video: Investment Trends from Silicon Valley

This video comes from KMVT, which is the public access channel for the Mountain View, Cupertino and Los Altos, California area. This specific video comes from what has recently become a favorite of ours here in terms of video series – the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur. This specific video we believe is interesting as it’s an…

Current Trends in Clean Technology Investments

No doubt about it, clean technology is growing, not only due to government and internationally set renewable energy targets such as the 2020, Kyoto, etc… but also because it’s simply something that we need to implement in order not to completely botch up this little planet of ours. However, as with anything there are current…

Video Series: Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

This video comes from the Stanford GSB, in which  a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, board members and other professionals discuss the common pitfalls most new entrepreneurs encounter when building their business. This video is a bit different than others, when discussing learning and failure, in that this video focuses on learning from success…