Tag: startup

How to Recruit and Retain Great Engineers

I’ve always been worried about bringing in great people to my team. Many years into this, and I am still concerned. One of the cliché phrases you hear as a people manager is: “You should

How to build a spaceship?—?my wild voyage discovering the one person company.

The cancer of bigger, better and faster. I don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty. But, it’s been roughly two years since I got paid to write my first word and I’m now running a six-figure

Zenloop Must Invoice 11,000 NPS App Subscriptions per Month For Its €26M Valuation

In its Startup plan, German startup zenloop sells NPS app subscriptions to startups for €299 per month. They just raised €5.3M ($6M) from Nauta Capital and others. Valuation Assume that zenloop sold a 20% equity

How I Built My Startup Team with Interns

Part One Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash I think that many people have been in similar situations: You want to increase the number of your team members. A friend or family member asks you to

Will you be able to keep your IoT devices away from hackers?

While you’re thinking about a future dominated by robots and holograms, or at least “smarter” phones, studies show that these technological inventions are meant to enhance our entertainment and not actually improve our day-to-day tasks.

You Don’t Need to Quit Your Job to Make

“I want to debunk the myth that originality requires extreme risk taking and persuade you that originals are actually far more ordinary than we realize.”?—?Adam Grant, Originals Hi readers. Allow me to introduce myself: I’m

The Enterprise Software Sales Playbook for Startups

Photo by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash OK?—?you’ve made your decision. You have evaluated the Mission Matrix and decided that high-touch, enterprise sales is your path to success, or at least the cohort you’d like to address

How Blockchain is Helping Africa to Develop

While Europe and Asia have already experienced several successive waves of cryptomania and are still struggling unsuccessfully with conservative elements inherent to state structures and national financial regulators to develop this market, Africa, in contrast,

How to Make a Newsletter Generator Without Code

First, you need to download the Pocket Chrome Extension. Take it for a quick spin and see what it looks like when you go to a webpage and click the Pocket icon to save a

Opensource Reddit Sentiment Analysis and Sentence Randomizer

https://github.com/DunnCreativeSS/redditSentimentCombiner Connect to gsheets for later: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rX4mniePZLIUCIFd7H2EdMioR_ip3LhtAjxJ2VclvXg/edit?usp=sharing Connect to Reddit Load top 1000 /r/bitcoin hot posts Take the raw text, split it into an array on newline chars, filter out empty strings Create an array

DO THINGS THAT DON’T SCALE: 4 Inspirational Startup Examples

Have an idea that you haven’t been able to kick-off? Early stage founder thinking of the big league before you start? Here’s some inspiration from highly funded start-ups on how they validated their initial idea.

How to Start a FinTech Company

So, what is it specifically that differentiates these exceptional startups from the rest of the crowd? You might have observed that some of the words used to describe all of the listed products were?—?“simple” or

The Mall of Shame

The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH is home to a million square feet of retail and contains 144 stores, restaurants, and kiosks. It’s by no means the nicest mall in the country, but

The Bare Minimum You Need for Your Business’s Website

There comes a time where most business owners may feel that an online presence will be needed to further grow their business, especially with B2C (Business-to-Customer) ventures. The problem is that a lot of business

What does it mean to be an Open Startup?

What is the Open Startup movement? And is it a good thing? Photo by Alexander Hafemann on Unsplash Declaring your company or product an Open Startup is becoming increasingly popular, but what does this mean? What is

Build a Data Strategy Before Hiring Data Minds

There are 2 kind of companies: 1. The ones aiming to be data-driven2. The ones being data-driven If You Are or If You Are Not There isn’t a unique correct path to become a data-driven company. The

Serverless and startups, the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Guest post by AWS Serverless Hero Slobodan Stojanovi?. Slobodan is the co-author of the book Serverless Applications with Node.js; CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio; and CTO of Vacation Tracker, a Slack-based, leave management app. Slobodan is excited with serverless because it allows him to build software faster and cheaper. He often writes […]

How to use online data to do market research

Market research can reduce the risks that entrepreneurs face when they want to build a new product. In this article I talk about some market research techniques I have found that answer some important market

2018 in review: 8 people in tech you need to follow

From blockchain to the media industry and beyond, these are some of the people that have shaped tech in 2018. The tech lists I usually see out there are very compartmentalized: most powerful in tech, women

15 Pro Tips for Your Startup Success

Are you starting a startup? Or perhaps you have built a startup and looking for the ways to make it successful. If so, you should know that scaling a startup is definitely no easy endeavor.