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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Tien Anh Nguyen - Sr. Associate, OpenView Venture Partners
How to Start Thinking about Segmenting Your Market in the Right Way.  How to Develop a Market Segmentation Hypothesis In the market research toolkit offered to...
Expert Advice
Monday, August 12, 2013 Ethan Bagley and C. Todd Lombardo - Organizers of Boston Startup Weekend
On July 26th, Startup Weekend Boston returned for it’s first event at Workbar’s new location in Cambridge...
Entrepreneurship
Friday, August 9, 2013 Andy Palmer - Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, & Investor
Each year, I watch while some business school or recently minted MBA Facebrags about their school’s ranking in the latest survey ― and every year it bugs me that these surveys do...
Opinions
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Eric Trickett - Strategist, VentureFizz and Principal, Dissero
After attending a great event at the Cambridge Innovation Center sponsored by NEVCA titled: Startup Myths: There Is No Great Startup Marketing Talent in Boston, I walked away with some solid insight...
Entrepreneurship
Monday, July 22, 2013 Diana Martz - Director of Talent, OpenView Venture Partners
In September 2012, Microsoft published a report on the state of technical talent in the United States that was eye opening, even if it wasn’t shocking.  In it, the tech giant..
Expert Advice
Monday, July 15, 2013 Sean Marsh - Co-Founder and General Partner, Point Judith Capital
Global ecommerce sales topped $1 trillion for the first time in 2012 and the outlook for growth remains robust at over 18% per year, a huge milestone for the Internet and the shift...
Technology Trends
Friday, July 12, 2013 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
I've been thinking a lot lately about scaling sales.  In every start-up, finding initial product-market fit is a magical moment.  Before this occurs, the sales process is a craft or...
Best Practices, Expert Advice
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Andrew Parker - Principal, Spark Capital
The best part of meeting an entrepreneur is without a doubt the demo.  It’s like “show and tell" but instead of seeing someone’s pet lobster, you get to glimpse (often crudely)...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Allen Bonde - Partner, Digital Clarity Group
When you are starting up a consumer business, there’s no shortage of great examples to follow for using social media to build awareness, reach new audiences, and even drive social...
Expert Advice
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Lee Hower - Partner and Co-Founder, NextView Ventures
I’ve been doing some thinking about the future of cars and the impact of the internet.  A large part of this is just some idle thoughts, a small part is driven by my love of cars...
Innovation