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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Sheela Subramanian - Global Director of Business Development, Jana
Ericsson recently released its latest mobility report, and its outlook for global mobile growth is astounding. According to the report, there were 113 million new mobile subscriptions...
Technology Trends
Thursday, October 10, 2013 Rishi Dean - VP of Product, Sittercity
While the web measurement & analytics space is quite mature, the mobile landscape is still emerging and open. Here are ten of the research & analytical tools that I’ve found...
Expert Advice
Monday, October 7, 2013 Steve Offsey - CEO, MarketBuildr
I’m surprised by how many B2B start-up CEOs are still building their companies the old fashioned way:  First, they assemble a product team and build the product in stealth mode...
Expert Advice
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Dave Balter - Global Head of Investments, dunnhumby
Atul Singh and Lauren Jung, the founder of The Shelf, are as uncommon a pair of entrepreneurs as you might find – she’s a classically trained graphic designer, with a focused...
Innovation
Monday, August 26, 2013 Diana Martz - Director of Talent, OpenView Venture Partners
As the Director of Talent for OpenView Venture Partners, I’ve experienced a number of situations that have taught me what to do and what not to do when recruiting...
Best Practices
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Rishi Dean - VP of Product, Sittercity
With a well defined set of needs, arranged into a hierarchy, the task now is to determine which of those are most important to deliver a product that generates customers interest...
Expert Advice
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Rishi Dean - VP of Product, Sittercity
After you have performed your research to gather a full set of customer needs the job is to organize those into a structure you can address by product development and marketing...
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
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Rishi Dean - VP of Product, Sittercity
Asking customers explicitly to list their needs is often a fruitless exercise. Customers often have difficulty articulating their thoughts and behaviors out of context, and applying...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Elizabeth Ducoff - Sr. Manager, PR & Marketing at Swipely
Yesterday morning the sun was shining and 200 of Rhode Island’s startup leaders gathered at Betaspring to hear Angus Davis, Swipely founder and CEO, interview Josh Kopelman...
Expert Advice