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Thursday, September 5, 2013 Eric Paley - Managing Partner, Founder Collective
I’m a big believer in the key tenets of Steve Blank’s The Four Steps to the Epiphany and Eric Ries’s The Lean Startup. Particularly, I like to see start-ups follow the...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Lee Hower - Partner and Co-Founder, NextView Ventures
We all woke up to the news yesterday that Microsoft is buying Nokia for ~$7B (ok, not the carrier infrastructure biz but the main part of Nokia that anybody cares about).  This isn’t totally...
Opinions
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
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Jeff Bussgang - General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the unsung hero of many start-ups:  the other founder.  A lot has been written about the founder/CEO and her growth and evolution...
Expert Advice
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