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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Christopher Mirabile - Managing Director, Launchpad Venture Group
When they are asked about the defensibility of their businesses, I regularly hear entrepreneurs cite “first-mover advantage” as the basis on which they will compete and defend their margins. It has come...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Thursday, November 17, 2011 Joe Kinsella - VP of Engineering, Sonian
As the CXO, you have watched the monthly cloud bills steadily rise. You’ve tried everything to drive them down, but nothing seems to make a difference. You have lingering doubts...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Technology Trends
Monday, November 7, 2011 Dharmesh Shah - CTO and Founder, HubSpot
A new phrase entered the startup vocabulary a little while ago: “Ramen Profitable”. The phrase is used to reference startups that are making enough money for the founders to live...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Opinions
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Frank Belzer - VP of Corporate Training, Kurlan and Associates
With the recent passing of Steve Jobs the worlds of business and technology have certainly lost a real visionary and leader. Furthermore Steve represents someone that was...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Christopher Mirabile - Managing Director, Launchpad Venture Group
I speak to groups fairly regularly about what I look for in an angel investing opportunity, and one of the key factors I always mention is a fantastic entrepreneur.  Someone in the audience...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Opinions
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Mike Champion - Director of Engineering, HubSpot
Everyone knows startups are hot. Fueled by a strong seed funding climate and several well-publicized successes there is seemingly a rush to start your own company. I'm a big...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Innovation, Lessons Learned, Opinions
Friday, September 30, 2011 Cort Johnson - Director, Terrible Labs
It’s been fun to watch the growth of Boston’s early stage tech community over the past few years.  Companies that once had trouble finding the resources to help them succeed are now finding...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Tom Eisenmann - Professor, Harvard Business School
This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs. The first post in the series presents a comprehensive list (available as a downloadable PDF) of issues entrepreneurs should...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Innovation, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Tom Eisenmann - Professor, Harvard Business School
This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs. The first post in the series presents a comprehensive list of issues (available as a downloadable PDF) entrepreneurs...
Best Practices, Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Innovation, Lessons Learned
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Tom Eisenmann - Professor, Harvard Business School
This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs. The first post in the series presents a comprehensive list of issues (available as a downloadable PDF) entrepreneurs...
Entrepreneurship, Expert Advice, Lessons Learned, Opinions