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By: Karl Wirth | June 19, 2011
Apptegic is a Boston-based company. I was motivated to write this blog post after running into many friends from the Boston Innovation community at the MITX Innovation Awards...
By: Keith Cline | June 16, 2011
Udemy has an amazing series of highly relevant video courseware for startups and entrepreneurs. We have partnered up with them to provide an incredible deal for our readers...
By: Firas Raouf | June 15, 2011
I got a question from Jeff Guass on LinkedIn that I thought I’d share with you…Firas: You folks publish quite a few lists in all of your labs postings. How about a list from...
By: Matt Douglas | June 14, 2011
During a recent conversation with one of our partners, I wanted to illustrate a point about pricing. So I asked a simple question: "are you a hot dog stand or a hotel?" You can...
By: Frank Belzer | June 13, 2011
My peers and I have talked many times about the benefits of an effective sales process. There are the obviously essential things that a sales process needs to be - be repeatable...
By: David Skok | June 12, 2011
As a serial entrepreneur, I learned a lot of lessons from things that didn’t work. These lessons later on shaped my ideas on what would be needed to build a successful startup...
By: Don Dodge | June 9, 2011
Failure gets a bad rap. It is actually an important element of success. When I speak at conferences...
By: Eric Paley | June 8, 2011
Back in 2005 at Brontes, I was working hard with our VP Engineering, Ed Tekeian, to convince a talented engineer to stay at the company and not take another job offer. I was...
By: Brad Harkavy | June 7, 2011
As a proud member of the Boston Carnegie Mellon Entrepreneurial Group, I helped organize and present at a panel session last week at TechStars/Dogpatch Labs in Cambridge...
By: Keith Cline | June 6, 2011
We are excited to have Philip Beauregard as our guest on Octane! Philip is the CEO & Co-Founder of Objective Logistics in New Bedford, MA. Objective Logistics is an angel...
By: Ty Danco | June 5, 2011
I’ll be attending Angel Boot Camp II in Boston on June 14. It’s a terrific event run by Jon Pierce, with lots of opportunities for talking strategies, meeting lots of angels...
By: Scott Johnson | June 2, 2011
Market timing is a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for venture success. Obvious, right? The problem is that timing is obvious only in retrospect. Predicting...
By: Dave Power | June 1, 2011
You’ve just been hired as the first ‘professional manager’ in a growth company run by the founder. What’s your plan for the first 100 days? I asked David Patrick to address...
By: Bijan Sabet | May 31, 2011
Historically it’s always been a weak signal when a VC backed startup needs to raise money from the inside investors, aka as the inside round. But I never understood why...
By: Antonio Rodriguez | May 30, 2011
Chris Zacharias, a YouTube front-end developer, had a very thoughtful post around the challenges of hiring front-end...
By: Lee Hower | May 26, 2011
LinkedIn went public last week. As a shareholder I'm obviously pleased with the investor reception LinkedIn has received, but more importantly it's a great milestone for...
By: Gopal Shenoy | May 25, 2011
Most of my product management career has been spent doing B2B product management. For the last year and a half, I have switched over to B2C product management in my current...
By: Fred Destin | May 24, 2011
I recently organized a little event around Angellist with our friends Nate and Boaz at HTML5 stalwarts Bocoup. We had invited Nivi (angellist founder) to town for our annual...
By: Nathan Burke | May 23, 2011
Journalists love hooks. An interesting angle turns yet another story about a new startup into something palatable in a sea of press release style announcements that start...
By: Prithvi Tanwar | May 22, 2011
Someone once said, “Being an entrepreneur is like jumping off a cliff and hoping that you can pull together a parachute before you hit the ground”. That’s not so far off...
By: Alex Taussig | May 19, 2011
This week, I took a break from the written word and videotaped myself interviewing Boris Revsin, CEO and co-founder of one of Highland’s newest portfolio companies: CampusLIVE...
By: Brian Zimmerman | May 18, 2011
When startup and expan­sion stage com­pa­nies are court­ing ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists and seek­ing invest­ments, it’s easy for them to get caught up in mind-numbing met­rics that show...
By: Don Dodge | May 17, 2011
Everyone has a few ideas for a startup company. But how do you know if this is the one big idea you should do? There are...
By: Rob Go | May 16, 2011
I met with a few entrepreneurs recently who left interesting companies to pursue their own ideas. In both cases, they wanted to experiment with a number of different concepts...
By: Joe Kinsella | May 15, 2011
Introduction - Today we’re going to do a head to head comparison of two public clouds: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The comparison is driven by a personal...
By: Frank Belzer | May 12, 2011
Many times on my blog I draw analogies between historical events and happenings in the world of sales. That said there are so many that I could draw on related to being the...
By: Christopher Tsai | May 11, 2011
There has been a tremendous amount of activity and interest in health and technology recently...
By: Dan Allred | May 10, 2011
I’ve been reading MassChallenge plans as a judge for a few weeks now, and I want to share some of my feedback on what distinguished those plans I recommended from those I did...
By: Sam Clemens | May 9, 2011
Let's take a specific example. before 300pxTo the right is a screenshot of a table in my current SaaS app. Let's say we want to add a column showing the Average Deal Size...
By: David Skok | May 8, 2011
If you are a serial entrepreneur starting to look for an idea for your next startup, you are likely to want a way to stimulate your brain to come up with as many good ideas...

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