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Friday, April 18, 2014 Josh Boyle - Director of Community & Marketing, VentureFizz
ABC’s Shark Tank is currently in its 5th season… Most of you entrepreneurs have watched every episode since it began and I’m right there with you. Fortunately for me, I got to take it a step further yesterday thanks to the folks at Workbar.
Entrepreneurship, Profiles
Friday, April 18, 2014 Josh Boyle - Director of Community & Marketing, VentureFizz
VentureFizz strives to be your one-stop shop for the Boston Tech Scene. Our calendar is stockpiled with classes and events for Boston entrepreneurs to learn and network. They all deserve their due, but I want to highlight a few lined up for next week to help you schedule accordingly.
Entrepreneurship
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Jonathan Steiman - Operations, TalkTo
I built this quick and dirty model to calculate an advertisers' willingness to pay for an ad unit. This framework has come in handy as I think about TalkTo, so I wanted to share it.
Expert Advice
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Ben Jabbawy - Founder & CEO, Privy
One of the things I picked up at Oasys, and has now continued with Privy, is the need to surround yourself with a team that challenges you and elevates your game, big time. In an early stage company, each hire needs to carry the weight of 3-4 full time hire responsibilities in order to move the company forward. 
Lessons Learned
Friday, April 4, 2014 Scott Signore - CEO, Matter Communications
In a world that embraces creative content, one of the best ways to leverage the many smart and savvy resources in an agency like Matter is to hold a brainstorm. Inviting a group to discuss new and exciting ways to bring a message, product or platform to key audiences always yields valuable results.
Opinions
Thursday, April 3, 2014 Gopal Shenoy - Director of Product Management, Care.com
As software product managers, we often deal with cross-functional issues from time to time such as projects that fall behind schedule and now risk making a release, creative designs not ready for implementation, serious production issues that require immediate swats to be released etc.
Expert Advice, Lessons Learned
Monday, March 31, 2014 Izzy Azeri - Co-Founder, Stackdriver
There’s been a lot of attention lately given to sales and marketing metrics for SaaS businesses.  As the co-founder of an early stage SaaS business, I struggled to initially decide which metrics really impact and drive our business.
Entrepreneurship, Lessons Learned
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Christopher Mirabile - Managing Director, LaunchPad Venture Group
You could write a treatise on what makes for a good pitch deck. While we wait for someone to do that, let’s at least cover the basic required contents...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Kate Morgan, CEO & Founder, Boston Human Capital Partners
As a follow-up to my conversation with David Skok on How Not To Get Fired as an Executive, I felt compelled to reach out to Mike Volpe to see what makes him so successful...
Expert Advice
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 David Beisel - Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
A couple years ago, my partner Lee penned a blog post about the milestone benchmarks for startups raising a Series A round of financing.  The five conditions for a Series A...
Expert Advice