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#NYCTech - You’ve heard the classic dilemma before - a candidate accepts a job at one company, but is waiting for his or her top choice to get back to them. The only problem is that the company you’ve been accepted into is not willing to...
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Advice - A few years back I had pleasure of working on a transaction with Stan Shuman, then a Managing Director at Allen & Co.Allen & Co is the investment bank at the center of the tech ecosystem, and Stan joined in 1970, and was...
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AI - We all use robots, or robot-made products on a daily basis. Throughout recent history robots have replaced humans, eliminating the drudgeries of tedious, repetitive jobs and achieving new heights. It began in factories with menial...
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Advice - “Without a map every direction looks good.”The case for a 90-day roadmap.I recently served as judge for several business plan competitions including the Wharton Business Plan Competition and Columbia’s Venture...
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Advice - Ever heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? If you’ve taken a Psychology 101 class or brushed up on basic psychological theory (which if you’re a marketer, should frankly be a no-brainer), you’ve probably heard of Abraham...
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#NYCTech - It's not surprising or alarming to see a bike tied up somewhere with a missing wheel or seat. Imagine if the same were true for a car. We have gone to great measures to secure bicycles because bike theft is all too common in the...
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Lifestyle - We have just lived through the greatest era of fake entrepreneurs.It was a second-wave dot-com boom that lasted five to six years, when money was so readily available (many have referred to it as the Age of the Unicorns) that it...
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Techs and the City - As Amy Millman of Springboard Enterprises says: “I’m not so comfortable being up on a pedestal, unless you are standing up there with me.”Have you ever felt that horrible sensation when your throat closes up as you try to...
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Advice - 1. You should understand that private equity is a class of investment, and that most early-stage entrepreneurs are better suited for investment from private investors ("angels"), then from professional venture capital...
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Advice - Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. Serious investors, on the other hand, look for a professional business...
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings,...
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#NYCTech -  The amount of empty spaces with a comfortable chair and Wi-Fi are so numerous, yet unfortunately rarely utilized. We are talking about the hotel meeting rooms or guest rooms that sit empty. Enter Beewake, the app that...
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Advice - If you think you are the perfect fit for the entrepreneur lifestyle, but you’re not yet sure if you’re ready to start your own, then I recommend that you take a job with an existing startup first to validate the culture...
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#NYCTech - According to Danae Ringelmann, the cofounder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no.""The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ......
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Cool Tech - Elon Musk had a rough week with the announcement of Tesla’s acquisition of his other company, SolarCity, for $3 billion. Following the announcement, the carmaker’s stock plummeted. However, Musk continued to persevere with his...
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Techs and the City - Perfection is boring. It’s also not a reflection of what really happens when you set out to start a business on your own.For the first few years of running my business, I was a total liar.I wasn’t lying intentionally,...
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Resources - It is a miracle that I have ventured into entrepreneurship. My 9-year-old self would have never seen it coming.You have to understand, I was the kid who was never able to sell any of that “World’s Best Chocolate.” I was...

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