SpringboardIoT, a new accelerator program focused on startups working on hardware and the Internet of Things, has launched in the UK. The scheme’s founder joins forces with an experienced insider to explain why it’s a necessary and useful development.
Facebook’s meteoric rise and multibillion-dollar valuation may have created an incentive for thousands of entrepreneurs and investors, but veteran venture capitalist Bill Davidow says its philosophy of customer exploitation has also helped distort the values that Silicon Valley technology companies used to hold dear.
When serial-entrepreneur-turned-college-professor Steve Blank talks entrepreneurship, people listen. His new book, The Startup Owner’s Manual is bound for CEO bookshelves everywhere. Blank talked with us about the current and future state of entrepreneurship, the myth of Steve Jobs, and more.
Entrepreneurs like Steve Blank have spent a lot of time thinking (and writing) about how ineffective old-fashioned board meetings are for startups. LeanLaunchLab is a startup building software that could finally do away with the boardroom, or at least bring it into the 21st century.
Unless media corporations stop defining themselves by their products, they are going to be unable to navigate the big shift that is changing the rules of the game — what I call the “democratization of distribution.”
These days it seems raising funding gets all the focus. Most of us forget that there is a big difference between raising capital and starting a business and actually building a business. Many of us underestimate how long it takes to build a business.
Entrepreneurs at their very core are like artists, says Steve Blank, a serial entrepreneur, author and start-up guru. In this video conversation, he talks about the current bubble, how startups can take advantage of it and how long will the technology up cycle last. Roll tape!