Oct
10

GSB 2013: Introducing the ‘Activate Circle’ powered by Amazon Web Services

A few weeks ago, we announced the 2013 edition of Global Startup Battle and we promised there would more amazing ways to win than ever before. We’re calling these ‘Circles’ (themed battles within GSB), and today we’re thrilled to introduce another. (More on Circles) Please welcome the Activate Circle powered by Amazon Web Services to Global Startup […]

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Oct
04

Your Weekly Roundup: Sept 30 through Oct 4

Innovation Story Of The Week UP Global employs some of the best and brightest to work out of it’s Seattle office. The team works day and night to bring Startup Weekends all over the world. Sometimes, employees will actually get to participate in a Startup Weekend! Regional Manager Chet Kittleson pitched an idea at Startup […]

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Oct
01

Startup Weekend Montreal: A look from inside (LesAffaires.com)

BLOG POST from Julien Brault - LesAffaires.com (Original text in French) Translated from French to English by: Amina Younes, Mo. Hashemi, Kristina Tomaz-Young and Dayna Lamothe. Curious to experience the creation of a startup in 54 hours first-hand, I decided to join a team for the third edition of Startup Weekend Montreal. After a busy week at the International Startup Festival and FounderFuel Demo Day, I jumped […]

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Sep
27

Your Weekly Round Up: Sept 23 – 27

Innovation Story Of The Week Out of Startup Weekend Monteral came Sobersmart, a tiny, rechargeable, wireless breathalyzer that communicates with you smartphone and takes care of you, or your children, with options like auto-notification of a parent, one-click taxi and geo-notification of a friend. “We managed to make our breathalyzer as tiny as your thumb […]

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Sep
27

Best Recruiting Practices for Startups

Software Advice’s Managing Editor, Holly Regan, interviewed executives at successful startups to find out how they recruit and retain talent. Some of the startups interviewed include: Raidious, Hire Sales, Beaglo, Simpleology, Graphology Consulting Group, Virool, iPlace USA, Money Desktop, Voices, WorkZeit, and Hireology. For many startups, funds are limited. They have to make every dollar, […]

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Sep
27

What Does It Cost To Run A Startup? (Infographic)

Staff.com is based on the idea of hiring employees from all around the world. They created this interesting infographic comparing the costs of a startup including a small office and hiring 2 developers and 1 designer from different cities and countries.

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Sep
27

Entrepreneurs vs. Healthcare

This is a guest post by Ross Buchanan. The American media teems with narratives concerning healthcare; particularly, who has it, who doesn’t have it, and who’s responsible for fixing the diverse inefficiencies within the system. In cultural discourse about such complicated fiscal issues, politicians often take media precedence over the entrepreneur. It is for this […]

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Sep
26

Startup Weekend CEO: How to Turn Your Idea into a Business

This article was featured in The Next Women Business Magazine.  Marc Nager is the CEO of Startup Weekend, a non-profit which organizes 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. As of April 2013, 1068 events had been held, involving over […]

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Sep
25

From Winner to Mentor: Why This Startup Weekend Team Keeps Coming Back

This is a guest post by Wade Foster, co-founder and CEO of Zapier. Photos via Zapier.  I’m a big believer that the best place to start your company is your home town. Often times, however, the best place to grow your company is somewhere else. That has been the case for us at Zapier. In October 2011, we debuted at […]

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Sep
25

Help Startup Weekend Alum, Sobersmart, Win Web Summit!

This is a guest post by, Francois Poirier, Co-Founder of Sobersmart. Startup Weekend is an awesome platform for everyone, new or serial entrepreneur, to get involved in the startup world. Today, I’m sharing my story and reaching out to fellow Startup Weekenders because we need your help! In order to make the best possible impression at the Web Summit, […]

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