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This is long but worth listening to, key pointsIf you are thinking of starting a business, get your social media profiles setup now and start blogging and curating content in your space, it will give you 6-12 months to gain followers for when you are ready to go. If you are not getting the occasional complaint about your social media activities you are not pushing hard enough You should be repeating your social media posts (he has data to back this up), especially if you have an international audience who wont necessarily be hanging waiting for your every tweet or go back through your posts to see what they missed. You need to customise your [...]
From our startup friends http://oresundstartups.com in Copenhagen comes a story by former Australian Department of Innovation Policy Officer Kristina Persson about a new startup from an entrepreneur who originally developed the software that does face recognition which sold to Apple in 2010. Kristina now lives in Sweden and writes for Oredundstartups.com
Lack of capital tends to be a problem for young companies. Mapillary, has no such worries, the founder is Jan Erik Solem who sold his former company Polar Rose and the face-recognition technology (that can tell who is in a photo) to Apple for an undisclosed amount (rumored to be [...]
Getting through college is tough and even more so in a recession. The Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) estimates that Americans are currently carrying $165 billion worth of private student loans and nearly a total of $1.2 trillion worth of student debt.
I recently spoke with Dave Girouard, former president of Google Enterprise and now the founder and CEO of Upstart, a crowdfunding service that helps people who are just starting their careers raise capital from backers in exchange for a small share of their future income.
Upstart provides a [...]