Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

University Education: Convergence Analytics and the Internet of Everything

The skills taught in university classrooms and the skills needed and looked for in real-world JOBS have a stark and growing imbalance. The real challenge is whether university education is the next market to be disrupted in the U.S. economy.To land a good job position to make a college-worthy career is every student’s ultimate goal, and the same is being questioned with all their high-priced education and gargantuan debt LOANS that doesn’t yield the end result. Data and convergence aanalytic are embedded into each of our lives. And yet students graduate without the skill sets to even BEGIN to understand, or let alone build, the products. Read More>>

Let’s Pivot Again — Handmake Me Is An Ethical Marketplace For Handmade Gifts

Most of the successful and emerging start-ups and tech companies have had a failing, or a pivotal point and then starting over again. After all, the entrepreneurial road can be a long and winding one. The latest to join this bandwagon is, Handmake Me, an ethical marketplace by the team behind Hobzy which has re-launched to offer a gift-BUYING experience where every product is handmade by a skilled individual, as they are customisable/made-to-order. They have also taken the e-commerce route and created a platform for buying authentic handmade gifts which are ideal for the upcoming festive season. Read More>>

Unshackled, a New Angel Fund, Forms to Back Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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A new San Francisco-based angel fund,Unshackled, Started by an immigrant, Nitin Pachisia, and the son of immigrants, Manan Mehta, has raised $3.5 million to hire entrepreneurs as employees, providing them with a paycheck, work visas and health benefits while they try to build their start ups to the point where they can raise another round. The company hopes to give an opportunity to immigrant entrepreneurs to shine. Read More>>

Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business

Dropoff is looking to revolutionize the courier industry with its new services. Dropoff offers a web and mobile dashboard that lets you book a courier anytime, review prices before you start, get reliable ETAs and then track the package as it’s moving. Despite the competition, Dropoff hopes that its dedication to focusing on businesses only, not consumers, and specializing in industries outside of the usual grocery delivery, will pay off. Read More>>

HOW LEADERS DEAL WITH MOMENTS OF EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

A business failure is not the end of the world, but a life exploding crisis at the same time can take a toll on entrepreneurs. Uncertainty is part of the course of business. That includes crises; everything from typical ups and downs to dangers more existential. Entrepreneurs say these experiences have taught them a variety of lessons about leading in a crisis. Immediate actions such as saving time, reevaluating business strategies and utilizing resources on hand are some of the suggested battle plans. Read More>>

YouTube served users malicious advertisements, Trend Micro says

YouTube has become one of the victims of Malicious advertisements. YouTube has redirected more than 113,000 people in the U.S. to harmful websites in just a month. Though online advertising companies try to detect and block such content, some of them get through anyways. Not only were malicious ads showing up on YouTube, they were on videos with more than 11 million views—in particular, a music video uploaded by a high-profile record label. Read More>>

Wayfair and HubSpot IPOs Could Be Just The Beginning For Boston Startup Scened

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Boston-based startups have had a successful IPOs in the past two weeks. As furniture shopping service Wayfair went public and raised $300 million in its IPO, while HubSpot also had successful IPO. These success may spur the startup scene in Boston.

Although these new IPO’s have the spotlight, Boston has been quite active with startup companies. It is safe to say that most of the credit goes to MIT and Harvard, who produce the talent each year. From Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, all started their journey from the city of Boston. Thus a lot of young smart people with great ideas thrive in this region indicating that these two IPO’s will only boost more entrepreneurs to push harder for their ideas. As more money and talent flow in, Boston could be an alternative for Silicon Valley in the Future. Read More>>

E-Learning Startup Udacity Raises $35M to Launch ‘Nanodegrees’

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The latest e-learning startup called Udacity Inc. has raised 35 million to redefine the way people learn.Unlike traditional companies in the marketplace, Udacity targets college grads and is built with the help of industry partners seeking skilled employees. Various Corporations provide the content and pay Udacity to develop online classes. Roughly three million users have signed up for the free Udacity courses. Read More>>