Guest Post by Simon Ensor, Managing Director of Yellowball For the vast majority of us (including myself) it appears that it is in our nature to want to complete tasks that have a more immediate deadline, compared with tasks that have an ambiguous deadline. A prime example in a small business would be prioritising administrative […]
Practical advice, insights and thinking for startups and early-stage growth companies as they set up, start up and scale up across all aspects of their businesses and operations.
This morning I was fortunate enough to attend a talk by Twitter co-founder (and as he pointed out, patent holder), and the current co-founder / CEO of Jelly Industries, Biz Stone. Having met with and seen live a number of the startup world’s ‘rockstars’, Biz was absolutely one of the most engaging, entertaining, insightful and inspirational […]
Brian Chesky, one of the founders of Airbnb, recently wrote an article on company culture. He stresses that company culture is built on locking in the core values from the start. “It’s living the core values when you hire; when you write an email; when you are working on a project; when you are walking […]
Whether you’re in startup mode or gaining traction, you need real clarity on your business model so you can design your business for success. The Business Model Canvas (BMC) was originally developed by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, and presented in their seminal 2010 book ‘Business Model Generation’ as a visual framework for devising, developing […]
Startups are everywhere, and the number of startups is growing at a faster rate than ever before. Yet how many are there worldwide? And of these, how many are tech startups? The following infographic puts some numbers to these and other measures to give a picture of the startup world.
JANUARY 10-12 Athens Launch48 Weekend – Athens 14-15 General Assembly Developer Meet & Greet – London 15 3rd OpenStack User Group Nordics Meetup – Stockholm 19-21 DLD14 – Munich 22-25 Bett Powering Learning – London 27-28 Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe – Munich 28 Creative Tech Hub – London 30 City Meets Tech – London
With the assortment of possible startup events and programs available – from Launch Weekend to Startup Accelerator to Business Incubator – it’s difficult to know exactly what each entails and whether they’re applicable to you. As a start, here are some handy startup program definitions so you can better understand the broad nature of each […]
Rockstar Games have been described as the Apple of the games industry and their founder, Sam Houser, likened to Steven Spielberg (by John Riccitiello, the former CEO of EA). In a sector of multi-million dollar development budgets and marketing spends, their titles are the highest rated (with the top 2 rated games in history according […]