Startups, Stocks, and Options: the Definitive Guide

January 30th, 2012 by admin

David E  Weekly has recently published his third edition of the very definitive guide: An Introduction to Stock and Options for the Tech Entrepreneur or the Startup Employee.  Mr. Weekly is the founder of a few companies, and an angel investor in several as well.  To say he has an insider’s view of startups is [...]

Founding a Startup – Finding a Co-Founder

January 27th, 2012 by admin

Founding a startup isn’t easy.  One of the keys is finding a cofounder to collaborate with.  As life challenges go, it’s as challenging and important as finding a spouse if you want to start a family.  If you’re studying up on how to found a company, and how to find a co-founder, you’ll run across [...]

Interning at a Startup

January 25th, 2012 by admin

We’ll admit, we’re biased toward good articles which also mention using our site. Don Rainey wrote a post for VentureBeat some time ago about how to go about finding a startup to intern with.  We believe that good advice hasn’t changed much in the interim.  In the article he lists several places to consider looking for [...]

Founding a Startup: Example of a First-Time Entrepreneur

January 23rd, 2012 by admin

If you’re not familiar with the Lean Startup movement, Eric Ries’ Lean Startup website and Wikipedia are excellent places to get started learning about them.  If you like concrete examples as a learning tool, have we got a post for you.  Vinicius Vacanti has a revealing story about his experience launching a startup. The Lean [...]

Interesting Startups

January 20th, 2012 by admin

There are some really great things about being a part of StartUpHire. Given the current economic times, it’s good to be working on something that helps both folks who need jobs and the engines of growth for the world’s economy. The other great thing is being exposed to some really cool startups. The amount of [...]

Startups, Startup America, Interns, Tesla Motors and You!

January 18th, 2012 by admin

Startup America Partnership recently had an excellent post on interns. If you’re a startup, are interns right for your startup company? They cover some major points in favor of hiring an intern: New perspective on organizational issues. Ease of use with technology. It’s a trial period that could lead to something more. Help with projects [...]

Startup Life: An Engineer’s Perspective on Working at Twitter

January 13th, 2012 by admin

Quora is an interesting startup in Palo Alto, CA. Recently found on their site was someone asking “What is it like to work at Twitter as an engineer?” An anonymous user (we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that they do, in fact, work for twitter) replied with the following: It’s slightly embarrassing to [...]

Some Foundation: Product/Market Fit

January 11th, 2012 by admin

If you’ve been around the startup community for a while, this will be a refresher. If you’re new, this is a fundamental read. First, if you don’t know who he is, go read about Marc Andreessen. He used to have a blog, which was wiped out and then resurrected. Much of it is worth reading. [...]

Focus on Talent

January 9th, 2012 by admin

Today’s post is as useful to the hiring manager at a startup as it is to those looking to get hired. DJ Patil has a post on TechCruch on focusing on talent. He suggests three questions a startup should be focusing on when considering a new hire. If you’re looking to get hired, you should [...]

Advice From A VC

January 5th, 2012 by admin

David Biesel has an awesome post on when you should join a startup. Your first thought might be that joining a startup that has gotten a first or second round of investment would be your best bet. Not so, he advises. He breaks it down like this: I believe that there are three opportune times [...]