My Experience at Firefly: What It’s Like to Intern at an Early Stage Startup

November 19th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Nick Kowalski There are a lot of blogs and articles out there about what it’s like to work at a startup, but I don’t feel like any really convey the experience I have had at Firefly.  That’s not to say that they’re not valuable.  Blogs like Danielle Small’s provide great condensed, organized points. Unfortunately, for those [...]

Hiring for Startups: 10 Clear Markers For a Great Fit

November 15th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Sheraan Amod Founder & CEO of  Personera.com Building a strong team is one of the most important directives of a founder. There are many facets to this, but the most obvious and beneficial one is hiring the right people. We’ve recently made some new hires at Personera, and the process made me aware of [...]

Myths And Misconceptions About Working for a Startup

September 18th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Joe Payne As a recruiter specializing in early stage companies (aka startups), candidates give me a lot of reasons they don’t want to work at one. Some of their reasons are valid – most are not. I’d like to dispel some of the misconceptions (and confirm some truths) about early stage companies. Here are [...]

The art of the startup pivot

April 4th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We have a great guest blog from Karan Jain today. Karan recently participated in the Lean Startup Machine‘s Dc workshop March 23-25, and came out with a new appreciation for the power of the pivot. We thought this would be great insight for you- enjoy!   Pivots are everywhere or how I learned from my [...]

Startup interview question: What kind of manager are you?

April 2nd, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Identifying your Management Style By: Jeff Patterson The idiom says “it takes all types,” and this is certainly true in technical environments. Some managers are at their best when on the floor with the staff, getting involved with the workflow. Others are more comfortable behind the scenes, prepping procedures and fine-tuning contingency plans. There is [...]

Education Startups to Watch that Enhance Accredited Online Degree Programs

February 7th, 2012 by admin

Today we have another guest post from Jenna Smith: Online education is growing and evolving at an exponential rate and promises to completely transform the education industry in the coming decade. E-learning, which comprises all out-of-the-classroom web-based learning, computer-based learning and virtual education, owes its popularity largely to the growth of the Internet and associated [...]