The Startup Ecology

March 9th, 2012 by admin

Spend some time around startups, and you’ll learn about a huge range of things.  For example, you’ll learn that hiring at a startup is challenging (obviously, that’s where we come in).  You’ll learn that there are many things that go in to founding a successful startup – from the personalities of the founders, to how effectively they [...]

Washington, DC as Startup Capital

February 29th, 2012 by admin

We’ve written before about the area around Washington, DC being a hotbed of startups.  Today we have another article on that same topic.  Publicyte has an article by Mark Drapeau about reasons Washington may be the next startup hub.  During the recent recession, one area that remained relatively unaffected was the area around the District of [...]

The Government, Startups, and Incubators

February 24th, 2012 by admin

Full disclosure: we’re fans of the NSF in part because they are funding improvements to StartUpHire that we’re working on. Steve Blank has recently been recruited by the NSF to start a new venture. It’s not a startup, though; calling it an incubator isn’t quite correct, either.  We have some of the smartest people in [...]

ISC8 – Featured Startup

February 16th, 2012 by admin

Today we’re featuring ISC8. It’s rare to find a startup which also has decades of actual experience behind them.  Starting in 1974 as Irvine Sensors Corporation, they began as a government-funded research and technology company focused on national security.  Now they’re bringing what they’ve learned to the private sector, and they need some good folks [...]

Linux and J.C. Penney

February 15th, 2012 by admin

Sorry, this isn’t an article about how J.C. Penney is using Linux.  Instead we have two unrelated but interesting articles for you. The first is from the Linux Foundation.  We use Ubuntu Linux here at StartUpHire, and we know that many startups begin their technical foundation using Linux.  The Linux Foundation has some great numbers [...]

Southeast Venture Conference

February 14th, 2012 by admin

Coming up very soon is the 6th annual Southeast Venture Conference.  StartUpHire will be attending, but if that’s not enough to entice you to join us, here is some more information. There will be many speakers, from co-founders of popular web properties like Netflix to partners from prominent Venture Capital firms.  Chuck Templeton, the founder [...]

Engineering Salaries at Startups on the Rise

February 13th, 2012 by admin

According to an article at Pando Daily, salaries for engineers in Silicon Valley are on the rise.  Farhad Manjoo credits Facebook with breaking the ice on the no-poaching agreements which have historically been in place between the largest tech firms in the valley.  While a salary in the $100k-$150k range sounds quite high, when put [...]

Silicon Valley Leading Job Growth

February 8th, 2012 by admin

If you try to think of parts of the US which are synonymous with a specific industry, you’ll be able to think of a few easily: automobiles and Detroit, technology startups and Silicon Valley; perhaps a few others.  With the US coming out of its recession, it’s good to know that Silicon Valley is leading the way. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]