Startups vs Large Companies

March 16th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We just read an interesting article from Alex Loddengaard weighing 10 important facts when considering working at a startup versus a traditional large company. The article is balanced in looking at a decision like this from all angles. In short, there are no guarantees with any employment choice - but if you’re looking for the best [...]

Austin, No Limits!

March 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Had so much fun at SXSW Interactive that you’re having a hard time leaving Austin, Tx? Then why not stay and check out some of the hottest startup jobs in the country. As a born & bred Texas girl with burnt orange in her veins, I have too many reasons to list here why I [...]

Showing Employers That You Have A Startup Personality

February 21st, 2012 by admin

Another guest post from Jenna Smith: How do startups compete with firms fifty times their size? Sometimes they offer a superior or differentiated product. Often times they have price advantages or find success marketing to an overlooked niche. But no matter their unique advantages or strategy, most successful startups share one important quality that the [...]

Careers, Startups, and Life

February 17th, 2012 by admin

Earlier this month, Reid Hoffman wrote some advice on how to treat your career like a startup.  The key, he writes, is keeping several opposing concepts in mind: being flexible yet persistent; to plan your future but don’t be constrained by those plans. He begins by pointing out that these are the same requirements for [...]

Guide to Tech Internships

February 6th, 2012 by admin

Alexey Komissarouk has an excellent guide to tech internships.  Whether you’re interested in a startup or an established tech company, you’ll find relavant information.  Even if you are not interested in an internship, if you know someone who should be, forward them this link. He breaks it down in to several areas: 1. How do [...]

Who Is Most Important at a Startup?

February 1st, 2012 by admin

Today’s article comes to us from @dharmesh via @cofounderslab through Twitter.  OnStartups.com has a good article on viewing the core group of a startup as a small tribe.  John Greathouse explains: Tribes and startups thrive when labor is efficiently divided. Long before Meyers met Briggs, people in tribal communities migrated to those roles which best [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]