How to Become a Product Guy

December 5th, 2011 by admin

We’re following up today on earlier post about making the transition to a startup. Aaron Harris writes in TechCrunch about the right way to transition to being a product developer. Having come from the world of finance himself, he’s got the perspective on the right and wrong ways to do it. The wrong way: If [...]

Trim the Fat

December 2nd, 2011 by admin

Most people know that the fundamental coin of entry to a new job is a resume. Without a resume, you won’t get your foot in the door. However, if you really want that job, you’re going to need a resume that stands out, at the very least. Elizabeth Lowman offers some advice not on what [...]

Got No Skills? How To Get Hired Anyway

November 30th, 2011 by admin

Justin Khan at Techcrunch wrote an article about how to get hired at a startup when you don’t have a proven track record. He presents four avenues for making the move to a startup, and has a number of excellent recommendations to help you on your way. Much of it boils down to putting in [...]

Startups – the infographic version

November 28th, 2011 by admin

Grasshopper has put together a few interesting posts on startups and entrepreneurs. The first is on the realities of a startup vs what we may fantasize the life of a startup might be. It includes such gems as the truth about the waterfall of money from VCs and early retirement. The second is an infographic [...]

Are Startups Meritocracies?

November 21st, 2011 by admin

Eric Ries has a brilliant essay on the subject of prejudices in Startups. Not just the hiring practices of startups, but the funding of them by VCs. We’re big fans of Eric Ries, and this article is one example of why. He brings scientific principles to startups, and in this case he shines a light [...]

Developer Opinions On Working At a Startup

November 18th, 2011 by admin

If you’re a developer, you’ve probably already encountered StackOverflow. It’s a great place to ask tough technical questions and get answers from your peers. It also happens to be the location of a good thread on working for a startup. You’ll find opinions from folks who’ve actually been there, done that. Of course, if you [...]

Do Your Research

November 17th, 2011 by admin

Still wondering if a startup is for you? Moving to a new job means you need to do some research about the company you’re thinking of joining. Doesn’t matter if it’s a startup or a well-established brick and mortar concern. Reading this post by Eric Stromberg may inform your decision to consider a startup. He [...]

Considering working at a startup?

November 14th, 2011 by admin

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re interested in working for a startup. It can be a tough decision if you’ve never done it before, and you might be wondering if working at a startup is for you. In the coming weeks we’ll be linking to blog posts from others that may help [...]

Tell Us Your Start-Up Stories … in 140 Characters or Less!

November 3rd, 2009 by admin

For Global Entrepreneurship Week USA (Nov 16-20), the NVCA (National Venture Capital Association) and StartUpHire are partnering to promote the thousands of jobs available at venture-backed companies.  As part of this effort, we are soliciting start-up “short” stories … in 140 characters or less! By following this link, you will have the opportunity to share a sound [...]

Do you have what it takes to be a founder?

November 1st, 2009 by admin

(Editor’s note: Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is the author of Four Steps to the Epiphany. This column originally appeared on his blog.) When my students ask me about whether they should be a founder or cofounder of a startup I ask them to take a walk around the block and ask themselves the following series [...]