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Planning to Invest in Early-stage Startups? Here is What You Should Know about Angel Investments

Let's explore on the kind of research and understanding of the business required for seed investment<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>There is no dearth of good and executable …

Investing

WeWork Is Buying Meetup Amid an Increasingly Disconnected World

<b>As a company, Meetup</b> has long embraced its position as a small, mission-driven operation. While other social software companies from the Web 2.0 era, …

Startups

Wood you like a drink? Japan team invents 'wood alcohol'

Discerning drinkers may soon be able to branch out after Japanese researchers said Tuesday they have invented a way of producing an alcoholic drink …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Eavesdrop on whales with this deep-sea live audio stream on YouTube

Ever wanted to eavesdrop on a humpback whale?<p>Scientists from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have, and are using deep-sea live streaming …

The Reason Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Working Is Because You Don't Know the Difference Between These 2 Terms

Getting mediocre social media results? It's probably because you're mixing up these two important definitions.<p>By running a social media agency, I've had the opportunity to see how brands of all sizes operate and engage with their audience across various social media platforms. When it comes to …

Social Media

The Key To Presenting To Senior Executives

A common refrain I hear from professionals who are climbing in their careers and starting to get more visibility in their companies is that they do not know how to effectively present to the C-Suite and other senior executives.<p>They have spent their careers presenting project updates and briefings …

Management

Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says

Chances are, you — or someone you know — has suffered from lower back pain.<p>It can be debilitating. It's a leading cause of disability globally.<p>And the number of people with the often-chronic condition is likely to increase.<p>This warning comes via a series of articles published in the medical journal</i> …

Pain

No Inventory Required: 7 Low-Investment Business Ideas You Can Start Online

Buy stock, store it, pick it, pack it, ship it. Managing inventory is a big commitment when you’re running an online business.But there are actually …

How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it

In 1983, Chuck Hall, the father of 3D printing, created something that was equal parts simple and earth-shattering. He manufactured the world’s first-ever 3D printer and used it to print a tiny eye wash cup.<p>It was just a cup. It was small and black and utterly ordinary looking. But that cup paved …

Health Care Industry

Retailers, 95% Of Shoppers Want To Be Left Alone In-Store

While retailers have been investing heavily in training and technology to improve customers’ in-store experience, research by HRC Retail Advisory suggests a majority of shoppers don’t appreciate it.<p>According to HRC, 95% of consumer want to be left alone while shopping, unless and until they need an …

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

The Owner Journey Is Just As Important As The Shopper Journey In Retail

Anyone in selling of any kind has heard the phrase “It’s not how you want to sell, it’s how they want to buy”. And no industry has been living through the wrenching transformation in how customers buy than retail. It startles me sometimes to think how quickly I’ve gone from “I have to run to the …

US visa applications may soon require five years of social media info

The State Department wants to require all US visa applicants, both immigrant and non, disclose their social media handles to the US government, CNN reports. In documents that the department will file to the Federal Register tomorrow, it proposes that nearly every individual applying for a US visa …

Social Media

New strain of malware found hidden in Google Play store

Security firm SophosLabs has just discovered a new malware infecting Android devices. Researchers found a file buried deep within the libraries of …

Pull Quote

One Strange Rock<p>From gases in the atmosphere to satellites in space, Earth is sending plenty of signals that something here is alive.<p>As the universe's only known harbor for life, Earth is arguably one strange rock. But light-years from our solar system, other intelligent beings on a similar …

Universe

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

Marketing

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

<b>A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has been given new weight, after a study found eight chemicals contained in the oils interfere with hormones.</b><p>Gynaecomastia is rare, and there is often no obvious cause.<p>But there have been a …

How to Start an Internet of Things Company

IoT is a hot industry, but do you have what it takes to build a successful business?<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rise of internet of things (IoT) technology has many names, including The Next Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 and, simply, The IoT …

Entrepreneurship

EasyEmail is autocomplete for Gmail

Despite wave after wave of startups vowing to kill email, electronic mail has never been stronger. It seems the best way to live with emails is to let AI steal the job of writing them.<p>EasyEmail, emerging from Y Combinator’s latest batch, is aiming to get inside your inbox and help you navigate …

YCombinator

He Started His Company for $10,000. He Sold It for $600 Million Five Years Later

Peter Rahal and his co-founder spent $10,000 starting their protein-bar business. Five years later, they sold it to Kellogg.<p>Peter Rahal started RxBar, a protein-­bar company known for its sleek, minimalist packaging, in 2012. Five years later, he and co-founder Jared Smith sold their startup to …

Family Business

How Start-ups Are Empowering Women to Work From Home

Women are building up businesses through platforms like Facebook or WhatsApp<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Today, there are too many success stories of women who are breaking the glass ceiling and emerging as role models for many.<p>But …

Startups

Answering Common Startup Questions [Entire Talk] | Stanford eCorner

How do you know when it’s time to start a company? Or when to begin fundraising, and how much? And, as you grow, how do you recruit the best …

Stanford University

How to Write an Irresistible Elevator Pitch

You need a teaser--and you need it for a few reasons<p><i>How do I write an effective elevator pitch? What should an elevator pitch look like on paper? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Todd</b> …

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How the Founder of Bonobos Went From Selling Pants in His Apartment to $310 Million, 10 Years Later [VIDEO] | Inc.com

VIDEO • HOW I DID IT<p>The Best Way to Raise Money, According to the Founder of $310 Million Clothing Company Bonobos<p>The Best Way to Raise Money, According to the Founder of $310 Million Clothing Company Bonobos<p>Andy Dunn started off with a simple line of chino pants in his tiny NYC apartment, long …

Selling

Bell Media Acquires Grocer Platform Carted

Digital marketing agency Bell Media is expanding its offering with the acquition of Carted, an online shopping and digital marketing provider for …

How to tell when someone is talking BS about blockchain

Just three months into 2018 blockchain has emerged as one of the most over-used buzzwords in the digital industry and beyond. Terminology around the …

I Instantly Knew I Couldn't Trust You -- Here's How I Made That Mistake.

Knowing whom to trust is an important social and business skill. But it’s not that simple – although it is fast. It took me only seven seconds to assess your confidence, competence, status, likability, warmth, and, yes, your trustworthiness.<p>You can’t stop me (or anyone, for that matter) from making …

How To Create A Pitch Deck

The pitch deck is a presentation that entrepreneurs put together when seeking a round of financing from investors. On average pitch decks have no more than 19 slides.<p>Ultimately founders need two different sets of pitch decks. One version will be with a lot of text and information which will be …

Venture Capital