Mario Vargas

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How to Apply for a New Job After You’ve Been Fired

After you’ve been fired, getting back into the job market can be difficult. How should your résumé reference the previous position, or should you even include it? What should you say in an interview? And how can you go into the application process feeling positive about your prospects?<p><b>What the</b> …

Why Startups Suck at Marketing

One of the biggest reasons startups fail is the inability to scalably attract customers at low cost. In this presentation, Rand covers 8 reasons startups miss out on marketing success, and tips for how to overcome these pitfalls.

Miami’s TheVentureCity launches $100M global fund for tech startups

This summer, when former executives of Facebook, Google, eBay and other hyper-growth companies formed a global “city” based in Miami with everything …

Startups

The Top Reasons Startups Fail [Infographic]

Down through the years, some startups really struck gold. When Accel Partners invested $14.8 million in a website called “thefacebook.com” back in 2005, they made a return of $5.6 billion – 378 times their original outlay. More often than not, however, startups tend to fail brutally. According to …

Startups

How Startups Are Changing the Rules of Office Culture

For most of us, and for a long time, thinking about the phrase “the office” or “office culture” conjured up a similar, and quintessential, image. It probably contained rows of cubicles, and variations on an uncomfortable type of chair.<p>But these days, office culture is increasingly about the …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Seven New Startups From Silicon Valley’s Favorite New Demo Day

For the second time in its two-year history, in a small space that’s easy to miss on a leafy Palo Alto street, the boutique venture firm Pejman Mar brought together seven startups yesterday to present their fledgling ideas to some of the best early-stage investors in the startup industry.<p>Roelof …

Startups

The Best 500+ Resources for Startups

Kickstart your startup with these amazing resources that cover your every need.<p>See them all at /repo/startups<p>Idea Generation & Naming<p>Box …

Why Ed Tech Is Taking Off In Latin America

Omar Téllez Contributor<p>Omar Téllez sits on the advisory boards of Moovit and Solomoto. He was formerly president of Moovit.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Top VCs Are Chasing Digital Companies In Latin America<br>• Producing Unicorns In The Land Of Fútbol, Samba And El Dorado<p>The past three months have …

12 hot application container startups

The container revolution is upon us.<p>Companies from Red Hat to IBM, Amazon Web Services to Microsoft and even VMware are all into containers. And …

Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

Slack’s valuation soared to $2.8 billion in less than two years, and has doubled in the past six months alone — all without any big marketing campaigns. The startup’s adoption curve and rave reviews are something many founders and investors dream about, but few actually achieve.<p>Enterprise startups …

Startups

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

Entrepreneurship

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

Self-improvement

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

First Impression: 3 Reasons I'd Look Twice at Your Resume

I've hired thousands of people over the course of my career, which means I've read tens of thousands of resumes. I've seen great resumes that have …

Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that …

New IBM Entrepreneur Program Accelerates Collaborative Innovation in the Cloud

IBM today announced the launch of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups, which will help startups and entrepreneurs harness the …

Network Insights - Transforming your business through network innovation

I agree to subscribe to Ciena's communications.<br>I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.<p>I agree to subscribe to Ciena's communications. I …

Innovation

Meekan Raises $870,000 To Connect The World’s Calendars

Israeli-based startup Meekan has raised seed funding of $870,000 to grow its portfolio of products, which connects different online calendars. $750,000 of the capital was raised from Horizons Ventures, while the rest came from private investors.<p>With the plethora of calendar and scheduling products …

Charlie Briefs You On Your Upcoming Meetings By Emailing You One-Pagers On Attendees

A new web application called Charlie has raised a seed round of $1.75 million led by Lightbank Capital. The product emails you short, automatically generated one-pagers detailing what you need to know about the people you’re about to meet with, based on your Google Calendar entries.<p>If this idea …

Productivity Startup Any.do Rolls Out A Business-Focused Upgrade, Subscription Pricing

Any.do, a productivity startup with apps for calendaring and task management which claims a reach of over 11 million users, is today expanding beyond its earlier consumer focus with a new set of features – and pricing plans – aimed at businesses. In the Any.do 2.0 release out today, colleagues and …

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own. My "rules" below aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work …

Entrepreneurship

How to become a Data Scientist...

Part of the field of predictive analytics has recently been thrust into the spotlight under a new name: Big Data. As specialist recruiters in this …

Big Data

The Mentality of Effective Interviewing

With the economy significantly improving, launching a successful job search has become slightly less labor intensive. Regardless, job seekers who are looking to execute a fruitful employment search in today’s corporate environment ought to become familiar with advanced interviewing, persuasion and …

What Is It Really Like to Be a Startup CEO?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What did the "entrepreneurial dream" look like to you before you started, and what is the reality today?</i> …

9 Strategies to Gamify Your Startup

Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a non-profit organization that promotes youth entrepreneurship as a solution to …

The Three Churn Mitigation Strategies of SaaS Startups • Tomasz Tunguz

Every SaaS business suffers from churn. If churn isn’t managed properly, the lost revenue from churned customers offsets new revenue and the business …

Startups