R. Shane Snipes

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How to Build a Minimum Loveable Product

Learn how to get your digital ideas to market sooner, but still deliver a product that users fall in love with.<p><b>By Laurence McCahill</b><i><br>Co-founder of</i> <i>The</i> …

Product Management

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

Costa Rica

For Canada’s tech to thrive, startups must grow up

When Microsoft Corp. offered to buy his software startup for more than $10-million (U.S.), Carl Rodrigues agonized about the decision for three days.<p>It was 2006 and his firm, SOTI Inc., had nine employees and $800,000 in revenue. Friends and family urged him to sell, convinced the giant from …

Put Your Customers At The Centre Of Everything You Do With These 5 Routines

Putting simple routines in place can get your whole organization focused on customers.<p>We all know that customers should be at the center of our business. But, let's face it -- sometimes we get caught up in the day-to-day craziness of growing a business and lose sight of them.<p>I advise some of the …

Customers

Environmentally Friendly 3D Printer Filament (video)

Anyone searching for a more environmentally friendly 3D printing filament may be interested in a new material which has been created by Ken Aiken the …

Gear & Gadgets

You'll Scare Away Potential Investors If You Do These 5 Things

What are the red flags that scare away potential investors? Avoid these 5 fundraising don'ts to position your company for growth and success.<p>There's a lot of information out there about what not to do when raising money for your startup. I've stressed before the importance of researching investors …

Venture Capital

Entrepreneurship and jobs: Think small

Nearly one million new workers will join the labour force every month in India for the next two decades. This is equivalent to the entire population …

Economic Development

Moving beyond meatballs, IKEA wants to be an incubator for food innovation

The world’s largest furniture retailer, already known for its in-store cafeteria that serves up Swedish meatballs, wants to find the next big innovation in food.<p>IKEA announced it is starting an innovation incubator program, in which it has invited start-up companies to apply to spend three months …

Startups

How to Avoid the 'Early Adopter Trap' That Can Sink an Innovative New Business

Designing for the early majority.<p>Entrepreneur. Innovator. Inventor. These are labels that are often applied to startups and small businesses. Each label is important, but these words aren't synonyms for each other. There's a lot of overlap, to be sure, but not all entrepreneurs are innovators, and …

Innovation

Get Inspired by These 7 Epic Losers Who Bounced Back From Failure

The most successful individuals were, at some stage along their journey, a big loser.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>James Dyson failed 5,126 times before he found a version of his Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner that worked. To many, this would make him a loser, …

Entrepreneurship

The Scientific Way to Raise Successful Kids (That Most Parents Won't Use)

Want to raise the next Mark Zuckerberg? It turns out there is a way you can help your kids get there.<p>Raising kids today means getting a competitive advantage wherever you can take it. Perfect GPA? Necessary. Extracurriculars? Check. Ability to stand on your head while performing jiu-jitsu? Well, …

Entrepreneurship

A top Goldman Sachs analyst is fighting a common misconception on Wall Street

But there is a misconception that these solutions, which consider the environmental and social impact of investments, are not focused on getting the most return on investors' capital.<p>Derek Bingham is the head of GS Sustain Americas, Goldman Sachs' US "research product team focused on global …

"There should be no top 10 prizes for sustainable architecture"

Awards should not be bestowed on buildings that boast sustainable credentials but lack other design merits, says Aaron Betsky in this Opinion</b> …

Architecture

IKEA aims to take 200,000 people out of poverty in massive social sustainability drive

IKEA is to employ refugees at production centres in Jordan this summer as part of a long-term plan to create employment for 200,000 disadvantaged …

IKEA

This Unsuspecting European City Could Become Silicon Valley's Biggest Rival

Here's why Barcelona is becoming a hotbed for startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation.<p>There's no denying, Silicon Valley is the Mecca of all things start-up. It is, after all, the birthplace of venture capital, billion dollar unicorns, and sweatshirt-and-jeans-wearing millennial masterminds. In …

Startups

HackerEarth raises $4.5M to bring ‘hacker culture’ into corporate companies

HackerEarth, an Indian startup that grew from arranging hackathon to offering corporate innovation services, has closed a $4.5 million Series A funding round.<p>The Bangalore-based company said the funding was led by DHI Group, which operates U.S. IT recruitment portal Dice.com, with participation …

The SBA Is Going on Tour (and You Could Get Their Money)

STEM-based businesses have a shot at billions in seed funding through the third annual SBA tour.<p>Getting a business off the ground takes gumption, smarts and, unfortunately, some money. Getting loans and seeking out investors are perfectly viable options, but you'll also be psyched to know that the …

Small Business

When Is An Accelerator Not An Accelerator? When It's A Bakery For Innovation

In an ideal world, it should be straightforward. Sitting in one corner of the commercial ballroom we have cash-rich corporations. They’re are good at what they do, their investors love them and every year they report higher profits and revenues. They have one problem. In the age of digital …

A New Age Of Culture: The Digitisation of Arts and Heritage - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

For many years, the cultural sector remained one of the very few to be only lightly touched by the disruption that Internet- and mobile-driven …

Economics

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Startup Revealed™: NYC Alley Pitch Contest

Innovation contest for start-ups

Porsche aims to obtain external input on the disruptive potential of the blockchain transaction system by collaborating with the start-up scene. The …

Want your startup to appear on The Disruptors? Here’s your chance

<b>#DisruptorsPitch Campaign Guidelines/Eligibility Requirements</b><p>For the second season in a row, The Disruptors is giving Canadian startups a chance to …

Startups

Amazon and Merck’s crowdsourcing contest for Alexa underscores interest in voice tech

Amazon’s Echo, second from right<p>In an effort to encourage digital health entrepreneurs to unleash the potential of Amazon’s Alexa software to address …

16th Annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition Finals

the biggest tech conference in CEE

Are you ready to pitch in front of professional investors?<p>Are you ready to compete for 20,000 euro in cash?

Bill Gates Is Wrong: The Solution to AI Taking Jobs Is Training, Not Taxes

Let's take a breath: Robots and artificial intelligence systems are nowhere near displacing the human workforce. Nevertheless, no less a voice than …

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

Nazareth Ekmekjian was on a tight deadline, and news from the machine shops wasn’t good. A designer for Boston-based Piaggio Fast Forward, a transportation and robotics subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Ekmekjian needed a prototype of a component made within a week and a half. But every shop he …

Manufacturing

Europe funds another data accelerator to get startups tackling societal problems

A new European Commission-funded startup accelerator, Data Pitch, is being launched today with the aim of connecting established businesses and organizations with lots of data with startups that might be able to help them unlock the value of the info they hold and thereby tackle industrial and …

Startups

Creating Corporate Accelerators For PR Purposes Is Bad For Innovation: Here's Why

For the past few weeks, I have been engaged in an interesting debate with colleagues about the role of innovation labs and startup accelerators in large companies. Most of the time people ask whether having an accelerator or a lab in their company is a good or bad idea. My response is it depends on …