Techstars Music Reveals Start-Ups For Inaugural Accelerator Program

“Techstars Music, a newly established accelerator investment program headed by Bob “Moz” Moczydlowsky (formerly of Twitter, Topspin Media and Yahoo! Music), today will announce its inaugural class of eleven music-based tech start-ups. They are Amper, Hurdl, JAAK, Pacemaker, Pippa, PopGun, Robin, Shimmur, Superpowered, SyncSpot and Weav (full descriptions below). Each company will receive a $120,000 investment, mentorship form a vast pool of professionals, support for life … Read more

Million dollar women : the essential guide for female entrepreneurs who want to go big (book)

Author: Julia Pimsleur Over the past twenty years, women in the US have started nearly twice as many businesses as men, but only three percent of all women business owners ever make revenues of one million dollars or more. Most are stuck running kitchen-table businesses, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of … Read more

Startup Your Life : Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness (ebook)

Author: Anna Akbari A young sociologist shows readers how to reach personal fulfillment using the same strategies that power Silicon Valley’s greatest startups. As an entrepreneur, Anna Akbari learned that one of the best things about startups is their ability to “pivot” quickly — basically a euphemism for failing and starting over. And she quickly … Read more

Hello, startup : a programmer’s guide to building products, technologies, and teams (book)

Author: Yevgeniy Brikman This book is the “Hello, World” tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It’s based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, … Read more

Lean Startups for Social Change : The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact (ebook)

Author: Michel Gelobter The Lean Startup concept has revolutionized the way businesses are developed. Now Michel Gelobter applies this powerful concept to the social sector. In business, the lean start-up movement is turning the traditional approach to innovation on its head. Rather than developing an elaborate plan, raising money to fund it, and then following … Read more

Introduction to social entrepreneurship (book)

Author: Teresa Chahine Social entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today. People from all walks of life are developing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in response to social and environmental challenges. These solutions include products, services, and interventions brought to market by new startups and existing organisations, both for-profit and non-profit. … Read more

The entrepreneurial arch : a strategic framework for discovering, developing and renewing firms (book)

Author: Timothy L. Faley As the number of universities offering entrepreneurial programs continues to increase, there is a growing need for a suitable framework for the teaching of entrepreneurship beyond the operational side of the business and the preparation of a business plan. This book offers a fresh approach to entrepreneurship by teaching readers how … Read more