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Joseph Zhou of Bits x Bites, China's only food tech startup accelerator and venture capital firm, is inspiring China’s entrepreneurial community to bring new ideas to solve global food safety and nutrition issues. China has the world's largest population and the country is the world's largest food producer.
Problems are going to occur when it comes to a startup as all businesses tend to have growing pains in their infancy. The ways that founders and staff react to these issues can have long term implications on the business and its brand.
I've been marketing various products and services for years. Everything from dating programs to weight loss supplements. None of them have been as attractive to me as the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.
One major mistake many entrepreneurs are guilty of is focusing too much on the numbers when it comes to growing an audience. Ultimately, the number that matters is followers who are actually engaged with your business.
A friend of mine kept nagging me to buy Bitcoin when it was around $900. Honestly, the whole concept of cryptocurrency seemed a little wanky. For those of you that don’t know, Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency enabled by blockchain technology which debuted in 2009.
Eight Nobel Prizes, three Kyoto Prizes, three Turing Awards, two GRAMMY Awards, and one Academy Award. That's an incomplete list of recognitions that Bell Labs and its members have received during the organization's 92-year life.
There are certain benefits to working in corporate America. Your job is usually pretty well defined, you may have great benefits, and you know that your company is going to be there day after day. You are often a cog in a well-oiled machine, and that can feel great.
The world of marketing has shifted power to digital platforms having the largest impact on businesses. This is due to the amount of traffic that is seen on a daily basis due to people surfing on their smartphones.
2017 has been huge for ICOs, short for Initial Coin Offerings. So far this year, startups have managed to raise a whopping $1.3 billion in funding from ICOs, which is more than triple the amount raised from mainstream VC funding over the same period.