Startup Grind Launches in Muscat, Oman!

Entrepreneurism in Oman just got a BIG boost! Startup Oman has just launched the local chapter of Startup Grind, the largest independent startup community in the world. Yes -- the WORLD! Startup Grind actively educates, inspires, and connects 215,000 founders in over 185 cities and connects Oman to the greater global entrepreneurial groundswell. We are no longer alone.


How an Startup Accelerator can Help Your Business

If your startup needs funding and you’re not sure where to turn, you may feel overwhelmed. After all, there are a myriad of ways to get cash for your startup, and none seem particularly easy. However, one of the best ways to advance your startup and find funding is through an accelerator in your area.


The Truth on When and How to Approach Investors

During 5 years of working with startups, most of my experience gravitates around helping founders prepare to approach investors. Recently, I joined the other side. I'm now part of South Central Ventures, a manager of Enterprise Innovation Fund that invests 40 million EUR in startups and tech companies in South Central Europe. 


Need Cash for Your Startup? Try Winning It

While discussing a friend’s budding business recently, he said something bold that stood out to me: “I think this product will be one that makes people say, ‘Shut up and take my money’ when they see it.”


SG 2016: Parker Conrad, Founder & Wartime CEO of Zenefits

Before he joined Silicon Valley’s Unicorn club at a $4.5 billion company Zenefits, before press field days in NYT and Buzzfeed, before quarters in which the company doubled every 8 weeks, Parker Conrad already had a unique claim to fame: his now infamous 2:37-long pitch video has become a shining example after Zenefits’ acceptance to Y Combinator. We couldn't be happier to announce Parker Conrad is joining us on February 23rd & 24th for the Startup Grind Global Conference.


12 Ways You Can Be Better at Content Marketing for Your Business

It's an exciting time to be in the digital marketing space. Small business owners can now compete on an (almost) level playing field with big brands, all through applying the principles and use of content marketing. Regardless of the size of the business, the goal is the same: to use relevant content to attract qualified customers or clients.


5 Media & Entertainment COs to Watch from SMASHD Labs Demo Day

The Smashd Lab accelerator – led by talent industry legend Troy Carter -- held its first demo day this week, blending the awe and polish of Hollywood with the raw entrepreneurial energy of Silicon Valley. Smashd showed off 5 companies focusing on entertainment, music, and fashion.


How Anyone Can Become A Brand Expert in 90 Days

As the “Silicon Valley Lifestyle” of cheap hoodies, launch parties, and endless funding announcements increases, more and more people are rushing to build new innovative companies. While great for customers, the noise-to-signal ratio is making getting attention for one's business harder than ever. There are plenty of marketing tricks for hitting a crowded marketplace, but one of the most effective ways to break through the noise lately has been building your own personal brand.


Want to Change the World? Become a Tech Entrepreneur

At the turn of the nineteenth century, approximately one billion people -- about 80% of the world's population -- lived in what is identified today as extreme poverty. The following century, the number of people living in poverty fell slowly until 1950, when the poverty rate began to drop dramatically -- so much so that even the United Nations hadn't fully expected it. By 1992, the world’s impoverished population had fallen to twenty percent. The World Bank estimates that by 2030, extreme poverty will be a thing of the past. 


Three Reasons Why I Became an Entrepreneur

A couple of days ago I published a blog entry about my reasons for become an entrepreneur. I poured out my heart about the my founder journey, going for brutally honest over stylized, and focusing on the message. I didn't think anyone beyond a close circle of friends would chime in, but 48 hours, over 500 reads, and a handful of personal messages later, I felt compelled to share this advice. Here goes!


Legally Disruptive: Patricia Gannon on Startup Law at SG Dublin

Everyone realizes startups are tough: walls and speed bumps litter the path ahead of any daring entrepreneur. While you're busy making product progress and thinking you've found the perfect designer to round out the team, your first business angel might have finally seen the light and gotten out their checkbook.

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