by Trish Crompton Hack The North didn’t just cram as many developers as it could into University of Waterloo’s Engineering 5 building.It also brought Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, the startup world’s most exclusive accelerator program.Y Combinator, based in Silicon Valley, has a long relationship with Waterloo Region startups. They include Pebble, Couple, Vidyard, BufferBox,
The Global CIO Survey reports that 57% of technology is used to support fundamental business operations, while only 26% of the spending focuses on needed business changes. A mere 16% supports innovations that will power the business into a successful future. In a world where technology has become a critical component of business operations, technology
About the only person who doesn't need a business plan is one who's not going into business. You don't need a plan to start a hobby or to moonlight from your regular job. But anybody beginning or extending a venture that will consume significant resources of money, energy or time, and that is expected to return a profit, should take the time to draft some kind of plan.
1. “Build something you believe in — because that’s the first step to building a great brand.” Just like Goldman and Nalebuff, I learned a powerful lesson in tenacious passion from 30 plus years of entrepreneurship. When you’re all alone, sitting in a dark room wondering why your business is failing, there is only one true