10 things I wished I knew when I first became an entrepreneur

“This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship?—?the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter F. Drucker I embarked on a 30 day blogging challenge to restore my passion for writing (more about it here)Please… Continue Reading

Does Entrepreneurship Age Like Wine? [guest post]

But what about entrepreneurs? Do they turn to vinegar with age? The answer would be a big yes if you follow the common Valley myth which goes something like: if you do not make it by the time you are thirty you are probably not going to make it at all. Followed by the usual suspects list of Gates, Zuckerberg, Mason and others. Continue Reading

Thoughts on Spanish Startups from La Red Innova 2011

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I’m currently in Madrid, Spain, giving a keynote in La Red Innova, speaking about mobile search and its impact on ecommerce. Red Innova is a thought leadership conference held for the third year in Madrid Continue Reading

Innovative Technology and Design Prototypes from Israel’s miLAB

miLAB is a research and prototyping lab that explores the future of media, technology, and human-computer interaction. Launched in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), possibly the top Israeli college (and my alma mater), the lab’s ambitious vision is to empower students to create and invent, by bridging media and technology as well as academia and industry. Continue Reading

Entrepreneurship Week and Europe’s Best Startups 2010

This week (Nov 15-21, 2010) is the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), and over 10 million participants in more than 100 countries will be taking part of some 40,000 events around entrepreneurship. Since a good aggregated list of European startups is not easy to come by, VC Cafe thought it would be helpful to publish all the nominees in one document. Continue Reading

Red Herring North America: Do’s and Don’ts in Startup Fund Raising

A week ago, I took Caltrain south to San Jose and attended Red Herring North America 2008 as a media guest. The conference featured two days of keynote presentations, roundtable panels and corporate presentations from approximately 100 companies in the… Continue Reading