Startups for Startups: The Top B2B Tools Used by Startups

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Why do so many founders build things no one wants? Because they begin by trying to think of startup ideas. – Paul Graham, Ycombinator Picks and Axes In his list of startup ideas for Ycombinator applicants, one category in particular… Continue Reading

“Indecent Proposal” For Startup Founders

Would you accept an offer of $8000 to build an MVP for that idea you’ve been toying with and had no balls to act upon. It seems that while the cost of creating a startup has significantly declined, and the barriers to entry enable literally almost anyone to start a technology startup, there’s no substitute for the passion, focus and attention of the founding team and it’s unlikely to be artificially produced in a “Lab” environment or by simply providing a small amount of capital. Continue Reading

“Pay with a Tweet” and Other Growth Hacking Examples

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There are however, many clever ways to acquire users in the early stages, when your startup has no brand recognition. In the post, “Introduction to Growth Hacking for startups” we went through the basics of these techniques. Below are a few examples of startups that use Growth Hacking to get their word out and bring new users to their service. Continue Reading

Startup 101: “Open Source” Start up Legal Documents

Legal docs don’t have to be a source of stress when you’re trying to set up a business. There’s plenty of other things to worry about, but  unfortunately,  you can’t afford to ignore it. VC Cafe summarized some of the… Continue Reading

Upwest Labs Launched the Ycombinator for Israeli startups

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As silicon valley veterans who are experienced working with startups Gil Ben Artzi, a former Yahoo exec, and Shuly Galili, founder of the CICC and organizer of the Israel web/mobile/cleantech tours, spotted the gap and launched Upwest Labs, a new accelerator for Israeli startups in Silicon Valley. Continue Reading