Tag: startup

This Is The Single Most Costly Mistake Engineers Make?—?And How To Fix It

Engineers are known for wanting to do things the hard way. We prefer building things from scratch, even if 90% of the technology we need already exists. We like pushing boundaries. And we’re drawn instinctively to complexity. It’s like we...

/ December 24, 2018

Serverless and startups, the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Guest post by AWS Serverless Hero Slobodan Stojanovi?. Slobodan is the co-author of the book Serverless Applications with Node.js; CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio; and CTO of Vacation Tracker, a Slack-based, leave management app. Slobodan is excited...

/ December 19, 2018

Got an idea? Translate it into a viable business

Introducing my ultimate product development check-list which helped me and my business partners in creating a state of the art products and services. I love talking about ideas with my friends and business partners. A good idea is the seed...

/ December 17, 2018

Amazon HQ2 and why every NYC startup should have their own HQ2

I had the opportunity to speak on a panel a few nights ago hosted by Eyal Bino ICONYC labs on the State of NYC Tech in 2018. This couldn’t have been more timely as Amazon officially announced its HQ2 which...

/ November 18, 2018

Stop measuring R&D planning VS execution. Start measuring team velocity

Most of you know me as a product person, but in the past year-and-a-half, I’ve been leading our R&D team @Bizzabo. Since taking the lead, I’ve searched for the best way to measure R&D team performance in a way that...

/ November 14, 2018

If You’re Making These 3 Mistakes, Your Company Has Bad Customer Service

I often wonder how people don’t get what great customer service looks like?—?in any business. Think about it. If you go into a restaurant and the host or hostess is on his or her phone, not paying attention, as a...

/ November 10, 2018

Are Startups Really Innovative?

Innovation. Disruption. Startups. These words have been thrown around so much lately and with such different meanings that they’ve become useless. That’s unfortunate, since budding entrepreneurs need to cut through the hype in order to build sustainable small businesses. Startups...

/ November 5, 2018

Responding to leads: Are you moving fast enough

A new lead comes in?—?the clock’s ticking. How much time do you have to respond before your lead falls off the radar? Everyone seems to know that, when there’s an opportunity to close a sale, time is of the essence. Yet,...

/ October 20, 2018

How to Transform and Build a People Platform

To the casual spectator, Facebook is having a terrible year. Besieged by privacy scandals, the company was torn into by Congress, the press, and the public alike. To make things worse, the founders of WhatsApp and Instagram left Facebook in...

/ October 18, 2018

Wanted: Managed Services for Murdering DevOps

The growth of managed services has provided the developers with cloud-based infrastructure management tools, thus making the DevOps teams obsolete for startups and small businesses. After the introduction of Agile methodology the developers, operations engineers, and QA specialists received powerful...

/ October 13, 2018

Founder Interview: Dr. Vaisagh Viswanathan of impress.ai

Learn how Dr. Viswanathan and his team took their AI chatbot platform for recruiters from $0 to over $22,000 in MRR. What’s your background and what are you working on? My name is Vaisagh, but most people call me VT....

/ October 12, 2018

5 Constraints Currently Facing Blockchain Technology

Blockchain emerged as an exuberant financial opportunity with a price and speculation boom in late 2017 to early January 2018—mainly to due to overestimations of what the technology could do and what it needs solved. Now that prices have settled...

/ September 11, 2018

Startup Lessons I’ve Learned This Week

Most insightful ideas I’ve learned about business, rationality, productivity, creativity, tech. Build a library of startup ideas “Build a visual library” is one of the most valuable design tips I’ve ever head. Great designers don’t try to think up cool ideas...

/ September 7, 2018

Startup Sales — How to Convert your First Leads to Customers

Getting a potential customer interested in learning more about your product is hard enough, but unfortunately early interest from a lead is a long way from a sale. Here’s how to take the process further and convert your first leads...

/ September 7, 2018