Ways to Eliminate the Startup Chasm

Geoffrey Moore, the man who wrote the essential read for every Startup founder “Crossing the Chasm”, spoke about how to deal with the chasm as if it never really existed!  Before knowing how to deal with the chasm, know what it is:  If you introduce a disruptive innovation into any community, anywhere in the world, […]

Why Can’t Scientists be Entrepreneurs?

It’s not the first thing people associate together — Scientists and Entrepreneurs. Why? Because of the many (stigmatic) differences between the two. 1. Scientists are practical; Entrepreneus dream big. 2. Scientists are analytical; Entrepreneurs are creative. 3. Scientists are conservative; Entrepreneurs are risk-takers. As I went through business school, majoring in entepreneurship, I constantly struggled […]

The Making of Warren Buffett

One of the most successful, if not THE most successful investors in America, is Warren Buffett. Using only his own money which he started making and collecting at age 6, Buffett became the world’s wealthiest man in 2008. How he started doing business, and how he evolved from an awkward geeky kid to the business […]

From Bench to Boardroom

Published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, Bassil Dahiyat describes his journey from being a PhD student at California Institute of Technology, to being CEO of a life science startup. He offers the following advice to anyone trying to follow a similar path: Establish credibility. ‘Nuff said.  Develop business model for CUSTOMERS, not your product/technology/service. A big […]

101 motivational quotes for startups

Being in a startup is tough, especially if you’re the founders and you are struggling to keep the startup alive. But rest assured that you’re not alone. Here are some quotes from people who have been there and know what it feels like. Be it words of advice, or just knowing that you’re not alone, […]