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No-Code Tools Make Digital Prototyping Easy

  Building a product prototype, especially in the technology sphere, used to be expensive and take forever. Heavy upfront investment was a necessity – or at a minimum a lot of free time and Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Max Mirho

Leveraging Generative AI Tools Like ChatGPT for Startups and Small Business Growth

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way businesses operate, especially with the advent of generative AI tools such as OpenAI's ChatGPT. These cutting-edge technologies offer an array of Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: David Townsend

The Silicon Valley Bank Bust: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed Friday, March 10, 2023. SVB was remarkable in the US Banking system due to the unique capabilities and products it developed to serve the unique needs of Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Jon Eckhardt

Startups With Onsite Employees Grow 3 1/2 Times Faster

Data shows that pre-seed and seed startups with employees showing up in a physical office have 3 ½ times higher revenue growth than those that are solely remote. Let the discussion begin. During the Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Steve Blank

How Founders Can Turn Criticism into Gold

Saoirse was intrigued with her launch customer’s request. They criticized some components of her firm’s product for 45 minutes – then asked if the same components could be made out of a Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Raja Singaram and Gabi Kaffka

Many Startups Benefit From a Short-Term Focus

Conventional wisdom tells us that having a long-term strategic focus on customer value creation and future market demands is a powerful source of building a sustainable competitive advantage in Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Johan Bruneel , Stephan Weemaes and Ann Gaeremynck

Sleeplessness Can Be Hazardous to Your Venture

Many entrepreneurs speak derisively about the act of sleeping, uttering phrases like, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” or “Sleep is for weaklings.” These statements imply that working on the Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Barbara Silva and Jeff Gish

Growing a Venture With Private Equity: A Buy-and-Build Approach

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this interview with EIX, a seasoned entrepreneur and executive sheds light on a particular pathway to growing a venture – one in which acquisitions and private equity play a Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Ted Clark

Should You Sell or Hold That Patent?

Approximately 16% of patents change hands during their lifetime. A patent in the right hands can be a win-win for both the buying and selling firms, as well as for consumers who can benefit from the Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Jung H. Kwon , Haemin Dennis Park and Shu Deng

How Startups Can Prepare for Hard Times

EDITOR'S NOTE: Investment in startups by VCs declined by almost half for the year ending June 30, 2023 over the same period a year earlier. As a result, many startups -- even those that Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Leslie Hunter-Gadsden