Meet Our Curator of the Week: Brittany Nunley

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Name: Brittany Nunley

Digest: Phoenix

Curator Since: January 2016

Title: Content Strategist and Community Manager at Coplex

Twitter Handle: @sharingeverybit

In addition to staying active in the #yesPHX startup community, Brittany Nunley manages the social media, gets punny with words as a UX Writer and helps hold the team together at Coplex. She is also a chef, food stylist and photographer of SharingEveryBite.com, a plant-based {gluten-free & vegan} food blog.

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Meet Our Curator of the Week: David Ding

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Name: David Ding

Digest: Beijing

Curator Since: July 2010

Title: Co-Founder & Co-Curator, Startup Digest Beijing

Twitter Handle: @davidatsg

David Ding is an innovation leader and problem solver. He is a lean startup practitioner focusing on business development, business model optimization, customer development and validation. As a connector and community developer, he’s passionate about both technology and helping people. He’s always ready and willing to go the extra mile to achieve better.

#leanstartup #businessdevelopment #optimization #customerdevelopment #techyizu #muruD

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Meet Our Curator of the Week: Deborah Chang

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Name: Deborah Chang

Digest: Education Reading List

Curator Since: September 2013

Title: Educator Entrepreneur

Twitter Handle: @debryc

Deborah Chang is an educator and an entrepreneur. Her ambition is to help people work with purpose — at the nexus of what they love, what they’re good at, what the world needs and what will be financially sustainable. She does this by taking down systemic barriers to education innovation. Current projects include: Co-Founder, Nexus Works · Community Organizer, #NYCEDU · Community Leader, Startup Weekend Education NYC · Education Curator, Startup Digest · Blogger, The Educator Entrepreneur

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Meet Our Curator of the Week: Laura Good

Meet Laura Good of Sacramento, our Curator of the Week! 

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Name: Laura Good

Digest: Sacramento

Curator Since: February 2013

Title: Sacramento Startup Connector

Twitter Handle: @goodlaura

I participate in many Sacramento community organizations. I am the curator of the Sacramento Startup Digest and also a curator for the Startup Genome Project. I’m an organizer for Startup Weekend and Startup Grind Sacramento.

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

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1. Wearing headphones at a concert is music to your ears with this app

By Richard Trenholm

Digest: Music
Curator: Katie Chase

An app that lets me wear headphones at live music events to improve my listening experience. Um, what? Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bS3pgf

 

2. How This Power Mom Disrupted the $121 Billion Skin Care Industry From Her Kitchen

By Maisie Devine

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee & Lilibeth Gangas

Meet Funlayo Alabi. She needed a natural and effective solution for her son’s eczema. So she turned a tried-and-true West African remedy with shea butter, in her kitchen, into a skin care company. Her bootstrapped company is positioned to make $300 million by 2020. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bSZsxH

 

3. Outside the Box – Netflix and the future of television

By Ken Auletta

Digest: Corporate Innovation
Curators: Carie Davis & Shane Reiser

A fresh look at Netflix’s journey, Blockbuster’s demise and the future of television. (long but great read) Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bSX7GT

 

4. Dudley the duck gets a 3D Printed foot

By Mark Prigg

Digest: 3D Printing
Curator: Dilanka

Dudley the duckling takes his first steps on a 3D printed leg – after losing his own in a fight with a chicken. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bSXMLz

 

5. Storytelling Techniques from 2016 Oscar Nominees—What Content Marketers Can Learn

By Taylor Holland

Digest: Press & Storytelling
Curator: Claire Topalian

“The most important element of any story—the audience. The device and the length are irrelevant to the story, which is a central concept that content marketing has embraced more than anyone.” Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bSXuuX

 

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

1. We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

By Jason Karaian

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

Not only are these pretty great interview questions, several of them would also work as journaling prompts. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bQmvPL

 

2. Fintech is Just Getting Started

By Alan Carlisle

Digest: FinTech
Curator: Camron Miraftab

Driven by the desire to revamp or obviate the need for banking legacy systems, the fintech industry has risen to prominence. This article provides a nice summary of a number of service-offerings by banks that may be disrupted in the near future by fintech companies. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bQlPoT

 

3. Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship Series

By Kauffman Foundation

Digest: Startup Communities
Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser

The numbers are in and for the first time in the last 6 years entrepreneurship in the form of “Main Street” small businesses is on the rise, ultimately making startup communities more robust ecosystems. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bQoE_j

 

4. Full Color 3D Printing using Paper

By YouTube, electrictv

Digest: 3D Printing
Curator: Dilanka Wettewa

Did you know you can 3D Print in FULL COLOR using paper? The MCOR Full Color Printer does just that. If you touch these prints, they feel like hard plastic (I’ve experienced this in real life) and the detail is pretty damn cool. The only downside is that the MCOR printers costs a lot more than regular old desktop 3D Printers! Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bQmSsb

 

5. Sephora Accelerate – Supporting female founders of beauty start-ups

By Sephora Accelerate

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee, Lilibeth Gangas

Sephora is looking for beauty startups founded by women for Sephora Accelerate, a startup bootcamp with a focus on the beauty industry. Startups that are selected to be part of the program may have a chance to pitch their products or technology directly to senior leaders from Sephora’s Merchandising and Innovation teams as part of the Demo Day. Criteria and application is at the link. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bQobEn

 

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

 

1. For Women Entrepreneurs Raising Money, It’s Good to Be in New York or Los Angeles

By Kimberly Weisul

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee & Lilibeth Gangas

The funding environment for women is not so great in Silicon Valley, but great in New York and Los Angeles. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bPyPwr

 

2. Text messaging helps people to remember their medication. So why don’t we do it?

By Aaron Carroll

Digest: Health
Curator: R. Scott Munro

File this under easy interventions to improve adherence that we annoyingly don’t employ across the country… Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bPyB2n

 

3. Uber wants to be your express delivery service for everything

By Andrew J . Hawkins

Digest: Mobile
Curator: Edith Yeung

The rise of delivery as a service. I believe Lyft and other ride sharing apps will follow suit. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bPxEzP

 

4. Hyperloop: MIT students win contest to design Elon Musk’s 700mph travel pods

By The Guardian

Digest: Mobility & Transportation
Curator: Timo Hoffmann

News regarding the Hyperloop. Well worth including here… there’s a bunch of news articles all about the Hyperloop competition. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bPvTLD

 

5. The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

By Jason Warner

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

Two personal accounts of the incredible cost of not letting a bad hire go quickly enough from Jason Warner of Heroku. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bPw9-P

 

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

 

1. Here’s What Lyft’s Driverless Future Might Look Like

By Johana Bhuiyan

Digest: Mobility & Transportation
Curator: Timo Hoffmann

A logical consequence of the autonomous future of individual mobility is, that you have free time if you are inside the car. No need to drive yourself. Which means you can do other stuff. Lyft is thinking about offering personalized experience rides with different services: manicure, office, entertainment. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bOE5DX

 

2. 6 Things To Expect When Your Company Hits 100 People

By Christine Tsai

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

Nice collection of observations and lessons learned as 500 Startups crosses the 100 employee mark. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bOGgs9

 

3. 3 Ways Untested Business Plans Are Worse Than a Waste of Time

By Alexander Osterwalder

Digest: Corporate Innovation
Curators: Carie Davis & Shane Reiser

A great argument you can share with peers to help your organization stop wasting so much time writing business plans. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bOELb5

 

4. How to Use a Free Payroll Calculator

By Jeremy Marsan

Digest: Small Business
Curator: Marc Prosser

Small business owners have a lot of responsibility when it comes to calculating employment taxes. There’s not only several different taxes that need to reach multiple government agencies, but any error can result in stiff penalties from the IRS. In this guide, we’ll show you how to use a free payroll calculator to make this task easier. We’ll also explain how Gusto payroll software can be used to calculate and pay employment taxes automatically – so you don’t even have to worry about using a payroll calculator or filling out IRS forms. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bODLz5

 

5. Netflix CEO Explains Why A “Gut” Feeling Is Still Better Than Big Data

By Gregory Ferenstein

Digest: Product
Curators: Sophie-Charlotte Moatti & Reza Ladchartabi

Netflix CEO explains why a “gut” feeling is still better than big data. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bOGHnT

 

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

 

1. How to Get a Liquor License

By Jason Rueger

Digest: Small Business
Curator: Marc Prosser

If you want to sell alcohol in your restaurant, bar, or even just as a retailer, you are going to need a liquor license. So, you just need to fill out an online application, pay a fee, and you are good to go, right? Wrong. In fact, getting a liquor license is actually a pretty complicated process. We will walk you through what that process looks like, give you the information you need to find out if there are liquor licenses still available in your area, and help you prepare yourself for the liquor licensing process. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bNQsbr

2. How To Help Kids In Poverty Adjust To The Stability Of School After Break

By Meg Anderson

Digest: Education
Curators: Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Vicky Guo, Deborah Chang

A little belated, but for educators working with low-income children, something to be mindful of:

“…for students whose families are struggling in poverty, time away from school isn’t an exciting blip on an otherwise calm school year. For them, it can be a crippling time of insecurity when it comes to food and shelter.” Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bNP18H

3. Why media titans would be wise not to overlook Netflix

By Farhad Manjoo

Digest: Product
Curators: Sophie-Charlotte Moatti, Reza Ladchartabi

Article by NYT about Netflix’s transformation in becoming a media titan. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bNQfoj

4. Black Women VCs Are Challenging The Culture Of The Investment Industry

By Sherrell Dorsey

Digest: Venture Capital
Curator: Peter Marculans

“The mostly white, male ‘bro’ culture in Silicon Valley has persisted for far too long, and it’s had a significant influence on the type of technology that gets created” Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bNPPlL

5. See the innovative earth-saving ideas Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation is bringing to life

By Erin Canty

Digest: Social Enterprise
Curators: Karthik Shankar, Shevika Mishra, Daniel D’Alonzo

When he’s not fighting off bears or trying to win an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is busy saving the environment. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bNOL2P

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

 

1. Amazon’s stealth takeover of the smart home at CES 2016

By Nick Statt

Digest: Mobile
Curator: Edith Yeung

Alexa has moved beyond Echo and into a host of third-party devices, in part thanks to Amazon’s $100 million Alexa Fund, which helps other companies incorporate the software into their products. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bM40Pz

2. Print is the new “new media”

By Chava Gourarie

Digest: Media Models
Curator: Holly Knowlman

Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been banging that “print is coming back” drum hard for a while now. So yes, this article is deliberately chosen in support of my argument (all media is biased, remember?) but it’s also beautifully written. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bM2NDf

3. You Don’t Need More Free Time

By Cristobal Young

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

Stanford study finds we don’t need more time off, what we really crave is more time with those we care about. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bM36q5

4. The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

By Alexander Kalogianni

Digest: Mobility & Transportation
Curator: Timo Hoffmann

A look into the future of car tech. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bM3oWL

5. Snapchat’s missing out on millions because it sucks to find stuff on its app

By Jessi Hempel

Digest: Product
Curators: Sophie-Charlotte Moatti & Reza Ladchartabi

Snapchat’s missing out on millions because it sucks to find stuff on its app. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bM26XH

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