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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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