Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

1. Holograms and holistic health: what will music festivals of the future look like?

By David Hillier

Digest: Music
Curator: Katie Chase

I put a few links last week to festivals that were combined with lifestyle and personal health. I find the evolution interesting. Personally, I ate eggplant parmesan for the first time in high school at Lollapalooza and it was a lifestyle change for sure… The choices for personal transformation have definitely gotten more interesting. Read More

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

 

2. Twitter names its first managing director for China to find advertisers beyond the Great Firewall

By Catherine Shu

Digest: China Tech
Curators: Xu Tao & Edith Yeung

Chen will be based there and work with potential clients in the Chinese-speaking markets sometimes lumped under the term “Greater China.” In this case, it refers to mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Read More

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

 

3. Watch ‘Quit Your Day Job’: ‘Shark Tank’ For Women And Minority Entrepreneurs

By Ruchika Tulshyan

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee & Lilibeth Gangas

Quit Your Day Job is the female and minority version of the Shark Tank. I’m certain you can learn from the investors and pitches from this show. Check this out! Read More

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

 

4. A bunch of VCs went on a retreat. Here’s what happened.

By Steve Schlafman

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

Last weekend Reboot hosted their first ever VC bootcamp. Steve Schlafman pulled together a list of his top takeaways from the weekend and it’s clear he was paying attention. Want to be a better employee, founder, board member and/or human? Great suggestions are found here. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bX-V8D

 

5. Applications Open for Techstars IoT

By Jenny Fielding

Digest: Internet of Things
Curator: Michael Kruk

Applications for Techstars IoT accelerator are open!

On their blog, Jenny Fielding (Managing Director) discusses the accelerator’s partner companies, alumni of the program, and covers some of the market segments they’re most interested in. Read More

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

1. How to get a startup job, even if you have an MBA

By Matheus Riolfi

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

One of the first things I heard when I arrived in San Francisco was this joke: “Silicon Valley investors value startups by adding $1M for each engineer in the team and by reducing $500k for each MBA.” Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bWoH7r

 

2. 50 Sources of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs

By Melinda Briana Epler

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee & Lilibeth Gangas

Want to know where the women investors are at and who is funding women? Check out these resources of capital for women entrepreneurs. Read More

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

 

3. The Mess at Nest Echoes the Mess in the Smart Home

By Stacey Higginbotham

Digest: Internet of Things
Curator: Michael Kruk

This article discusses the challenges faced by any company going after the smart home market and takes a deep dive into Nest’s experiences facing those challenges and others. Read More

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

 

4. Affordable Teslas? Elon Musk is about to take your brain to Mars.

By Suzanne Jacobs

Digest: Mobility & Transportation
Curator: Timo Hoffmann

Affordable, good electric automobile from Tesla. Its Model 3 seems to be a game-changer. Maybe… Read More

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

 

5. ‘Fitbit for your period’: the rise of fertility tracking

By Moira Weigel

Digest: Mobile
Curator: Edith Yeung

Investors are pouring money into apps that allow women to track their fertility. Can tech companies use data to change the world of women’s reproductive health? Read More

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

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

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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

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

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

1. I Grew Up Poor in a Rich Person’s World

By Deborah Chang

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

“Entrepreneurs are generally driven to solve the problems they themselves have experienced. The problem with the vast majority of entrepreneurs coming from middle or high income backgrounds is that the problems they choose to solve are not necessarily the ones of greatest impact.” Read More

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2. Did you miss Startup Grind’s Global Conference?

By Startup Grind

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee & Lilibeth Gangas

Missed the largest startup conference in the US? No sweat – check out the plenary session on demand. Read More

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3. Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

By Felicity Duncan

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

New data shows that teens are moving from broadcast social media to narrowcast. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bR49Ij

 

4. The Crowdfunding Guide

By Fundable

Digest: Crowdfunding
Curator: Michael Ryan Norton

A general overview of the elements of crowdfunding and a practical step-by-step guide to building your own campaign. If you think crowdfunding might be the right route for your business, this is a great place to start. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bR4FKb

 

5. Someone is pretending to be the IT guy at Hogwarts and it’s hilarious

By Stephen Daw

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

Meet the Tumblr account bringing WiFi to Harry Potter. And, you thought you had it rough… Read More

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5 Reasons Men Should Attend Women's Edition

When our organizing group decided to do a Women’s Edition, we never once entertained the idea of not letting men attend. This is for a pretty specific reason: equality and empowerment for women in entrepreneurship requires men to be involved, too.

So here you go, we have five reasons men should attend Women’s Edition. Ready? Here we go!

1. Showing up is saying that you support equality for half of the population. While women may be roughly half of the humans who occupy the planet, we ladies face inequality in virtually all aspects of employment and socioeconomic development. By showing up to say that you believe women should have a place in entrepreneurship, you’re saying that you believe in equality for half the population!

2. You will have no problem surveying women for your idea. One of the difficulties of doing customer validation is finding your audience. Women – as half the population! – are an important element of customer validation, and Women’s Edition will give you an easily-available audience of women whose customer validation will be a breeze!

3. Women make spending decisions. Most tech events are mostly men; that’s one a few places where it is forgotten that women make the spending decisions. Where real people are spending real money – and not exchanging “likes” for a “yo” or a “favorite” – 85% of all brand purchases are made by women. If you’re looking to really come up with a marketable idea, learn why women spend their dollars and where – this event is perfect for this.

4. Our speakers, mentors, and judges are out-of-this-world. We have some of the most amazing speakers, mentors, and judges showing up to help you. Yes, you. You’ll be getting face time with strong women who wouldn’t have time otherwise. You’re welcome.

5. This is the first of its kind in San Diego and you’ll be part of something amazing. There is never a reason not to attend Startup Weekend. Networking, learning, creating, building – there are so many things that happen at a Startup Weekend, and that’s why so many of us keep coming back for more.

Sign up now for SWSD Women’s Edition at SDSU May 1-3.