Tak Lo: How business guys/MBAs guys can break into the startup ecosystem

Tak Lo: How business guys/MBAs guys can break into the startup ecosystem

Two years ago, Tak Lo was one of many MBA graduates wanting to break into the startup ecosystem. He tried consulting for startups, applying to work for startups and even offered to work for free for startups. After struggling to find any traction, he started my own company. Thankfully, there are other paths.

Greg Isenberg: Advice to Montreal (and other growing startup communities)

Greg Isenberg: Advice to Montreal (and other growing startup communities)

This is a guest post by Greg Isenberg, the founder and CEO of 5by, a startup acquired by StumbleUpon in September. Greg recently moved the company from Montreal to San Francisco to be close to StumbleUpon’s offices. The following is an excerpt from a post he wrote thanking the Montreal community that is applicable advice to growing startup communities everywhere.

Three benefits of bringing events like BarCamp, Ignite and Startup Drinks to your city

Three benefits of bringing events like BarCamp, Ignite and Startup Drinks to your city

A few weeks ago I wrote a post, “The value in bringing a movement to your city”, discussing one benefit of having your community participate in the type of programming that operates in many cities like 1 Million Cups, Startup Weekend and TEDx.

In addition to that benefit — creating a collective, national/global platform for a topic of importance — there’s a few other ideas I wanted to share as I thought more broadly about events like BarCamp, Ignite, Startup Drinks, Startup Grind, etc. that share an overall brand but are organized independently at the local level in cities around the world.

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