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The Download: Life’s too short! There is no sense in being unhappy at your job. Have the courage to start your own business and read this article for helpful tips when making your transition.
The Download: News from the UK - the first batch of cash from the government’s StartUp Loans budget will be allocated in September.
The Download: A key ingredient to a startup’s success is welcoming mentorship and feedback. Create an advisory board today and save your startup from future failure.
The Download: MEST, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, founded by Jorn Lyseggen help to mentor individuals and birth new startups. Take a look at a video where TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher interviews Jorn.
The Download: Northeastern University’s first graduating class of startups is ready to roll! The Idea, North Eastern’s accelerator program, hosts roughly 80 startups and is run by students.
The Download: A perfect example of the bridge between Madison and Mountain View! The renaissance of the New York tech community where technology is marrying content has hit, and Codeacademy, a startup that teaches amateur software developers how to code, is on the edge of this industry shift.
The Download: Grab your bottles of rum you Chief Pirate Officers, and learn more about Startup Pirates, a non-profit organization supporting startups by creating accelerator programs and opportunities to pitch great ideas to investors. Hi ho startup away!
The Download: Take it from these guys: your fellow entrepreneurs are sharing their advice on mistakes to avoid when pitching to investors.