Do you want to join the “Billion Dollar Club“? Do you think you can really build a successful startup and get it valued at the magical figure of $1B? Do you believe to know what is the most appropriate decision to take to make your people happy as well as increasing revenues? Are you ready to…

Leadership has been discussed many times. As well as the idea whether it can be trained or not. Having worked with many C-executives, I stick to the opinion that leadership comes from the inside, although a proper training will never hurt. But training is more like polishing a diamond, rather than creating it. Here below,…

In a crowded space where startup accelerators are growing like mushrooms after a rainy day, either funded by state or by corporates, it is crucial to find a winning model that attract the right entrepreneurs. Startup accelerators or incubators are means for startup founders around the world to create their dream, especially in those areas…

Big corporations have long understood the need to be present (and acquire) new startups to either eliminate long-term potential competitors or get technology that are not able to develop fast enough. Another way corporations are starting to play a crucial role in the startup world is by funding so-called corporate startup accelerators. These are pretty much…

The ultimate investor blogs list to follow is a collection of top VCs and angel investors blogs every startup founder should read. As a startup founder, we are always on the look for answers to our doubts. We don’t know everything, and we know it, even if we behave differently. We live in this state…

What are the best startup accelerators?  A difficult question to answer, especially looking at an international landscape. The number of startup accelerators keeps growing almost daily worldwide. On f6s.com, the larger database of startup accelerators, it is possible to find a staggering 4148 results. But how to spot the best startup accelerators? Depending on what we look at,…

Poor leadership is poisonous. It creates a toxic environment where employees struggle to perform and it affects trust in management. The entire organisation will be facing challenges as bad leaders take on key roles. As if this is not bad enough, it will reach beyond the company’s borders, creating a negative aura around the firm.…

Growing a startup into a successful business requires efforts and time. The more your company grows, the more process you need to put in place to align teams and departments. Some processes can be verbal, others need softwares to ensure efficiency. Implementing new tools into a company structure can be challenging but also financially demanding. Although complicated, and often time…

“I am an entrepreneur” … “I am a co-founder” … “I have a startup“… I loved to say these words. I loved to secretely and modestly brag about my status. I loved to described my idea and being admired for having the balls to making the jump. Oh yes, I loved it! Let’s be honest,…

The tech startup industry is booming; with more and more startups being created daily by wannabe entrepreneurs and unicorn creators, the need for having your employees surrounding you in an office is getting old-fashioned. The office setting is under pressure, with remote video calls, outsourcing, and workers in coffee bars on the rise, is it…

Sales, marketing, pitching, creating power points – This is the skill you need to elevate I had the exciting opportunity to build up global companies several times and if I could go back in time, I wish I could tell myself to learn the skill of creating amazing Value Propositions sooner. The ability to create…

Getting that sign on a contract that seals the sale is a long and challenging process. Startup founders often forget the importance of sales and focus on building products that few really want. Sales is as important as product development. Probably the biggest misconception about sales is that it can be easily done by anyone. Entrepreneurs need to realise…

Closing in sales is THE most important (and probably the only) thing that really matters if we have a startup or a sales team that needs to sell our product. If we don’t close, we are not selling, hence we are not doing our job. It doesn’t really matter how many leads we generate in a day, how many people…

The Hungarian startup ecosystem has been developing intensively in the past few years. Many successful startups started here, like Prezi, Ustream or LogMeln. All these companies have their development center still in Budapest. Along with the internationally known Hungarian startups, there are others who are also having great potential, however, they are not yet internationally recognized. They are the Hungarian…

The world’s economy has always been dependent on startups and innovative business ideas, but what does the current landscape look like and who are the driving forces behind today’s entrepreneurial race? The data from 38 trusted sources uncovered interesting facts about dynamics of today’s entrepreneurial activities around the world. While the United States keep a…

[This article originally appeared on Gild Collective Blog] Let me preface everything by saying I used to be very much in the same mindset that most men and many women are still in. That of, “Women don’t have that much of a disadvantage; they should just work a little harder. It’s not worth worrying about.” After…

For many founders in startup land, startup accelerators are the best way to take their idea to the next level. Funding, mentorship, community value, potential clients and VCs introduction are just some of the advantages that one could enjoy. There are thousands of startup accelerators worldwide. Perhaps if you leave in a reasonably populated area you…