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Rethinking Uber

Once the darling of every mobile urbanite, it’s hard to recall a company that’s endured more bad press and scandal than Uber. Their labor practices are problematic. They’ve long fostered a workplace culture of misogyny. Their business model is questionable. Their leadership is in flux.

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Startup Culture in Emerging Markets

Tech entrepreneurs have been flocking to Silicon Valley for years in pursuit of joining California’s list of successful startups. Silicon Valley is reputed as being one of the biggest tech hubs in the United States—and for good reason. The market is saturated with investors, the

notable startup accelerators of 2016

Larry Scheinfeld: Three Most Notable Accelerators of 2016

With nearly 200 accelerators professing to teach startups business savvy and connect them with financiers, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. While startups like AirBnB, Dropbox, and Reddit have benefited from using the same top accelerator, many copycat programs (which grow in

Women Entrepreneurs lean in to help other female entrepreneurs

Larry Scheinfeld: Women Entrepreneurs Are Leaning In Too

Women supporting women has been a trend since The “Lean In” Movement began in 2013, as a result of Sheryl Sandberg’s book with the same title. Sandberg’s words have women everywhere re-evaluating their leadership approach and role in the corporate world, by addressing challenges head

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Larry Scheinfeld: The Politics of Silicon Valley

For the past two decades, startups have been a major driving force of innovation. Companies such as AirBnB, Seamless, and Uber have dramatically reshaped our economy as they made life unprecedentedly more convenient. Unfortunately, innovation often comes with a hefty price tag, which is why

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Larry Scheinfeld: LinkedIn Acquires Recruiting Help

LinkedIn just recently made a strategic acquisition that should help in their mission of finding and curating talent. They’ve officially announced their purchase of Connectifier, an innovative startup helping recruiters find top talent. Connectifier has a very impressive client list, including Dropbox, Facebook, eBay, Netflix,