This pages contains useful links for Entrepreneurs. In no particular order. Leave us your suggestions in the comments. Enjoy!
“General Assembly is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We provide educational programming, space, and support to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experience.”
“In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new model of startup funding. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money (average $18k) in a large number of startups (most recently 65). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present to a large audience of investors. But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.”
“SeedStartup is an intense startup acceleration program that provides seed investment + world class mentorship to founders of web & mobile startups. Entrepreneurs build their product under the guidance of other successful entrepreneurs, product experts, and seasoned investors – taking it from an idea to a fundable business.”
“Wamda is a platform designed to empower entrepreneurs in the MENA region. It takes a 360 degree approach to providing the support that entrepreneurs need, filling the gaps in the emerging MENA ecosystem via three primary platforms: the media site, the Wamda Capital Fund and various programs and products.”
“The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) Entrepreneurship Corner is a free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning. The mission of the project is to support and encourage faculty around the world who teach entrepreneurship to future scientists and engineers, as well as those in management and other disciplines. The site has been developed by a dynamic team of educators, entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).”
Venture Hacks is a blog packed full with advice for start-ups. The writers keep it to the point: “We’re Nivi and Naval. We’ve founded companies like Epinions; invested $20M in companies like Twitter; helped start companies backed by Sequoia, Benchmark, Kleiner Perkins, and Atlas; and advised many others. We’re students of life and Venture Hacks shares the best startup advice we’ve got.”
The Lean Start-Up
“The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers’ hands faster. The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development.”
Entrepreneur.com had resources for startups and small businesses at every stage of the process. Of particular interest is “The ‘Treps,” a section of the site dedicated to early-stage startups and featuring bios and lessons-learned from industry experts and up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
Venture Beat covers everything tech, entrepreneur and venture-related. The site maintains channels covering business and venture trends in media, tech, green and social media industries. The “Entrepreneur” channel is particularly interesting, with spotlights on rising start-ups, private companies and entrepreneurs.
“Women 2.0 is an emerging global media company for aspiring and current female entrepreneurs to launch successful, scalable and innovative ventures.” This website and network is a forum and resource center dedicated to the female entrepreneur.
“A curated library of the web’s best entrepreneurship videos.” This site is curated and maintained by Rony El Nashar, the Dubai-based VC of Seed Startup.
Tech Crunch is the go-to site for information and spotlights on the latest tech and start-up news. Track the latest developments in the tech start-up world in North America and in Europe with up-to-the-hour blog updates and articles.
Start Up Nation
“StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We created this site to be your one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, and we’re thrilled that StartupNation has grown to be the leading online content and community resource for entrepreneurs. Inside our site, you’ll find all the easy-to-follow, practical information you could ever need to start and grow your own successful business.”
Academic Earth | Entrepreneurship
Academic Earth’s Entrepreneurship section provides quick access to a broad spectrum of free video courses on entrepreneurship delivered by university professors, investors and successful entrepreneurs.
Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
“The Martin Trust Center team educates and develops leaders of successful high-tech ventures by offering best-in-class educational courses and executive programs powered by MIT’s leading-edge technology and business research.”
A digital magazine dedicated to small businesses and start-ups. “The place where entrepreneurs and business owners can find useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses.”
All Business | Business Boot Camp
“These 23 articles, forms, tools, and checklists give you everything you need to turn your idea into an actual company. You’ll learn the essentials of entrepreneurship, how to write a business plan, secrets to figuring out how much cash you’ll need, tips to avoid critical mistakes, and much more.”
Created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Entrepreneurship.org was formed as a free, online international resource designed to help build entrepreneurial economies. Entrepreneurship.org features a vast array of content and resources to assist entrepreneurs, business mentors, policy makers, academics and investors through each phase of the entrepreneurial process. The content ranges from resources entrepreneurs need to launch a company to policies and research that has been conducted regarding entrepreneurship.
“We are one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations, recognised for our authority, integrity and accuracy. We provide a broad range of essential services to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.” Financial Times is a go-to resource for all top entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurship section is full of advice for young start-ups.
The Wall Street Journal
One of the world’s premier business and finance publications, The Wall Street Journal is a source small business owners, entrepreneurs and investors across the globe who seek reliable, up-to-the-minute financial news and content. The Small Business section is particularly relevant for entrepreneurs, tracking areas of need in global business and profiling successful start-ups.
Forbes | Entrepreneurs
The Entrepreneurship section of Forbes.com hosts blogs, videos and reports all targeted to entrepreneurs and small business owners hoping to one day make it onto Forbes’ famous lists. The site’s Leadership section also holds value for entrepreneurs with a collection of articles, videos and reports on best practices in business leadership.
Find the latest blogs on entrepreneurship from across the web. Or follow your area of interest for the most up-to-date news, reviews and opinions on the topics that most concern you and your business. With one Mashable account, you can follow them all: social media, tech, business, entertainment and more.
The Next Web
Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. The Next Web also maintains active reporting channels on Entrepreneurship and the Middle East, often being one of the first sites on the web to review the work of Arab entrepreneurs.
AME Info is the go-to resource for the latest news in business in the Middle East. With news on industries, companies, events and job openings, as well as coverage of international deals, AME Info provides start-ups, small business and entrepreneurs all the information needed to stay on top of the market.
Zawya is the leading online business intelligence platform focusing on the Middle East & North Africa. Tools include detailed profiles on the top companies in the Middle East and North Africa, Zawya Dow Jones live news, comprehensive industry and asset class research, as well as an exclusive online network for professionals focusing on the region.
SME Advisor Middle East is aimed at business owners and senior executives across the GCC. Armed with practical advice, it has been highlighting key business issues for the small and medium enterprise segment since its launch in 2005.
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. Startup Weekends happen across the globe, including in Dubai: http://dubai.startupweekend.org
Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders was launched on June 12, 2002 and was formed with a vision to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in Dubai, encourage and facilitate the development of business and entrepreneurial activity among UAE nationals and catalyze the development and growth of a key sector of the economy, the small and medium business sector.
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