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Hong Kong Startup Connects New Businesses With Talented Job Seekers

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Karena Belin is a recent GA grad, and co-founder of W Hub,  a profile-driven platform that showcases the entrepreneur and team behind the startup. Karena took the Business Fundamentals & Tactics course to build a foundation for her startup’s business plan. 

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A Startup Founder’s Journey With Code

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James Ingallinera, far right, is the co-founder and CEO of Founder House, a co-living network for creators. He recently graduated from GA’s Web Development Immersive in New York City. 

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18 Motivating Quotes from Top Entrepreneurs

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While it might seem strange that one of the most often cited “Top Entrepreneur” quotes comes from an anonymous student, the truth of the sentiment can’t be denied:

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” -A Student of Warren G. Tracy, Busted Knuckle Garage

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14 Startup Terms to Learn Before You Get Funding

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A startup is more than an early stage company. It’s a small operation reaching for something big; an innovation ready to explode. If this sounds like your business, learn some of the latest startup lingo to help you in the early funding stages.

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10 Books To Read Before Pitching Your Startup

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One of the first things a startup should build is a library. Business books can help hone or disrupt your way of thinking (sometimes in ways that are subtle, sometimes in thunderclaps), they can help you learn from examples and case studies, and they keep you up with the latest jargon at pitch meetings and cocktail parties. Of course, new books come out all the time, and everyone has their personal favorites, but these essential titles should help you fill your startup library.

Related Story: Considering Business School? Read These 10 Books Instead

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Dirty Laundry Got You Down? There’s An App For That

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Juan Dulanto ImageWe know what you’re doing. You’re staring at that big ole’ pile of dirty laundry, letting it accumulate, wishing that someone would just pick it up and do it for you. Well, Washio founder Juan Dulanto knows how you feel, and he started a company to do just that. 

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5 Reasons to Take the Leap and Be Your Own CEO

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If you’re experiencing fatigue at least five days a week, hypersensitivity to everything office-related, including timecards and long meetings, and nausea at the thought of staying at your current job any longer… then you’re probably suffering from what I call a “corporate allergy.”

Unfortunately, this sort of allergy isn’t relieved so simply as popping a few Claritin. If you’re in this position, don’t worry (I’ve been there, and help clients through similar situations every day). It’s just time to get clear about what to do next.

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Counterintuitive Business Thoughts from MOO.com Founder Richard Moross

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This week in London, we attended a talk given by Richard Moross, CEO and founder of MOO.com. The event was implemented through Startup Grind London at the Cass Business School, and was a fireside chat about how Moross revolutionized a 500 year-old industry: printing!  To boot, it was Startup Grind’s six-month anniversary in London; each month they have a successful speaker connect to and inspire a  group of entrepreneurs.

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Why I Did Not Go To Jail

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This post originally appeared on Ben Horowitz’s blog.
We’re excited to host Ben on March 5th in NYC for a Fireside Chat. RSVP here.

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A lot of people have been asking me what my upcoming book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, will be like. Here’s a piece that I wrote for the book that did not make the cut. I still think it’s a pretty good story and gives you a flavor.

I just tell the truth so I’m cool in every hood spot
21 years and I ain’t ever met a good cop
—Drake, “I’m Goin In”

After we transitioned the business from Loudcloud to Opsware, we needed a head of finance. Therefore, when the CFO from one of the best-run enterprise software companies became available, I jumped at the chance to hire her.

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Alumni Interview: Zachariah & Wesley

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Meet Zachariah Reitano & Wesley Carr, graduates of our Web Development Immersive and creators of Shout, the mobile app for a new marketplace, available now in the AppStore.

1. What were you doing before you came to GA?

W: I was taking a year off from college (which I didn’t want to go back to), working at a yoga studio and in rehabilitation for my left foot.

Z: I attended Columbia University. I graduated in May with a degree in Economics and Creative Writing.

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