The Power of Trust

Shilpa Prasad | June 2, 2016 | Entrepreneurship, YouNoodle
I recently watched a TED talk by one of the co founders of AirBnB. In it, he asks people in the audience to unlock their phone and hand it over to the stranger sitting next to them to showcase how important “trust” is to their business. Having said that, trust is not only important when interacting with clients and third parties to a company. A recent Forbes article mentions that the costs of not having Read More

A Truly Global Startup Revolution. A Case for Diversity in the Workplace.

Mariana Camacho | May 17, 2016 | YouNoodle
Humanae by Angélica Daas Over the past decades studies keep showing the beneficial role of diversity for businesses and organizations. Big companies are investing thousands of dollars in an effort to build a diverse workforce and implement inclusive practices inside their organizations. Nevertheless, results from this have not come fast enough. Numbers still don’t show enough women and people from all different ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds represented across all levels in any given organization Read More

Being a Mom makes you a better Entrepreneur and Executive – Part 2

Adele Burnes | May 10, 2016 | Adele Burnes, Entrepreneurship, YouNoodle
YouNoodle COO Adele Burnes. This is the second part of a two blog series on motherhood and entrepreneurship. To read the first part click here. Benjamin Franklin famously said “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” and trust me, being a working mother makes you the busiest person around. Having said that, I’m not leaning back, I’m stepping up my game by becoming a mom. To all those young women out Read More

Being a Mom makes you a better Entrepreneur and Executive – Part 1

Adele Burnes | May 5, 2016 | Adele Burnes, Entrepreneurship, YouNoodle
YouNoodle COO Adele Burnes with her twin boys. Yup, I said it – being a mom makes me a BETTER entrepreneur and executive. In becoming a mom, I’m not leaning back, I’m stepping up my game. While I may not have anticipated this, it is 100% true. I have worked at YouNoodle for almost 5 years, and after 3 years of creating, building and leading up the Client Happiness team, I had twin boys and Read More

YouNoodle the Polyglot

Mariana Camacho | May 3, 2016 | YouNoodle
Don’t get lost in translation. YouNoodle Judge comes in 10 different languages (and counting)! As an international company we understand, value and prioritize diversity. Because our founders Torsten Kolind (Danish, US/UK educated) & Rebeca Hwang (Argentine-Korean, US educated) have such international backgrounds, it’s no surprise that the people that have been attracted to YouNoodle over the years have the same type of diverse backgrounds. Our team has people from all over the world, from Korea Read More

How is food+tech changing the food industry as we know it?

Mariana Camacho | April 26, 2016 | Entrepreneurship
Image from Being sustainable is not just about creating a low carbon economy. If we truly want to lead a healthier life not only for ourselves but for our planet we need to pay attention to what we eat. That’s where innovation comes in. Over the past couple of years we have seen a rapid growth in the food+tech industry. Products and projects like sensors and software that help farmers improve margins, crowdfunding platforms Read More

Being Green Isn’t Easy, Or Is It?

Shilpa Prasad | April 20, 2016 | Startup Engagement
Green City Solutions uses a unique combination of IoT technology and plants to drive sustainability Being green isn’t easy, especially when you’re a startup. With product deadlines and marketing budgets, Startup life leaves little time for little else much less the environment. While this is understandable, there are lots of things that any startup can do to impact the environment. With a little research and creativity, one can become an eco-friendly entrepreneur. For those who Read More

Startups bring in the novelty, corporations the experience.

Mariana Camacho | April 11, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Startup Competitions, Startup Engagement
Intel Corporate Innovation Challenge As you have seen in the past weeks, we have been sharing ways for corporations to engage with startup ecosystems. There are multiple ways for organizations to reach out and innovate in partnership with startups. If sourcing startups outside your industry or looking for support to solve a problem you have  are not the type of startup engagement programs you want to run, there are other options. Another great way to Read More

Make startup engagement work for your organization

Mariana Camacho | April 4, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Startup Competitions, Startup Engagement
Genentech’s Innovation Challenge 2016 On our previous post we shared one way we have seen companies approach startups via innovation programs by looking for startups that are working outside of an organization’s industry and engaging with them to see what’s out there. But what if you want to source startups from your industry who have a different approach to things than you? There are multiple ways in which startups and corporations team up. Startups thrive on Read More

Growing in new markets? Why startup engagement is for you

Mariana Camacho | March 28, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Startup Competitions
Verizon’s Corporate Innovation Challenge 2015 Years of working with corporations and startups together have shown us that many times corporations aren’t very aware of how to engage with the startup world or how they can benefit from a startup innovation program/challenge/competition. After hosting thousands of global innovation programs on our platform, we have seen multiple ways in which big businesses can engage with the startup ecosystem. They can both gain powerful and innovative ideas by Read More
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