Author: Adele Burnes

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

Growing your Innovation Economy through Startups – How to become a startup nation.

Adele Burnes | March 14, 2016 | Entrepreneurship
Every single (net) new job created in the US in the past 25 years has been created by startups or SMEs, according to a recent study by the Kauffman Foundation. It is therefore no surprise that governments everywhere are looking to the startup world for tomorrow’s economic growth. The global startup revolution is upon us, and smart governments harness its power in ways you wouldn’t have thought possible. YouNoodle has worked with many governments around Read More

YouNoodle is a Mini UN

Adele Burnes | March 8, 2016 | YouNoodle
Happy International Women’s Day! YouNoodle is a mini UN, and we believe innovation is powered by diversity Today, the UN is recognizing International Women’s Day, with the theme of “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” and I am proud to be part of a startup tech company that apparently got there 14 years early. YouNoodle needs to be a small nimble fast moving startup, and we simply can’t do that without Read More

Dear corporates, stop buying desks at local incubators!

Adele Burnes | January 26, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Entrepreneurship
Instead of buying a desk at your local incubator, run a targeted startup program. Ask your local incubator or accelerator if they work with corporations, and they will most likely try to sell you a desk or a sponsorship. Presence in your local incubator is a great tool for staff training and startup environment acclimatization. However, if you think you are going to find tomorrow’s business model there, you are most likely wrong. Let’s look Read More

5 Actionable Tips: Manage the Judging Round of Your Startup Competition Like a Pro

Adele Burnes | November 12, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, New Features, Startup Competitions, Updates
In one of our previous blog posts we covered the topic of setting up a Judging Form. After this task has been completed, it is equally important to efficiently manage your competition judging rounds. We have developed a checklist that will help you complete all activities related to your judging round. Establish your judging guidelines: Prior to assigning entries to judges, decide on how many judges should review each entry. We recommend that each entry Read More

DevelopHer Toy & Game Challenge: Changing the Toy Aisles for Girls [Case Study]

Adele Burnes | November 12, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Startup Competitions, Uncategorized
YouNoodle is excited to share an impressive client success story: today we are featuring the DevelopHer Foundation. The DevelopHer Toy & Game Challenge encourages, recognizes and accelerates toys and games focused on girls ages 3-12 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Studies show we become what we play with, and DevelopHer is focused on changing the toy aisles for girls. DevelopHer used YouNoodle’s online competition platform for managing the Challenge from beginning to end, Read More

3 Tips for Managing Applications for Your Startup Competition

Adele Burnes | November 10, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, New Features, Startup Competitions, Updates
After you have set up and tested your entry form, you are almost ready to start receiving applications for your competition or program. On YouNoodle Judge, you can open your entry round and push your competition live in a couple of clicks. A convenient indicator in the status bar will let you know that your competition has been successfully launched.   You don’t have to wait until your entry round closes to get insights about Read More

CANVAS by Marriott: an Innovative Approach To the Traditional Industry [Case Study]

Adele Burnes | November 3, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Newsletter, Startup Competitions
We like to feature our clients regularly and this month we focus on the Marriott Hotel in Budapest Hungary, who recently hosted CANVAS, a hospitality startup collaboration on a global level that invites passionate, local entrepreneurs to test their new food and drink business ideas in Marriott’s hotel-based concept labs. In Budapest, staff at the hotel noticed that there was a large empty space in the hotel with an excellent view of the Danube River—and Read More

The Venture – a $1 Million Competition by Chivas Regal

Adele Burnes | November 3, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Latin America, Newsletter, Startup Competitions, Updates
Chivas Regal is launching the second year of The Venture, a $1 Million competition for innovative social entrepreneurs from around the world. The Venture is open to established, for-profit startups that tackle a social or environmental issue through enterprise and commerce. You can find out more about the competition here.
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