Category: Entrepreneurship

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

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

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

Mariana Camacho | April 26, 2016 | Entrepreneurship
Image from shutterstock.com 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

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

February’s Featured Startups

Shilpa Prasad | February 9, 2016 | Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized
Engineers transforming Natural Gases to Chemicals Industrial chemical manufacturing is a multi-billion-dollar business quietly being disrupted by a small team in the east bay. Backed by Y Combinator, Industrial Microbes is led by 3 synthetic biologists developing microorganisms that will convert natural gas into industrial chemicals. Most chemical manufacturers use sugar to engineer the chemicals they need to produce. According to their interview with TechCrunch “Natural gases are 75 percent cheaper than sugar. They’re cheaper 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

The Puerto Rican Government looks to Entrepreneurship for Answers

Shilpa Prasad | January 12, 2016 | Entrepreneurship, Startup Competitions
Director of Parallel 18, Sebastian Vidal, talks with CNN about the new Puerto Rican government entrepreneurship initiative. Once fueled by its coffee and sugar production, Puerto Rico is turning towards entrepreneurship to transform its economy. Parallel 18 is a new dynamic economic initiative from the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust to jumpstart Puerto Rico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year Parallel 18 will host 2 cohorts of 40 startups for a five-month period. These startups Read More

How do YouNoodle?

Shilpa Prasad | January 5, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Startup Engagement, Torsten Kolind, YouNoodle
A YouNoodle original poster from 2010. “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare Here’s a fun story about our odd startup name and no it does not involve noodles. When Torsten Kolind and Rebeca Hwang founded YouNoodle in 2010, they built what appears to be a zany pasta factory from an original poster we found in our storage room. However, YouNoodle originated Read More

Grow your startup with Next Step Challenge and Bang & Olufsen

Olivia Bechetoille | November 18, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Startup Competitions
YouNoodle, Next Step Challenge and global audio design brand Bang & Olufsen have partnered up to identify 7 startups poised to shape the future of sound. This program is an international competition for startups working within the fields of sound, home integration, design, IoT and streaming. Besides the opportunity to win the grand prize of EUR 250k, you’ll get the chance to have access to Bang & Olufsen’s expertise and facilities throughout the 6-month program Read More
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