How to protect your business idea when working with developers and partners

App development isn’t a one-person job. To make a quality product, you will need to work with partners who can help to fund the project and guide it through all of the steps between idea conception and market success. You will also need developers who can help to make your idea into a functioning and practical reality. The problem that keeps many people up at night is how to get potential partners and developers on board without telling them all of the information that they would need to steal your idea and take it to market without you. This is […] Read More

How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Programmer for Your Startup

Recently, Inc magazine published an article predicting the best industry opportunities for entrepreneurs in the coming year. The recommended suggestions are as follows: Biometric Scanning Software, Fraud Detection Software, Corporate Wellness, Sustainable Building Materials, Drone Manufacturing, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Food Analytics and Tech. This means that out of the 9 industries believed to be the perfect place for entrepreneurs to invest in for the near future, 6 of them were directly tied to software development. It seems that the author was onto something. After all, the tech industry certainly isn’t going away anytime soon. According to Forbe’s 2016 […] Read More

The Best Books for Entrepreneurs

We live in a world of rapid growth and continuous innovation. Depending on what side of the fence you stand on – this can be a good or bad thing. However, for today’s entrepreneurs, there’s one indisputable fact. Self-education and lifelong learning are absolutely essential to success in the new economy. Abraham Lincoln once famously declared, “All I have learned, I learned from books.” If you want to stay ahead of the curve and grow in mind and in practice – do it the old-fashioned way and download these ebooks onto your Kindle cloud as soon as possible. Here are […] Read More

What is wrong with incubators and why are we starting a new one?

When Bill Gross created Idealabin 1996, during the early days of the internet boom, startup incubators were a fairly unique concept. Incubators differ from research and tech parks. Incubators are strictly dedicated to startups. Most tech parks do not offer any business assistance services. Business incubation has jump-started our economy in many cases. Now accelerators and incubators have multiplied and are found all over the world. In the most recent count, it was determined that there are more than 6000 accelerators and incubators out there. In theory, they do a great job. In our local market, 1871 is a thriving […] Read More

The hitchhikers guide to part-time non-tech founders

Is it possible to launch a startup while working somewhere else? It’s a question that many new founders face. You have new business ideas – ones that are most likely related to your current job or interests. Unfortunately, most people with these thoughts do not take action and the contemplation of starting a business never amounts to more than a dream. While this is an unfortunate truth for the majority of potential entrepreneurs, a handful of them do actually take the plunge and become successful, full-time entrepreneurs. When I started my software development company, I had a full-time position at […] Read More