Entries by Lloyd Waldo

An Exit is Not a Vision

I attended a pitching competition this weekend, as I do many times each year. This one was not unlike many others. Most of the pitches were very interesting, and I liked many of the ideas. But I noticed something I didn’t like. Aside from the usual little foibles like “we’re the Uber of X” (probably […]

Exclusive Interview: Neuron Soundware Wins Yet Another Award

Neuron Soundware: Winning Awards and Customers Since leaving StartupYard in this year, Neuron Soundware has made “soundwaves” in the startup community in Europe, winning multiple awards, including Vodafone’s Idea of the Year, and now, this week, Ceska Sporitelna’s Startup of the Year. The company has come a long way in a year– from a small […]

5 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Mentors

As we welcome our Batch 7 startups for their month of intensive mentoring with StartupYard’s community of over 100 mentors, we start as always with a focus on two things: product positioning, and mentor relationships. Product positioning, as you can see from our piece on that above, is essential to building the communication tools a […]

StartupYard Batch 7: Visualized

StartupYard is getting ready to welcome 7 startups, with founders from at least 7 countries next week, for the start of StartupYard Batch 7. As we did before our last round, we find it very useful now to look back on the applications, and see what’s changed this time around. Where are people applying? What […]