In 2005, renowned entrepreneur and academician Steve Blank published The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Inspiring tons of new ideas for start-ups, the book advocates a renewed focus on customer development as a cornerstone to build a solid business. In this new series, we’ll crystallize Blank’s theory into a few tactical steps, cut to size for young fledgling companies.

In 2005, renowned entrepreneur and academician Steve Blank published "The Four Steps to the Epiphany". Inspiring tons of new ideas for start-ups, the book advocates a renewed focus on customer development as a cornerstone to build a solid business. In this new series, we’ll crystallize Blank’s theory into a few tactical steps, cut to size for young fledgling companies.

Een positieve cashflow is onontbeerlijk voor elk bedrijf dat duurzaam wil groeien. Ook voor softwarebedrijven – van SaaS-providers tot web- en appbouwers – is financiële ademruimte essentieel. Om die ondernemingen meer inzicht te geven in cashflowmechanismen, ontwikkelde Omar Mohout, Senior Advisor bij Sirris, vijf praktische bedrijfsmodellen.Een kosten- en inkomstenstructuur op maat van elk type softwarebedrijf, dat is de opzet van Omar’s Financial Business Models for Software & Web Service Companies. De methodologie beschrijft vijf modellen – Pay Now, Later, Never, Soon en Pay

On Sunday, the day before Cyber Monday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that the company is working on Amazon Prime Air, a new delivery service, whereby Amazon would deliver goods at your door by an army of drones. The Internet raved about the idea (just Google for Amazon Prime Air and you'll find links to the story on all major newspapers and blogs), the video attracted 6Mo+ views within 3 days. Hours after the video went live, you could already find in-depth articles of people who were arguing that this is the future of parcel delivery, and an equal amount of people giving all sorts of arguments why this will never ever work.

The "PAY NOW" cash flow model for software companies explained in just 10 slides from Omar MohoutThe "PAY NOW" Cash Flow Model for Software Companies Explained in Just 10 Slides

De inspirerende keynote-conferentie 'Failing Forward' wil het stigma doorbreken dat aan falen in België, en Europa in het algemeen, kleeft. Succesvolle tech-ondernemers brengen er hun verhaal van vallen en opstaan.iMinds, ABE and Sirris brengen u dit event in samenwerking met Startups.be, niet om het falen an sich in de kijker te zetten, maar eerder als erkenning dat heel wat van de successen vandaag vooraf gegaan werden door fouten, mislukkingen en 'lessons learned' in al hun mogelijke vormen.Aan het woord komen succesvolle tech-ondernemers, maar ook sprekers uit andere disciplines en

Many companies feel that they don’t have a grip on all the ideas that are “floating around” in the company and that might bring added value to the product(s). In order to get an overview of these ideas, they install a centrally-accessible idea database that makes it easier to search for ideas and to submit new ones. These databases come in different forms and shapes, ranging from Excel files over issue tracking systems to dedicated idea management tools. Some companies even open these up to their customers.

How to grow and scale your web or software? Would you like to offer your software platform as a web service or app? Is the migration of your product to a cloud, SaaS or app offering a path paved with question marks? Do you want to use your software as the primary growth driver? Or do you prefer creating value by integrating innovative software in your product?

“Why Software Is Eating The World” is an article written by Marc Andreessen for The Wall Street Journal. Marc Andreessen became the godfather of the Internet browser when he founded Netscape back in 1994. Netscape was the first company to capitalize on the World Wide Web by launching the web browser Netscape Navigator. Netscape’s open source offspring Firefox is still immensely popular.

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