This is a useful and straightforward introduction to thinking about paying an employee in cash vs. paying them with equity (an ownership stake in the startup).
Interesting new Q&A site for entrepreneurs:
Here’s how they describe what it is:
“This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for entrepreneurs looking to start or run a new business. It’s 100% free, no registration required.”
Here’s an interesting discussion on PaidContent.org (a site we talked about in last night’s class) about the rationale and impact of Apple’s decision to collect a 30% on subscriptions, which we talked about in class:
How far have newspapers fallen? In advance of our class discussion about the state of digital content revenue and the fate of newspapers, here is what industry experts were thinking five years ago. In 2006, I interviewed industry experts about where newspapers were headed. Here’s what they said.
Here are the details on tonight’s optional class trip/event at WNYC’s Greene Space:
The event begins at 7pm, we’re meeting there at 6:45pm.
The Greene Space’s Event summary:
Using tape and visual imagery, Brooke and Bob will plumb the depths of the deepest thinkers on the subject – Ethan Zuckerman, Evgeny Morozov and Clive Thompson among them – to explore the impact of new media and the internet on our brains, our social lives, our politics and our world. They’ll offer evidence for both sides of the argument: the one that says we face a cyber-Utopia, the other foreseeing a soul-shrinking Dystopia.
Then they’ll ask the audience to vote on it. There will also be great jazz.
HOSTED BY: Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone
Directions: The Greene Space is:
@ 44 Charlton Street (on the corner of Charlton and Varick) New York, New York 10014
@ 93.9 FM, AM 820, and 105.9 FM
1 to Houston Street or Canal Street OR C/E to Spring Street
M20 downtown or uptown, M6 uptown, M21 cross town.
Here are a few Week 1 links for you, including two from your classmates. Feel free to share links with the class on this blog.
1) Here’s a list of entrepreneurial-journalism-related links I maintain: Delicious.com/silverboat/entrepreneurialjournalism
2) … And a list of general entrepreneurship links: Delicious.com/silverboat/entrepreneurship
3) From Mariana:
Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor | Both Sides of the Table
4) From Drani:
An Online Course: “Startup and Go”
Their Program Summary:
“Startup and Go” is a collection of talks from the very beginning of the Founder Institute’s startup accelerator program – which, in less than two years, has launched over 250 technology companies in over 15 cities worldwide. Taught by some of the program’s highest-rated Mentors, this course helps you create a strong foundation for a technology startup – from a properly vetted and researched idea, to a strong initial team. We’ve also included some follow-on assignments to help you turn these lessons into immediate action. The goal? To help you finally Startup and Go build your dream company.
This course includes three topics – Startup Ideation, Startup Research, and Startup Hiring, Firing & Co-Founders.
Welcome to the start of the Entrepreneurial Journalism Program at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism! Over the next few months, we’ll dive into the world of entrepreneurship by moving from ideas to execution. Welcome to the program!