Haig Kayserian


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Every Business Can Gamify — 3 Simple Ways to Start

Digital

When ‘social’ was the ‘in’ thing online, businesses were falling over one another trying to turn their businesses’ online presence more social. Many were unsuccessful. Now… ‘gamification’ is the ‘in’ [...]

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Launches Need A Plan Too — 3 Strategies To Use

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Committed entrepreneurs are always strategizing about their startups. Even in their sleep. They plan the startup’s journey, their exit, and most things in between. Something that is often missed, but [...]

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Hey Pitchers: Here Are 10 Questions Investors Need You To Answer

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The latest pitching season has just ended at KAYWEB Angels, during which we invited approximately 30 of 200-plus funding applicants to present their ideas in person. We allowed these individuals [...]

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The Angel Investor: Inflexibility is a Sure Way to Fail

Digital

My team of angel investors just made our latest series of investments. We read over 200 submitted applications, witnessed over 20 pitches in person, and made three investments in web [...]

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The Netflix Lesson for Startups

Digital

A key lesson for web startups has emerged from the recent bad press and hostility directed at the online movie rentals powerhouse, Netflix. Netflix provides on-demand movies and shows streamed [...]

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4 Ideas To Consider When Choosing the Location for Your Startup

Digital

When planning an online or mobile business, founders and co-founders must begin discussing ‘location’ as soon as possible. By location, I particularly refer to the launch and base location(s) of [...]

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Startups Must Patch Their Holes — 4 Skill Sets To Help Do Just That

Digital

A good entrepreneur is always an optimist by nature. He or she must also be a realist, which is not always a characteristic that comes naturally to us entrepreneurs.

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Startups: Know Your Market

Digital

I was invited to speak to a class of entrepreneurs of the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac program at the SUNY Levin Institute in New York City this month. The topic was [...]

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Quirkiness is a Cheap Way to Virality

Digital

The roads to virality of the great internet startups that consume our everyday lives, like Facebook, Twitter and Groupon to name a few, have been less conventional than the roads to [...]

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Entrepreneurs Must Dream Big But Act Lean

Digital

When asked in a recent interview with YoungEntrepreneur.com for a piece of advice for young entrepreneurs, I answered “dream big but act lean”. This is critical advice. Wikipedia defines an [...]

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Startups: Build to Sell, or Not?

Digital

I was at a prominent internet startup event in New York City last November, where one of the guest speakers was Justin Day, the Chief Technology Officer of huge web [...]

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The Trump 2012 Lesson for Startups: Leverage Your Influence

Digital

The media is asking and being asked by many: how has Donald Trump become a relevant name in the context of the 2012 Unites States Presidential race? The answer is: [...]

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Why I Founded An Angel Development Company to Help NYC Startups

Digital

We have long been hearing about the need for quality engineering talent to keep up with the demands of ideas-centric New York City. KAYWEB Angels, LLC is the 'angel development [...]

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Cosmo Kramer Saw Facebook Potential – A Lesson for Entrepreneurs

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Seinfeld, the legendary television show about nothing, has arguably delivered more sentences beginning with “remember the episode when” than any other. One such episode sees Kramer come up with an [...]

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Not Just Domains — Today’s Startups Must Snap Up Social Profiles

Digital

The internet game has changed a lot since the first website hit the web in 1991. Just as text websites have expanded into fully-fledged interactive websites with an eye on [...]