Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 33


Tide TIPS: Volume 33

You are reading Tide TIPS, a weekly round-up of all things Technology, Innovation, Patent, and Startup related.


How to mount an entrepreneurial comeback

So, you went belly up and lost it all? You lost the proverbial Roulette wheel of entrepreneurship and put all your money on red, when you should have gone black. Now, you’re feeling sad and defeated without a clue what to do next. Unfortunately, this is how many entrepreneurs feel, including yours truly. Well, today Tide TIPS is here to tell there is light at the end of the tunnel. Especially if you follow the advice of these 11 immensely successful entrepreneurs. So get back on the horse, keep shooting, and do whatever insert cliché analogy here says to do. Maybe get a new theme song. You can do it! (Also, you are welcome for having that song stuck in your head the rest of the day.) (Entrepreneur)

Four Things That Aren’t Fun About Crowdfunding and Why You Should Do it Anyway

Crowdfunding can be a lot of work. You have to make a video. Decide what your rewards are going to be. Actually, make the rewards. At least, in the end, you (hopefully) get some money. However, there are some other things that you might not think about that will rear their ugly heads in the process. For example, if you rely on your friends and family to help get the ball rolling, it may seem like you have none after a few days. Mainly because it could take them a while to return a call or actually log on and donate. Also, expect some additional quid pro quo from your friends. Like some free advice, or support for their causes. Don’t fret, though, the ends will justify the means you will always think that your next crowdfunding is right around the corner. (Forbes)

Elon Musk isn’t so boring after all

Well, he is definitely boring. If you’ve been reading Tide TIPS you know we mean that as a verb and not the dull adjective. As if he wasn’t doing enough cool stuff, he is close to releasing the next iteration of the Tesla automobile. I have to admit, it looks really sharp.  One of the main reasons people don’t flock to electric vehicles is the cost. Musk seems to have solved this problem by making this next iteration, the Model 3, affordable at around the $30k price point. You can expect to get one later this year, or early next. (Wired)

Don’t Wine: This Problem is Finally Solved

Wine: to brighten the mood after discussing the post-apocalyptic future of humanity. Have you ever poured wine and lamented the few drops that have run down the bottle? Same. I couldn’t get out of bed for days. Daniel Perlman created a wine bottle with one small change to the well-known design: a groove cut into the lip of the bottle where the wine comes out. A two-millimeter groove and gravity are to thank for the halt of wasted wine. Our biggest question remains unanswered: who drank all the opened bottles of wine used during testing, and how can I apply for the position? (Mashable)

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