Worth Reading 8/9/13

This is Worth Reading – a weekly roundup of articles we’ve been reading at the Dingman Center. Use this series to stay current on all things entrepreneurship. Here’s what we’ve been talking about this week.

There is a new crowd funding firm aiming to support software driven hardware projects. Dragon Innovation, founded by former members of the iRobot project, is more than just an incubator. Read more about this new take on crowd funding for tech startups HERE.

Entrepreneurs are typically thought of as adults who have a great idea, don’t enjoy the traditional career path and want to be their own boss. Now, an older generation of entrepreneurs is emerging. Find out why Boomers Turn to Entrepreneurship as New Retirement Strategy.

Businesses are becoming increasingly interested in getting the opinions of their users and customers and polls are popping up all over social media. For more on this trend, check out Hot or Not: Social Polling Startups Take the Temperature of the Masses.

If you have a stable job at a big corporation, why would you ever want to work at a startup? Here are 6 Reasons People Leave Big Companies to Join Startups.

Finally, for all entrepreneurs who want to better utilize your Facebook and Twitter accounts, check out this infographic on How to Create the Perfect Post on Social Media.

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