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Web Design Alumni Power Newark Venture Partners’ Inaugural Cohort

The inaugural class kicked off in September and company pitches to investors were held December 7 at the Prudential Center. Startup Institute alumni Francesca Behling and Salina Mack were selected to serve as designers-in-residence during the three-month accelerator. Newark Venture Partners Director and VC, Dimitris Kouvaros, had visited Startup Institute for a fireside chat over the summer, where he first met Francesca and Salina.

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3 Key Factors to Understand Before You Join a Startup

Working at a startup isn't all about ping pong tables, nap pods, and beer o'clock. Before you accept your startup job offer, consider if the structure and stability, compensation, and work-life balance (or lack thereof?) at an early-stage company will make sense for you.

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5 Questions to Ask About Startup Equity Before Accepting a Job Offer

While your decision to accept a job offer shouldn’t hinge on equity, it’s important to understand what your options mean. Use these five questions as guidelines to understand key points on equity and how your share may change over time.

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So, That’s How Venture Capital Firms Work: VC Demystified

While VC funding is never and should never be the end-all-be-all for a startup, it can be a good indicator of potential and if spent wisely, venture funding can get a young startup to the next level. We asked partner company OpenView Venture Partners to explain the in's and out's of venture capital and how VC firms decide where to invest.

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How to Find a Great Job with a Great Company Culture

Assessing a company for culture fit can be challenging during the buttoned-up interview process and, of course, it is entirely subjective. Use these tips to unearth the most critical components of company culture so that you can be confident you've found the right fit before you accept your job offer.

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