To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation released results from a survey of more than 2,200 global entrepreneurs evaluating the quality of their respective “startup scenes.” The U.S. made the top 10 (any guess as to which spot the States occupies?) And top honors went to … Qatar! Read the full results list here: http://tech.co/startup-scene-ratings-2013-11

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation released results from a survey of more than 2,200 global entrepreneurs evaluating the quality of their respective “startup scenes.” The U.S. made the top 10 (any guess as to which spot the States occupies?) And top honors went to … Qatar! Read the full results list here: http://tech.co/startup-scene-ratings-2013-11

You see them in restaurants, pop-up shops, and increasingly, in stores everywhere – those little mobile plug-in devices that allow small business owners to accept credit card payments on their phone or tablet. Square – the startup behind the payments system – isn’t even 5 years old yet, but it’s already valued at north of $3 billion and has more than 600 employees. So how did Square grow so fast? Give this piece a read to find out: http://www.growthhackers.com/companies/square/

You see them in restaurants, pop-up shops, and increasingly, in stores everywhere – those little mobile plug-in devices that allow small business owners to accept credit card payments on their phone or tablet. Square – the startup behind the payments system – isn’t even 5 years old yet, but it’s already valued at north of $3 billion and has more than 600 employees. So how did Square grow so fast? Give this piece a read to find out: http://www.growthhackers.com/companies/square/

Ever wonder what qualities lead to runaway growth and “overnight success” for a startup? Read this fascinating piece, “How Mint Grew to 1.5 Million Users and Sold for $170 Million in Just 2 Years,” to find out.

If you were to create a list of startups that had so-called overnight success, personal finance software service Mint would have to be near the top of the list.