VeloCity’s Weekly Favourites: August 6

Last week was a great week in startups. Here’s what we found interesting:

Startup News

The Next Web checked into what Y Combinator’s first ever cohort has been up to, Y Combinator’s First Batch: Where are they now?

A huge congrats to Canadian startups, Shoplocket & TribeHR, for receiving funding from U.S. VC’s. Check out the article here.

Worth Reading

Entrepreneur shared an interesting article, Starting Up Under One Roof: A Look At Residential Incubators.

Dan Shipper contemplates why he knows B2B is unsexy on his blog.

This is a great infographic showing what startups need to have to be successful. It specifically focusses on two key traits, perseverance and optimism.

If you’re interested in UX design, this is a blog you should definitely be following, UXidea.

This post explains why A/B testing is essential to your startup’s campaigns.

Entrepreneur & author Patrick Vlaskovits got down to the real meaning of growth hacker with his article, You’re A Growth Rookie, Not A Growth Hacker.

And finally, The New York Times explained why renaming your company isn’t always a bad thing.

Heads Up

A local coworking space, Treehaus, is having a house warming this Thursday, August 9. If you’re interested, RSVP here.

Applications for uWaterloo’s E co-op Fall 2012 are due Friday, August 10. Find the details here and apply here.

Tune in next week for more startup reads!