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Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying, But We’re All Responsible

Monica Lewinsky speaks at Forbes Under 30 Summit about Cyberbullying

With the rise of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whisper, we’ve created more playgrounds for bullies to find and go after their victims. Today in Philadelphia Monica Lewinsky broke a decade of silence to share her latest mission, taking on cyberbullying. She explained during her talk at the Forbes Under 30 Summit: “It takes a… Read more »




$100M Fund to Rewrite Operating System of Everyday Life

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Today, Bryan Johnson, the founder of Braintree, (which was sold to eBay/Paypal) has announced the launch of the OS Fund, a new $100 million fund focused on attacking big challenges – really big challenges. Johnson published a manifesto today, outlining the fund from his personal capital as: “…dedicated to investing in inventors and scientists who… Read more »


Feesheh Unites Arab Musicians with Online Marketplace

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Feesheh, a music startup from the Middle East, is about to graduate Batch 10 of 500 Startups with the goal of disrupting the music industry in the Arab world. “We want to be the culture for music, in a place where there isn’t any,” says Fahed Farraj, Co-Founder and COO. The word Feesheh translates to “plug”… Read more »


Big Data and Small Business: Tips for Success

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Many small businesses assume that they don’t have access to, or the ability to manage, big data. However, big data is not a resource limited to the enterprise. Using big data to enhance business operations and opportunities is something your competitors may already be taking advantage of to gain the upper hand. Small business owners… Read more »




Five Shopping Cart Mistakes That Will Drown Your Sales

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What’s the goal of every online business? Make huge sales. You must pay attention to some essentials in order to accomplish that task. Have a persuasive landing page. Write a compelling sales copy. Organize a smooth checkout process. This last one is especially important — carrying your customers from first to the last step without them… Read more »


4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bootstrap Continuing Education

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In a world largely driven by a digital economy based online, it’s easier than ever to start a business with little to no overhead. Bootstrapping reduces your financial risk and allows you to get set up and running quicker than you’d be able to do if you were waiting for funding from outside sources. But… Read more »


Here are the Most Entrepreneurial US Immigrant Groups [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Entrepreneurship has become an essential part of the American ethos – a core belief ingrained in our notion of the American Dream- and nothing makes that more clear than the large number of migrants to the United States that seek self-employment through starting their own businesses. In a recent post, immigration blog Migreat created an infographic looking… Read more »


Top 8 Ways to Ensure Your Crowdfunding Campaign Is a Hit

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Want to start your own business but don’t have the required funds? I bet you’ve already started looking at various funding options that can get you out of your rut. You’re also probably thinking of going the conventional way and approaching the bank for a loan. But have you considered other more modern and hi-tech… Read more »


How Your Online Business can Avoid the Startup Cemetery

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Entrepreneurship is on the increase in America – it is estimated that almost 13% of Americans set up their own businesses in 2012, which was the highest level of entrepreneurialism since 1999. This growth could be down to the internet – the number of shoppers choosing to buy online overtook the number of those spending… Read more »


Steve Perlman, Telecommunication’s Next Billionaire

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By now, many of you have probably heard of new tech platforms that allow you to invest in someone’s future income by giving them money today.  Upstart was a good example that has now pivoted and EquityNet allows for royalty offerings. If Steve Perlman were listed, I would bet the farm. Steve just released what might… Read more »