Interviews

Tony Robbins Explains 4 Things You Should Look for in a Mentor

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Launching a new business can be daunting, especially for those who are new to entrepreneurship. Often one of the best ways to survive those early experiences is to listen to the wisdom of professionals who have been around the block a few times. Even…

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Austin

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen on Transformative Technology for Social Good – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Entrepreneurs are not waiters. After all, why wait for technology to emerge when you can invent it. That’s how Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen approaches solving social issues with technology, just pioneer it. Mary Lou is widely known for her talent in optical engineering and…

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Austin

Adam Lyons on Being Scrappy, Mark Cuban and Mentorship – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being scrappy is a trait that every startup founder needs to embrace to find different ways to solve problems while building one’s business. Adam Lyons, cofounder of The Zebra, said in our Tech.Co interview that being scrappy is at the heart of their culture….

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Austin

Rohit Bhargava: How to Tell a Story With Your Personal Brand – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In the startup world, having a well-established brand is the key to success. Between getting customers to recognize your value and spreading your message around the world, a solid personal brand can be the difference between fame and failure. And if you ask Rohit Bhargava,…

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Austin

Lisa Fetterman on Kickstarter, Raising Capital & Couplepreneurs – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While only some people are good at cooking, almost everyone is good at eating. And because there are few things more uplifting than a high quality meal, going out to restaurants is a time honored tradition for foodies around the world, mostly because they…

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Jessica Shortall on the Value of Inclusion, Motherhood and Raising Capital – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While there is a clear data-driven case for companies to have an inclusive culture, the moral aspect is even stronger. As more technology companies are leading the charge in this shift towards inclusion, you’ll find one woman heading up advocacy and initiative efforts to…

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Austin

Bishop Paul Tighe Talks About the Vatican’s Relationship with Digital Culture – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

A lot of people might be surprised to hear about the Vatican taking a vested interested in technology, especially social media. In fact, this cultural crossover became headline news when it was announced the Vatican would be participating in SXSW 2017. Bishop Paul Tighe, the…

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Austin

Kira Blackwell of NASA iTech Talks Space, Girls in Tech and Startups – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Upon the discovery of seven Earth-size planets and the goal to travel to Mars in 2030, NASA is seeking out new solutions to help them reach new moonshots. NASA iTech is a collaborative initiative designed to help address gaps in future technologies needed for…

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Austin

Warren G & Karam Gill Talk G-FUNK Film, Hip-Hop and Technology – Interview

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Because musical artists are revered as celebrities, it can be easy to forget that they’re some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. Not only are they selling themselves to millions of people, they’re also dealing with constant criticism on all sides, from…

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Austin

Cory Doctorow on Education and the Importance of Mentors – Interview

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Helping others is a common thread you’ll find with Cory Doctorow. As a son of teachers, and a professor himself, finding ways to provide educational tools for the classroom led him to hold policy positions at Creative Commons. Cory also works to defend civil…

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Chicago

Philip Tadros of Doejo and Bow Truss on How To Deal With Bad Press

By | Mar 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Philip Tadros is a true serial entrepreneur and restauranteur. He is the founder of Doejo, a digital agency, Dollop Coffee, a cafe and bakery, Bow Truss Coffee, a coffee roastery and cafe, The Budlong, a hot chicken restaurant chain, SPACE, a coworking space, and Aquanaut Brewing, a craft…

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Gina Rodriguez, Star of Jane the Virgin, Exemplifies the Celebrity Entrepreneur

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Celebrities sometimes make the best entrepreneurs. Not only do they have the influence and the capital to get the startup ball rolling, they’re also willing to take the risks necessary to turn a good idea into a great idea. And no one exemplifies the…

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Chicago

Neal Rothschild of Rooster on Why Critical Feedback Is the Best

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Neal Rothschild is the founder of Rooster, a 6-minute daily podcast that updates you on all the news you need to know. Neal just launched Rooster at the beginning of 2016. It was great to interview a founder just getting started on a really promising…

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Chicago

Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet on What An Ideal Startup Looks Like

By | Mar 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Nick Moran is the cofounder and managing director of New Stack Ventures and Moran Capital Partners. He also started the very popular The Full Ratchet podcast, where he interviews venture capital and angel investing experts on successful startup fundraising and investing strategy. Nick asked me to…

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Chicago

Kayne Grau of DRIVIN on Disrupting the Used Car Market With Data

By | Mar 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Kayne Grau is a cofounder and CEO of DRIVIN, a startup changing the way used car dealers source their used-car inventory. Before founding DRIVIN, Kayne was the CTO at Cars.com. Using proprietary technology and actionable local market data, DRIVIN sells, sources, acquires, and delivers…

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Canh Tran of Rippleshot on Machine Learning, Fintech, and the Future of Payments

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Canh Tran is the CEO and cofounder of Rippleshot, a startup that detects payment card data breaches. They take a big-data machine learning approach, more common in search, genetics and advertising, and apply it in a novel way for the payment processing industry to help…

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James Eder Founder of Causr on Networking the World Together

By | Feb 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

Networking is an important skill of its ow. Knowing how to engage people, figure out what they want, and deciding whether or not it’s a good use of your time is incredibly challenging. Now imagine you’re traveling to a different city and don’t know…