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Up Close & Personal: 12 Questions with Neal Sales-Griffin of Codeacademy

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Next week, we’re introducing Sessions to the city where it all began for Tech Cocktail - Chicago, Illinois.  And to kick off this inaugural event, we’ve lined up pair of exceptional Chicago-area entrepreneurs: Logan LaHive and Neal Sales-Griffin. On August 8th, you’ll get the chance to learn the secrets behind their successes (register here).  But what about the individual sitting in… Read more »


Serious Business Lessons from Ben Huh of Lolcats Fame

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Born in Korea, Ben Huh acquired I Can Has Cheezburger early on and grew it into the massively successful Cheezburger Network, with funny sites on lolcats, epic fails, memes, and more. At a recent event in Vancouver, Huh shared some surprisingly heartfelt, insightful, and honest lessons about building a business and dealing with setbacks. “I’m an entrepreneur, which… Read more »





Eli Chmouni of Veteran Focused AlphaStripe Shares Vision

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On the 4th of July we collectively celebrate our freedom, a freedom that we fought for. This quickly turns into a reflection on those military veterans and service men and women that gave so much fighting for or defending that freedom. An Arizona-based startup, AlphaStripe is looking to help make reflecting on those memories a lot easier by creating a… Read more »


Tim Rocho of Set For Life Aims To Foster Financial Literacy Education

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Financial struggles are one of the biggest causes of stress. So it would only make sense to be totally fluent in financial ins and outs.  Financial literacy enables individuals to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona and founded by Tim Rocho, Set For Life is a financial community that brings together… Read more »








Malcolm Gladwell: ‘The Greatest Entrepreneurs Are Amoral’

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Malcolm Gladwell, best selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, was recently interviewed at Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon.  The more than hour-long conversation touched upon a range of topics, including entrepreneurship. When asked to explain his views on morality in entrepreneurship, Gladwell says that “the greatest entrepreneurs are amoral” and promptly clarifies… Read more »