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Eli Chmouni of Veteran Focused AlphaStripe Shares Vision

AlphaStripe

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

Set For Life

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’

gladwell-on-entrepreneurship

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 »




Timothy Chi of WeddingWire Aims To Make Wedding Planning Less Frustrating

Timothy Chi, WeddingWire CEO & Co-Founder

Getting married and planning a wedding can be a time consuming and frustrating process (that’s what they tell me anyway).  Some bride-and-groom-zillas live for planning each detail of the big day, while others look for great resources to help ease the stress of the occasion. Timothy Chi found his wedding planning experience to be a frustrating one and decided to try… Read more »


Marc Kiven of BrightTag On The Importance Of “Data As The Fuel” For Online Marketing

Marc Kiven BrightTag Founder

After spending much of his career on the road while living in Chicago, serial entrepreneur Marc Kiven was excited to finally create a company, BrightTag, based in the Windy City. Leveraging his fifteen years of online marketing and advertising experience, BrightTag aims to help publishers of all kinds by creating a product that leads to real-time control over… Read more »