Inspiration

5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…

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3 Inspirational Moments from Women Founders

By | Mar 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Inspiration can come from many places. Whether it’s your family, your coworkers, or the inspirational posters hanging on your wall, there are plenty of sources that promote keeping your eyes on the prizes. For founders building a business, staying motivated and keeping their team focused…

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From These 4 Mentorship Stories

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Having a mentor to coach you through the twists and turns of startup life can be invaluable. Even researchers agree that founders who engage with mentors will increase their bottom line. In a study by mentorship program MicroMentor, data shows that “mentored businesses increased their revenue…

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Seattle

Data Meets Fashion: How One Man Used Coding to Excel in the Art World

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The capstone project that helped Aaron Lichtner land a job as data scientist at Nordstrom almost never happened. Last spring, when Lichtner was considering how to spend his last few weeks in the Galvanize program, he came up with something that is quintessential Seattle….

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What Sets Most Successful Entrepreneurs Apart From the Rest

By | Feb 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Successful entrepreneurs will be the first to admit that their path has been anything but free and easy. Serial entrepreneurs understand failure more than almost anyone else, and that’s part of what makes them successful. From Failure to Success Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci was an…

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San Francisco

Putting Your Energy Into Mastering Big Data Pays Off Big Time

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

When Michael Ulin applied to the GalvanizeU Master of Science in Data Science program, an alliance between Galvanize and the University of New Haven, he saw it as a smart bet on his future, but he didn’t realize that in a matter of months,…

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The 3 Basic Principles Founders Can Follow to Achieve Quality Results 

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

We are all in the rush these days. As founders, we want to literally do more faster all the time. As we rush, we may get a lot done, but sometimes we don’t do things right. We forego quality in exchange for speed and quantity. Yet it is…

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Patriot Boot Camp Helps Veterans Transition to Tech Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 9:15 am

Etched into the mindset of the American military, the warrior ethos of the U.S. Armed Forces is to leave no one behind. Inspired by that credo, a tightly knit band of veterans and their family members has created a unique “boot camp” to help…

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Seattle

How This Dad Went From Playing Music To Coding

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In the summer of 2010, Bryan Brophy was lying on his bunk in the back of a tour bus parked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the phone with his wife who was home in Nashville. As they talked that night, Brophy, had this feeling…

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13 Keys to Success According to Today’s Most Innovative Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Everyone’s definition of success differs. But there’s truth behind each and every one. I’ve always been interested in people’s secrets to success. Recently, I decided to seek out this information out. I asked people I know, researched online and even asked a few people…

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8 Things I Learned After Losing My Rented Office Space

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

I dropped my formal education after completing school in order to build my own startup. Sounds cool, right? It sure does, but for me, it’s sometimes quite daunting. There were thoughts like — what if this all just collapses and I am left with…

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Denver

This Mompreneur Went From Struggling to Startup Success

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Being an entrepreneur and a mom have a lot of similarities. The long hours, the hard work, and the whining coworkers all make for a considerably stressful life. Galvanize talked with entrepreneur Janine Williams, a mother of four and burgeoning startup founder that is looking…

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The 5 Best Ways to Inspire Creativity as an Entrepreneur

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Entrepreneurs thrive on creativity. It is what breathes life into their businesses and helps them remain competitive. Unfortunately, nobody has an endless supply of creative juices. Sometimes, you have to discover new ways to stoke the fire. And what better way to boost creativity than by…

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Study: Inspired Employees Are More Productive

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 9:56 am

Inspiration can come in a lot of forms. Whether you are re-watching Villanova’s triumphant championship victory from Monday night or amping yourself up in the mirror, a little inspiration can go a long way. The workplace is no different. And if you are working…