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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 »


Encourage Employees To Get Active With EveryMove @Work

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The way companies create healthy workplace cultures is changing. EveryMove — a fitness tracking network — recently launched EveryMove @Work, a platform that allows employers to inspire and motivate their employees to stay active. This app gives employers the opportunity to motivate their employees and inspire them to live healthy lifestyles. How does EveryMove @Work… Read more »


5 Things You Might Not Know about Frank Gruber

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At our Boulder Sessions event last night, we turned the tables a little bit. Instead of having our CEO Frank Gruber interview someone, he got interviewed by Foundry Group cofounder Jason Mendelson. On the agenda was Frank’s book Startup Mixology, a step-by-step guide to starting up that explains how to survive the ups and downs… Read more »


Check Out This Periodic Table of Tech Startup Funding

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I’m a huge science nerd. Despite my decision to go into this lucrative and glamorous writing career, I’ve always had a propensity for engaging in science lab work and nerding out while visiting any kind of science institution (be it a museum or some prominent professor’s lab). For this reason, I get irrationally excited when science gets… Read more »


Miami Dade College Receives $2.18 Million from Knight Foundation for Idea Center

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Miami Dade College’s new entrepreneurship hub, the Idea Center, announced their $2.18 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Idea Center is set to become a collaborative space for students to find resources and training to develop their entrepreneurial ideas. The funding was announced by Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo… Read more »


You Need a Pessimistic Cofounder

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It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you gotta be a little crazy to be an entrepreneur. And what that crazy looks like is often unbridled optimism: yeah, we should definitely quit our jobs and work on this because the failure rate is, what, like 80%? and this has totally got major potential. “It’s good to… Read more »


What Do Entrepreneurs Find so Magnetizing About Steve Jobs?

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While Steve Jobs’ life was cut tragically short only three years ago, people will be celebrating his legacy and accomplishments for generations to come. He was easily one of the most inspiring people of our time, which is why October 16 will be heralded as National Steve Jobs Day; it’s a day to reflect on his… Read more »


Startup Founders Share Their Favorite Steve Jobs Quotes

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Today we are celebrating the legendary and visionary co-founder Steve Jobs. In California, Governor Brown dubbed October 16th as Steve Jobs Day back in 2011. In the spirit of celebration, Tech Cocktail asked startup founders and entrepreneurs to share their favorite Steve Jobs quotes. We’ve built a team from two people to almost 40 in… Read more »


30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed

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If you’re going to fail, do it fast…and write a post-mortem to share some of your learning experiences with fellow entrepreneurs. CB Insights compiled over 100 startups post-mortems that described why their startups failed. Most were written by the founders themselves; we selected 30. 1. Canvas App It may seem surprising that a seemingly successful product could… Read more »


Harvard, Babson College Are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship

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A recent report published in the October issues of Entrepreneur magazine points out that Harvard University and Babson College are among the top colleges for entrepreneurship, putting together top-tiered entrepreneurship curricula for their students. The rankings were produced by Princeton Review and are separated into two sections: undergraduate and graduate programs. According to the rankings, Harvard University ranks… Read more »