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Interviews

Columbus

J.D. Vance on Hillbilly Complexities and Startup Cities

By | May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In his book, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance gives the world insight to his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio where people faced extensive socioeconomic barriers in a poverty-stricken town. From his mother’s multiple marriages and growing opioid addiction and absent father to finding sanctuary with his…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

Social Entrepreneurship Company Wins First-Ever Columbus Pitch Competition

By | May 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The 1st annual Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition kicked off on May 8, the first evening of the five-day entrepreneur celebration. The best of Columbus gathered on stage to present their pitches in competition for $50,000 in advertising prizes from sponsor Dispatch Media Group, as well as…

Funding

Dallas

How Underserved Startups Gain Access to Flexible Capital

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

How are your local organizations helping provide capital to entrepreneurs and small business owners in underserved markets? What challenges do startups face when seeking loans? How can the hidden barriers be overcome? At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, one panel addressed these issues head-on,…

Events

Dallas

Dallas Startup Ecosystem: Collaboration Is the New Competition

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

During this year’s Dallas Startup Week, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) hosted the 4th Annual State of Entrepreneurship in Dallas. The event highlighted 2016 wins, launches, acquisitions, and the mechanics of the startup ecosystem. A highlight of the event included the award for the Startup…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

With ParkHub, Parking Your Car Doesn’t Have to Suck

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

There’s no reason to sugar coat it: parking sucks. Between finding a spot and trying to parallel park, the stress caused by simply trying to get out of your car is unprecedented. Whether you’re in a bustling big city or even a small town,…

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Events

Dallas

The 5 Hottest Events at Dallas Startup Week

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm

No startup is an island. Surviving the business world takes more than a good idea and a quality team. If you want to see your idea come to fruition, you’re going to need support from your local ecosystem. Whether it’s capital or mentoring, your…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Here Are the 10 Dallas Startups You Need to Know About

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Everything’s bigger in Texas. And if you don’t think that applies to the Dallas startup ecosystem, you’re in for quite the surprise. Not only can you find plenty of local talent waiting to be scooped up by hungry startup founders, there’s also a degree…

Funding

Phoenix

Venture Capitalists Talk About the Importance of Due Diligence

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Within a tech ecosystem, local investors are on alert to find the hottest startup and latest innovation where they can place their money and hopefully strike gold. Phoenix Startup Week and Chase for Business hosted a venture capital panel with seasoned and active investors…

Funding

Maximizing Community Resources While Bootstrapping Your Company

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Finding funding to launch one’s business is at the top of every founder’s mind, but taking on debt could be a stressful headache if they aren’t ready. Before taking on debt from investors or bankers, looking to one’s community for resources, guidance, even funding,…

Legal

3 Things Cofounders Need to Consider When Starting a Business

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

The idea has cultivated, the product or service has been developed, you’ve pitched it around town, and now you and your cofounder are ready to start building a business. Before you head down the road of taking on capital, there are some steps you…

Diversity

Tampa

3 Ways to Develop a Diverse Culture for Your Startup

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

Back in 2016, Techstars and Chase for Business teamed up to commission a survey covering 680 startup founders. The topic was the challenges faced by those building a diverse and inclusive company. On top of the report detailing their findings, Techstars and Chase for Business ran a…

Startups & Apps

Phoenix

In a Word-Of-Mouth Business, Customer Service Is Key

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The mechanic comes out and tells you that the rattle you were hearing in the car can be fixed, but they need to find parts to finish the job. Fortunately, mechanics now have access to an online inventory that will make locating and retrieving the…

Business

Tampa

7 Tips From Tampa Bay Entrepreneurs on How to Fund a Startup

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

At any startup event, a couple questions are bound to come up: How can we hire the right people? How can we craft a healthy company culture? But the biggest by far is also the simplest. How do we pay for everything? At this week’s Tampa…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

Here Are the 11 Phoenix Startups You Need to Watch

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Valley of the Sun is well known for its tourist attractions, golf courses, nightlife and celebrity chefs. This metropolitan area is also experiencing a steady growth of entrepreneurial activity where the rays of the sun continue to shine on the thriving startup ecosystem….

Energy

Seattle

10 Seattle Startups That Are Preserving Mother Earth

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm

With carbon dioxide at its highest levels in 650,000 years, global temperature up 1.7 degrees, and the Arctic ice minimum decreasing at 13.3 percent per decade according to NASA, it’s important to do your part and help stop future damage to planet Earth. At Seattle Startup Week…

Startups & Apps

Seattle

The Top 10 Seattle Startups You Need to Know About

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

It’s here: Seattle Startup Week runs from November 14 to 18, 2016, and features a host of the who’s who among those in the hottest tech hub in America (yes, I’m a biased Seattlite). Speakers and fireside chatters include Tracy Aiken, General Manager at Galvanize; Craig Husa,…

Business

NYC

Leadership In Business Starts With You

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

If you hang out with entrepreneur and entertainer Nick Cannon long enough, there’s is bound to be some great advice on leadership. At the Chase for Business Conference in New York, he didn’t disappoint. “To be a good leader, first you need to know how to…