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13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For

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Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude; for startup founders, that means saying thank you to the team who believes in you, the customers who support you, and the family members who put up with it all. But let’s face it: there’s a lot about startup life to not be thankful for. Although there’s no use… Read more »


The Market Is Ready: 3 Companies That Have Revolutionized Old Products With New Tech

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We’re living in exciting times, contrary to the forecast of some economists. We routinely hear mixed messages about the health of the economy, but in terms of innovative, tech-based entrepreneurship, things couldn’t be better. In the past few years, hundreds of new opportunities have appeared for businesses with an ability to capitalize on widely available… Read more »


Horses and Startups: How An Investor Chooses a Jockey

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Horse racing and startups have a lot in common. They are both exciting, fast paced, adrenaline-fueled experiences where the outcomes are uncertain and fortunes can be made or lost. It’s no wonder why they can both become lifelong obsessions. I know this because my grandfather was a fixture at the track. My memories of him… Read more »


Take a Digital Detox and Reevaluate your Relationship with Technology

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Does your finger always itch to send text messages? Do you have this irresistible feeling to check email or chat messages every five seconds? Does spending a day without Smartphone seems like totally absurd idea to you? Then you must be suffering from tech addiction. In recent years, the term ‘nomophobia’ is heard quite often. Considered… Read more »


David Copperfield is Both Illusionist and Entrepreneur

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You might not think that a man like David Copperfield could have too much to say about starting up, but you would be wrong. In fact, Copperfield had some incredible insight into the daily grind that entrepreneurs face when he spoke with Ben Parr at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference. Copperfield is an entrepreneur… Read more »


Startups: 3 Ways to Extend Your Runway and Avoid Burning Cash

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According to a recent venture capitalist database survey, most startups run into problems because there is simply no demand for their product. But the second most common cause of startup failure is “ran out of cash”. If you’re running a startup that has a fit in the market and provides a genuinely useful service, you will want… Read more »


5 Low Budget Marketing Ideas for Small Business

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The following marketing ideas can be accomplished with little to no money, they work for any small business on a small budget. It doesn’t matter if you sell a service, or any kind of product or hand-crafted items; you need a solid marketing strategy in order for people to find you. Take a look at… Read more »


Ageism in Tech – Too Old to be a Startup Founder?

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You may have seen the catchy headline suggesting that Mobile Roadie founder Michael Schneider may be “too old for the tech industry” at age 30. These types of clickbait headlines are dangerous to the industry and set a prejudice in place that may prevent truly great entrepreneurs from taking the helm at the next game-changing startups. Addressing… Read more »


3 Startup Pitch Habits You Should Avoid

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If you were to witness a startup pitch from two startups with equally cool technology, equally smart founders, and an equally attractive upside in front of the exact same group of investors on the exact same day, logic would say that they would both raise money for their startup, right? Wrong. Here’s why: At a recent… Read more »



Rokk3r Labs: Investing in the Entrepreneur, Not the Idea

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One way to get your startup off the ground is to leverage the mentorship and investor relationship opportunities of a startup incubator and accelerator. But that is not the ONLY way to do so, and many times it’s not the best alternative for the startup founder. “There are other alternatives for entrepreneurs to come into… Read more »


Techstars is Focusing Their Energy Behind Making Explosive Communities

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At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference we got to hear directly from the founder of Techstars, David Cohen, about how the accelerator and subsequent Demo Day aren’t your run-of-the-mill productions. On October 9, Techstars celebrated another class of startups, 13 in total, to successfully graduate and pitch at Demo Day in Boulder, Colorado. There… Read more »



Infographic: Women in Technology Then and Now

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The IT industry has got a bit of catching up to do when it comes to women in the workplace, as they represent half of the workforce worldwide, but only occupy a quarter of the jobs in Information Technology. The STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) seem to be a good example of where… Read more »