Inspiration

The Value in a Community Is a Shared Sense of Destiny

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Building a community is more than a few events, it takes people working together and sharing a sense of destiny. We talked with Hugh Weber founder of OTA, a for-purpose organization focused on sparking transformation through creative connections and collisions in the Midwest, about his experiences…

Inspiration

Columbus

Are You a Wantrepreneur? Here’s How to Pursue Your Passion

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Entrepreneurship used to be great. It used to be something that select people could pull off, but today, that’s different. Over the years, entrepreneurs have achieved some kind of “rock star” status, attracting truckloads of wantrepreneur types. These are the people that just seem to…

Inspiration

Boulder

How a Coding School Fueled This Data Scientist’s Passion for AI

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Once you’ve decided it’s time to go to a coding school, you’ll want to make sure the one you pick is worth it and provides value. We sat down with Paulo Arantes, an alumni to the Galvanize Data Science program who is now a Machine…

Healthy Entrepreneur

The Financial Concerns of Growing a Startup While Raising a Family

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

It was only two days before her salary arrived, but thanks to my client’s overdue payment, we were flat broke. I had planned for this, of course, but my planning went haywire when I had to pay for my client’s SSL certificates as they…

Entertainment Industry

Watch The Burning Man 2017 Livestream Video

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again where 70,000 gather in Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada and unplug for a weekend of colorful experiences as a temporary city is erected in the desert. If you’re not familiar with Burning Man, it’s an…

Inspiration

6 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Are Finding Inspiration

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

In her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg notes that she has seen many female entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world with the talent, knowledge, skill sets and even experiences that drive success, yet completely doubt…

Inspiration

Boulder

How One Man Left a Big Record Label to Become a Data Scientist

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Will Johnson stumbled into the music business in his early 20s. On a whim, in 2014, a friend of his who managed a national touring band offered him a gig as a roadie. Will had just graduated college in Virginia, and, well, touring with…

Inspiration

Atlanta

What I Learned From the Early Years of Parenthood and Entrepreneurship

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Having recently completed my first year as a parent and my fourth as an entrepreneur, I can tell you the journey thus far has been more of a roller coaster than a victory lap. That being said, in both cases, these years have by far been the most…

Inspiration

Boulder

How This Mother of Three Found Her Way Back to Coding

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Erica Epperson’s life was finally starting to slow down. For the past decade or so, after going through a divorce, Epperson had shifted her focus to her three young children and her elderly mother. They traveled constantly, often embarking on road trips that were…

Inspiration

Denver

How Stress Can Trigger Mental Illness

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

According to the World Health Organization, “… nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime” and I’ve seen that number reported as high as 58 percent. And this one from the National Institute of Mental Health, “Our…

Inspiration

Austin

How This Man Saved His Family By Learning to Code

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

There came a time when piecing together gigs as a musician and freelance photographer wasn’t cutting it anymore for Tosin Awofeso. He needed something he could count on, more of a steady paycheck so that he could take care of his partner Sophia and…

Inspiration

Denver

A Woman’s Journey from Attorney to Software Engineer

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Some people are daunted by the mere thought of making a career change, even when they really want to. Successful people take that challenge as an opportunity. They summon their courage and push themselves to explore new horizons. Erika Angarita obtained a law degree…

Inspiration

Kansas City

Founders Need to Ignore the Naysayers to Disrupt Their Industries

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

Industry disruption is the ultimate goal of every innovator these days. And with all the acclaim and media hype surrounding game-changing companies, it’s easy to set out with the intent to “disrupt” at any and all costs. But this can be a dangerous game…

Inspiration

Las Vegas

How to Forge Your Own Path to Success

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As a kid, you grow up with certain beliefs that will stick with you throughout your life. But as you mature, experience the world, launch a career, and find someone to share the journey along the way, your beliefs might change and alter the…