Young entrepreneurs

My Path to Success: 6 Years of Failure in the Making

By | May 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Like many people I have always fancied working for myself without having to answer to people, however, I never knew where to begin. It was only when I was faced with constant knock-backs when applying for promotions in my day job did I finally decide…

Young entrepreneurs

8 CEOs Who Made Their Fortune before They Were 30 [Infographic]

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

There isn’t really a secret formula on how to be a successful entrepreneur before a certain age. We’re seeing more and more examples of young entrepreneurs who prove that you can start making your fortune as young as 30 years old. The vast majority of the…

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NYC

NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

By now, I think we’re all familiar with IBM Watson. First made famous through its appearance on Jeopardy, during which the supercomputer competed against humans, the cognitive technology has become an arguably necessary tool for the future. Yesterday, the City University of New York…

Business

3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while…

Entertainment Industry

Feesheh Unites Arab Musicians with Online Marketplace

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Feesheh, a music startup from the Middle East, is about to graduate Batch 10 of 500 Startups with the goal of disrupting the music industry in the Arab world. “We want to be the culture for music, in a place where there isn’t any,”…

Business

Salt Lake City

13-Year-Old CEO Makes a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’

By | Oct 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Noah Cahoon is the CEO of the toy company Paper Box Pilots, that creates designs to turn boxes into airplanes and other play vehicles for kids. He is 14 years old and runs the company with his father Brian who also works for Oracle out of Salt Lake…

Amazon

“Winning Without Losing” Author Martin Bjergegaard

By | Oct 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

This isn’t exactly your typical magazine interview, but then again Martin Bjergegaard is not your typical book author. Not only did he speak with dozens of successful startup founders to compose “Winning Without Losing” with his friend and colleague Jordan Milne, but he launched…

Business

NYC

How to Find a Startup Job That Will Change Your Life

By | Oct 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Quick. Here’s how to find a startup worth working for. Life is too short to be in the wrong place. A friend texted me a couple days ago after reading one of my blog posts. Which felt nice, because I was certain my Mom…

Opinion/Analysis

A Book in 5 Minutes: Smart People Should Build Things

By | Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Andrew Yang’s “Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America,” released February 4 by Harper Business. Who…

Entrepreneur

What You’ll Learn Raising Capital

By | Sep 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

Raising capital is one of the hardest jobs an entrepreneur has to do. Not only does it take time away from your company, but you also have to hear every reason about why your company will fail. “Your business model is garbage.” “I still…

Business

DC

Seven Tips to Build and Maintain a Successful Startup Brand

By | Jul 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Best friends: reliable, intuitive individuals with personalities that click perfectly. The same feelings often apply to favorite brands because the genius innovators behind them get into consumers’ heads, figure out what they really need and offer a clear, easy-to-use solution to the problem at hand….

Entrepreneur

How Youth Organizations Influence on Leadership Development

By | Jul 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

International youth organizations are currently running with a clean slate, which is more than can be said for the boy scouts of America or some religious groups. Most international youth organizations have a positive effect on children and, at worst, have no effect on…

News

DC

Bon Voyage! It’s Easier Than Ever to Travel

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

Travel used to be only for the old and wealthy. Vacations would be for families who wanted to go to Disney World or fanny packing through the battered roads of popular European cities. The rise of technology startups has opened up travel to a…

Culture

DC

9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership…