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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…



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 …


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,”…


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…


“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 …



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…


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. …


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…



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 …


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…



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…



COO To Watch: Jay Clouse Talks about Tixers, Advice for Young Entrepreneurs and More

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

What does it take to become a successful Chief Operations Officer – or more so a leader, and someone that young entrepreneurs can emulate? Everyone’s answers to this question will vary, but I think we could agree on a few qualities: motivation, the ability…


Los Angeles

Screen-Bridge: The Future of Social TV

By | Jun 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Los Angeles is known as the “City of Dreams” — it’s typical to hear about aspiring actresses, boy bands and the next top model “making it big,” but what about young entrepreneurs? After talking with Melanie Witkower, a young entrepreneur from …