5 Biggest Obstacles Startups Need to Overcome to Succeed

By | Sep 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm

There are more than a few issues startups need to handle to make sure the efforts they have put in don’t go to waste. And, to ensure their startup gains traction in the market, gets the required funding from time to time, and reaches the various…



Here’s Why You Should Expand Your Startup to Chicago

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

When launching a successful startup, funding is only part of the equation. Once you have the capital you need, positioning your company so it can deliver returns is the next step. And when your startup reaches this step, location is key. If you’re planning to…


How to Expand Your Startup to a Second Location Without the Hassle

By | Aug 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Startups are always in various stages of growth. There were 1800 venture capitalist deals in 2015, and many of them allowed businesses to expand. This could have been out of the garage or to a second office. You need to think about how you’re…


Study: Startup Activity Is on the Upswing

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The Annual Kauffman Index Report is in: the Startup Activity Index, a “key annual indicator of new business creation,” has risen to 0.38 for 2016. It has now gone up for two years in a row directly following the year that it bottomed out at its lowest…


5 Ways to Make Your Startup Stand Out

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm

A few years ago, all it took to succeed as a startup was a good idea, some funding and some hard work. Unfortunately, as the market has become flushed with more entrepreneurs that ever before, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd and…


How Payline Data Bootstrapped their Way to $2 Million

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

It’s been more than two years since the Kauffman Foundation reported that new, tech-heavy businesses were outpacing more traditional ones in business and job creation.  These new tech businesses also grow faster and hire more than other types. Since then, nothing has …


8 Ways to Guarantee Your Startup Success

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

  Establishing a new business is not an easy task. But in recent years, it has been made easier through simplified methods of acquiring resources. Banks, fintech startups and micro-finance institutions are among the key players in simplifying your access to the loans and…



Can Your Big Data Startup Help the Government?

By | Jul 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Government-focused accelerator program Dcode42 has officially opened it’s Fall 2016 applications. This cycle, the program is specifically seeking companies that work in the Big Data and analytics space. Any analytics or big data startup will be well poised through the …


Direct Flights Will Determine Your Startup’s Success

By | Jul 22, 2016 at 10:15 am

For startup founders, long-term success is of the utmost importance. It’s not just about creating a product that can solve some of your consumers’ long-standing problems, but with creating a brand that will impact your industry years down the line. But what if …


Disney’s Accelerator Is Focusing on Late-Stage Startups

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 9:11 am

Don’t expect the House of Mouse to offer any new startups a leg up: The entertainment company is shifting its accelerator’s focus toward late-stage companies that have proven their worth already. Just this week, the company released the list of startups in …


4 Crucial Startup Questions Answered

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Do you dream of launching your startup, but don’t know how? If you’ve always had the mindset of an entrepreneur but have unanswered questions dancing around your mind, you could be in business limbo for longer than you care to admit. Fortunately, there are answers to…



University’s “Shark Tank” Empowers Students

By | Oct 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

As an undergraduate with a business idea, founding a company can be very difficult. Accumulating the right press, gaining funding and traction, and growing an audience (while battling a sea of existing competition) is almost impossible – especially when you’re …



Mattermark and Quire unveil results of the 2015 Startup Investing Survey

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

In an ideal world, anyone who’d like to invest in startups would be able to. However, because of a law created nearly 80 years ago, a whopping 97 percent of American households are legally unable to participate in investing in private businesses. But that…



Seattle Startup Week: Women Entrepreneurs All About Business

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Seattle Startup Week is an opportunity for founders and entrepreneurs to connect and learn. Monday October 26, Janis Machala hosted the panel I previewed earlier this week. The discussion focused on stories and practical advice from women who successfully navigated the path from …



Seattle Start Up Week: Data Science and Your Start Up

By | Oct 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm

With new career fields emerging in the world of Big Data, founding and efficiently scaling your start-up means finding and keeping team members who can handle the vast amounts of data your concepts needs to work. Lee Ngo hosted a panel at Seattle Startup…


4 Reasons Businesses Fail And How To Avoid Them

By | Oct 24, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Depending on who you ask, between 50% and 80% of new businesses fail within the first year or so of operation. As a hopeful entrepreneur, you may see statistics like that and be confident that you will be one of the successes, but how…



Scaling Your Start Up Means Nailing Market Timing

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Knowing when to scale is the single most important reason for startup success. Janis Machala of Paladin Partners says that market timing is the biggest reason by orders of magnitude. This part is more art than science and is a function of product market…