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Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

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Phoenix

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Prepared for the Mental Rollercoaster

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

During the recession, Carla Sandine couldn’t find many job opportunities in the digital marketing industry. As a single mother, she had to find a way to support her family and decided to open a business in Phoenix. In 2011, she launched a digital marketing…

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Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix’s Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of creating jobs and spark a growing economy. At the Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, the…

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Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

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Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

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Tampa

Gary Vaynerchuk: You’re Either Positive or You’re Not

By | Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One thing is for certain, entrepreneurship can start at anytime, even as a child. In Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book Crushing It, he begins by talking about his eight-year-old daughter wanting to be a YouTube star. Whether she becomes a celebrity or not remains to…

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Seattle

Networking, Capital, Glenn Kelman, and Everything You Missed at Techstars Startup Week Seattle

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the land of Amazon, Microsoft and endless Starbucks Coffee, being innovative can be a pretty daunting task. After all, competition is steep in this beautiful Washinton city and if you don’t have what it takes, you aren’t going to make an impression. Fortunately,…

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Seattle

6 Questions to Ask When Monetizing Your Startup

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Many startups launch on an idea, but one integral aspect needs to be hammered out somewhere between a lightbulb moment and an IPO: The revenue stream. Everyone needs money, and sooner or later, a startup will need to pick a model. That’s how Hien…

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Seattle

How to Grow a Diverse Business in Saturated Markets

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Growing a business is hard enough as it is. Between investor meetings, marketing campaigns, and sales initiatives, it can be too much for some. To make matters even more complex, trying to build a diverse company, which you should absolutely do, presents a number…

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Denver

Mark Cuban: Sales Cures All

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

It’s close to impossible to predict Mark Cuban’s next move, where he’s going to invest, what he’ll say or the next big idea. One thing we do know for sure is this bold and brash billionaire has a history of startup exits and innovation…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Denver

Brad Feld Cofounder of Techstars Talks Depression and Obsession

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundery Group and cofounder of Techstars, has battled his own demons. In his blog post, FeldThoughts, he addresses the realism of going through the highs and lows while building businesses, and that startup founders could face a similar…

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Seattle

Glenn Kelman of Redfin on How Fortune Favors the Bold

By | Oct 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Selling your house is considered one of the number one stressors in life. And if you have small children and a full-time job, just go ahead and triple that stress level. Fortunately, companies like Redfin are redefining real estate solutions and streamlining transactions to…

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Denver

Kidpreneurs, Linda McMahon, and Everything Else You Missed at Denver Startup Week

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

There’s no shortage of activity in the Denver startup ecosystem and it came to fruition at Denver Startup Week powered by Chase for Business. Attendees were treated to talks from influential investors, government officials, and even celebrity investor Mark Cuban. They also enjoyed a…

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Denver

Linda McMahon on Supporting Small Businesses and Growing the WWE

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Back in the 1980s, a company called Titan Sports, now known as the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) gave us mainstream professional wrestling, which has grown into a globally recognized entity. Linda McMahon (cofounder and CEO) and her husband Vince started the company to bring…

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Denver

JPMorgan Chase Invests $300,000 to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Even just a few years ago, corporations and startups stayed on their side of the entrepreneurial landscape. Startups would innovate new products, while corporations would focus on growing their business. However, startups and corporations have begun cooperating in the form of corporate accelerators, meaningful…

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Columbus

J.D. Vance on Hillbilly Complexities and Startup Cities

By | May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In his book, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance gives the world insight to his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio where people faced extensive socioeconomic barriers in a poverty-stricken town. From his mother’s multiple marriages and growing opioid addiction and absent father to finding sanctuary with his…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

Social Entrepreneurship Company Wins First-Ever Columbus Pitch Competition

By | May 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The 1st annual Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition kicked off on May 8, the first evening of the five-day entrepreneur celebration. The best of Columbus gathered on stage to present their pitches in competition for $50,000 in advertising prizes from sponsor Dispatch Media Group, as well as…