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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…

Funding

Dallas

How Underserved Startups Gain Access to Flexible Capital

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

How are your local organizations helping provide capital to entrepreneurs and small business owners in underserved markets? What challenges do startups face when seeking loans? How can the hidden barriers be overcome? At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, one panel addressed these issues head-on,…

Entrepreneur

Dallas

Seth Priebatsch of LevelUp on Transparency, Big Companies, and Company Culture

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The battle between startups and corporations is a myth. While business is always a competition for more customers, attention, and capital, there is no inherent beef between a company that’s just starting out and one that is well-established in their market. Startups help corporations…

Events

Dallas

Dallas Startup Ecosystem: Collaboration Is the New Competition

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

During this year’s Dallas Startup Week, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) hosted the 4th Annual State of Entrepreneurship in Dallas. The event highlighted 2016 wins, launches, acquisitions, and the mechanics of the startup ecosystem. A highlight of the event included the award for the Startup…

Tips & How To’s

Dallas

5 Ways Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Turn Military Skills into Business Savvy

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half find that their main challenge is adapting to civilian culture. U.S. veterans seeking to get into business for themselves have a support network from…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Glass-Media Makes People Stop to Look at Pizza on a Window

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Most entrepreneurial dreams start with a biopic of Steve Jobs or a glance at the revenue from their high school lawn mowing career. Daniel Black, CEO and founder of Glass-Media, started his company after taking a close look to the poor state of the…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

With ParkHub, Parking Your Car Doesn’t Have to Suck

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

There’s no reason to sugar coat it: parking sucks. Between finding a spot and trying to parallel park, the stress caused by simply trying to get out of your car is unprecedented. Whether you’re in a bustling big city or even a small town,…

Events

Dallas

The 5 Hottest Events at Dallas Startup Week

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm

No startup is an island. Surviving the business world takes more than a good idea and a quality team. If you want to see your idea come to fruition, you’re going to need support from your local ecosystem. Whether it’s capital or mentoring, your…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Here Are the 10 Dallas Startups You Need to Know About

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Everything’s bigger in Texas. And if you don’t think that applies to the Dallas startup ecosystem, you’re in for quite the surprise. Not only can you find plenty of local talent waiting to be scooped up by hungry startup founders, there’s also a degree…

Entrepreneur

3 Founders Explain How Mentorship Helped Their Business

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Mentors, organizations, and personal relationships are key components to any founder’s support system while building a business. And leaning on their inner circle for guidance, advice, and emotional relief can help create a path for success for many years to come. The Consumer Technology…

Funding

Phoenix

Venture Capitalists Talk About the Importance of Due Diligence

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Within a tech ecosystem, local investors are on alert to find the hottest startup and latest innovation where they can place their money and hopefully strike gold. Phoenix Startup Week and Chase for Business hosted a venture capital panel with seasoned and active investors…

Funding

Maximizing Community Resources While Bootstrapping Your Company

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Finding funding to launch one’s business is at the top of every founder’s mind, but taking on debt could be a stressful headache if they aren’t ready. Before taking on debt from investors or bankers, looking to one’s community for resources, guidance, even funding,…

Legal

3 Things Cofounders Need to Consider When Starting a Business

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

The idea has cultivated, the product or service has been developed, you’ve pitched it around town, and now you and your cofounder are ready to start building a business. Before you head down the road of taking on capital, there are some steps you…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

5 Veteran-Led Businesses Innovating in Phoenix

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being in the military is a great honor in this country. But when the brave men and women return from serving the United States, many turn to entrepreneurship as a way to continue supporting themselves and their families. In fact, nine percent of all…

Startups & Apps

Phoenix

In a Word-Of-Mouth Business, Customer Service Is Key

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The mechanic comes out and tells you that the rattle you were hearing in the car can be fixed, but they need to find parts to finish the job. Fortunately, mechanics now have access to an online inventory that will make locating and retrieving the…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

Here Are the 11 Phoenix Startups You Need to Watch

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Valley of the Sun is well known for its tourist attractions, golf courses, nightlife and celebrity chefs. This metropolitan area is also experiencing a steady growth of entrepreneurial activity where the rays of the sun continue to shine on the thriving startup ecosystem….

Opinion/Analysis

Dallas

Dallas Startup Week Comes to a Close

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Well, we made it – thanks to a combination of no snow, this year; brilliant parties atop skyscrapers; Chase; and all the speakers, Dallas Startup Week turned out to be a brilliant success. The week kicked off with a smashing party at the Tower…