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Healthy Entrepreneur

Chicago

A Happier Mindset Can Help You Succeed in Business

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

While founders are typically high energy individuals with tons of self-motivation, entrepreneurship is a battle that not many can endure. Maintaining that entrepreneurial spirit is something every CEO struggles with throughout the lifetime of their business. As the founder of an agency that’s now…

Tips & How To’s

What to Consider When Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur is not something to be taken lightly. Deciding to launch a business should be an arduous process that evaluates your drive to succeed, your willingness to forego free time, and your ability to buck up when the cards are down. We…

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Ecosystems

Dallas

Department of Commerce Awards $600,000 Grant To Fuel Dallas Entrepreneur Center

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the startup world, capital can be hard to come by outside of the coasts. While New York and Silicon Valley enjoy a seemingly unending stream of funding, smaller cities have to either bootstrap, self-fund, or really impress a VC to get the money…

Accelerator

Toronto

Techstars Expands to Canada, Opens Toronto Accelerator

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars has many accelerator programs around the world and have announced their new expansion to Toronto, Canada. Here’s one perspective from a Canadian about the startup-friendly environment the country has to offer. When I returned home to Montreal, it was a great experience. I left…

Trends

Read a Book Day: 7 Book Suggestions From Tech Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Today is Read a Book Day, and what better way to celebrate than by bolstering your reading list. To do this, we asked the tech community what some of their favorite or most influential books were in their lives. While we received more than…

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Accelerator

Boulder

5 Common Threads You’ll Find in a Successful Startup Pilot

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Recently, I wrote about what motivates a corporation to partner with a startup for a pilot and the ins and outs of testing a new product, exploring the potential for a working relationship and understanding your market better. This time, I’ll go one step…

Entrepreneur

5 Valuable Takeaways From Oprah Winfrey’s Success as an Entrepreneur

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Oprah Winfrey has achieved an unprecedented level of success in business. Not only has her work as a media proprietor and talk show host propelled her to a net worth of over $3 billion, but she is currently cited as one of the greatest…

Ecosystems

DC

Emerging Tech Hubs Can Give Startups a Competitive Advantage

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In a 2017 study by TechNet, they found that encouraging the creation of dynamic startups across the nation can create one million new jobs per year. The study demonstrates there is vigorous progress returning to the economy via small-to-medium sized businesses and startups. This…

Entrepreneur

Teachers Need to Start Educating Students About Entrepreneurship

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

The kinds of subjects taught in school vary widely across the country. From math and science to Canadian literature and Facebook theory, students are learning more than enough about the whats, wheres, hows, and whys of the world. However, teachers of young minds have…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Stress Is the Worst Part of Having a Job

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

No one ever said work was going to be easy. Between long hours, boring meetings, and clueless bosses, the days never seem to end, particularly in the startup world where a 9 to 5 job is hard to come by. However, there are a…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Chicago

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Each person has a hobby. Maybe you write poems, grow flowers, design infographics, or build drones. But have you ever thought of turning your hobby into a profitable startup? Think of Rosanna Pansino, whose baking brings her $2.5 million per year. Or Nick Palmisciano, whose…

Accelerator

15 Corporate Accelerators Giving Startups A Boost

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The corporate world can sometimes seem very disconnected from the startup world. People entering into the world of business can either opt to seek security and gradual mobility in the corporate world or take a gigantic risk and start their own business. Both options…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

15 Bold Leadership Moves That Paid Off

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

Taking a chance is part of business. Staying static in how your company operates means, at best, your firm starts to slip behind others in your industry or, at worst, boredom and lack of creativity ends up costing you talented staff members. But not…

Finance

Minneapolis

Should You Pitch to Your Employer for Capital or Not?

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

You or you and a small team have a powerful idea and become convinced it can launch a successful new enterprise. It is in related industry, but different markets than the one your current employer competes. Your team develops a business plan in off-hours,…

Ecosystems

Detroit

5 Takeaways From the Midwestern Startup Ecosystem

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

After working on this for months, M25 finally released our first official ranking of the top startup cities in the Midwest. After making the announcement and releasing the rankings publicly last week, I figured it would only be prudent to add some color from…

Business

Denver

Galvanize Releases Q2 2017 Entrepreneur Impact Report

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Helping companies grow is at the core of the Galvanize community, and to date our members have raised close to $4 B with $122M just in quarter two alone. To compartmentalize all of the positive impact, we’ve put together our second ever Entrepreneur Impact Report,…

Accelerator

Boulder

Why Techstars Added New Initiatives to Their Code of Conduct

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Over the last month, several prominent VCs were revealed for inappropriate behavior relative to gender discrimination and general sexual harassment. It was not a proud moment in the VC and overall tech industry. We at Techstars care deeply about people. Not just the people…