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10 Best Countries for Doing Business

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The international startup ecosystem is booming. With more and more people launching and growing from businesses in every corner of the globe, innovation has never seemed so common. However, with hundreds entrepreneurial countries around the world, where do you think it’s easiest to start…

Ecosystems

Milwaukee

How Milwaukee’s Tech Ecosystem Found Their Sweet Spot

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When you hear of Milwaukee, WI, baseball and a cold beer might come to mind, and maybe snow. But what you’ll find when the tech community steps up to the plate are more home runs happening each month. In this #StartupsEverywhere, interview, we talked with Joe…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Will Inspire You to Launch Your Business

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

Inspiration can be pretty hard to come by in entrepreneurship. Sure, there are accelerators to support you, VCs to fund you, and enough startup founders in the world to make it seem like a real possibility. But without a supportive community to build you…

Marketing & Social Media

Chicago

Marketing on Too Many Platforms Can Lead to a Lack of Focus

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you’re trying to get your brand or product out there, it’s easy to use the spray and pray marketing method and see what sticks, but that’s not always the best approach to get the biggest ROI for your time and effort. We talked…

Ecosystems

Cleveland

Why Millennials Are Moving to Downtown Cleveland

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

What was once the 5th largest city in the country is now a midsize city with a small town feel. The people of Cleveland, Ohio take great pride in building their city and supporting the businesses in their hometown. What you might not see…

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Inspiration

Los Angeles

Girl Scouts Learn to Pitch Like a Girl at Startup Weekend

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When I was younger, I experienced the Girl Scouts program like many girls have. I made it to the “Juniors” level before retiring my cookie-selling skills. I learned a lot through the program and had a few fun summers at camp. But I also…

Interviews

How Entrepreneurship Has Changed Since the Year 2000

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The only constant in the startup world is change. Whether your company has changed products, offices, or even CEOs, the ability to adapt to shifting trends defines successful entrepreneurs. And in the last 17 years, things have changed pretty dramatically. Fortunately, there are people…

Culture

5 Common Principles Millennial Entrepreneurs Use to Succeed

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Just because the internet has afforded everyone a wide array of tools that they can use to grow their businesses, doesn’t mean that growing a business from practically nothing, to something that investors will find “drool-worthy” is easy to pull off. The fact is,…

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…

Ecosystems

Kansas City

The Impact of Entrepreneurship Flooding Mid-Size Markets

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The future of entrepreneurship is bright. That is, if myself and 400 of my new friends that attended last week’s ESHIP Summit have anything to do about it. The ESHIP Summit, put on by the Kauffman Foundation, was the first conference of its kind,…

Inspiration

Atlanta

What I Learned From the Early Years of Parenthood and Entrepreneurship

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Having recently completed my first year as a parent and my fourth as an entrepreneur, I can tell you the journey thus far has been more of a roller coaster than a victory lap. That being said, in both cases, these years have by far been the most…

Funding

San Francisco

Know Your VC Is the Yelp for Venture Capitalists

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

The venture capital and investor community as a whole has been under fire most of the summer as harassment allegations swirled around some of Silicon Valley’s biggest investors. When it’s time to pitch for money, most startup founders and entrepreneurs rely on the word…

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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…

Entrepreneur

Study: Independence Is the Primary Driver for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

Entrepreneurship can seem pretty glamorous from the outside. Between geniuses like Elon Musk changing the world and the prospect of becoming a unicorn company, starting a small business can seem like a no-brainer if you don’t think about it too hard. However, there is…

Funding

DC

Entrepreneurs Hate Fundraising ; How To Fix It

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Entrepreneurs and VCs need to be more precise in the way they talk to each other when it comes to fundraising. Put yourself in the shoes of a startup investor. Every day you review entrepreneurs, through a sort of funnel: very wide at the top…

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DC

What Is Startup Day & Why Should You Care?

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Everyday is a “startup day” for me and millions of other entrepreneurs starting and running their own businesses. But today is officially Startup Day, the day when government officials pop out of their summer slumber to show their support for the new economy set…

Startup

Chicago

Grubhub Cofounder Mike Evans Launches Fixer To Find You A Handyman

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Just over ten years ago, Mike Evans and Matt Maloney were trying to get their idea for a new startup off the ground to enable you to order food from your computer. That idea was GrubHub which took off with the launch of mobile…