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How to Put an End to Power Struggles With Your Cofounder

By | Nov 14, 2016 at 9:15 am

Cofounders are bound to have disagreements. The startup world is filled with dozens of twists and turns that can be difficult to manage with a partner. But fighting never gets anything accomplished. It’s how you each work to solve them that matters when it…


5 Essential Traits That Investors Look For in Startup Founders

By | Oct 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm

It’s pitch time. You’re preparing to go in front of some very important investors to get some much-needed funding for your startup. You know you have a great product, but the truth is that so do a lot of other people. Because of this,…



A Conversation With Klickly Founder Cooper Harris: An Ode to Kicking Ass

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 11:20 am

Entrepreneurs and competition go hand-in-hand. They compete with other organizations, they compete with startups looking for growth or funding, and they even compete with themselves. However, most entrepreneurs have likely never faced the competition that comes from landing a gig in Hollywood, something unique…

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These Are DC’s Top Startup Founders Over 40

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Being an entrepreneur is often thankless, stressful, and certainly not a competition amongst one’s peers. Here at, we celebrate and shine spotlights on those who take big risks to create something new and follow their dreams. As such, we reached out to the…



Nominate: Who Are The Most Notable Startup Founders Over 40 in DC

By | Jul 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Fortune has 40 under 40, Forbes and Inc. has 30 under 30; however, what if we told you most startup founders are over the age of 40? Not only do the latest studies support this, but the largest age group showing signs of increased…

Personal Branding

To Attract Investors, Fully Leverage Your Network

By | Jun 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm

This article was brought to you in partnership with .ME, the premium top-level domain for professionals focused on building their online reputation. In an excerpt from the book Startup Mixology, entrepreneur Jason Roberts coined the expression “luck surface area” where the more you communicate…


What VCs Consider When Deciding to Invest in a Founder

By | May 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Your big idea and market validation – checked. Scalable model and further monetization strategy – checked. A great team ready to hustle and a user base growing day by day – checked.  Is there anything else to add to the list prior to approaching…

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Find the Gandalf for Your Personal Startup Journey

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

One of my good friends loves to argue that every story idea has already been created and humanity will never know another original plot line. To say that this argument is wrong isn’t correct: rather, I’d call it misguided. That’s because, in the context…


Gary Vee and Others Share Advice on Personal Branding

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

This article was brought to you in partnership with .ME, the premium top-level domain for professionals focused on building their online reputation. If your tweets, blogs and listicles aren’t getting much traction, experts say it could be from a poorly executed brand image, the…


8 Questions You Need to Answer Before Taking Out a Loan for Your Startup

By | Jan 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The moment you realize you need to borrow money for your tech startup may not be the moment your business is ready to borrow. Before you approach any lender for a business loan, you need to ask yourself these 8 questions about your business…


How a Startup Accelerator Can Advance Your Business

By | Dec 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If your startup needs funding and you’re not sure where to turn, you may feel overwhelmed. After all, there are myriad ways to get cash for your startup, and none seem particularly easy. However, one of the best ways to advance your startup and…


Why Baby Boomers and Millennials Should Cofound a Company

By | Apr 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The story of baby boomers as co-founders is unfolding in an interesting manner. If you take a look at the generation of people born between 1946 and 1964, you will find they are hard-working and good managers. On the other hand, their associated stubbornness…

Healthy Entrepreneur

The Only 10 Exercises Busy Entrepreneurs Need to Stay in Shape

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm

By now, your New Year’s resolution to join a gym has been derailed mainly because of your busy schedule. It’s understandable; it’s that time of the year where business starts to pick up. The only lifting you’ve done has been your laptop. It’s not too late…


Why Working for a Startup Requires the Right Mindset

By | Feb 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

No one ever said working for a startup would be easy. Most everyone in the business world has heard the statistics about the failure rate of startups. Even so, it hasn’t stopped so many of us from pursuing our dream of starting a business…

Dev & Design

Respect the Programmer’s Arc: The Care and Feeding of Developers

By | Feb 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

There is inherent value in communicating respect, especially in early startup teams. A recipe for failure, but one so often repeated, looks like this: Wantrepreneur has a great idea. Starts a company, becomes CEO. Hunts for someone to build the idea. Hires CTO. Doesn’t…


San Francisco

One Reason Y Combinator Doesn’t Have More Women Founders

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

In March, Y Combinator president Sam Altman asked the Twittersphere what YC could do to encourage more women to start companies. Last week, CEO and Y Combinator grad Susan Johnson indirectly provided an answer with her Medium post, “Y Combinator + Being a Mom.”…


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Happy 30th Birthday Matt Mullenweg, Creator of WordPress

By | Jan 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Matthew Charles “Matt” Mullenweg (aka photomatt) was born on this day in 1984 in Houston, Texas. It all started with a high school trip to Washington, D.C. where he started working on the blogging platform which eventually turned into WordPress. WordPress took off under…