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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,…

Startups & Apps

DC

How Early-Stage Startups Can Prepare for Their Big Break

By | Jan 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Whether you’re an athlete or early-stage startup founder, getting your big break is a dream for any rookie. But getting noticed by the right people is the just the beginning when it comes to launching your business. And we know just the place. One…

Accelerator

NYC

7 Ways to Fail When Applying to an Accelerator

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Failure is part of the startup process. And when it’s time to apply to an accelerator, making sure your company is presented in the best way on the application can significantly improve your chances. Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications –…

Startups & Apps

20 Most Competitive Startups, According to AngelList

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

Being competitive in the startup world is a necessity at this point in the game. Sure, some might have referred to startups as “rare” or “a novelty” in a few decades ago. But now, everyone and their mothers are starting businesses, building everything from…

Trends

Do Sign-On Bonuses Improve Employee Retention?

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

For a long time, the business world has been defined by a two-word mantra that has rang true through every office in the country: money talks. The employees that make the most money do so because they are valued the most; it’s that simple….

Finance

Phoenix

When Raising Capital Becomes Risky Business

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s often seen as the ultimate goal for startup founders –get the attention of a powerhouse VC, raise capital to get your business off the ground, then make a successful and lucrative exit. If only it were that simple. Every business needs cash to…

Accelerator

7 Leadership Lessons You’ll Learn at Techstars

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In November 2015, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from around the world could better understand what you’ll take away when you’re done. Here were the seven lessons…

Interviews

The Last Thing Founders Want to Deal With Is Turnover

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you’re starting out, founders where many hats, but a you start to grow, it’s important to bring on talent with the skills you need and start delegating. We talked with Chris Gronkowski, former NFL player turned entrepreneur and owner of the Ice Shaker and Everything…

Healthy Entrepreneur

6 Ways Founders Can Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout

By | Oct 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Entrepreneurship has a dark side that is seldom talked about. In that space, you will find founders who show signs of anxiety, burnout, and even depression that strike at different times. Some hit when startups fail to make the 5-year mark. Others arrive alongside…

Crowdfunding

3 Crowdfunding Myths to Understand Before Launching Your Next Campaign

By | Oct 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

 Successful crowdfunding campaigns yield a lot of capital, even more attention, and the confidence you need to get started in entrepreneurship. While you might think that good luck is a big driver in these campaigns, the key to success is hard work and preparation….

Accelerator

Arlington

How Capital One Labs is Bringing Humanity Back to Banking

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 9:20 am

At a recent fintech panel I attended, one of the speakers joked about kids today not knowing how to write a check. And why would they, everything they pay for is through their mobile devices. This is just one example of the generational changes…

Interviews

Why Founders Should Avoid Trying to Be a Know-It-All

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you have a teenager in the house, chances are they think they know everything. This can also happen with founders assuming they know everything about building a business. We asked Hugh Weber, a researcher, network theorist, storyteller, community organizer, design advocate and small…

Productivity

Boulder

The Early-Stage Startup Playbook for SaaS Productivity Products

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When you’re just starting out, knowing what tools work the best for all the different current or future needs will save you time. Here’s our list of tools that can help you Do More Faster. Warning, the article is long but detailed with reviews…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tips for Narrowing Down Ideas After Brainstorming

By | Oct 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

Brainstorming is a key part of the entrepreneurial process. Without a few good ideas, your company could sputter out before you even have a chance to raise your first found. Fortunately, there are a few tactics for narrowing down good ideas after a brainstorming…

Interviews

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…

Diversity

Study: Women Business Owners Are More Trustworthy Than Men

By | Oct 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

The gender gap is bordering on silly at this point. With more than enough research backing up the value of diversity in the workforce and women business owners showing the world that they aren’t going anywhere, there is a growing movement to make the…

Coworking spaces

4 Women in Tech That Call WeWork Home

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Being a woman in the startup world isn’t easy. With capital going to their male counterparts at an alarming rate and more than enough pay discrepancy to make you red in the face, the gender gap has been a notable problem across the business…