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Chicago

Gabriel Wyner of Fluent Forever on Going From Opera Singer to Successful Founder

By | Oct 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Gabriel Wyner is the Founder and CEO of Fluent Forever, a startup that aims to help anyone learn a language quickly and remember it forever. He launched a bestselling book 4 years ago and now has the most successful app Kickstarter of all time…

Crowdfunding

San Francisco

Study: Here’s Why Crowdfunding Hardware Fails

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whenever entrepreneurs start weighing options for investment funds, there’s one option fairly low on the list: Crowdfunding. While it’s often treated as a “proof of concept” for a product having an audience, it comes with a lengthy laundry list of cautionary tales. Now a…

Tips & How To’s

3 Crowdfunding Tips That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once upon a time if you wanted to get funding for a project you felt good about then you had to borrow money from friends or family or get a bank loan. Nowadays that’s not necessary. Today we have crowdfunding where you can potentially…

Books

DC

Why Venture Capital Misses The Big Ideas

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

For most people, “innovation” means what we invest in: Where’s the next Uber or Lyft? But there’s been very little innovation in how we find ideas. As one tangible example, most of the venture capital process today is a “one size fits all” system…

Kickstarter

7 Killer Startup Ideas for Kickstarter That Can Bring You Success

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Since Kickstarter has been launched, millions of contributors all over the world have introduced more than 340,000 projects hoping to raise funds and create mind-blowing products. The sad truth is that the majority of them eventually don’t gain enough funding to continue production, whereas the…

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Finance

Des Moines

The 7 Biggest Downsides to Bootstrapping and How to Overcome Them

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

To new entrepreneurs, bootstrapping seems both exciting and sensible, and there’s a reason it’s become so popular as a means of funding and growing a new business. The theory is simple: rather than relying on angel investments or venture capital to fund a business,…

Crowdfunding

Los Angeles

7 Crowdfunding Rules That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once a novelty act reserved for indie band albums and curious art projects, crowdfunding is starting to play a major role in the world of startups and new products. The appeal is obvious: crowdfunding lets creators and entrepreneurs raise money directly from their community…

Entrepreneur

3 CEOs of Tech Giants That Stepped Down in 2017

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being a CEO is hard. In addition to shouldering all the responsibility of running a company, you’re also liable for anything that goes wrong. And if you know anything about the business world, the next big catastrophe is usually right around the corner. While…

Politics/Government

How Major Tech Companies Are Standing Up for Net Neutrality

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Simply put, net neutrality is good. It allows for free, un-throttled use of the internet across the board, while preventing internet service providers from creating paid fast lanes for specific content. It helps new companies compete with the big dogs and makes small startups…

Startup Spotlight

Sacramento

VEOSPORT Earbuds Delivers Customized Sound for Your Workout

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Listening to your favorite tunes while exercising sure makes the time go by faster and more enjoyable. And having earbuds that can keep up with your intensity while producing quality sound is key. VEOSPORT is a company all about health and determined to deliver some…

Kickstarter

How PERK Built a Great Kickstarter Campaign and a Better Product

By | May 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Creating a Kickstarter campaign can be a tricky business. Since its inception, almost 50,000 campaigns have never received any funding, and many more have received some funding but never hit their goal. Meanwhile, Jakub Svec, CEO of PERK, was focused on designing something that…

Startups & Apps

San Diego

Wiivv Lets You Design Footwear Personalized for Your Feet

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

3D printing has become incredibly popular in recent years and it’s only a matter of time until most of the products we buy are additively manufactured. This is especially true when you consider the customization that 3D printing offers: the ability to design and…

Kickstarter

Cleveland

Parihug Let’s You Physically Connect With Anyone Around the World

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

What if you could hug anyone from anywhere in the world? With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign this week, a budding inventor and entrepreneur is taking on that challenge, all neatly packaged into a stuffed animal. Parihug (Pari for short) is a plush…

Startups & Apps

Tantiv4 Introduces Universal Smart Button Remote To Simplify Your Life

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

There are so many daily tasks and obligations in our lives that can fill our head make us easily distracted. From buying our weekly groceries and remembering to turn the lights off before we leave to making coffee and turning on the security alarm, it’s…

Interviews

Austin

Lisa Fetterman on Kickstarter, Raising Capital & Couplepreneurs – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While only some people are good at cooking, almost everyone is good at eating. And because there are few things more uplifting than a high quality meal, going out to restaurants is a time honored tradition for foodies around the world, mostly because they…

Product Launch

DC

Creator of DrinkMate Launches KickStarter To Make Your Guitar Smart

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Coming off the curtails of CES, there is a clear indicator that 2017 will be the year of refinement in the technology world. Shaun Masavage, the CEO of Edge Tech Labs, a previous Startup of the Year contender, has decided this is the best path forward as…

Crowdfunding

Despite $34M in Funding, AI-Powered Lily Drone Shuts Down

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In 2015, an autonomous, AI-powered drone made waves when the creators showed off their concept of a quadcopter that will track, follow, and film a particular subject. From a skier going down a mountain to a person playing on the beach, all you would…