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Ecosystems

Maine

Why Maine Needs More Startup Mentors

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With the Maine tech ecosystem making waves, there is an increasing need for more mentors. Kerem Durdag, is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Maine Technology Institute, during which time he worked with 16 separate startups. He shares his thoughts as to why the EIR program…

Marketing & Social Media

10 Things You Need to Run Your First Networking Event on the Cheap

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You would think that it is nearly impossible to organize and run a networking event with an almost zero budget. But believe it or not, it is very possible. Trust me, I’ve been there and done that. However, you might need to bring with…

Tips & How To’s

How to Dig Your Small Business Out of Debt

By | Jul 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Debt is one of the top killers of businesses around the world. Fortunately, being in serious financial debt doesn’t have to be an impossible hole for a business to dig itself out of. If a businessman like Anik Singal, author of Circle of Profit, could…

Startup Spotlight

Oakland

Startup Spotlight: Text a Mentor, Local Food and Precious Cargo

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is in full swing and it’s hard to go outside without breaking a sweat. Cool off at the pool this summer and let these innovative startups take care of the rest. Each week at TechCo, we spotlight five great startups in tech. This…

Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Motivational Tactics Behind Successful Entrepreneurs

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Becoming an entrepreneur can be liberating. The freedom from pre-set deadlines and goals, the power to transform your vision the way you want to and set your own rules are highly emancipating factors. Yearning for a lifestyle that is not bound to the conventional…

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Accelerator

San Francisco

How an Accelerator Can Help Startups Gain Mentors and Credibility

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

In 2009, when we first founded Datahug we did not know many other founders, investors or mentors who could help with advice or introductions to customers or investors. Equally, when we did manage to get that rare early introduction or connection, we had very…

Dev & Design

Boulder

3 Archetypes Found in Software Engineers

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

A colleague of mine recently shared a metaphor with me about two software engineer archetypes, “The Conjurer” and “The Scribe” The Scribe The Scribe is diligent and methodical; her code is clean and organized; she can describe each line’s purpose with perfect clarity; she…

Communication

Portland, Maine

Rodney Sampson of Opportunity Hub Says Startups Need to Talk to Each Other

By | May 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being a founder of a startup can be a very isolating job and it could feel that you’re on a deserted island. What founders need to realize that they need to get out of their routine, go to events or meetups and talk with…

Ecosystems

Connecticut

Connecticut Ecosystem Sparks Connections Through Celebrations

By | May 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Connections are key to creating a meaningful message. Anyone that has glanced at Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell will know that connectors help spur ideas and messages across a group. For founders, an entrepreneurial ecosystem is no different. Founders may have a great idea,…

Communication

Communication Comes Down to Thoughts, Learnings, and Actions

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Having a mentor while building a business can help founders get through the tough challenges of startup life and give them a heads up on what’s around the corner. Jacqueline Ros, CEO and founder of Revolar, talks about what she learned at Techstars and having Brian Cornell, Target’s CEO as…

Tips & How To’s

Dallas

5 Ways Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Turn Military Skills into Business Savvy

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half find that their main challenge is adapting to civilian culture. U.S. veterans seeking to get into business for themselves have a support network from…

Tips & How To’s

Dallas

How to Successfully Exit Your Startup, Tips from Dallas Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Success doesn’t happen overnight in the business world. Every day, founders hit the grindstone and stay lean to build businesses that someone else wants to buy. At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, five entrepreneurs shared their stories about exiting their companies as a…

Interviews

Tony Robbins Explains 4 Things You Should Look for in a Mentor

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Launching a new business can be daunting, especially for those who are new to entrepreneurship. Often one of the best ways to survive those early experiences is to listen to the wisdom of professionals who have been around the block a few times. Even…

SXSW

Austin

These Mentors Will Be Imparting Wisdom at SXSW Startup Lunch

By | Mar 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The importance of mentorship is undeniable. While most entrepreneurs are forced to learn through failure, having a mentor allows you to bounce your ideas off of an experienced mind that has likely been through the mountain of successes and failures more than enough times…

Venture Capital

How to Make Good Use of VC Introductions

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Many entrepreneurs will recognize this scenario: You finally get a meeting with a big-name VC partner. In preparation, you spend a week polishing your deck, financial model and pitch. Then, you get to your meeting and the partner is 20 minutes late. Plus, they run…

Inspiration

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From These 4 Mentorship Stories

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Having a mentor to coach you through the twists and turns of startup life can be invaluable. Even researchers agree that founders who engage with mentors will increase their bottom line. In a study by mentorship program MicroMentor, data shows that “mentored businesses increased their revenue…

Entrepreneur

Philip Alexander of Mentorial on the Shifting Mindset of Millennials [Video]

By | Dec 31, 2016 at 10:30 am

Mentoring done well is about understanding your own talents, knowing how to leverage them, and becoming the best version of yourself. It’s a subject that is often misunderstood for the value and transient nature of how to model mentoring for the next generation. In this…