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Productivity

Columbus

How to Build a Business Plan That Gets You Funded

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It’s rare to find early-stage founders that knows how to properly put together a business plan for an investor. Sure, mentors can help, but in the end, the founders need to figure it out and tackling it all at once can be overwhelming. Instead…

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…

Enqos – Tower V1

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Get in on a Roundtable With Top Accelerators, Founders, and Mentors

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Innovate Celebrate 2017 comes with a variety of flashy events, from the 100 pitches our Startup of the Year semifinalists will be blazing through, to the escape rooms and improv classes we’ll have available. But when you’re looking for the skinny on entrepreneurship, you’ll…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Even More Mentors Imparting Wisdom at Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Support is what makes a startup ecosystem grow. Without accelerators, incubators, entrepreneurs VCs, serial entrepreneurs, and, perhaps most importantly, mentors, most hubs around the world would have trouble keeping their businesses alive. Fortunately, at Innovate Celebrate this year, you’ll be able to sign up…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

20 More Mentors Imparting Wisdom at Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

A little mentorship can go a long way when your building a startup. Sure, failure is the best teacher, but doesn’t it sound a little less soul crushing to learn about the mistakes you might make from someone that’s already been there? Fortunately, TechCo…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

20 Mentors Imparting Knowledge at Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Sep 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

Innovate Celebrate is more than just a celebration of everything TechCo is about. This annual conference isn’t just about the Startup of the Year competition or the inspiring speakers. Our mission is to provide a supportive community for startup founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators from…

Finance

Boulder

How Much Equity Do You Give Early Team Members?

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

You might be contemplating how much equity should you give early team members including mentors, advisors, board members and potential cofounders in your startup. I’ve personally had challenges on this front and find it an area that benefits from experience (read as mistakes). I know…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

8 Tips to Building the Best Advisory Board for Your Company

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Having an advisory board with people who have been there, done that, can help you avoid a lot of mistakes and steer your company in the right direction. When it comes time to put together an advisory board it needs to be a thoughtful…

Incubators

Boulder

How Accelerators Help Founders Develop Structured Accountability

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

While we know there is no one single entrepreneurship personality, many entrepreneurs start their own companies to get out of the grind of daily structure. But when it’s time to commit to an accelerator, they find themselves falling into a strict routine, tasks with deadlines,…

News

Portland, Maine

The UMaine Business Challenge Has Named Its 2017 Finalists

By | Mar 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

Five teams of college entrepreneurs in Maine have been selected to compete in the sixth annual UMaine Business Challenge. These college entrepreneurs will now be paired with mentors and have seven weeks to build a business plan before presenting it before a panel of…

Interviews

Austin

Adam Lyons on Being Scrappy, Mark Cuban and Mentorship – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being scrappy is a trait that every startup founder needs to embrace to find different ways to solve problems while building one’s business. Adam Lyons, cofounder of The Zebra, said in our Tech.Co interview that being scrappy is at the heart of their culture….

Inspiration

5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…

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…

SXSW

Austin

The Importance of Mentorship in the Startup World

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Entrepreneurs are infamous for learning through failure. Whether it’s a botched investor meeting, a disastrous panel discussion, or an abandoned startup, the education of doing it wrong is unmatched in the entrepreneurial world. However, there is something to be said about learning without failing,…

Events

Tampa

The 5 Hottest Events at Tampa Bay Startup Week

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite all the individual glory, startups are nothing without their ecosystems. From mentor advice to VC funding, even the likes of Uber and Snapchat needed help from their environment to make it to the top. And while entrepreneurs tend to play the lone wolf…

Business

3 Steps to Creating the Perfect Mentorship Process

By | Jan 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The best mentors understand that by being a mentor, they will be forced to articulate their experience and expertise in a way that the mentee understands. That can be a huge benefit to the mentor, both in terms of their ability to communicate and…

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…