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Startup Founder Laura Fitton Encourages You To Start Something Uniquely You

By | Jan 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

“Don’t cheat the world of the things only you can figure out and only you can do”, says Laura Fitton, the founder and CEO of OneForty, which sold to Boston-based HubSpot last summer.  Fitton, who is now the Inbound Marketing Evangelist for HubSpot, talked…


Alexis Juneja Shares Entrepreneurial Inspirations & Advice

By | Dec 31, 2011 at 11:47 am

When it gets down to it, it’s really about the impact startups can have on our quality of life and the passion entrepreneurs bring to the table for their audience. That’s what entrepreneur Alexis Juneja shared with us when we interviewed her as part…

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Rohit Bhargava Talks Brands, Storytelling, Technology and Failure

By | Dec 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Rohit Bhargava loves the “agony filter” on Hipmunk. Why? Not only because it filters out the multiple stops and 12 hour layovers, but because of the philosophy behind it; leveraging technology to “filter out the idiotic”.  And let’s face it – the world needs…


Matt Mireles of SpeakerText On Getting Back Up As An Entrepreneur

By | Dec 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm

After figuring out that you do not need to be a “techie” to start a company, firefighter and paramedic turned journalist Matt Mireles took to tackling the problem that video has on the web – primarily that it’s not indexed the same by Google…


Mayank Mehta, Co-Founder of Cooliris: Nail Just One Thing

By | Dec 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Mayank Mehta, co-founder of Cooliris, stopped by our Tech Cocktail Delivering Happiness at SXSW tour in March to chat with Frank Gruber.  Mayank is kind of a startup old-timer at this point, since Cooliris was founded way back in 2006 when the Internet was…



Sean Green of the SBA: Bring Consumer Apps to Education

By | Dec 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

During our Tech Cocktail Delivering Happiness at SXSW tour last spring, Frank Gruber talked to Sean Green, the Associate Administrator of the Small Business Administration.  He runs their investment and innovation program, so his job is solely focused on finding ways to help entrepreneurs…


Micah Baldwin, CEO of Graphicly: Technology Stifles Creativity

By | Dec 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Comic books are about as analog as you can get, though even in this all-digital age of ours, they still enjoy a huge fan base.  Micah Baldwin founded Graphicly to move the storytelling and escapism of comic books onto a digital platform with a…


Poornima Vijayshankar of Bizeebee: Focus on One Vertical Instead of Everyone

By | Dec 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Poornima Vijayshankar is a typical startup founder – she loves what she does so much that she jumps out of bed every morning – early. Her company, Bizeebee, helps small businesses with large communities manage all the behind-the-scenes logistics. Their focus right now is…


Robert Scoble: New Platforms Are Fueling Creativity and Innovation

By | Dec 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm

What happens when you grow up as the son of an engineer in Silicon Valley? You get to see the first Mac prototype in 1967 – which didn’t ship for another 17 years. Prolific author and man-about-tech-town Robert Scoble, who was with Microsoft and…


Karl Staib of Work Happy Now on Doing Work You Love

By | Nov 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Karl Staib, founder of the blog Work Happy Now, sat down with Frank Gruber during our Tech Cocktail Delivering Happiness at SXSW tour last March to share his views on what makes people happy at work. If you are a startup founder and/or entrepreneur,…



Nicole Glaros of TechStars Boulder on Entrepreneurship and Gaps in Tech

By | Nov 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Nicole Glaros, Director at TechStars in Boulder, stopped by our Tech Cocktail Delivering Happiness at SXSW tour last March to talk about entrepreneurship. If you are not familiar with TechStars and are in the very beginning stages of your startup, check them out.  They…


Jessica Mah Of inDinero Shares Her Inspiration To Help Small Business Owners

By | Nov 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm

How can small businesses manage their money better? That’s the question Jessica Mah asked herself. Inspired by business owners everywhere and the approach that Mint had taken a few years ago, Jessica Mah looked at the unique challenges encountered by small businesses and started…

Dev & Design

Scott Belsky of Behance on Creatives and Crowdsourcing

By | Nov 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm

If you’re a creative, you’ll want to watch this short video interview with Scott Belsky, founder of Behance, who spoke with Frank Gruber as part of our Delivering Happiness interview series.  Behance is the largest online network of creative professionals in the world.  They…



Enabling People’s Creativity with Michael Galpert of Aviary

By | Oct 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Michael Galpert, co-founder of Aviary, a New York City-based startup, joined me for a chat to share what inspired him to create his startup, why he loves that technology has enabled everyone to be connected and how he looks to help entrepreneurs, as well…

Dev & Design


“Go Slower”: Startup Advice From Jeffrey Kalmikoff of SimpleGeo

By | Aug 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

A veteran of the startup world as creative lead at Threadless, Digg and others, Jeffrey Kalmikoff has been leading up the product team at San Francisco-based startup SimpleGeo. I got a chance to sit down with Jeffrey while at South by Southwest to discuss…



Entrepreneurs Make A Difference with Morris Panner of Groupflier

By | Jul 28, 2011 at 10:00 am

Group texting was a popular and trending niche of startup development this year, and it was clearly on display this past March at South by Southwest. So I was pleased to get a chance to sit down and talk with DC-based entrepreneur Morris Panner…



Turning Failure Into Success with Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project

By | Jul 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Gretchen Rubin has had amazing success with her fifth and most recent book, The Happiness Project. Of her previous books, some have succeeded while some never found an audience. When she took on her fifth book, she approached it differently: she found her audience…