Matt Villano

Matt Villano

Matt Villano is a freelance writer and editor in Healdsburg, Calif. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur, and has covered startups and entrepreneurship for The New York Times, TIME and CIO. He also covers a variety of other topics, including travel, parenting, education and -- seriously -- gambling. He can be found on his personal website, Whalehead.com.

Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs

We spoke with entrepreneurs we admire to cull the single best bit of startup advice they could muster -- and the experiences that led to it.
A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple
Marketing

A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple

KISSmetrics has crunched customer data for AOL, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other major companies.
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs
Starting a Business

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital
Finance

Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.
Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App
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Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App

Chefs Feed has a network of more than 600 chefs that rate and review items at restaurants in 15 U.S. cities.
Technology

An App That Moves Sports Fans to Better Seats

Evan Owens designed Pogoseat, an app that helps fans at an event swap seats.
Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences
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Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.
How Reality TV Helped One Young Trep Jump-Start His Fledgling Brand
Marketing

How Reality TV Helped One Young Trep Jump-Start His Fledgling Brand

Ben Flajnik, star of ABC's hit show 'The Bachelor,' describes the rigors and advantages of starting up in the spotlight.
Why Bigger Isn't Better for Logo Design
Marketing

Why Bigger Isn't Better for Logo Design

Designing logos can be tricky. Designing logos for mobile apps can be downright confounding.
5 Foolproof Ways to Boost Your Public-Speaking Skills
Growth Strategies

5 Foolproof Ways to Boost Your Public-Speaking Skills

From pitching investors to wowing to potential customers, speaking before an audience is a key skill to acquire. Here are some tips.
How to Turn Your Startup into the Next Campus Craze
Marketing

How to Turn Your Startup into the Next Campus Craze

Marketing new businesses to millenials requires creativity -- and a healthy dose of web savvy.
A Mobile App That Changes the Way Fans Watch Pro Cycling
Technology

A Mobile App That Changes the Way Fans Watch Pro Cycling

Tour Tracker app provides fan with real-time tracking of racers.
The Changing Path to Entrepreneurship: A Look at Alternatives to Business School
Starting a Business

The Changing Path to Entrepreneurship: A Look at Alternatives to Business School

To become an entrepreneur, it might behoove you to study something different. Here's more about some of the alternative courses and programs picking up steam among aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions
Starting a Business

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.
6 Steps to Better Networking for Young Entrepreneurs
Marketing

6 Steps to Better Networking for Young Entrepreneurs

Most people don't enjoy networking events, but few regret attending once they've made keen connections. Here are several insider tips to help you make the most out of networking events.