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Neil Parmar

Neil Parmar's work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney Magazine, The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and he's been interviewed on CNN, ABC News, Fox News and radio shows in the U.S. and U.A.E. In 2012, former President Bill Clinton announced that Neil was among one of three winning teams, out of 4,000 applicants, who won the Hult Global Case Challenge and $1 million to help SolarAid, Habitat for Humanity and One Laptop per Child. Most recently, Neil was an assistant business editor and writer for The National, a newspaper based in the Middle East.

30 Recent Stories

Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

Failure: Go From Moping to Hoping

Fail. Hope. Repeat. How a few simple steps can help you spring back if your startup fails.
April 22, 2014 in Leadership
Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

Partnering with the wrong corporation can spell disaster for a growing social enterprise. Here’s what to consider before getting wed to a new initiative.
April 16, 2014 in The 'Treps
Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Getting the Dallas Mavericks owner to invest in your startup is easier than you think. Entrepreneurs who've successfully done so—and Cuban himself—weigh in on what to keep in mind.
March 18, 2014 in The 'Treps
SXSW's Biggest Debuts -- and Disappointments

SXSW's Biggest Debuts -- and Disappointments

Some of today’s most famous tech companies got their start at South by Southwest. But not everything that emerges from this annual Texan festival becomes bigger and better.
March 5, 2014 in Starting a Business
SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business

SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business

For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could.
March 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
My, SXSW, How You've Changed

My, SXSW, How You've Changed

As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees.
March 3, 2014 in The 'Treps
Move Over Big Data -- Here Comes 'Fast' Data

Move Over Big Data -- Here Comes 'Fast' Data

Learn how businesses are using data in real-time to react to customer feedback more quickly and efficiently.
January 29, 2014 in Innovation
Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

These four companies are giving new life to damaged, flawed or incomplete products and services.
January 15, 2014 in Business Ideas
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.
December 2, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.?

Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.?

The global network of business leaders was supposed to help emerging-market entrepreneurs scale up, but now the organization is needed closer to home.
November 15, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Will Businesses Be Protected If Superstorms Like Sandy Strike Again?

Will Businesses Be Protected If Superstorms Like Sandy Strike Again?

Hard-hit cities have rolled out all sorts of business-recovery programs. We spoke with some of their mayors and small-business officials to get a peek at the details.
October 23, 2013 in News and Trends
Talk of Youth Entrepreneurship Reigns at Clinton Global Initiative

Talk of Youth Entrepreneurship Reigns at Clinton Global Initiative

The annual event hosted by former President Bill Clinton is aimed at sparking new ideas and encouraging action. But it also focused much attention on propping up youth entrepreneurship.
September 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

At CGI, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie responds to his critics, discusses his newest production facility in Haiti and explains why he feels like an entrepreneur again.
September 26, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

The stakes for this year's Hult Prize challengers has never been higher, as they gear up for battle at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
September 23, 2013 in Startup Financing

Startups Mine 'Big Data' Too

Though popularized by giant web companies Amazon and Netflix, startups are increasingly getting into the algorithm game -- hoping the practice not only cements life-long customers but also added sales
September 5, 2013 in Starting a Business

Gangnam: The Silicon Valley of South Korea

Forget Gangnam Style. The song's namesake has a lot more going for it in the entrepreneurial sphere.
July 16, 2013 in Grow Your Business

Why Starting Small Can Mean Big Business for Your Career

Working at a startup used to be risky for career-minded young people. It's now gaining ground as the first stop on the road to gainful employment.
July 9, 2013 in Starting a Business
Emerging Players in Tech-Fashion Innovation

Emerging Players in Tech-Fashion Innovation

Think creating the next iPhone is tough? Try making the perfect pocket or purse to hold one.
May 20, 2013 in Business Management

How Entrepreneurs Push for Innovation, One pocket at a Time

Think creating the next iPhone is tough? Try making the perfect pocket or purse to hold one.
April 30, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Budget? 3 Tips to Rein in Your Startup Costs

Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Budget? 3 Tips to Rein in Your Startup Costs

Startups simply must make a budget and stick to it. Otherwise, you could wind up a statistic. Here are just three ways to keep your costs down.
March 27, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Young Treps Kick Off New Sports Ventures

Young Treps Kick Off New Sports Ventures

As U.S. schools cut back on arts and sports programs, administrations are increasingly turning to private providers and startups to fill the gap.
February 14, 2013 in Business Ideas
How Can Universities Support Young Treps Like Aaron Swartz?

How Can Universities Support Young Treps Like Aaron Swartz?

When the tech wunderkind took his life after a prolonged legal battle, some wonder if MIT should have been more supportive.
February 7, 2013 in News and Trends
The Business of Helping Less-Fortunate Entrepreneurs Start Up

The Business of Helping Less-Fortunate Entrepreneurs Start Up

The founders of some socially-oriented startups have begun focusing on helping fellow entrepreneurs, while creating new business opportunities for themselves. Here's a look at the trend.
January 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
Change-Maker Dev Aujla on Doing Well and Doing Good

Change-Maker Dev Aujla on Doing Well and Doing Good

The social entrepreneur behind DreamNow and other do-gooder groups shares his thoughts on how young, socially-minded treps can do good work and still have enough.
December 26, 2012 in Business Ideas
Crisscrossing the Globe In the Name of Entrepreneurship

Crisscrossing the Globe In the Name of Entrepreneurship

New programs to help emerging-market entrepreneurs cater to global consumers sprout up abroad -- and in the U.S.
December 9, 2012 in Grow Your Business
How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

To highlight Global Entrepreneurship Week, we took a look at how international entrepreneurs are starting to reel in Silicon-Valley-sized investments.
November 25, 2012 in Grow Your Business
4 Ways to Build a Culture of Innovation at Your Startup

4 Ways to Build a Culture of Innovation at Your Startup

At a recent branding symposium in New York City, execs at Google and top-advertising firms shared their tips for spurring creativity.
November 22, 2012 in Business Ideas
Could This Free Online University Be Your Next Start-Up Incubator?

Could This Free Online University Be Your Next Start-Up Incubator?

University of the People offers some would-be entrepreneurs an opportunity to bone up on business basics. See how the program could become an even more viable option in the future.
November 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
A Look at the Global-Apps Scene and Why You Should Care

A Look at the Global-Apps Scene and Why You Should Care

If you think the U.S. app craze has hit overload, you're not the only one. Giant tech companies are now doubling down on student-app developers in the Middle East and Africa.
October 1, 2012 in Apps & Software
At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

While esteemed nonprofit leaders and political figures came together at this year's Clinton Global Initiative, here's how young people also got involved.
September 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

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