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Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator
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To get a sense of what it's like starting a socially-conscious startup, we reached out to three founders based at New York City's Center for Social Innovation.
January 24, 2014 in Starting a Business
Dressed for Success: How 3 Fashion Startups Are Revamping the Industry

Dressed for Success: How 3 Fashion Startups Are Revamping the Industry

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Taking on the magazine, jewelry and men's apparel industry, these startups are vitally changing the way we dress and shop.
January 17, 2014 in Starting a Business
Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Mouhsine Serrar of Prakti Design

Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Mouhsine Serrar of Prakti Design

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It's been a few months since the traveling treps of Unreasonable at Sea set sail. We check in with one young entrepreneur about his progress so far.
April 21, 2013 in Startup Basics
500 Startups Opens Up New Manhattan Co-Working Space. Should You Join?

500 Startups Opens Up New Manhattan Co-Working Space. Should You Join?

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With another co-working space opening its doors, does it make sense for your startup to apply?
April 18, 2013 in Starting a Business
Less Time, More Money, Mentoring at Accelerators, Incubators

Less Time, More Money, Mentoring at Accelerators, Incubators

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Business incubators and their close cousins, business accelerators have been around for decades. But in recent years they've undergone dramatic changes.
April 4, 2013 in Startup Basics
Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

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The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.
March 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

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Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe
March 18, 2013 in Startup Financing
Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Cesar Harada of Protei

Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Cesar Harada of Protei

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It's been six weeks since the traveling treps of Unreasonable at Sea set sail. We check in with one young entrepreneur about his progress so far.
February 28, 2013 in Business Ideas
How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

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In starting up, sometimes the best experiences can come from the worst ones.
February 24, 2013 in Startup Financing
What a Language-Translation Platform Learned From TechStars

What a Language-Translation Platform Learned From TechStars

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VerbalizeIt facilitates global conversations with translators. Here's a look inside their time in the TechStars incubator program in Boulder, Colo.
February 19, 2013 in Startup Basics
What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

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Accelerator programs are exploding in number, promising cash, mentorship, exposure and prestige. Here's what to look for, how to get in and how to reap the rewards.
January 30, 2013 in Starting a Business
Video: Finding Your First InvestorPlay Video

Finding Your First Investor (Video)

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Owen Davis from NYC Seed suggests building an initial product and showing off your expertise to impress investors.
January 24, 2013 in Angel Investors
Incubator Helps Online Social-Recruitment Tool Take Off

Incubator Helps Online Social-Recruitment Tool Take Off

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AngelPad helps RolePoint, an online recruitment platform, think bigger.
January 22, 2013 in Evaluating Your Idea
Entrepreneurs Take on the World -- By Cruise Ship

Entrepreneurs Take on the World -- By Cruise Ship

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In its inaugural run, the Unreasonable at Sea program kicked off earlier this month. Here's a brief intro to the program and three of the entrepreneurs we'll follow during their four-month voyage.
January 21, 2013 in Starting a Business
Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

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The news is filled with success stories from incubator-backed startups, but can these programs really help your startup? We weigh the positives and consider the negatives.
December 28, 2012 in Startup Basics
Video: How to Hire Key PlayersPlay Video

How to Hire Key Players (Video)

Oliver Guinness, an investor, says you should figure out your hiring needs in advance -- and look for people who are smarter than you.
December 18, 2012 in Starting a Business
How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

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An app that eases the packing-up process gets some help from the New York City incubator of startup accelerator TechStars.
December 18, 2012 in Startup Financing
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

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Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

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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
How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

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Getting your venture accepted into an accelerator can help immensely when it comes to getting venture capital, thanks to a rigorous screening process and help from mentors and peers.
November 20, 2012 in Financing
Video: Why Patents Won't Protect YouPlay Video

Why Patents Won't Protect You (Video)

Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.
November 19, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator

What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator

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One of the most attractive reasons for a startup to participate in a business growth program is the expert guidance. Here is an inside look at some of the most common -- and best -- advice they get.
October 26, 2012 in Business Management
Video: New Ways to Use Social Outlets to Win CustomersPlay Video

New Ways to Use Social Outlets to Win Customers (Video)

Frank Rimalovski, a venture capitalist, says startups are integrating their networks with bigger players like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter.
October 25, 2012 in Starting a Business
Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

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A look at what really happens at business accelerators and why they can be so attractive to ambitious entrepreneurs.
October 2, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

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One of the reality show's most successful startups, Onswipe, offers advice on how they did it.
September 21, 2012 in Financing

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