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In the Market for Financing? Take These Steps First.

In the Market for Financing? Take These Steps First.

Do your research when wading through the multitude of funding options available to small businesses.
3 Angles for Understanding Angels

3 Angles for Understanding Angels

Entrepreneurs seeking a heavenly relationship with their investors should know three things before pitching their business.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
How This Denim Startup Raised More Than $500,000 on Kickstarter

How This Denim Startup Raised More Than $500,000 on Kickstarter

Barbell Denim met its funding goal in 47 minutes. It has since raised more than 34 times its initial crowdfunding target.
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Planning a MOOC? Keep This in Mind

Planning a MOOC? Keep This in Mind

Thinking of teaching your own massive open online course? Our expert shares lessons drawn from first-hand experience.
My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

A business professor reveals the countless hours required to stage an online course for thousands of students from around the globe. Trust us, it's not for the faint of heart.
3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

With 'Silicon Prairie' touting increased job growth and a cost-friendly lifestyle, the Midwest is a force to be reckoned with.
Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

For a variety of reasons, some U.S.-based startups are choosing to source their companies' products overseas. Doing so, however, comes at a price. Here's how three young founders are making it work.
Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

A small-batch distillery in Brooklyn is part of a resurgence in American manufacturing.
Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

The site will be used for domestic crystal production and require 1,300 additional construction jobs.
Step Aside, San Francisco: New York-Based Companies Expected to Steal the IPO Show

Step Aside, San Francisco: New York-Based Companies Expected to Steal the IPO Show

As investor appetite improves and the Big Apple's tech scene continues to mature, analysts expect New York City to become a hub of tech IPO activity in coming years.
Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup

Ready to Disrupt? How to Launch a Fin-Tech Startup

Today's fin-tech companies are shaking up Wall Street. We ask three graduates of New York's FinTech Innovaton Lab about their best advice for starting up.
How Fin-Tech Startups Are Disrupting Wall Street

How Fin-Tech Startups Are Disrupting Wall Street

Entrepreneurs working in financial technology are helping banks grapple with everything from Big Data and cybersecurity threats to the growing number of customers using mobile and social media.
Ad-Tech Gold Rush Is On

Ad-Tech Gold Rush Is On

The use of smartphones and mobile devices has exploded. When you combine that with the billions of dollars spent on advertising each year, you get a hot new sector: advertising technology.
Startups Give Fashion a Tech Makeover

Startups Give Fashion a Tech Makeover

An app that helps you pick out high heels. An online service that sends you trendy socks. These tech startups aim to give the fashion industry a digital upgrade.
Unveiling Fashion's Latest Trend: Technology

Unveiling Fashion's Latest Trend: Technology

The world's most glamorous industry is getting a digital overhaul as investors pour money into a wave of fashion-tech startups.
A Dose of Advice for Health-Tech Startups

A Dose of Advice for Health-Tech Startups

With the U.S. spending $3 trillion on health care per year, the race is on to improve an inefficient system. We ask entrepreneurs at Blueprint Health accelerator to share their best tips for starting up.
Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech Startup

Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech Startup

As investment grows in education technology, more entrepreneurs are looking to start businesses. Here are tips from those in the trenches.
Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent Classroom

Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent Classroom

Investment in education technology has tripled in the past decade. We take a look at three startups seeking to solve big problems in today's schools.
In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big Problems

In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big Problems

These companies, based at the accelerator Blueprint Health in New York, aim to use technological innovation to change the health-care system.
Health-Tech Startups Ride Digital Wave

Health-Tech Startups Ride Digital Wave

We take a look at this fast-growing sector that's changing the way the healthcare system works.
Why Everyone Wants a Piece of Ed Tech

Why Everyone Wants a Piece of Ed Tech

Startups with an educational focus are moving to the head of the class with investors.
How to Avoid Burnout

How to Avoid Burnout

Business coach Ann Mehl provides tips on figuring out work-life balance as an entrepreneur.

About Project Grow

TODAY'S STARTUPS, TOMORROW'S REALITY

The tech start-ups of today aren't just launching new businesses, they are transforming lives. This drive to constantly push boundaries will change how industries evolve and serve their customers. We showcase the minds unafraid to push beyond their own limits and turn ideas into reality, reinventing how business gets done in the process.