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It's Never Too Late: At 78, This Former Physicist Is Starting a Hedge Fund
Entrepreneurs

It's Never Too Late: At 78, This Former Physicist Is Starting a Hedge Fund

Another compelling argument that age is but a number.
Laura Entis
The Founders of These 6 Startups Just Won a Trip to Hang With Richard Branson on His Private Island
Entrepreneurs

The Founders of These 6 Startups Just Won a Trip to Hang With Richard Branson on His Private Island

The winners of Shopify's Build a Business contest will also be joined by Shark Tank's Daymond John, Seth Godin and Tim Ferris.
Laura Entis
5 Facts About Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's Often Controversial Co-Founder
Entrepreneurs

5 Facts About Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's Often Controversial Co-Founder

Insights into the life and style of the ephemeral messaging app's controversial co-founder and CEO.
Laura Entis
Which Crowdfunding Method Should You Choose for Your Startup? (VIDEO)
Crowdfunding

Which Crowdfunding Method Should You Choose for Your Startup? (VIDEO)

It depends on the stage of your business. Crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw breaks it down.
Laura Entis
Will Work for Praise! How Waiving Your Fee Will Grow Your Business.
Starting Up

Will Work for Praise! How Waiving Your Fee Will Grow Your Business.

The willingness to be paid in testimonials and referrals is good strategy when casting about for your first customers.
Jacqueline Whitmore
How BentoBox Is Ending the Era of Badly Designed Restaurant Websites
Starting Up

How BentoBox Is Ending the Era of Badly Designed Restaurant Websites

The company, which has built a platform for restaurants to create and manage their websites, recently graduated from Techstars New York City and is in the process of raising its seed round.
Laura Entis
With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'

For years, co-founders Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe shunned outside investment. But when they were approached by the show's producers, the timing was finally right.
Laura Entis
10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs
Productivity

10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs

The founders and co-founders of Techstars' graduating class share their favorite productivity hacks.
Laura Entis
Sick of Working for Someone Else? Here are 3 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job.
Quitting a Job

Sick of Working for Someone Else? Here are 3 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job.

If you want to go out on your own, there are a few things you must do before you dive in head first.
Nick Ruiz
10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last
Starting a Business

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.
Anthony Scaramucci
12 Ways to Find Inspiration
Inspiration

12 Ways to Find Inspiration

Founders and co-founders from Techstars' latest graduating class reveal where they turn when searching for new ideas and solutions.
Laura Entis
From an Extra Bedroom to 20 Stores and Counting: How Kendra Scott Created a Multimillion-Dollar Jewelry Empire
Grow Your Business

From an Extra Bedroom to 20 Stores and Counting: How Kendra Scott Created a Multimillion-Dollar Jewelry Empire

In 2002, Kendra Scott started a business selling handcrafted earrings door to door. Last year, Kendra Scott Design took in $75 million in revenue and is opening new locations across the country.
Laura Entis
From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup
Starting Up

From Prison to Silicon Valley: How One Entrepreneur Spun a Jail Sentence Into a Y-Combinator Backed Startup

Frederick Hutson shares advice for entrepreneurs with untraditional backgrounds who are seeking VC funding.
Laura Entis
4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

4 Basics for Making the Move From Corporate Job to Entrepreneur

It takes passion to leave a steady gig for the uncertainties of your own business but making the move successfully requires some level-headed strategy.
John Rampton