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The Changing Economics of Student-Loan Debt: How to Pay It Off and Startup

The president may soon sign into law a new student loan bill that reduces rates for many new borrowers, but the high-cost of education isn't going away. Here are four loan pay-off strategies.

A Young VC on How Young Entrepreneurs Can Land Cash for Their Young Companies

Early-stage venture capital investor Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital talks dollar bills and IPOs, among other weighty topics.

Angel Investors' New Mantra: 'Go (South) West, Young Man' (Infographic)

Silicon Valley may still be the king of the U.S.'s startup ecosystem but angel investors are increasingly spreading their wings.

How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up

The questions entrepreneurs ask themselves before launching are often just as pivotal as the idea itself. Here's a look at how one young trep made those tough choices.
The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup

The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup

Misrepresenting your company's life stage could carry steep consequences.
Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

FundersClub helps facilitate financing in early-stage companies for small investors who want to make small investments.
For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

New funding platforms are eager to ply you with capital and other resources in exchange for a cut of your future success. See if these services are right for you.

Start-Up Chile: See Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. startups are turning to Chile to launch their venture.
Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.
5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

YogoSport founder Ryon Lane offers advice to young entrepreneurs about how to make your Kickstarter project a success.
Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.

When You Raise Capital, Think 'We' Instead of 'Me'

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the nuances of building a business with other people’s money.
The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

In launching a startup, a great idea and business acumen are key ingredients. But they're nothing without confidence. Here's how to win over investors, employees and customers.
Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

Virgin's founder weighs in on what questions to ask yourself when determining whether your business will attract investors.

3 Tips for Nailing Startup Competitions

Student entrepreneur Nina Foroutan on how to get the most out of early-stage business battles.

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy.

6 Money-Saving Tips for Cash-Strapped Young ‘Treps

Business consultant Joshua Medcalf shares his advice for launching a business on a shoestring budget.
How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

Besides the famed "hockey stick" adoption rate, here are a few ideas for showing investors why they should pay attention to your startup.
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

In starting up, sometimes the best experiences can come from the worst ones.
The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events

The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events

When it comes to landing funding, a smile and a handshake still go a long way. Check out the latest wave in crowdfunding.
Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)

Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)

When it comes to raising financing, angel investors are increasingly spending with startups. Here's a snapshot of the angel-investor landscape.

How to Create Value to Reel in Investors

Student entrepreneur Matthew Fishman on how he secured funding by building up his startup.
Eventbrite: $1 Billion in Tickets and Counting

Eventbrite: $1 Billion in Tickets and Counting

The event organization platform tickets everything from local cooking classes to stops on the Vans Warped Tour. The secret to its success? Tapping into the zeitgeist.

From College Dropouts to Y-Combinator Darlings

Here's how one group of young entrepreneurs caught the eye of one of the U.S.'s top start-up accelerators.

6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on how to leverage college resources to land start-up capital.

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