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Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

Mark Peter Davis' journey from venture capitalist back to entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on the new challenges of start-up fundraising.

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.

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.

Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You’ll Still Need a Sidekick

Business is nothing like comic books or the movies, but having sidekick when the going gets tough can’t hurt. This Halloween, consider finding the Robin to your Batman.
Entrepreneurs Take Lead in Building Vibrant Startup Communities

Entrepreneurs Take Lead in Building Vibrant Startup Communities

A long-term commitment and philosophy of inclusiveness are critical to sustainability and growth.

Want to Make Your Startup Look Bigger? Tweak Your Phone System

When you're just starting up and you want to land top-tier clients, you'd be surprised how important a proper communications regimen can be.

Messy Office? 7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Startup

When it comes to plowing as much time into your startup as possible, keeping your desk clean and organized can do wonders.

How One Teenage Trep Snubbed College to Build an Apps Empire

18-year-old Spencer Costanzo opts out of college to launch a thriving app development business.
JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up Crowdfunding

JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up Crowdfunding

Under the new legislation, the typically small round of capital that flies under the regulatory radar for most startups has been expanded to $1 million a year.
Brother and Sister Team Start a Trendy Used Clothing Franchise

Brother and Sister Team Start a Trendy Used Clothing Franchise

Inspired by her franchise-owning parents, Chelsea Sloan started Uptown Cheapskate with her brother Scott while she was still in college.

What the Founder of Travel Site Trippy Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Serial entrepreneur J.R. Johnson launched his first company 12 years ago at age 28. Here's what he wishes he knew then.

How to Start Up from Your Dorm Room

Student entrepreneur Franco Capurro launched his startup from a crammed, two-bed dorm room in China.
5 Startups to Watch

5 Startups to Watch

From Ashton Kutcher investing in Dwolla to Instagram's record-setting acquisition, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the startup. Here are five to watch.
Reality TV Show May Hit Too Close to Home in Silicon Valley

Reality TV Show May Hit Too Close to Home in Silicon Valley

A new Bravo show that follows startups through their growing pains is riling the high-tech hotbed. A look at what may be behind all the griping.
5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

Reid Hoffman, investor and co-founder of LinkedIn, and Ben Casnocha, entrepreneur and author, share valuable tips on cultivating and seizing make-or-break opportunities.
5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

5 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting up isn't always going to land you fame and fortune. But, if you're lucky, you will control your own destiny. Before you start up, consider the truth about common myths.

Young 'Changemakers' Have Chance to Win Money for Social Ventures

For budding social entrepreneurs, here's your chance to get noticed -- and land some start-up cash.

What Do Etsy, GroupMe and Stamped Have In Common? An Eye on Design

Forget coders and engineers, some companies are touting their designers' acumen as what really helps them stand out.
Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers

Rather than wait for Zynga to scoop up your young gaming company, crowdfunding may be the next best thing.
Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe on Social Media and the Verge Culture

Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe on Social Media and the Verge Culture

A discussion with Karmaloop's founder and CEO Greg Selkoe on how innovative techniques and practical thinking helped his company thrive in today's ever changing fashion marketplace.
How to Shop for a Business Incubator

How to Shop for a Business Incubator

Incubators can be a great way to get a fledgling business off the ground -- but beware of marketing gimmicks that capitalize on eager entrepreneurs.

What to Do When Friends Want to Be Co-Founders

One of the toughest challenges a young entrepreneur may face is turning away friends who want to join their companies. Here are some options.
How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

Millions of people have tuned into an 11-minute video of entrepreneur Caine Monroy's cardboard arcade creation, but how did that video catch on when so many others don't? To figure it out, we asked the experts to give us their best viral-video tips.
Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Small businesses employ a lot of people, so policy makers invest in resources that help start new companies. But more resources should be allocated to helping existing business stay afloat.
Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Small businesses create most of the jobs, we've often been told. But is it true? See which two types of businesses have been adding jobs, according to new data.
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