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Baton Rouge Turns Up the Heat With New Startups

Baton Rouge Turns Up the Heat With New Startups

The capital of Louisiana is a petrochemical and manufacturing hub, a thriving college town, and home to several hot startups.
Forget Silicon Alley. Stars Head to Houston for Pitch Contest

Forget Silicon Alley. Stars Head to Houston for Pitch Contest

The Rice Business Plan Competition, set for April, is the biggest student competition of its kind -- and a symbol of Houston's thriving entrepreneurial side.

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
The New York Times Gets Into the Incubator Game

The New York Times Gets Into the Incubator Game

A startup incubator in The New York Times Co.'s Manhattan headquarters will nurture companies that are rethinking the future of media.

Tech Savvy and Awkward: How To Communicate With Confidence

Business coach Antonio Neves gives his three tips for how to best communicate when communicating isn’t your forte.

How Breast Cancer Sparked a Business Idea

Young trep Koray Lucas launched Radiant Wraps after his mother refused to wear a drab hospital gown during treatment.
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.
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