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Zach Ferres

Zach Ferres

Guest Writer / CEO of Coplex

Zach Ferres is the CEO of Coplex, a startup studio and accelerator that works with noncoding founding teams to start software companies. He is also a founding partner at Coplex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Coplex..




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The connections you forge outside of crowded conference halls will make your next trip the most successful one yet.

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Gil Dudkiewicz of StartApp weighs in on how he scaled his company up to $37.2 million revenue in just a few years.

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Growth Strategies

Does Your Startup Need To Hire A CTO? Five Alternatives To Adding A Full-Time Executive Partner

Instead of buying into the hype surrounding CTOs and the startup scene, consider these five alternatives to adding a full-time executive partner.
VC Funding

The Secret to Accessing Startup Funding? Treat It the Same Way You Do Sales.

By doing this, you'll shorten your path to checks, alleviate stress related to disorganization and sharpen your company's system-building skills.
Business Coaching

Coaching: The Best-Kept Secret to Growing as an Entrepreneur

A good coach can turn raw talent into refined expertise and refined talent into renowned success. But how do we bridge "the coaching gap"?
Leadership Skills

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From OSU Coach Urban Meyer

Are you ready to up your leadership game? Take a page from this winning coach's playbook.
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

Raising Capital In The MENA Region: The How-To

With an emerging group of hungry international talent and the capital to fuel it, MENA deals could soon close the gap with those in the U.S.
Brand Building

The Power of Pancakes: Branding Starts With Tribes, Not Beta Tests

If you are building a brand, be sure to think about how you can piece together your tribe, then start today.

Ready to Kill Your Company's Open-Floor Plan? Drop the Machete.

This contributor's company showed that you don't have to make an open-concept workspace an either-or decision.
Startup Funding

How to Prevent Your Software Startup From Running out of Gas

Finish your first iteration quickly, knowing that the most successful apps are a series of experiments -- and iterations.
Older Entrepreneurs

Opportunity Doesn't Expire: A Guide to Ageless Entrepreneurship

With 20-something co-founders becoming billionaires, you'll likely surmise that entrepreneurship is only a young person's game. But you'll be wrong.
Managing Risk

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Poker is a high-wire act that any CEO could recognize. You're managing risk at all times, and you're making decisions based on insufficient information.
Startup Funding

Seven Ways To Fund Your Startup On The Sly

The shiny gleam of easy VC funding blinds many companies to reality. You might not qualify for or necessarily want this sort of investment.