Zach Ferres

Zach Ferres

Guest Writer
CEO, Coplex

About Zach Ferres

Zach Ferres is the CEO of Coplex, a nationally-ranked startup accelerator that works with industry experts to start successful tech companies.

More From Zach Ferres

Growth Strategies

3 Tips to Maximize Your Startup Ecosystem

With work and a collaborative attitude, you can make connections that will last a lifetime.
Technology

3 Ways to Prepare Your Startup for a 5G World

If you want to reap the full benefits, start readying now.
Investors

Playing The Odds: Understanding The 6% Rule When Fundraising For Your Startup

Founders have to be resilient and thick-skinned. Prepare yourself to exhaust your network of investors, and accept the fact that fundraising is going to take time, even if that's a hard pill to swallow.
Finding Customers

How to Acquire the First 20 Customers for Your Startup

Don't worry about what your future holds or whether you'll be able to sustain your early success. Get your first customers on board, treat them well and use that success to fund your next steps.
Technology

Make the Leap From Traditional Business Leader to Tech Entrepreneur in 5 (Easy-ish) Steps

The next wave of entrepreneurship is going to bring a whole new playbook for running companies. Are you ready?
Finance

Want Your Seed-Stage Startup to Be Fundable? Check These 4 Boxes.

To help your startup succeed, you'll probably need outside funds. Use this checklist to make your concept fund-able.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Rise Of The Rest: Why Tech Startups No Longer Need To Be In Major Tech Hubs To Succeed

With the democratization of technology, high-growth tech companies no longer to need to be in major tech hubs to succeed.
Location

5 Winning Strategies for Building a Tech Business Beyond the Bay Area

Tech startups have finally cracked the code to succeeding outside San Francisco. Will they make it last?
recession

The Recession Is Coming: How to Set Up Your Company for Survival

Right now, the VC market feels as effervescent as a bottle of Mo√ęt. Here's what to do if and when the fizz goes flat.
Startup Financing

Why Tech Startups Can't Seem to Stop Flushing Cash Down the Toilet

Companies with more money than sense might survive for a time, but only those with a good business model and good business-building habits will succeed.
Funding

How To Get The First Investment In Your Idea-Stage MENA Startup

The MENA region is a fertile ground for startup innovation, but entrepreneurs must be smart about how they pursue initial rounds of funding.
Venture Capital

3 Ways to Play the VC Game if You're Not a White Guy

The current VC model is skewed to favor the style of male-run companies. Here's how women and minorities can get a seat at the table.
Business Events

The How-To: Using A 'Shadow Conference' To Strike Deals

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

Scalability Secrets From One of America's Fastest-Growing Software Startups

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

'The Jetsons' World Is Becoming Reality. Innovators, Start Your Engines.

A flying car, worth more than $1 million, went on display in April. Delivery is expected by 2020.