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Zach Ferres

Zach Ferres

Guest Writer / CEO of Coplex

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

 

 

 

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Managing Risk

Straight Talk: What a Lifelong Love of Poker Taught Me About Business

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.
startup studio

The Startup Studio Effect: How Hollywood's Movie Model Applies to the Startup World

It's not that startup studios are better than accelerators; it's simply that accelerators leave a lot of opportunities on the table.
Startups

Eric Ries on 4 Common Misconceptions About Lean Startup

If you believe lean startup methods lead to "cheap" products and companies, or that lean startup companies don't think big, think again.
Venture Capital

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

VC sounds appealing, but is it for you? Here's what you need to know to navigate a "typical'" series of fundraising rounds.
Business Failure

4 Tactics to Help Your Company Avoid the Top Startup Killer

Startups fail for a lot of reasons: a lack of money (duh), poor marketing, a pivot gone awry, legal challenges. But another, different reason tops the list year after year.
Farming

What the American Farm Can Teach Business Leaders About 'Sowing' Success

When you're on a farm, do as the farmers do. When you're running a business, do what farmers do, too.
Uber

Don't Uberize, Strategize! 3 Steps to a Better Business Model.

Want to shake up your industry? Avoid the pitfalls of the the 1-size-fits-all 'Uber for X' approach.
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

Three Lessons This American Entrepreneur Learned From Dubai's Startup Scene

Entrepreneurs who think Uncle Sam has the most tricks under his hat have likely overlooked the financial incentives and talent diversity of the UAE.
Marketing

Don't Let 'Stealth Mode' Sink Your Startup

If you want investors, partners or customers to notice you, they have to know you exist.
Disruption

What Sears Taught Amazon About Business

Sears' 1800s innovations and market disruption model are still at the core of retail behaviors today. Retail companies would be wise to study this history.
Teamwork

3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From NASA About Organizational Design

How to transform a disconnected pack of competitive employees into a single, unified team to accomplish the extraordinary.
Recruiting

4 Creative Tactics to Find and Recruit the Best Talent

Startups are having to battle with big companies and one another for the same talent. It's become a free for all.
Ready for Anything

4 Steps to Pick Yourself Up From a Tough Situation

Major losses force entrepreneurs to make hard decisions. These decisions almost always turn your life to a new chapter where the stakes are higher and the wins are bigger.