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Finding the Right Mix: Cordina Cocktails’ Craig Cordes Interview

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 25, 2013

A few friends were kicked off of a beach because they were drinking alcohol out of glass bottles.  So what would any rational, entrepreneurial-minded Millennial do? Invent a way to put alcoholic drinks in a portable pouch. Craig Cordes and his co-founders set out to do the impossible and turn margaritas into an adult version of a Capri Sun.   After coming up with the concept, they took to…

Building Apps in a Dorm to Mobile Innovation: Interview with Alex Moazed of Applico

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 10, 2013

The dorm room startup is a beautiful thing.  Alex Moazed started the mobile innovation firm Applico while studying at entrepreneurship powerhouse Babson College.  Alex was surrounded by friends who were running successful companies, raising venture capital, and launching new ideas.  As Alex explained, “It’s baked into the community of the school.”  Now focusing on the community created at Applico, Alex has turned the company into one of the…

Listen To Your Customer! Interview with HARO Founder Peter Shankman

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 8, 2013

Help A Reporter Out (HARO) was started in 2007 as a service that connects journalists with sources.  It allows journalists to get the information they need on time to meet deadlines and allows sources to get free press by giving information, interviews, and quotes to journalists. What started as a Facebook group grew quickly into the world’s largest free source repository. When asked what the keys to the…

8 Tips for Raising Money From Family Members

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 4, 2013

If you’ve raised startup capital from family or friends, what is one tip you’d give a fellow entrepreneur to make sure the deal doesn’t affect the relationship? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs…

No License Needed for Venture Capital: Interview with MeetMe Co-Founder Catherine Cook

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 3, 2013

In 2005, Catherine and Dave Cook were 15 and 16 respectively when they came up with the concept for myYearbook.  With a $250,000 investment from their older brother Geoff, they worked with overseas developers to launch myYearbook.com.  They went from being normal high school students, to staying up until 3 AM in the morning working on the site and showing up to their 7:30 homeroom classes late. Catherine…

10 Ways to Cut Back on Spending Without Sacrificing Style

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 28, 2013

How do you save money on your personal style (haircuts, suits, good shoes, etc.) but still look professional when you need to? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via…

Interview: How Michael Gluck Turned $5,000 into $1,000,000 with VG Market

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / June 27, 2013

Michael Gluck started his entrepreneurial career at the age of 4 – painting smiley faces on coconuts to sell to people on the beach. Today, Michael Gluck is the founder and CEO of VG Market, a growing and profitable market research company that focuses solely on gaming companies.  The company spawned out of Gluck’s work with EA Games.  A couple weeks after leaving the company after his contract…

13 Quotes & Places To Hear the Story of Under30CEO & Under30Experiences

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice Travel / June 25, 2013

Since we officially rolled out our new travel company Under30Experiences last week, we’ve been busy telling our story around the web.  We’ve had such amazing ups and downs building Under30CEO and Under30Experiences, that we decided to share some actionable advice, lessons learned, and the whole inspirational story to help you along your own journey… Here are 13 quotes we’ve rounded up from our recent interviews:  “Building a company…

Nine Lessons I’ve Learned From Interviewing Young Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / June 20, 2013

For the last year, I’ve had the honor of authoring the young entrepreneur interview series here at under30ceo.com. During that time, I’ve spoken to over 40 of the most talented, passionate, innovative and hardworking individuals I’ve ever met. In addition to being consistently inspired, educated and entertained by their stories, I’ve been given a unique glimpse into the entrepreneurial mindset that has relevance to business people of any…

Building a Business You Love with Joe Knoernschild, Co-Founder of Hurley

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 19, 2013

Matt Wilson: When you started Hurley you were 26.  Can you tell us a story from the early days living the surf entrepreneur lifestyle? Joe K: 1980, 26 years old, happily married with Cindy and our young son Joel, teaching Junior High 4 years, waiting tables, exporting surfboards to Japan and managing Hurley Surfboards.  And, I was still able to surf just about every day; albeit in an exhausted…

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