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20 Young Women Entrepreneurs and Their Rising Companies

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 1, 2012

Today, we are looking at some of the amazing women who are taking the startup world by storm. These women have raised millions in funding, have millions of users and are making money. Their companies range from one that creates a soccer ball that doubles as an Eco-friendly generator, to a 16 year old with a fashion accessory line backed by investors like Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban and…

Top Co-Working Spaces in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 23, 2012

Everyone comes to New York to make it big.  If you are going out on your own and are looking to surround yourself with talented people in a collaborative environment, co-working is your best option.  For other cities check out our list of 64 Co-working Spaces Every Entrepreneur Must Know, from our list of Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs… The spaces on this list are generally not incubators…

Co-working Spaces For Every Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 19, 2012

Last summer, you voted on the Top 10 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs. Now, we’re listing all the innovative co-working workspaces in those cities. We have also added a handful of cities to the list that were suggested but didn’t make the top 10 in voting… Here are a few co-working spaces for every entrepreneur: New York City The Fueled Collective– A founding member of General Assembly, Rameet Chawla of…

Top New York Based Venture Capitalists You Should Know

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 18, 2012

  Chris Dixon, Founder Collective The Co-founder of Site Advisor (acquired by McAfee) and Hunch (acquired by eBay) is quickly showing New York what our tech scene needs: successes.  While we don’t have an east coast Paypal who’s founders have spun off organizations like Founders Fund, Linkedin, Tesla and SpaceX, we do have Chris Dixon.  This Techcrunch contributor has invested his own money and Founder Collective’s, in companies…

11 New York Tech Incubators and Accelerators for Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 17, 2012

Does your company need a boost? Incubators and accelerators can be a great option for any young company or even idea to get off the ground. There are numerous programs in the New York area that each offer their own set of resources, connections and methods to help young companies succeed. These programs offer everything from funding, connections with top investors and mentors and collaborative work environments that…

Please Don’t Try to Build the Next Instagram

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 15, 2012

2 years of work…  $1 billion payout… In an instant, this became the dream of thousands of young, enthusiastic entrepreneurs.  Instagram was founded in 2010.  They built a relatively simple photo sharing application, gained traction, raised capital, continued to grow, found a buyer (Facebook) at just the right time, and cashed out big time.  Sounds easy right? There are now thousands of young entrepreneurs saying, “all it takes…

Creating One Million Jobs Worldwide: Becky Straw and The Adventure Project

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / April 11, 2012

In 2010, Becky Straw was 29 years old. She had just spent three years working to develop charity: water, a non-profit organization that brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Directing funding in Africa, South Asia and Haiti, she exchanged with many people living in difficult conditions, listening and learning from them. Along the way she met Jody Landers, a mother of six from the…

8 Skillshare Classes Entrepreneurs Should Take in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 6, 2012

Startup Metrics for Founders (LEAN 121) – Lean Startup Machine About the class: This class is being hosted at New York University by Tech@NYU. All proceeds will be donated to the organization. If you have already taken this class, you may be interested in our more advanced classes. In 2004, with only 150,000 registered users and very little revenue, Facebook raised $500,000 and less than a year later…

Millionaire Advice – How to Get Past Your Fear in Business

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 4, 2012

Everyone has had fear. It’s human nature to be fearful of a tiger. But why does it tend to get in our way in business so much? I’ve had the chance to ask millionaires and experts about their fear and how they pushed past it. Google defines fear as: “An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a…

What Type of an Entrepreneur Are You?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 27, 2012

When asked on a regular basis ‘what do you do’, I almost always reply that I am an Entrepreneur. More frequently than not this inevitably leads to the question: ‘yes, but what is that you do?’ – as though being an entrepreneur is not specific enough as a clearly definable day-to-day activity or a valid enough qualification! Many entrepreneurs forget that they are NOT defined by their business…

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