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Young Entrepreneur Interview with COSIGN’s Esosa Ighodaro

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / April 6, 2015

The viral world we live in allows us to have nearly anything we want at our fingertips. Want to find out who starred in that movie you watched last night? Check IMDB. Who won the game last night? Check ESPN. What shoes is she wearing? This is where COSIGN hopes to be your go-to answer. Inspired by trying to find the product information of a pair of shoes…

Passion Wave: Interview with VoyVoy’s Nat Disston

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / August 20, 2014

Nat Disston found his passion for surfing at an early age. At the age of 4, Nat and his cousin made pretend surfboards out of cardboard. Although he unsuccessfully rode carpet waves in his living room, creating cardboard surfboards was an early sign that his passion would soon come out through his work. Years later, Nat took a backpacking trip in Costa Rica. He met a surfboard designer…

How 3 Startups Disrupted the Big Guys

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 10, 2014

Smaller than traditional companies, startups are designed to develop new markets and emphasize an efficient approach to business operations. Many startups have failed, but many have also achieved phenomenal success. One of the biggest challenges for startups is competing with larger, more established businesses. However, in today’s world size no longer predicts success. Here at Fueled, we’ve found three startups that were able to disrupt larger competitors and…

5 Tech Fixes Created by MIT Grads

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 21, 2014

MIT has had over 120,000 graduates in the course of its 150-year history. These graduates have made several contributions to the world in field science, technology, architecture, business, education, humanities, politics and health care. Recently, some of the most significant contributions have been in technology. These innovative and inventive technological “fixes” have made simple technology problems dissipate entirely. Here is a glance at 5 such technological “fixes”, selected…

Off on the Right Foot – Interview with Startup Nice Laundry Co-Founder Ricky Choi

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 11, 2014

From Kickstarter Success to Fully Scaling a Growing Startup Ricky Choi is a young entrepreneur who not only cares about his style, but makes sure to keep his friends up to date on fashion as well. Nice Laundry co-founder Phil Moldavski was a fashionable guy from head to toe – except when it came to his socks.  “Phil would come to work dressed in a nice pair of jeans,…

The Ultimate Crowdfunding Checklist

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 4, 2014

  The popularity of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have helped thousands of people, including myself, get access to capital to bring products and services to market. Raising money via crowdfunding to launch products, or even sell equity in your company is entirely possible. The main problem with these platforms is the majority of people only hear about the extreme successes which raised millions of dollars. As…

5 Lessons Mamahuhu Has Learned From Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / July 18, 2013

Mamahuhu Colombia is a fashion company producing high quality leather shoes and bags, working directly with the artisans in Colombia. From their start in 2010, they fell in love with the Colombian fashion scene.  They found that it allowed a rare opportunity to exercise complete control over the entire process – from design to material selection to production. This enables them to ensure a superior quality and offer limited or unique products based…

Crowdfunding vs. Traditional Investors

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 4, 2013

As most entrepreneurs know, lack of access to capital is one of the biggest hurdles for startups to overcome. Some young companies try to avoid this problem by raising money through angel investors, venture capitalists, or other ways of private funding.  No startup just finds investors. It can take quality time that could be better spent on enhancing and developing your business. That is why I believe startups…

11 Keys to Getting Your Project Funded on a Site Like Kickstarter or Indiegogo?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 1, 2012

Q. What’s the key to getting your passion project funded on a site like Kickstarter or Indiegogo? The following answers are provided by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help…

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