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Hip Hop Stock Market: Trade Stock of Pop Icons While Learning Finance

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / October 17, 2010

A love for finance turns into a innovative new educational platform. Hip Hop Stock Market was founded by Adam Blaire and Sherif Balogun to help educate and inform users on investing and finance. The platform lets you interactively trade stock for pop icons based on what you think they will do next. Things like album sales, lawsuits, endorsement deals and more all play into if the individuals stock…

Startup Hot Seat: Come Recommended vs Blue Reserve

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / September 18, 2010

This week we have two pretty cool startups to mention. Come Recommended helps connect employers and candidates by encouraging interaction rather than just posting to a job board. Heather Huhman founded it during her own days working at a company sifting through potential candidates for open positions.  Our other company is Blue Reserve which is changing the way companies buy bottled water. They are helping companies get rid…

Startup Hot Seat: Trademark Armor vs Business Empire Consulting

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 14, 2010

What do you think of this start-ups below? They are all run by young entrepreneurs looking to make their name in this world. Everyone needs advice to mold and shape their idea. Each start-up has some questions that they need answering or just leave your thoughts on the companies in the comments below. Lets see if we can give these young guns some feedback to take these or…

Startup Hot Seat: Cupcake Central vs Cashier Live vs Music Dealers

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 7, 2010

What do you think of this start-ups below? They are all run by young entrepreneurs looking to make their name in this world. Everyone needs advice to mold and shape their idea. Each start-up has some questions that they need answering or just leave your thoughts on the companies in the comments below. Lets see if we can give these young guns some feedback to take these or…

Finding a Passion in Shoes: Startup Musa Shoes

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / June 24, 2010

What is the story behind your company? I originally wanted to be a shoe designer making custom, handmade shoes.  I took a 5-day class in San Francisco with a London-based accessory school, Prescott and Mackay, to learn how to hand make a pair of women’s pumps.  After taking the class, I realized that it wasn’t feasible to hand make custom shoes for women because the materials are extremely…

Micromobs is Making it Easier to Communicate With Your Group

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / June 17, 2010

What is the story behind the company: My co-founder Himani and I were discussing our frustrations with email threads and web based group applications and soon realized there was an enormous problem to solve. Messaging regularly with your groups was just not easy enough. We decided to take our rough ideas to the Founder Institute where we solidified the concept and put together a base prototype. Early on…

Find a Competition With Startup Student Competitions

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / June 10, 2010

What is the story behind your company? It is a funny story. The four founders met randomly in the business incubator “Business Lab”, which is connected to the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. We are all passionate about competing and found that there were no one good website for Student Competitions on the market. However, we did neither have the programming, nor the design skills to get…

Startup Udemy is Building a Virtual Classroom

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / May 20, 2010

What is the story behind Udemy? Udemy began as a project by two brilliant developers in Turkey, Eren Bali and Oktay Caglar, who were building a live virtual classroom on contract for another company. By the end of the project, the company had dissolved and the pair owned the rights to the virtual classroom tool. They decided it would be best if they could make it completely free…

Startup Profile: Alister & Paine is Building a Digital Magazine

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / May 20, 2010

What is the story behind your company? Alister & Paine is a digital magazine for 21st century executives… nothing new, we know.  Sure, we have awesome writers (Jeffrey Miron, Harvard Economist–for one) and great interviewees spouting amazing advice (Rick Alden, CEO of SkullCandy) but our real value is what we do behind the scenes… our secret recipe of B2B Market Engagement that no one sees from the front-end.…

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