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This 23 Year-Old Entrepreneur Delivers: Interview with Parcel Founder Jesse Kaplan

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 10, 2015

Problem: Receiving packages from orders placed online is difficult in larger cities, especially in places where there is no active doorman to accept deliveries on behalf of residents. Unless the recipient is present at the time of delivery, which is typically during the hours of 8-5, a slip is left at the door, and the package is returned to the distribution center. Due to barriers with labor limitations,…

Internship Finder: Interview with internrocket.com’s Michael Somers

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / February 23, 2015

Jobs are not what they used to be for both employees and employers. The average worker stays at each position just 4.4 years, which leaves employers looking for new staff members at a rate drastically higher than that of just several decades ago. For the employee, the market has become more competitive and a college degree is no longer a guaranteed ticket to a profitable and happy career with…

Founded on a Bicycle – Interview with Dashed Founder Phil Dumontet

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 10, 2014

My interview with Phil Dumontet was interrupted by a police officer knocking on his window after he pulled over safely to the side of the road. As rare as an interview starting with a police intervention is a company starting with just a CEO and a bicycle. Dashed has grown into the leading restaurant delivery service in the Northeast. Dashed delivers for over 600 top rated restaurants in…

Law School Dropout – Interview with LawKick’s Aaron George

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / April 15, 2014

Dropout is such a negative word. Young entrepreneurs all across the country and world are ‘dropping out’ of school, but not because they are failing.  Aaron George may have dropped out of law school, but it wasn’t to take a  job or because he couldn’t handle it. He left law school to focus on something he was truly passionate about – lawyers. But why work with lawyers if…

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…

This Bus Runs on Passion – Interview with Ricky Berrin of SalesBus

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / April 8, 2014

SalesBus Founders Rickey Berrin (left) and Seth Murphy (right) Entrepreneurs are often fueled by passion. When asked what’s important in vetting an idea to pursue as an entrepreneur, Ricky Berrin responded, “Make sure it’s something you are passionate about because you’re going to be spending a lot of time on it. The second part is making sure what you’re building is something people actually care about and want.”…

Ad Answers – Interview with Jebbit’s Tom Coburn

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 27, 2014

We all love online advertising!  The wonderful pop-up videos, banner ads, and numerous links to click appearing while getting our daily fix of streaming television shows online makes our daily lives better, right?  Odds are that online ads and have little effect on your daily life.   Outside of an annoyance and a little bit of waster times, you quickly forget online ads and have gain lasting impression of…

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,…

A Joke Turned Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business: Interview with Omar Tayeb of Blippar

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 4, 2014

Knock knock. Who’s there? Blippar. Blippar who? Blippar, a startup that spun out of a joke to amass millions of users and bring static content to life.  It wasn’t a knock-knock joke, but a silly challenge between friends that brought the queen on a ten pound note to life, which later would be developed into Blippar.  CTO and Co-founder Omar Tayeb describes Blippar as an “Image and object…

Tackling the Question of Valuation for Seed-Stage Startups

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 4, 2014

How much should I raise? How expensive are your experiments? In any startup, there are huge risks in your future. Your job as a seed-stage company is to identify the biggest risks and tackle them first. Money doesn’t buy you a ticket around these risks. Instead, fundraising allows your team to build experiments that attempt to solve these challenges. At LabDoor, the most expensive part of our early…

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