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Building a T-Shirt Company From Your Basement with Peter Fertiguena

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / June 21, 2010

We caught up with Peter Fertiguena, 27 year old founder of Academy Printwear. Peter attended Southern Connecticut State for 3 semesters but then dropped out because he hated learning facts and simply wanted to discover things for himself.  He began touring with the band he was a part of which is where he ran into problems printing merchandise. This was when he decided to take on this task…

Interview: How Emily Dubner is Baking Her Way to Success

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / June 14, 2010

Emily Dubner is the founder of Baking for Good, a New York based startup. Baking for Good sells all natural brownies, cookies, and other treats while giving %15 of every purchase to a nonprofit of the customers choice. Emily has made great strides with Baking for Good in the past year even though she had no thoughts of starting a business while attending Harvard for college. This year…

Drew Leahy is Tackling the Music Industry with MyBandStock.com

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / June 7, 2010

22 year old Drew Leahy is out to change the music industry with his company Mybandstock.com. Drew is juggling a growing startup and school at the University of Michigan. He mentions how this balance is one of the toughest things for him to do right now. Mybandsotck has recently signed a client from a major record label and received a round of angel funding to go with coverage…

Literally “Driving” A New Business, Chase Mattioli

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / May 25, 2010

Although many people treat their business like it is a life and death proposition, 20 year old Chase Mattioli is actually faced with that prospect.  The Pennsylvania native is finishing his sophomore year at Fordham University where he is majoring in business administration, but he is also the Vice President of Pocono-based Mattioli Racing.  That means that Chase literally wears many hats, or helmets. He is  a student,…

Alyssa Wasko Describes Entrepreneurship as Priceless

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / May 17, 2010

Alyssa Wasko is a student at the University of Arizona. However she is doing a lot more then going through the average college routine of classes and parties. She is already running her own fashion company, Donni Charm. Donni Charm scarves have been seen on celebrities and can be found in some of the top fashion boutiques around the country. Alyssa has an undeniable passion and drive for…

How to Build a Seafood Empire at 25: Ready Seafood

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 21, 2010

Photo: Inc.com John and Brendan Ready are the founders of ReadySeafood.com and CatchapieceofMaine.com. In a short time they have build up their seafood business to millions in revenue and have been featured in things like Inc’s 30 under 30 list. The duo spent summers learning the business when they were younger and even left college on the weekends to sell lobsters. It was hard work as John explains…

Want to Intern at a Startup? Startup Roots is Your Answer

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 12, 2010

We had the chance to catch up with 22 year old Gagan Biyani who is one of the founders of Startup Roots. Startup Roots is a non-profit fellowship program that aims to connect startups and internship seekers so the two can have an awesome summer together! Gagan was joined on the project by Ajay Kamat, Himani Amoli, Andrew Chen and Louis Hong who all have extensive passion and…

The Making of a Million Dollar Newsletter: Thrillist

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / April 5, 2010

We had the chance to catch up with Ben Lerer who is one of the founders of Thrillist along with Adam Rich. Thrillist is a free, daily email for guys. The newsletter gets guys the best of their cities food, drink, entertainment, travel and events. Thrillist has been funded with roughly $200,000 and has over 1.7million subscribers in 16 cities. The New York based newsletter is growing fast…

Interview: How Shira Lazar Became a “Media Empress”

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / March 29, 2010

Shira Lazar has become a media empress in only a few years because of her passion and work ethic in the media industry. She has interviewed people like Pete Cashmore, Penelope Cruz, Snoop Dogg, Michael Arrington and many more in the music, movie and her personal favorite the tech industry. Shira has her own blog on CBSNews called “On The Scene With Shira”. She is passionate about merging…

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