Abdi Latif Dahir writing in Quartz Africa: Bedeviled by war and factional violence, Somalia was one of the last African countries to go online in 2000. At 1.8%, the Horn of Africa nation also has one of the lowest internet penetration in the world. Show More Summary
Woke AF internet style sensation Sam White knows a thing or two about looking good 24/7. His Instagram, shows off the entrepreneur and fashion maven in a variety of situations -- from street to business, he always looks sharp and ready for anything. Show More Summary
Early-stage venture firm Network Society Ventures has snagged TechShop’s former CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch as general partner. Hatch is recognized as a pioneer of the maker movement, is a current entrepreneur in residence at UC Berkeley, and is a former Green Beret. For those who don’t know it, TechShop bills itself as “a membership-based DIY… Read More
In today's hyper-competitive entrepreneurial landscape, differentiation is everything.
The Shiver: Tonight’s group of sharks: Dallas Mavericks owner and tech-sector maverick Mark Cuban in his usual stage-right chair, venture capital mogul Kevin ‘Mister Wonderful’ O’Leary, QVC Queen Lori Greiner, infosec entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, and at the end of the line, Silicon Valley wunderkind Chris Sacca. Show More Summary
The rise of 26-year old Charlie Shrem was swift. So was his fall. The self-professed computer geek turned divisive digital currency entrepreneur won notoriety as the founder of BitInstant. The firm took off, attracting investors like the Winklevoss twins, and helping popularize bitcoin. Then, his whole world came crashing down. Show More Summary
Communicating with startup entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur working furiously to launch a massive startup, I have surrendered to the hard and cold fact that I cannot do it alone. No one can. It takes a certain moment in the entrepreneurial life-cycle to get to the point of surrender. Show More Summary
From the AFDB:Boost Africa will contribute to fostering the development of an efficient entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa by supporting the earliest and riskier stages of the venture value chain, in an economically viable and sustainable way. Show More Summary
The fastest route for entrepreneurs to increase their chances for massive success is to build businesses around their passion. When you find your passion, you will be driven and fired up for success. Therefore, you will need to discover or, depending on where you stand today, rediscover your passion. Show More Summary
“Now is the best time in history to be an entrepreneur in Europe.” That is one of the banner conclusions from a new report, The State of European Tech, published today by VC firm Atomico and Slush, the organisation behind of the Finnish tech conference of the same name. The expansive report, which surveyed founders, […]
"Look at yourself. Not everything is a good fit. Find your tribe. Find your voice." Mimika Cooney did just that. Growing up with a serial entrepreneurial father and marrying an entrepreneur, it seemed to be Mimika's destiny to be in business for herself too. Mimika has been an entrepreneur for most of her life. Show More Summary
Credit "Fundraising is going to be the death of me," said Tom Walker, President and CEO of Rev1 Ventures, in an interview with Dave Keplin, CEO Likable Local. Any entrepreneur who has gone down the startup route would testify that raising funds for a new business venture can be one of the most frustrating and discouraging aspects. Show More Summary
We’ve all watched as startup funding in Silicon Valley slows a bit, and entrepreneurs are sweating a little as they try to find the best way to extend their runway, or even get a foot in the door. Accelerators have always been a good bet for startups, but they’re even [...]
When an entrepreneur creates a product – any product – they’re trying to solve a problem. The creators of the ludicrously-named Legs Jacket want to solve the problem of having to remove your shoes before you take off your pants. No, I’m not making this up. Show More Summary
Yeah, Winnie-- a site to help parents navigate cities in a family-friendly way-- recently launched. And yeah, sure, it got $2.5 million from some well-heeled Valley backers. But what really made me want CEO Sara Mauskopf as a guest on my “Uterus is a feature not a bug” podcast was a weird series of Tweets she sent last week about Millennial moms groups...
A survey of 700 entrepreneurs found that the Tesla and SpaceX founder is the most admired leader in tech.
Good Morning America’s new segment, “Boosting Your Business,” sponsored by Microsoft Office, provides entrepreneurs with simple tips and tools to help grow their businesses. Watch small business expert and host of Office Small Business...Show More Summary
The Schlesinger Fund for Global Health Entrepreneurship at Babson College is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals, USAID, and other partner organizations to host Haiti, Entrepreneurship, and Global Health: An Evening to Act, supporting the Diaspora Challenge Initiative. Show More Summary
David Sparer gave up his 35-year career and high profile position at a Fortune 500 company to help expand The Clear, a cannabis producer that makes treatments for epilepsy.
Entrepreneurs of color are still fighting a lack of family wealth and personal connections--two things that can make all the difference when you're just starting up.