The Innovation Showcase is heating up, with more than $123,000 we’ll be awarding to this year’s winner. We already announced the first 3 companies accepted to showcase, Lesson.ly, DCODIA, and Mimir, who pitched at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week. Today, we’re announcing 6 more companies that have been accepted into the 2014 Innovation Showcase on July 10… […]
About Matt HuncklerMatt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
About Matt Hunckler
Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
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“Campaigns were a little bit addictive,” Miles recalled. I sat across from Mark Miles, one of the most interesting men I had ever met. As the current CEO of Hulman and Company, Miles oversees Indy Car racing and The Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And as we sat in front of the Verge audience in the Speedway […]
Have you ever met a rock star? And no, I’m not talking about someone who snazzies up their resume and social profiles by self proclaiming their “rock-star” status within their industry. I mean someone really famous. Even if you haven’t met them, I bet you’ve seen them on stage. And I bet you’ve felt that […]
“I’ll have the proposal to you by end of the day next Friday,” I said as I left my first business-to-business sales meeting. I was 19 years old and about to learn a lesson that would be the key to my new web agency’s growth. “OK, perfect. Our other bids will be in by Friday, […]
I lived there for three years of my life. But I was still surprised when I heard that Jay moved his wife and kids more than 1,600 miles to make their home in Bloomington, Indiana. Don’t get me wrong, I love Bloomington. I mean, I started and sold my first real business in B-town. It’s […]
I piled into the van with 6 middle-aged men. Most of them smoked half a pack of cigarettes by the time we arrived at our first sales call. But these guys were professionals. I mean, they were good at what they did, which was to sell vacuum cleaners door to door. And I was right […]
Three months into the launch of Reddit, co-founders Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman were invited out to Silicon Valley by an executive at Yahoo. What happened next, is now legend among many tech entrepreneurs. That’s why UberFacts—one of the most awesome brands on the internet— teamed up with us to capture this story first hand […]
“I wish we had started in the U.S. two years ago,” Mike said. And now is clearly the right time to test his million-dollar software business in the Americas. When Michal (Mike) Sadowski started his social monitoring platform Brand 24, he had every intention to launch simultaneously in the United States. His passion for the product […]
What makes a startup truly great? Well, it isn’t how cool their office is or how many twitter followers they have. And it certainly isn’t the number of lines of code written. So how, then, do we measure the success of a startup? Capitalization & growth are two indicators that we like to look at […]
I do the same thing at the end of every year. I take my pen and moleskine and lock myself in a room until I’ve filled at least five pages with new business skills and lessons I learned that year. Sometimes, these lessons don’t reveal themselves until I actually do this exercise in reflection. And […]