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About Matt Hunckler

Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
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About Matt Hunckler

Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.

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CustomerFeedbackSystemsMatt Hunckler

5 Must-Have Customer Feedback Systems for Your Startup

Startup Customer Feedback Systems: Mark Cuban says, “Don’t listen to your customers.” I say that’s silly. If you close yourself off from a stream of information, you’re doing yourself and your business a disservice. All people have blind spots, and customers are great at pointing them out. But if you quickly acknowledge and repair your […]

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SproutBoxMatt Hunckler

Why SproutBox Thinks the Midwest Is Good for Startups

In an industry that has roots in Silicon Valley, can the Midwest even hold a candle to the West Coast? I caught up with SproutBox co-founder, Brad Wisler, hot off the heels of the first successful exit of one of their “sprouts,” MyJibe. We had a chance to talk about what makes the Midwest a good […]

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Steve Blank’s New BookMatt Hunckler

Friday Poll: Will You Read Steve Blank’s New Book?

He wrote what some consider to be “the Bible” of starting up. His decade-old book, Four Steps to the Epiphany is still quoted referenced and re-spun into movements like the Lean Startup. But the retired serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is about to release a book the he hopes will replace his breakthrough book. Steve Blank’s […]

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Startup Advice from David BeckerMatt Hunckler

Startup Advice Video: David Becker, Founder of First Internet Bank

David and I have a couple of things in common. We both have a passion for entrepreneurship, and we both started our “professional” careers with paper routes. But, David Becker has experienced so much more than I. You see, David is what you would call a bit of a “serial entrepreneur.” He’s founded some of […]

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PatentStatus-LogoMatt Hunckler

How PatentStatus Scored Big During The Super Bowl

I have to say I’m a bit jealous of James. He lived it up like a VIP at last week’s Super Bowl activities and he earned a ton of media attention for his new startup, PatentStatus. But it’s hard not to root for the guy. James Burnes hustles harder than a lot of entrepreneurs that […]

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Private-Meeting-at-SpeakEasyMatt Hunckler

A Look Inside the Private Meeting of Midwest Startup Movers and Shakers [Video]

Amid the excitement of last week’s Indianapolis Super Bowl, two dozen of the Midwest’s highest profile entrepreneurs and investors made the time to meet privately at the newly-minted Speak Easy in Indianapolis. We were able to sneak a camera within the sliding doors of the conference room where the group gathered for a intimate discussion […]

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Tony Scelzo with KnomingoMatt Hunckler

Tony Scelzo Introduces Knomingo, a Web Video Startup

We’ve all been there—stuck on YouTube watching the latest founder talk or Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say. The value in that kind of user engagement is enormous—enough for plenty of players in the web video market. But, is there space in the industry for another video platform? Last month, I had a chance to sit down with […]

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Facebook IPOMatt Hunckler

Facebook IPO: Will You Buy?

“Highly anticipated” is an understatement. It feels like people we’ve been waiting for real news about a Facebook IPO forever. I’m ready to get it over with, but there are a few questions left to be answered. Facebook IPO valuation: $75 billion to $100 billion!? Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Facebook is an extremely valuable […]

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Christopher DayMatt Hunckler

How Startup Event Nostalgia Fueled a Full-House Meetup

You know that feeling you get when you hear an old song that takes you back to a special time in life? When you reminisce about where you used to be and how far you’ve come? That’s how we felt last Thursday at the Earth House. Last year, our team hosted over a half dozen […]

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Matt Hunckler

Quick Poll: Would You Use This?

Don’t let yourself fall flat on your face. There are so many people out there who are willing to help and give advice while you build your software. The question is, how do you as people who build startups every day, want to receive that support? We strive to give you what you want here […]

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