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PERQwall1Alec Synnestvedt

Founder Story: How to Use Startup Community as a Lifeline

When Scott Hill dipped his toe into the local startup community in 2009, the passion and entrepreneurial energy almost turned him away. “I was deep in survival mode,” he told me as we toured the freshly renovated office of his startup, PERQ. “We were in the middle of the recession, and I wasn’t having nearly […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

7 Startup Community Takeaways and Photos from The Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is one of the rare opportunities we have as entrepreneurs to lift our focus from the everyday, take pause, and remind ourselves why we love what we do. On July 11th, over 600 entrepreneurs, investors, and professional service providers came together to celebrate problem solvers, connect with inspiration, and (hopefully) find the […]

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The YEC

8 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Start Raising Capital

The following answers are provided by members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library […]

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David Dubree

Awesome startup communities create ‘Startup Triangle’ in SW Indiana.

The startup scene has really taken off in southwest Indiana over the last several months. Terre Haute, Evansville and Bloomington seem to form a ‘startup triangle’ for the region.   For starters, there has been no lack of Startup Weekend events. The first Crane event launched on October 5th, 2012. Bloomington on November 9th, 2012. […]

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Oren Shatken

Designing Your First Startup Office

My mother, whom I love dearly, has always held slightly alternative worldly perspectives. Back in college, when she found out I had cold, she would call me to suggest that, in addition to taking the latest herbal remedy, I make sure I clean the dirty laundry off my floor that was, in her opinion, creating […]

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ipadappdevelopmenttoolMatt Hunckler

How iPad App Development Can Help Build Your Business

Is it hot in here, or is it just you? While that is a pretty classy pickup line. There’s a Midwest startup who thinks there’s a better way to find your soul mate. And they used an iPad App Development Tool to do it. Our video team caught up with Kevin Emmons, co-founder of Miss […]

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SXSWdirectoryMatt Hunckler

New Site Launch: Indiana by SXSW

Whether or not you’re bound for Austin in March, you’re going to love this. In less than a week, a simple idea materialized into a useful tool for tech geeks going to SXSW. After putting out a late-afternoon poll let Friday, the wheels started turning. Through a collaboration between SmallBox Web, KA+A and Verge, we […]

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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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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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Path Wrangler LaunchMatt Hunckler

Bootstrapping a Startup: It’s Not Only Sunny in Silicon Valley

In the San Francisco Bay area, most startup activity gets sucked out to the hyper-connected sprawl that is Silicon Valley. But, not all Bay Area start-uppers are compelled to immediately comply with this social norm. Doug Heinz has lived in the city of San Francisco for nearly a decade and for the last two years, […]

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