When an entrepreneur takes to the stage or the web to tell their story, it’s often because they have achieved a major milestone or recently had a big win. This is, of course, fitting–we can learn a lot about what it takes to succeed by studying each other’s successes. By sharing what works at conferences, […]
“We chose to launch at verge in indy versus SXSW because Indy has come of age.” – @sschwegman#withgustopic.twitter.com/H2z0cCjhu6 — Verge ® (@VergeIndy) February 28, 2014 The question has been asked of Shawn Schwegman too many times. The founder of Gusto, an email app about to launch, had entertained the idea of launching at South by Southwest […]
This Spring, Purdue student entrepreneurs will do startup battle for their share of $15,000 in funding. The Anvil and The Foundry have partnered up and are holding an 8 week startup competition called The Boiler that will pit Purdue’s best entrepreneurial engineers and business students against one another for their chance at thousands of dollars in […]
Like most IndyMade startup founders my business partner, Matt Turow, and I are focused on creating a product and scaling it. Our problem is that we keep getting in our own way. And we have the scars to prove it.
Collidea and Centric founder, Jerry McColgin tells the story of a discussion he had with a cab driver in Boston. Driver: So buddy, where are you from? Jerry: Indianapolis. Without hesitation the cab driver replied “Ahhh…the desert.” “Why the desert?” Jerry asked him. The driver’s reply: “If it ain’t the East Coast or the West Coast…it’s the desert!” Don’t […]
Get your company acquired and have yourself a nice little exit. That’s the dream of many startup founders, and it’s a fine goal. But that’s the problem with goals. There’s no clear next step. So if you get acquired, the real question is this: what comes next? I got a chance to chat with Oren […]
As the world of recruiting top talent to businesses changes, there are tons of great opportunities for disruption. Track Ahead is looking to disrupt the field by adding game mechanics to college education to help pair students and employers. By gamifying the education and recruitment process, Track Ahead is venturing into uncharted waters and people have […]
Adproval evolved a lot as a business in 2013. This candid post by Adproval founder Matthew Anderson shares first-time startup founder advice worth noting. Now, here’s Matthew… Sup, nerds. I’m glad to share lessons I learned last year as the founder of Adproval and really look forward to your feedback. I discovered that being alone sucks […]
All of you old school salespeople: this series is for you. You folks are some of the hardest working in the business. You can hit the phones all day, cold call after cold call, and never miss a beat. You don’t get downtrodden if you get turned down all day, and you know you can […]
Four Startups to Celebrate Learning from the Verge Stage At the end of the year, it’s common (and, in fact, highly advisable) to take pause and reflect on what you have accomplished over the past year and what you hope to achieve over the next one. As the Verge community prepares for 2014, we’re coming […]
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