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the-anvilKara Findley

Big News from Tesla and Amazon, and Other Stories in Verge’s Week-in-Review

The World Cup is in full swing, it’s almost officially summer, and the Innovation Showcase is just a few weeks away. Check out the best innovation and tech stories from this past week… Tesla Charges (and Recharges) Ahead Okay, this technically happened last week, but Tesla made headlines with CEO Elon Musk’s recent announcement that […]

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Tim Hickle

Grown Up Lessons For Your Startup’s Next Pitch

As they gear up for this year’s Innovation Showcase, over 80 founders from across the nation are honing their investment pitches. They have read every book, every blog, and consulted a half dozen mentors, but this month, Verge is bringing in an incredible resource for honing your pitching skills who has a surprising background. Thaddeus Rex is […]

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The YEC

Processes and productivity hacks for entrepreneurs

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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James Jeffries

Lessons from out West: Building Entrepreneurial Culture

Show it. Don’t say it. That is a tricky bit of advice given to any aspiring writer—tricky, first, because it’s spoken and, second, because you can’t take it literally and still be a writer. It’s a metaphor. And it is a metaphor borne out in the cultures of some of the most entrepreneurial companies in […]

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Tim Hickle

20 Quotes From History’s 20 Top Entrepreneurs

As you may have seen, we have compiled an infographic of the top 20 startups of all time. Revenue numbers are awesome, but what got them there? What sort of ideologies and ideas did it take to escalate these 20 people into this pantheon of awesome entrepreneurial talent? What can we learn from that to […]

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Matthew Anderson

First-Time Startup Founder Advice: Don’t be Alone and Clueless, Get Help!

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 […]

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Tim Hickle

Founder Lessons: What 2 Entrepreneurs Learned in 2013

Last week, we talked to four Indy founders about the biggest lessons they learned from their business from 2013. Today, we want to highlight two very well-respected and well-established founders who wanted to get in on the conversation.       Andy Medley, PERQ Marketing Above all, create true value. The game of true value […]

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PERQ magnetismAlec Synnestvedt

How a Brand Launch can Help Grow a Community

Sharing business “secrets” isn’t always bad for business. In fact, sometimes it’s good for business. Really good. Scott Hill and Andy Medley, who together founded PERQ as CIK enterprises in the early 200s, recently took to the Verge Pitch Night stage to launch their new brand, PERQ, and marketing technology platform, FATWIN. And while some […]

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AdviceThe YEC

13 Entrepreneurs Share Their Mentor’s Best Advice

It’s like building a bridge as you barrel across while blindfolded. But at least you’ve found some bridge designers to show you what to do (and almost as importantly, what not to do). You can find startup mentor advice is all over the internet. However, the best guidance are the field-tested, entrepreneur-approved strategies from the […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

Entrepreneur Education

Entrepreneurial Education It’s exciting to see new entrepreneurship programs popping up at more and more Universities these days. Undergrads are increasingly well equipped to start up or contribute to small entrepreneurial teams, thanks in part to our growing domestic and international focus on technology entrepreneurship at the institutional and cultural levels. At the same time, there […]

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