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Tim Hickle

BREAKING: Verge Tickets Go Live – “Perfecting Your Pitch”

Tickets are officially live for June’s Verge event and we’re extremely excited for you to see what we have in store. With the Innovation Showcase less than a month away, it’s time for over 80 entrepreneurs to hone their pitching skills. That’s why the Verge team is putting together an event that’s designed to help […]

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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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relationship-3Matt Hunckler

How to Get Seed Funding: Do This First

Want to get seed funding for your startup? You won’t get very far if you spend all of your time developing your pitch. “Too many founders put all of the focus on pitching their project and not on building a relationship,” says Gerry Hays, co-founder and managing partner of Slane Capital. And I hate to […]

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Jordan Updike

BREAKING: Innovation Showcase Announces Record Number of Exhibiting Companies for 2014

Today, we’re excited to announce all the exhibiting companies for Innovation Showcase 2014! But first, we want to save you $30.  If you haven’t yet purchased your Early Bird Tickets, today’s the last day to get them.  General Admission tickets are $30 more, so you’ll want to buy your tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-innovation-showcase-july-10-2014-tickets-11318129831?aff=EBreleaseWe’ve been telling you about the record breaking […]

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Tim Flint

The Key To Executing As Promised

“I define ‘execute as promise’ as the ability of an organization to meet or exceed customer expectations in every interaction, every single interaction.” -Lawrence McGlown,  CEO of getSayDo and Managing Director of The McGlown Group Companies are born and companies die each day. A key attribute to whether a company will thrive or fail is […]

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Why Your Business will Insanely Benefit from Entrepreneurial Travel

I hit publish on this post from Terminal A in the Indianapolis International Airport. My sleepless night filled my suitcase and prepped my place for sublet (thanks, Airbnb). Now that the journey has officially begun, let me tell you how I came to be venturing off to the tropics for two months. “I’m thinking about […]

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high-school-bballMatt Hunckler

When to Quit: Why It’s Good to Live Life Like a Lean Startup

Six months ago, I quietly left my role leading product and marketing at a startup. Social Reactor received most of my energy, focus, and time in 2013. And it’s taken the past half of a year to find the perspective on what made it an exceptional learning experience and why parting ways was the right […]

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Tim Hickle

What’s the Verge Community Up To?

With so many awesome people involved with so many awesome projects, it can be hard to keep track of what everyone in the Verge community is up to. That’s why we want to make an effort every weekend to provide updates from the Verge community. If you want to share an update with the Verge […]

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Jordan Updike

Early Birds, Worms and the Innovation Showcase

Early Birds. We’ve been promoting the 2014 Innovation Showcase for a little while now, and it got me thinking about the Early Bird language we’ve been using. Everyone knows the phrase “the early bird gets the worm,” right?  It’s often used as a good example of the benefits of being proactive. A good lesson, to […]

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Entrepreneurial EnergyMatt Hunckler

How Do You Balance the “Infinite Task” of Entrepreneurship?

“It’s an infinite task,” Miles said. I reflected on my own work experience as I sat across from Mark Miles, CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. And I could relate. There’s no “going home at the end of the day,” for most entrepreneurs. Our brain never fully shuts off and lets us rest. […]

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