It’s one thing to convert a ground-breaking idea into an equally impactful product. Developing a company to adequately support such a product, however, can be the most challenging opponent to success you will face in the startup world. Laying a sturdy foundation – a solid-yet-flexible marketing strategy – is one of the first, most treacherous […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
When you score as much as the Seahawks did in the Super Bowl, the way people refer to you starts to change. They call you things like “dominant,” “effective,” and “the best.” Elevate Ventures has been called many of those things. That’s why I was so excited to hear what Elevate Ventures’ Vice President of […]
What makes a startup truly great? Well, it isn’t how cool their office is or how many twitter followers they have. And it certainly isn’t the number of lines of code written. So how, then, do we measure the success of a startup? Capitalization & growth are two indicators that we like to look at […]
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 […]
The past year of building two startups and consulting for various others has been an amazingly rewarding experience. Being January, this is a great time to be setting goals for the year, and many people have set the goal of being more productive. What many don’t realize is that the secret to being more productive […]
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