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Much-Needed TV Startup Will Make Waiting At The Airport A Little Less Terrible

Airports have taken a "hurry up and wait" mentality when it comes to travel. Vacationers rush through crowded terminals and go through the mandatory security procedures only to find themselves with hours left to spend before the flight actually takes…
By Danielle Valente

6 Genius Marketing Hacks To Help Your Startup Company Win The Internet

You may have the perfect idea, the perfect team and all the energy and motivation needed to make your startup a reality. But the only way to proudly show off what you have to offer the rest of the world is by having a killer marketing strategy. These…
By Shannon Ullman

7 Ways To Make Sure Your Startup Survives That Tough First Year

I always find young folks who start up a business enterprise due to their desires to have fun in the work that they are passionate about. These people start with their major goal, which is to create freedom for themselves while doing the work they tr…
By Rajan Thapaliya

5 Ways To Launch Your Startup If You're Struggling With Student Loan Debt

According to a recent study from Bentley University, more than half (66 percent) of Millennials hoped to start their own business in 2014. Unfortunately, that dream hasn't rooted in reality... yet. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the share of entre…
By Andrew Josuweit

How I Left My Stale Office Job For A Fresh Startup Career

Steve Jobs once said, Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep lo…
By Camille Laurente

6 Girl Bosses Who Turned Their Startups Into Multi-Million Dollar Successes

Today, more and more young women are confidently eschewing traditional career paths in order to forge their own careers as entrepreneurs. Millennial women are starting their own businesses and truly making a mark on the world. A few women, in particu…
By Julie Ellis

You Can Now Mail An Eggplant To Your Frenemy Thanks To This Dumb Startup

Who hasn't used the eggplant emoji to reference something naughty at least once in their texting lifetime? Elusive, dick-shaped and strangely sexual, eggplant emojis pack a whole lot of metaphor into one little symbol. Now, instead of simply texting …
By Kate Ryan

5 Reasons Working At A Startup Is Like A Crash Course In Adulting

When I graduated from college, I felt this empowering urge to spread all the knowledge I had compiled during undergrad to leap into my career. I had spent the past four years of my life learning how to not be late to things (or being a little late), …
By Renata Sandor

The New Office: 4 Traits You Need To Make It In The Startup World

As an undergrad, I was enamored by the fast pace and seemingly unbound world of startups. The potential to wear what I wanted, be my own boss and have full autonomy over how I budgeted my time appeared to be the promised land of post-graduate opportu…
By Dan Klemmer

4 Steps To Finding The Perfect Co-Founder For Your Startup

So, you have the perfect business plan. Now, how do you execute? Some entrepreneurs have a founding team (usually one other person) to divide up the work. Other new ventures are comprised of one-man teams that outsource key logistics. Within the real…
By Muhga Eltigani

How To Flawlessly Turn Your Side Hustle Into A Full-Blown Startup

Airbnb, which is now valued at over $25 billion, started as a side project so the founders could pay their rent. Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, the founders of Airbnb, posted photos of their apartment online one weekend and sold three people on the sim…
By Chip Koziara

5 Things Men Can Learn From The #GirlBosses Of The Startup World

Currently, I’m a senior studying marketing. From my experience, this is a field dominated by women. I’d like to keep it that way. Recently, I was able to work with Tread, a new social recommendation app created and run by one of the most determined, …
By Vica Bugrimenko

7 Bizarre Startups That Prove Your Idea Isn't As Weird As You Think

Is starting your own business a dream you've been neglecting? Maybe you're afraid your idea is simply not viable. Perhaps you question whether or not anybody would really buy your product or services. Well, don't be so quick to sell yourself short. I…
By John Unger

Why The Most Important Step In Creating A Startup Is Selling Your Idea

When creating a startup, setting out to change the world isn't necessarily a bad idea, but I think it's more prudent to focus on selling fledgling ideas to one person at a time. And by "sell ideas," I don't mean just convincing someone that an idea h…
By Chip Koziara

3 Reasons Startup Success Isn’t Always Created Behind A Computer

Although the popular image of a startup includes long hours furiously coding behind a laptop, my experience has been quite the opposite. Instead, I find myself spending multiple hours a day reading facial expressions and assessing body language cues.…
By Cathryn Woodruff

Non-Techies! 5 Signs You Have What It Takes To Work At A Tech Startup

Ah, senior year of college. It seems life can't get any better, but it's also hard to shake one thought. You're not ready for the fun to end. If you're anything like I was just 12 months ago, you're completely panicking right now. And the prospect of…
By Channing Marshall

How I Went From Being A Job Market Misfit To The Founder Of A Startup

On the evening of November 4, 2010, sirens descended on festivities near the Point St. Bridge in Providence, Rhode Island. The Fish Company was a waterfront bar with a well-worn dance floor. Every university town has that bar where ID is encouraged b…
By Evan Stites-Clayton

All About Context: Why Startups Must Take Their Own Advice To Succeed

The thing that frustrates me the most about people dishing out advice is the lack of context the advice is given with. People tend to give advice to others without taking into account the situation they are in. “You should follow your dreams and quit…
By Mitch Robinson

Startup Tricks: 10 Things Budding Entrepreneurs Should Focus On

Starting a company is incredibly difficult, especially if it's your first time doing so. There are a million and one things to think about: quickly bloating product road maps, new competitors and credit cards that keep maxing out. There is so much to…
By Zion Kim

What Everyone Thinks It's Like To Start A Successful Startup (Video)

Everyone and his or her mom started a startup. Seriously, ask your mom; she's in beta as we speak. The startup is the American dream now. It promises a high income, upward mobility and free gel manicures on Tuesdays. Intrigued? You can make millions …
By Nick Borenstein

Never Clock Out: What Startups Look For In Fresh, Young Hires

Many Millennials are attracted to the idea of landing a job at a rapidly growing start-up company. This makes perfect sense. The dynamic, the fast-paced work environment and the chance to get in on the ground floor of something that could turn into a…
By Stephen Vlahos

You Could Live In A 'Startup Castle' If You Meet These Insane Demands

A 17,000-square-foot estate known as Startup Castle lies in a quiet area of Silicon Valley near Stanford University. Equipped with a full gym, ballroom, 100-seat theater and several conference rooms, the house is billed on its official website as "ev…
By Sean Levinson

Be The Success Statistic: 5 Things Not To Do When Founding A Startup

It's inevitable that nine out of 10 startups will fail within their first year. Many potential entrepreneurs fear starting a business, as the risk of failing is so high. The statistics are so surreal, it makes you lose confidence in yourself and your…
By Virginia

How Gender Inequality In Academia Translates To Startup Environments

The first time I read "Lean In," I was skeptical. Could there be such gender inequality with my fellow female companions, such self-sabotage? If so, how prevalent is this phenomena? I began to seek out the impact of how gender roles affected my day-t…
By Whitney Hansen

New Startup Will Offer Women Unlimited Blowouts For Just $99 A Month

Living in New York is expensive. Pampering yourself in New York? Next to impossible, unless you're willing to subsist on Ramen for a paycheck cycle (we've all done it). Well, it was impossible -- until now. Enter Vive, the answer to every New Yorker'…
By Gillian Fuller

If You Wondered Where Chamillionaire Is, He's Advising Tech Startups

Not all one-hit wonders go to die after everyone forgets about them. Most of us remember Houston rapper Chamillionaire for his 2007 hit, "Ridin'," and now, you're probably wondering where he's been since. Maybe not. Well, not only has he completely s…
By Julian Sonny

I Put Off Business School For My Startup And It Was The Toughest Decision I Ever Made

I had just turned 25. My birthday has been a fairly monumental day for me in my early 20s. The day I turned 22, I found out I had gotten into Stanford Business School. I had applied on the condition that I work for two years before attending -- for w…
By Kevin Rustagi

22 Ways Working At A Startup Absolutely Ruins Your Life

Working at a startup is not what people believe it is. If you’re not familiar with this new style of business, you most likely think every day is an extension of college with sweatshirts and easy chairs and people’s dogs hanging around. You don’t eve…
By Laura Argintar

13 Pieces Of Work Wisdom I Learned From Working At A Startup

There will be times when life seems to be closing all of its doors to leave us in darkness. It's those times when, if we have the strength not to quit, we have the greatest opportunity to learn and grow. When I faced that path in my life, I learned 1…
By Chirag Sagar

The Other Side Of Startups: Why It's Not All T-Shirts And Rainbows

There’s a predominant tech culture in our notification-addicted society. The Internet has revealed a door to the world for which we’ve all been waiting. It's a door that enables us to do absolutely whatever we want at any time. We can say whatever we…
By Jose Llorens

4 Times We Went To Absurd Extremes To Draw Attention To Our Startup

When I was 19, I dropped out of college with my best friend, Wesley, to move to San Francisco and launch a tech startup called FamilyLeaf. This might sound obvious in hindsight, but it turned out to be way more difficult than we assumed it would be, …
By Ajay Mehta

Meet The 4 Friends Who Make $40K A Day At Their Pot-Farm Startup

The start-up world is colliding with the movement for marijuana legalization, as revealed in a recent Mashable article, "Money to burn." It's not easy being young these days. Most Millennials graduated from high school or college in the midst of the …
By John Haltiwanger

3 Things You Need To Know Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

More and more startups and entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding these days and not just equity crowdfunding (i.e. Wefunder), but rather, perk crowdfunding (i.e. Kickstarter and Indiegogo). Crowdfunding can be a great tool for startups and provid…
By Joe Belsterling

11 Reasons Why A Startup Is More Fulfilling Than Corporate America

Once you graduate, as I’m sure you’ve been told, the “real world”  finally begins... whatever that means. You’ll be forced to find work and once you find work, you’ll be forced to make a name for yourself. The next question you have to ask yourself i…
By Dan Scotti

Started From The Bottom: 6 Business Lessons I Learned From Working At 6 Startups

I'm a start-up junkie. I love the atmosphere of being able to freely throw ideas back and forth with my coworkers, having direct contact with the CEO and the added responsibility that comes with working at one. Moreover, I love that the pace at which…
By Joshua Fechter

The College Senior Who Took A Dorm Room Startup To The World Cup Main Stage

Daniel Fine was 12 years old when his younger brother, Jake, was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes. “That was the beginning for me,” Fine reflects. “His diagnosis was one of those things that was absolutely devastating, but in a way, it changed…
By Aaron Kaufman

5 Dos And 5 Don'ts Of Entrepreneurship Every Startup Needs To Implement

Entrepreneurs are the new rockstars. From "The Social Network" to HBO’s "Silicon Valley," entrepreneurs have never been hotter in popular culture. It all looks so glamorous from afar: drawing fancy equations on whiteboards, crushing through a carton …
By Vishaal Melwani

#NoCubicles: 10 Aspects Of A Startup That Beat Out Corporate Culture Any Day

I used to be one of those hardcore corporate types. The girl in a pencil skirt and blazer with her work Blackberry either glued to her hand or sitting on the table at all times, including weekends and holidays. I remained rigid in the elevators, kept…
By Laura Argintar

How One Girl Used Her Personal Struggle To Turn A Penny Into A Startup

“Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs Twenty-year-old Northeastern student Ariella Sharf always knew she wanted to start some kind of business and change the world; she just wasn't sure how…
By Alivia Hall

The Struggles Of A Startup: 5 Valuable Lessons To Learn From A Mentor

I started my first company with my business partner during our sophomore year of college. The company made custom apparel for fraternities and sororities. There was no real reason that justified why we were the right people to start this company toge…
By Zion Kim

The Key To A Successful Startup: Sharing The Wealth With Your Employees

So, you have a brilliant idea and you are ready to change the world? That’s great, but rarely does a company succeed with just one founder. In most cases, you depend on a team of the best people you can find and a cofounder to be your soul mate. Simi…
By Maxim Gouchan

Why You Should Crowdfund Your Startup

Quite possibly, the most difficult part of having a great idea is being able to find the money to turn the idea into a reality. In my last post, I detailed how being low on capital is one of the most common excuses an entrepreneur can make. Finding a…
By Nathan Resnick

If Building Your Startup Doesn't Hurt, You're Not Doing It Right

When asked about whether or not he would build the type of startups he's advised for years, Y-Combinator cofounder, Paul Graham, is not even a little tempted. “No, no. Never,” Graham said onstage at The Launch Festival in San Fransisco. “Building a s…
By Joseph Milord

You Need To Avoid These 4 Fatal Mistakes If You Don't Want Your Startup To Fail

Startups stand little chance of making it. Sadly, three out of four companies are doomed to fail. But not your company — you’re going to be one of the 25 percent that succeeds. That is, if you’re willing to listen to some advice and steer clear of fu…
By Gurbaksh Chahal

Startups And Generation-Y: How A New Office Environment Is The Key To This Generation Flourishing

When it comes to career aspirations, though most Millennials are likely to regard working for (enter huge corporation here) as the pinnacle of their careers, the emergence of a distinct startup culture is beginning to disrupt the stereotypical, ideal…
By Joseph Milord

Trippeze: The Startup That Will Make Planning Your Study Abroad Trip That Much Easier

At a time when millions are jetting away, anxious to begin their study abroad, startup Trippeze has begun a journey of its own to help students make the most of their overseas experience. "It is our firm belief that the success of a trip is often dec…
By Joseph Milord

Why Building The Right Team Is The Most Important Part Of Launching A Successful Startup

I was lucky enough to become a part of the Elite Daily team early on in its lifetime. When I started, there were no more than 10 of us sitting in the office and cranking out article after article. Since these good 'ole days – not much more than a yea…
By Paul Hudson

The Sky Is The Limit: How The Cloud Is Changing The Way People Build Startups

Affordable cloud infrastructures are changing the way business is done, the structure of competition and how risk is assessed. GigaOM recently published an article by Om Malik about the symbiotic relationship Amazon Web Services (AWS) has with startu…
By Joseph McKeating

Beating The Odds: How To Make Your Startup Successful

An entrepreneur’s biggest concern is probably how to make his or her company a success. There are some fundamentals that every startup needs to possess in order to survive: a good business model, a great product and a viable market. But with nine out…
By Honesty For Breakfast

Generation Create: Student Startup Madness

Calling all entrepreneurs: Student Startup Madness, the premier, nationwide tournament that offers college students the chance to “live the entrepreneurial dream,” has geared up for its third annual competition. Student Startup Madness is a tech-orie…
By Kayla Inglima