Tag Archive: entrepreneur

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    by Angie Chang

    How to Start a Business: Rinse and Repeat

    Anyone, no matter how young or old, can be an entrepreneur. You just need to have ideas, perseverance, and an iterative framework to test your ideas until you find one that makes money (ie. creates revenue).

    By Jennifer Arguello (Co-Founder, Latino Startup Alliance)

    Think about an app or gadget you love to use. Is it Instagram? Is it Snapchat? Your smart phone? Whatever it is, at some point it did not exist. At some point someone out there decided that there was something missing in the world or they wanted to make the world a better place.

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    by Angie Chang

    Entrepreneurial Drive Cannot Be Taught But Everything Else Can Be

    “We raised seed funding from Tech Coast Angels as the youngest team they have ever invested in and still managed to graduate college a semester early.”

    By Anna Sergeeva (Co-Founder, Planana)

    I never thought I would be an entrepreneur.

    Growing up, I didn’t operate a lemonade stand or lawn mowing business like the entrepreneurs who are “born with it.” My parents and I immigrated to America from the Ukraine and, like in most immigrant families, it was understood that I would get good grades to get into a good college to land a good, stable job.

    But my life paradigm completely changed when I found myself in a community of Western entrepreneurs who were trying to build their lives and fortunes. They were passionate, tenacious,

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    by Angie Chang

    Woman Entrepreneur: Are You An Athlete Or An Artist?

    Do you have the scrappiness of an athlete or the creative vision of an artist?

    By Cheryl Yeoh (Co-Founder & CEO, Reclip.It)

    I’ve come to observe that there are usually two kinds of founders – athletes or artists. Ideally, you’re some composition of the two. And even if you’re not a real life athlete or artist, there are interesting comparisons to be drawn from these groups that will make you a better entrepreneur.

    Athletes

    Athletes have to go through long, brutal hours of training. They have to be so focused when competing and mentally strong.

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Tools For Getting Started As A Micropreneur

    By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders)

    “A micropreneur is an entrepreneur willing to accept the risk of starting and managing the type of business that remains small, lets them do the kind of work they want to do, and offers them a balanced lifestyle.” – InvestorDictionary.com

    Or you could substitute this definition with a more urban definition like: A micropreneur is someone who has a “side hustle.”

    One of my favorite things about following the startup industry is discovering tools that can be used by

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Product Management is Perfect for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (Big vs. Small Companies)

    By Katie Corner (Product Manager, BOKU)

    It’s an age old feeling for aspiring entrepreneurs: I’m not ready to start my own company… yet. In the meantime, what is the most valuable next step? Join a big, stable company to learn the best processes and ship high-impact products? Join a startup to learn the classic mistakes and manage a high-growth product?

    I found myself in this exact situation when trying to pick a full-time job out of college. I had enjoyed a couple product management (PM) internships at Microsoft and Google, and enjoyed my time at these giants. Yet I couldn’t turn off that little voice in my head: maybe I should check out startups too?