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Failure: Just What the Doctor Ordered
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
Failure: Just What the Doctor Ordered » We’ve all heard the stories—Steve Jobs was fired from Apple, Oprah was let go from her first television job, and Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school multiple times. From these great failures came great success. But can failure work for everyone?
Students Backing Students: The Rise of the Dorm Room Venture Capitalist
Living Entrepreneurship
Students Backing Students: The Rise of the Dorm Room Venture Capitalist » Rough Draft Ventures' peers-funding-peers model gives young entrepreneurs access to equity-free capital and resources, and gives students access to learning about the Venture Capital industry. Above all, it encourages entrepreneurship and creates a community of student founders that have gone on to launch successful ventures after graduation.
Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time
Amplifying Social Innovation
Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time » Sets of three are lucky in Cambodia. But when Dr. Gavin Armstrong incorporated his company Lucky Iron Fish on 12/12/12, he wasn’t thinking much about luck. Rather, he was launching an innovative solution to one of Cambodia's biggest problems; iron deficiency.
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women
Living Entrepreneurship
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women » In the early 2000s, the Yellow Pages just weren’t cutting it. At least not for Sheila Lirio Marcelo, who was struggling to find care for her newborn child and her ailing father. Her struggle to find suitable care inspired her to develop a better solution for families everywhere.
TripAdvisor’s Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO
Living Entrepreneurship
TripAdvisor’s Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO » Stephen Kaufer has been with TripAdvisor throughout its 16-year journey from B2B vertical search engine to becoming the world’s largest travel site. Along the way, he has steered the company through pivots, sales, acquisitions and an IPO, to become an industry-leader in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.
Making the Most of a Startup Accelerator
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
Making the Most of a Startup Accelerator » Seasoned accelerator pros share their wisdom, experiences, and advice with fellow founders considering applying for a startup incubator or accelerator program.
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up
Amplifying Social Innovation
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up » How can companies empower citizens of the world’s war-torn economies? For Shainoor Khoja, the answer includes bringing those citizens into the organization’s business model.
Can the Collaborative Economy Fix Climate Change?
Amplifying Social Innovation
Can the Collaborative Economy Fix Climate Change? » How collaborative economy ventures, including car-sharing platforms such as BlaBlaCar, Lyft, and Uber, are helping combat climate change.
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty
Amplifying Social Innovation
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty » Rocked by the painful loss of her toddler, Catalina Escobar channeled her grief into action.
Swimming With The Sharks
Living Entrepreneurship
Swimming With The Sharks » Entrepreneurs who have pitched on Shark Tank share their experiences an advice for those seeking a swim with the sharks.