Elio

Entrepreneurship

The Aspiring Entrepreneur vs The Achieving Entrepreneur

<p style="white-space:pre-wrap;">by Travis Smith, Founder of <a href="https://tribevest.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TribeVest</a></p><p style="white-space:pre-wrap;">What is the single biggest obstacle to your goals, dreams and aspirations? You may think it is money, knowledge, skills, connections, age, race or gender. But in reality, the biggest single barrier to achieving your dream isthe belief that any of these things can actually Read More

Startup

Finding a CEO: Going Past the Resume

<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">By Rodolfo Bellesi, Founder and Principal of <a href="http://www.ikovecapital.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ikove Capital</a></p><p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">There is a lot of emphasis put on building an impressive resume that showcases your education, skills, and previous positions. While a resume is a great way to view a person’s technical qualifications, it does not tell me all the information I need to know about you. When I’m Read More

Fundraising Venture Capital

The Path to Discovering Non Traditional Ways to Raise Capital:

<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">By Dawn Dickson, Founder & CEO of PopCom</p><p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">My journey exploring non-traditional ways of raising capital started in late 2017 after my company PopCom completed our seed round, bringing our funding total to $900,000 from angels and VC funds. All 2017 the tech industry, and almost everyone else, was buzzing about bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and initial coin offerings (ICO). When I began hearing about ICOs and the capital that startups were able to raise through them, I became enthusiastically interested in learning about the process. Read More

Entrepreneurship Sales

CEO as a Salesperson

<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">By Rodolfo Bellesi, Founder and Principal at Ikove Capital</p><p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">There can be a lot of volatility within a startup and it is crucial that there is a strong CEO in place who can bring the company stability. As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, “The Importance of an Inventor’s Role Within a Startup,” you often have to search for someone to take on the role of CEO, and this can be a challenging process. When I’m searching Read More

Finance Startup

7 Tools Successful Startups Can’t Live Without

<p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">By Michelle Murcia, CEO of Book+Street</p><p style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Where many startups go wrong is by having a great vision but lacking the tools necessary to make that vision a reality in a streamlined and cost-effective manner. Some early-stage companies have established processes, while other are bootstrapping piling receipts in an office drawer. The ladder is a perfect example of a company working harder than they genuinely have too. Here are the top 7 tools we use to help build Startups and make Read More