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Should I Participate in a Business Accelerator?
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Even some experienced entrepreneurs don't understand how business accelerators operate and what they can do. Read More...
Gimme Shelter: ABODO's Slocum Talks About his Apartment-Hunting Breakthrough
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Alec Slocum started his smartphone-based apartment-hunting service, ABODO, after being frustrated in his own search for shelter. He sat down recently with Jon Eckhardt to talk about how he launched Read More...
Category: Interviews
How Eric Martell Cooked up a 'Digital Food Court'
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Eric Martell co-founded EatStreet as a 19-year-old to create a "digital food court" and online ordering for mom-and-pop restaurants serving hungry college students. His startup has now grown to 110 Read More...
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The Odyssey of Isomark's Life-Saving Technology
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Joe Kremer's company, Isomark, provides life-saving technology that can detect potentially deadly illnesses early through a simple breath test. In this interview Kremer talks about how Isomark was Read More...
Category: Interviews
How Matt Younkle Changed Music Collecting
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Vinyl, CDs or cloud? Meet the entrepreneur behind the service that helps music collectors have it all. Read More...
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The Art of Entrepreneurship, from Toni Sikes of CODAworx
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In her years as an entrepreneur, Toni Sikes has focused on helping artists find people who will pay for their work. Here's her advice for new entrepreneurs. Read More...
Category: Interviews
Connecting Business Research to Practice
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Markets are a strong mechanism that force entrepreneurs to produce outputs that are useful to customers. Ironically and sadly, schools that groom future entrepreneurs too often don’t consider Read More...
For the Best Customer Data, Look Beyond the Market
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Hobbyists and passionate "early adopters" often point the way to potential commercial successes. Read More...
Research Insight: Proven Entrepreneurs May Benefit Less from Partnering With Experienced VCs
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Like the football execs who try to pick future Super Bowl standouts, VCs often take a chance on businesses led by unproven entrepreneurs. It takes experience to spot the diamond in the rough. Read More...
T-Shirt Project Teaches Customer Discovery to Future Entrepreneurs
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Many entrepreneurship professors want to provide students with applied learning experiences. Yet, implementing an applied project in a large, introductory entrepreneurship course can be a challenge. Read More...
Technical Specialized Knowledge and Founder Leadership at Initial Public Offering
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In 2003 Noam Wasserman introduced the term “Paradox of Success” to describe how software company founders were more likely to be replaced as their startups attracted more capital or went Read More...
An Interview with David Teece, a Practicing Business Intellectual
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Professor David Teece is one of the impactful business scholars of his generation. His research has been cited over 128,474 times according to Google Scholar. His work is required reading for Ph.D. Read More...
Category: Commentary
James Wetherbe: How Consulting Connects Colleges to the Real World
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Academics can make their research more meaningful and useful by engaging with businesses and their real-world problems. Read More...
Category: Commentary
Driving Impactful Research: A Conversation with Charles Dhanaraj
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Charles Dhanaraj is the Executive Director of the Translational Research Center at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and the H. F. Lenfest Professor of Strategy. He is an expert in Read More...
Category: Commentary
Producing Research Entrepreneurs Can Use
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Entrepreneurs often perceive a gap between research conducted in academia, and the practical problems that they face when building companies. Read More...
Category: Commentary
Technology Tools for Working or Teaching Remotely
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While many entrepreneurs and teachers prefer being in the same room, working effectively online can save the day (or the semester) during a crisis. Read More...
Rob Roquitte of eCIO: Growing a business during a crisis
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In this video, Jon Eckhardt interviews Rob Roquitte about building his pre-seed stage company that he started before the COVID-19 pandemic. Roquitte's company, eCIO , helps nonprofit organizations Read More...
Category: Interviews
Past e-Fest Winners Continue Innovating
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Participating in e-Fest gave undergraduate innovators not only capital to nurture their businesses, but also connections, confidence and valuable experience. We caught up with seven teams in the summer of 2020. Read More...
Paychex Founder Tom Golisano's Advice for Innovators
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The founder of the $4 billion payroll processing company talks with us about challenging conventional wisdom, complimenting competitors, the pitfalls of sharing equity and what he looks for as an investor. Read More...
Timeless Lessons from Dick Schulze
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While "Becoming the Best" was published a decade ago, the takeaways from Dick Schulze's book remain great operating principles for anyone who runs a business. Read More...
Learn From Leaders: Developing an Idea
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The founders and CEOS of Best Buy, Minute Clinic, LegalZoom and other successful companies share their advice for early-stage entrepreneurs in our exclusive video series. Read More...
Learn from Leaders #2: Getting the Financing Your Venture Needs to Survive
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In Part 2 of our exclusive video series, celebrated entrepreneurs discuss how they convinced early investors and lenders to take a chance on them. Read More...
Learn From Leaders #3: Advisors and Mentors
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Mentors and carefully chosen advisors can help founders make sound decisions. Watch and learn how these advocates helped shape MinuteClinic, LegalZoom and other firms. Read More...
Learn from Leaders #4: Building a Team
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As part of our exclusive video series, leaders of celebrated companies discuss how to attract and incentivize your startup team, and how those teams can evolve as the company matures.  Read More...
Learn from Leaders #5: Growing the Business
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Once you've established a new company, how do you get it to the next level? Founders of celebrated companies share their experiences in our exclusive video series. Read More...
Learn From Leaders: Famous Founders' Best Advice for New Ventures
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These five exclusive videos focus on the critical steps in launching a company: developing an idea, getting financing, advisors and mentors, building a team and growing the business. Read More...
We Talk with Wes Schroll, CEO of Fetch Rewards, Softbank's latest Unicorn
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This interview is a preview of EIX's upcoming customer development series, a series of interviews with entrepreneurs building technology companies who share insights on customer discovery and customer development. Read More...
Category: Interviews
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