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BitPonics And The Hydro Revolution

It’s just another example of Startup Synchronicity. Two young California guys, both with an avid interest in gardening end up in the much less green world of New York City. When they meet they realize that they have both been harboring the same dream: A Digital Hydroponic Gardening system. BitPonics was planted in California, but sprouted in Brooklyn.   A Learning Process Every gardener tweaks their growing process with...

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From Around The Globe To Around The Block: An Interview With Jay Lee The Founder Of SmallKnot
Jul24

From Around The Globe To Around The Block: An Interview With Jay Lee The Founder Of SmallKnot

In the world of startups innovation can often become a hollow buzzword. With technology advancing at a speed only rivaled by the industrial revolution, many in the industry are looking to change not only the the technology that runs the system that we live by but the system itself. I sat down with Jay Lee the founder of SmallKnot, and I can firmly say that he is one of these people. Beginning his career as an activist in India, Jay...

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The Boom Heard Round The Globe: Marco Giberti And Startups In Latin America

It can seem from a precursory glance that the start-up scene is deeply American. Even the language surrounding the phenomenon, “bootstrapping” for example, has deep connections with the views and culture of the United States. It is easy to forget that Startups are a worldwide phenomenon. Marco Giberti is one of the Angel investors that is making some of these startups possible in Latin America.     A Bold New Opportunity...

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The Tipsy Startup: We Sit Down At The Bar With Caskers
Jul10

The Tipsy Startup: We Sit Down At The Bar With Caskers

Two friends from law school Steven Abt and Moiz Ali always dreamed of owning their own startup. Their love of craft spirits and the explosion of the maker movement inspired them to create a logistics company to connect consumers and artisan craftsmen. Though they were temporarily distracted by being lawyers, (the kind of distraction everybody’s mother wishes they had), eventually they made the leap and created Caskers.com. I sat down...

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Successful Entrepreneurship 101: How Not To Suck At Your New Job

James Sun the CEO of Pirq and one of the contestants on Donald Trump’s reality show The Apprentice recently gave a talk at Seattle’s Thinkspace regarding his personal philosophy on how to avoid being an “entrePOORneur” (his word, not mine) and becoming a successful businessperson.     “We Literally Have a Pivot Every Day” “The world is changing and the question is, as an entrepreneur, can you master change?” Though Sun’s...

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