10 Ways To Actually Meet The Right People At SXSW

  • March 14, 2014

Check in with people you want to catch up with to see when they’ll be onsite, and get on their calendars in advance. Once the event starts, send them a quick text or email to remind them about your meeting. Large conferences are too chaotic to ensure that you’ll just casually run into people. You have…


8 Emerging Companies You Might Have Missed At SXSW

  • March 26, 2013

After experiencing my first SXSW conference in Austin, I can honestly say that there is nothing else like it – and there’s nothing you can do to properly prepare for the event. Although the atmosphere reminded me of a college spring break trip, the number of brilliant startup ideas being executed and launched…


10 Offbeat Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses

  • March 15, 2013

Stunt marketing at the city-level can get pricey, due to required permissions, permits, insurance and other costs. For a budget-conscious startup, consider doing a stunt campaign at a local college or university instead. The costs will be lower – helpful for a startup – while the impact can still be comparable…


Emma Peterson Of Tikly Talks Cheap Tickets And Des Moines Startup Culture

  • July 10, 2012

What does a former band manager decide to do after feeling the frustration of the ticketing industry?  Launch a startup with a flat rate ticket fee of 10% per ticket or $7.50 for tickets over $75. Tikly is a Des Moines, IA based startup founded by 22 year-old CEO Emma Peterson. After managing The Nadas, Peterson decided it was time to use her managing talent towards something beneficial to artists, venues, and consumers.

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Changemakrs From Strange And Not So Strange Places

  • June 19, 2012

No secret that it takes inspiration to launch a startup. So perhaps it’s only fitting then that at some point at least one startup’s inspiration would be: inspiration. Who can’t use another dose of inspiration? We all like inspiration. We never get tired of inspiration. And apparently inspiration has a very short shelf life, because we’re searching constantly for new sources of motivation, spirit lighting, synapse-firing accelerators.

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