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Startup Strategies from a 5-Exit Founder and NYC Venture Partner

Matt Hunckler | April 17, 2017

Knowledge comes with experience, and Jeff Leventhal has 25 years of experience in the tech startup world, including leading five companies from idea to exit and investing in many others. It’s an understatement to say he’s learned a few things on his entrepreneurial journey. Leventhal’s great professional passion has been using technology to facilitate the …

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Powerful CEO Habits for Getting the Most Out of Networking Events

Matt Hunckler | April 14, 2017

Meeting the right people at the right time can catapult your business to the next level. But it’s difficult to make connections that go deeper than a LinkedIn invite, and it’s far too easy to play it safe at networking events, which makes forging authentic relationships that much harder. David Olk is the co-founder of ShopKeep, a …

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Proven Business Leadership Habits from the CEO of SendGrid

Deric Pastrano | April 12, 2017

It takes guts, grit, and an uncommon dose of wisdom to lead a business team. Sameer Dholakia has all three qualities, plus two decades of leadership experience in enterprise software. Dholakia is the CEO of SendGrid, one of the world’s premier email delivery services. SendGrid serves 50,000 customers and delivers 1.3 billion emails each day—more …

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Inside Innovation, Negotiation, and Virality with Emerson Spartz of Dose

Matt Hunckler | March 6, 2017

Emerson Spartz has hunted down and capitalized on patterns in business since he was 12 years old. Fast-forward 18 years, and Spartz is the CEO of Dose, a digital media company that reaches 200 million Millennials every month with content designed to provide fresh ideas, knowledge and perspectives. Spartz is also one of the world’s …

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How to Clear Your Mind, Calm Your Nerves, and Pivot Like a Pro with Jenny Blake

Matt Hunckler | March 3, 2017

“Pivoting” might seem like a dirty word in business, but Jenny Blake has learned to embrace it. Not only that, but she’s built her career around it, becoming a business strategist, keynote speaker, and author who teaches others the positive value of pivoting. Blake is the author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is …

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How Startup Grind Bootstrapped from Zero to One Million with Derek Andersen

Matt Hunckler | March 1, 2017

Derek Andersen was a bit of a world traveller growing up, as his family split their time between several countries in Europe and their home in Tampa, Florida. He kept traveling as an adult, jetting all around the globe to build startup communities and connect with entrepreneurs, wherever they were. These communities are part of …

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