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Paul Singh on Growing Startups and Investing Outside of Silicon Valley

Matt Hunckler | February 27, 2017

Paul Singh is embracing the changing nature of the venture capital—or _VC_—game. Formerly a partner at 500 Startups, an international VC seed fund and startup accelerator, Singh noticed that high-growth tech companies were starting to pop up all across the U.S. If he wanted to invest in the very best startups in the country, then …

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Masterclass On Customer Service and Loving Your Haters with Jay Baer of Convince & Convert

Matt Hunckler | February 24, 2017

Jay Baer is a social media expert, consultant, thought leader, keynote speaker, podcaster and NY Times bestselling author of five books. He’s the most retweeted person in the world among digital marketers, which makes him practically a celebrity in that industry. Baer is best known for founding Convince & Convert, a conversion rate optimization (or …

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13 Ways To Calm Down And Nail Your Presentation

YEC | February 22, 2017

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. What’s one way to calm your nerves before a pitch or presentation? 1. Prepare for the First and Last …

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MBA in Corporate Innovation and Startup Disruption with LISNR Founder Rodney Williams

Matt Hunckler | February 20, 2017

Rodney Williams is the Founder and CEO of LISNR, one of the most disruptive companies in the IoT, or Internet of Things, space and the world of mobile connectivity. You can find Rodney on Twitter (@rodneybwilliams) on twitter and on his company website, LISNR.com. And he’s got a cool story, because he spent 4 years at …

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Mike Dillard on Reinventing Yourself, Thinking Big, and Food Innovation

Matt Hunckler | February 17, 2017

Mike Dillard is a serial entrepreneur who is creating a new technology that you’ll be able to put in your house and will supply all of the organic produce that you would want on a monthly basis. And Dillard’s entrepreneurial path prepared him to make a big impact with this audacious new venture. Mike started …

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13 Ways To Maximize Your Daily Productivity

YEC | February 15, 2017

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. As a new founder, what are some strategies for building a structure around my work day that helps me …

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