Entrepreneurs

North East Entrepreneurs Dominate List of Innovators and Leaders on BostInno's '25 Under 25'

North East Entrepreneurs Dominate List of Innovators and Leaders on BostInno’s ’25 Under 25′

Deadlines can bring out the best in people. In Hannah Ung’s case, half an hour before her presentation to a Northeastern class, she decided on a name for her proposed startup: Boxy. A year later, Boxy is in business, allowing students to rent storage space in private homes for their belongings, such as an Airbnb …

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Entrepreneurship was once a form of privilege.  It's changing - but not fast enough

Entrepreneurship was once a form of privilege. It’s changing – but not fast enough

After decades of declining entrepreneurship, record numbers of Americans have started their own businesses and gone to work for themselves. Thanks to the Great Resignation and a booming economy, 360 out of 100,000 American adults have become new entrepreneurs each month on average in 2021. Recent immigrants, black and Hispanic Americans, and young workers are …

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How seeded entrepreneurs prepare for exit and what we can learn from their journey

How seeded entrepreneurs prepare for exit and what we can learn from their journey

When we talk about tech entrepreneurship, it’s natural to turn to the high-profile, sexy world of venture capital-backed startups. And yet, startup – where the business is funded by its operations – is often a better business strategy. This gives founders more control over their destiny and more reward for their efforts when they finally …

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How a Mississippi nonprofit is helping black entrepreneurs get funding

How a Mississippi nonprofit is helping black entrepreneurs get funding

How do you start a business when you have nothing to use as collateral? In most cases, the answer is simple: you can’t — a bank won’t lend you money. But a Mississippi-based nonprofit called Higher Purpose Co. is trying to change that for black business owners in the Mississippi Delta. In a state that …

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Daymond John, of the TV show Shark Tank and FUBU talks about apparel during the BuyDetroit shopping conference at the Hollywood Casino in Greektown on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John Gives Advice to Detroit Entrepreneurs

Daymond John, star of “Shark Tank” and co-founder of FUBU clothing, traveled to Detroit this week to offer words of wisdom at a conference organized to connect small business owners with buyers in across the country. The serial entrepreneur, investor and author discussed his journey to entrepreneurship at the Passport to Procurement conference on Wednesday. …

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