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How New York state is becoming the place for tech startups

New startups and an evolving technology friendly culture are turning Dutchess County, New York into a tech hub. The proximity to New York City, affordability, and new growth creates the a fertile space for startups. We looks at three examples.

Business executive Steve Mariotti talks new book and future plans Special

Business executive, entrepreneur and author Steve Mariotti chatted with Digital Journal about his new book "Goodbye Homeboy: How My Students Drove Me Crazy and Inspired a Movement."

Entrepreneur Lindsey Smith talks Fashion Buddy app, technology Special

Entrepreneur Lindsey Smith chatted with Digital Journal about her Fashion Buddy app, as well as the digital transformation of the fashion world.

City of Toronto launches 'Startup Passport' for entrepreneurs

Toronto - The City of Toronto has partnered with WeWork, an operator of shared workspaces, for the new Startup Passport program to give Toronto-based startups access to a network of co-working sites locally and internationally.

Two women entrepreneurs invented a fake male cofounder

Witchsy cofounders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer created a fake male cofounder to conduct business by email. They noticed an enormous difference between how contractors and contacts treated him versus how they treated the women.

Jack Dorsey's advice to entrepreneurs: 'Get out of PowerPoint'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Jack Dorsey's main piece of advice to entrepreneurs is don't spend too long dreaming about your idea — get out there and build it.

Interview with Wayne Chang: Entrepreneur and investor Special

Wayne Chang, serial entrepreneur and angel investor, chatted with Digital Journal. His latest company, Crashlytics, was acquired by Twitter in 2013 in its largest acquisition at the time.

Stripe looks to automate startup process for entrepreneurs

When Stripe Atlas launched a year ago, it wanted to level the playing field for entrepreneurs in emerging markets so that they could have access to the same tools as people in Silicon Valley.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

5 items every entrepreneur needs, says CEO of Provident Loan Special

New York - Many creative people have a business idea, but where do you begin and how do you turn that idea into a business? New York CEO elaborates on the biggest mistakes he sees rookie entrepreneurs make.

For coffee entrepreneur, troubled Brazil still worth the grind

Rio De Janeiro - Opening a gourmet cafe in a country deep in economic and political hot water might seem risky, but like many foreigners, Australian entrepreneur Duncan Hay still thinks Brazil is a tasty investment.

U.S. and Canada 2 top countries to be a female entrepreneur

The U.S. and Canada are the top two countries to be a female entrepreneur, says a new study conducted by Ruta Aidis at George Mason University.

Sage Summit 2015: YouTube’s Chad Hurley on entrepreneurs

New Orleans - Chad Hurley, the long-time CEO of YouTube, told an audience of 8,000 people in New Orleans for Sage Summit 2015 that a key business tip is to “surround yourself with great people, and have fun.”

Op-Ed: Africa's Problems can be solved by Africa's Innovators

What can save Africa from its grinding poverty, corrupt bureaucrats, incompetent governments and dire infrastructure? The best hope might lie with the innovations of its home grown entrepreneurs.

How female entrepreneurs are taking over Canada

Since the financial crisis a few years ago, Canadian women have been leading the charge into entrepreneurship. A new report have highlighted that it’s a boon for the economy when women start businesses.

Barn find of classic cars hidden under magazines sells for £20m

A collection of classic cars found buried beneath piles of magazines and junk in a barn in France has sold at auction for over £20 million. The star of the show, an ultra-rare Ferrari 250 GT, sold for £11.8 million on its own.

Op-Ed: How to hire the most creative people available

How can you change a corporate culture which is comfortable, complacent and risk averse into one which is dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative?

A 12-year-old started a bow tie company that already has $150,000 in sales and 5 employees

A 12-year-old entrepreneur who started a bow tie company three years ago has already hit $150,000 in sales. Moziah Bridges appeared on CNBC today to promote his holiday collaboration with Cole Haan.

Montreal entrepreneur Steve Danson on the growing integration of mobile advertising and platforms Commissioned

Mobile advertising is beginning to have a strong impact on consumers. In this report, Steve Danson, Montreal entrepreneur, breaks down what you need to know about this growing trend.

Is Philadelphia the new Silicon Valley for tech start-ups? Commissioned

Philadelphia - Start-up companies in Philadelphia are backed by venture capital, nonprofits, and city government. Blend all of those positives with a well-educated talent pool in a city filled with impressive amenities and you have a recipe for business success.

Op-Ed: Four rules for starting a small business

More than 90 percent of startups fail within five years; that's because entrepreneurs improperly assess the need that they’re trying to fill, failing to find compelling demand for their products or services.

The highs and lows of the riskily rewarding startup experience Special

As the idea of joining a startup becomes more universally attractive, CEO of Layer7 technologies Paul Rochester reveals the highs and lows of the startup experience as well as his experience transitioning from an established firm to a young company.

Op-Ed: The entrepreneur on Twitter — 13 points for growth and relevance

The founder of Twitter recently headlined a summit in Japan to offer advice to the country's entrepreneurs - but what should an entrepreneur do to gain Twitter followers and to move forward with 140-character nuggets?

Entrepreneur has solution for businesses squeezed by government Special

It’s safe to say that most people dread that letter from the IRS that suggests auditors would like to take a closer look at their books.

Lizzie Marie Likness: How to start a cooking empire at age 6

13-year-old Lizzie Marie Likness is the founder of Lizzie Marie Cuisine, a successful website started when she was 6 years-old, which features videos, recipes and blogs to help kids eat and live healthier and discover that cooking can be fun.

Teen creates candy bar to help pay for college

Santa Rosa - A 13-year-old entrepreneur in California has invented a candy bar business to help himself and others with paying for college. He ran a Kickstarter campaign to help get his new venture off the ground.

The bookseller who can't read Special

Chennai - A second-hand book store in Chennai was started on the footpath by Alwar in 1960. Mary has been helping him since 1975 and now runs the shop single-handed. NOTE- Video is in Tamil and contains transcript of the interview.

National Engineering Firm Shifts Focus to Small Businesses Special

Founded in 2004 as a company that helps small and large businesses and governmental entities complete their product development initiatives, Ascendant Engineering Solutions and its team of engineers have been highly successful over the years.

Review: Earth & Vine is truly divine Special

Baker City - Most people know of a special little place where they can escape for a few hours to enjoy great food, local vintage wine, and admire beautiful works of art. In Baker City, Oregon, that place is called Earth & Vine.

Should journalism schools include more entrepreneurial courses? Special

Journalism schools need to teach business courses and lessons in creating start-ups, some j-school students and professors say. "We need specialized training that will enable us to adapt to a changing media environment," a student wrote recently.
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