There are so many start up success stories, but behind each startup are dozens of smart tools that can help all of us succeed. We’ve gathered some of the best tools to help budding (or established) entrepreneurs become more productive and help boost their success. How big is the startup culture? Fortune reports, “In 2013, venture capitalists […]
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For some types of ventures, the location can make a big difference in their success, and it’s not only relevant in real estate and brick and mortar businesses, but many other kinds of startups as well. Factors such as the tax rate, the cost of living, and the available workforce, among others, can affect how […]
Some of us really enjoy food. We like buying the ingredients, preparing meals from them, and eating the fruits of our labor. Other people, whether they just don’t like to make meals, or they don’t have the time for it, don’t really care one way or the other. But all of us, regardless of what […]
Creating a technology startup can be an epic journey, much like that of a boy yearning to play baseball in the World Series, at least according to Bryan Clayton, CEO of GreenPal. “I was thinking the other day about how life progressing through a tech startup is much like what I imagine what the journey […]
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur (or a serial entrepreneur looking to up your game), instead of trying to reinvent the wheel with your startup, you’ll be much better off learning from the successes (and failures) of others, and there’s a free course at Udacity designed to give you the tools to build a successful startup. […]
Visionary startups are always talking about breaking the mold, shaking things up, or leaving the world a different place from the way they found it. That kind of passion is perfectly fine, encouraging even, but at some point a business owner needs to know what they are able to do versus what they want to […]
We all love to share stories about highly successful crowdfunding campaigns, but the fact is, many project campaigns fall far short of their goal, and in the all or nothing environment of some crowdfunding platforms, that can be the death toll for those ideas. Just because you or your startup has a great idea for […]
If you live in an area that doesn’t naturally get a lot of rain, odds are, your neighbors are spending a lot of money trying to keep a lush green grass growing where, well, it shouldn’t be. If you’re a regular Ecopreneurist reader, you are probably immediately viewing this scenario as an opportunity to help […]
NeighborFavor believes people can be more efficient if they collaborate on daily tasks with their neighbors. It is a real-world social network app for getting stuff done.
You’ve probably asked your co-workers and friends a million times, “I’m headed out for lunch; can I pick anything up for you?” NeighborFavor allows you to do just that, but straight from your iPhone. You can share when you’re out and about and nearby people can ask you for a favor. It’s easy to get reimbursed since payment is cashless and handled through the app.
So you now have a meeting with a VC. How do you make sure you nail this opportunity? Show the market problem, your strategic solution, and that you have the better, faster and cheaper answer to the problem. Be prepared to discuss how you will scale your idea. Learn more via this useful video.
Karm.io, a new online deal site that connects local merchants to global causes, has announced its alpha launch. Unlike existing online deal platforms, Karm.io allows merchants complete control over their deal terms. In exchange, merchants agree to donate a portion of each sale to a charity of their choice.
Crowdfunding innovator Return on Change (RoC) today announced the winners of its startup contest. The judges selected Maya Mountain Cacao, Sentimed Medical Corporation and Thankster as the winners representing high impact startups from RoC’s categories of Social Ventures, Bio/Med Tech, and Web Tech.
Return on Change (RoC) connects innovative startups and investors who are looking to change tomorrow’s world today. Entrepreneurs with great ideas need capital funding to jumpstart their businesses, and investors are looking to help fund the next big idea. RoC provides the online medium through which startup companies and entrepreneurs will be able to pool capital through crowdsourcing.
With the conclusion of Startup at Singapore, the biggest winner of the Startup at Singapore finals was a social volunteering platform called START NOW. This social volunteering platform which connects volunteers from schools, corporate organizations, and the public to non-profits that need help.
Mexico’s most important cleantech competition officially launched nearly a month ago, and after over 30 hours of business training in seminars and workshops, the 128 green entrepreneurs presented their business models during the first elimination round.
Greenstart, the first startup accelerator exclusively designed for the cleantech industry, begins its second accelerator program today with a new cadre of companies under a tightened focus. Today also marks the launch of Greenstart’s new in-house design practice, which will provide product, service and brand design for startups selected for its 3-month accelerator programs.
1E is a wonderful success story of a tech company with humble beginnings but deep-rooted green values. 1E was formed back in 1997 by Sumir Karayi, Mark Blackburn and Phil Wilcock who got together whilst working at Microsoft. With many years of experience working with blue chip companies they saw a need to reduce the […]
Here at Ecopreneurist, we believe in the power of sharing and building upon our resources and knowledge, so that everybody has a chance to accelerate the expansion of the launching of green businesses, and the effective, useful greening of what’s already here.
So it was a pleasure to learn about startingupgreen.com.
Well, at least everyone reading this blog. But where to begin? You have an idea. You have some skills. Maybe you have some experience in the field. Perhaps you have some startup capital. Are these things enough for you to become a successful ecopreneur? Maybe most importantly, do you know what you’re doing?!