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Meet The Founder: Jason Jacobs

Post from Dakota McKenzie ’14 & Guy Horgan ’14: Earlier this month, Founder and CEO of the ultra-popular company RunKeeper joined Dakota McKenzie and Guy Horgan for the inaugural event of “Meet The Founder.” During his one-hour talk, he discussed everything from the fear of starting a company, to the future of exercise paired with…

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Take The First Step NOW

Do you have a great idea that you’ve always wanted to pursue? Have you always wanted to run your own business? Well, what’s stopping you? Maybe it’s because you fear failure. Or maybe you just have no idea where to begin. That was exactly my situation not too long ago. I’ve always wanted to have…

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Question Everything

Why hello there! I am Greg Reichardt and I am currently starting a company called Terravia with my two friends Connor Dahlberg and Alex Goldman. Terravia is a travel company that provides themed based trips and an in trip service promoting local culture and lifestyle that is supported by a collaborative community. I have learned…

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Seek first to understand.

On Friday, Debbie Goldstein explained the art of handling a difficult conversation. The techniques she mentioned are designed to help overcome the agreement gap between two people. The techniques can be applied in difficult conversations with just about anyone including a roommate, co-worker, or family member. The next day, I learned Ray Allen decided to…

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Getting Connected to Investors

A little advice on getting connected to investors, with Frank Lo, founder of Mountain Vertical. Several years ago, I founded my first startup, a retail company that I had ambitions of turning into a viable regional chain with potentially dozens of stores across the northeastern US. We raised capital and were firing on all cylinders…

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When The Fish Are Not Biting

I was reading an article written by Ron Brooks about saltwater fishing.  “I know times when the fish were visible, lots of them, and they would not so much as nibble at even a live bait presented to them. What reason is there for a fish not to bite?,” he wrote. Weird but after reading…

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Strong, Effective Communication is the Key

There are many ways to communicate. You can do so by talking to the person face-to-face or if you choose to do so, you can talk to the person via phone, email or Internet. Not like how it was in the old days when people have very few methods of communicating. Can you imagine yourself…

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Finding The Right Motivation

We just rented an office for $400 or $500 a month — some really tiny little office in Palo Alto. [It] was cheaper than an apartment. And then [we] bought futons that converted into a couch, which was sort of like a meeting area during the day. We would sleep there at night and shower…

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California versus Mass

There has been much debate among entrepreneurs as to whether it is better to start a company in California or Massachusetts. One of the main arguments for Cali of course is the unbeatable weather and more relaxed atmosphere. For Mass, one of the biggest pros is the “aggressive” minded entrepreneurs who will be your peers…

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