New Generation Entrepreneurs

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The 2011 N.C. Governor’s Entrepreneurship summit was a two day event held to promote entrepreneurship in North Carolina. One of the panels was hosted by Donna Fenn, who is the author of the book “Upstarts”. The book speaks about the rise in entrepreneurs born between 1977—mid nineties (called Generation Y). The rise in role models… Read more »

The Business of Being Mom

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In the first of five features on women in technology businesses, Erica Ehm is featured. The former host of video-based MuchMusic founded mom-oriented website YummyMummyClub.ca and now manages a staff of 10 writers and 25 bloggers. Along the way, she learned a little about the importance of marketing and creating a brand to which her… Read more »

He Won’t Be Twittering His Time Away

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When Evan Williams decided to walk away from an everyday role at Twitter last October, he easily could have faded into a comfortable life of retirement. Rather than do so, Mr. Williams is working on a new startup company. As his role began to change at Twitter, Williams realized the time was right to move… Read more »

If At First You Don’t Succeed . . .

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Research from the University of British Columbia suggests that initial entrepreneurial success leads to future success. Peter Gustavson certainly hopes this is true. The entrepreneur spent nearly two decades developing Custom House Currency before selling to Western Union. Now he is partnering with another entrepreneur, Marv Holland, to take his company to a new level… Read more »

Capitalizing New Ventures

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Venture capital firms, like many other businesses, are experiencing a decline. As many of these firms are closing out funds associated with the dot com boom, they are not starting new funds to replace them. Investors are hesitant and available capital is dwindling. Nevertheless, the top venture capital firms are still investing, but they realize… Read more »

Build A Better Hamburger

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Payam Tabibian has been on the run all his life. After fleeing Iran with his family more than 25 years ago, the entrepreneur has been moving from one small business to the next throughout his business career. Tabibian worked in fast-food chains throughout school and is now developing his own hamburger chain using knowledge gained… Read more »

Angels Are Precious

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The new limited-release film “Precious” owes its existence to an unusual pair. Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness are no strangers to business success, but not in the film industry. Their unlikely partnership with film producer Lee Daniels is rocking movie-making status quo and providing capital for a script that had been shunned by Hollywood. QUESTIONS:… Read more »