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How Birchbox Threw Traditional Retail Out the Window  click to view all 11 videos

Birchbox co-founder Hayley Barna talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about the 'surprise and delight' business model and her best advice for entrepreneurs.

Techstars' David Cohen on How to Get the Most Out of Accelerators

The co-founder of Techstars discusses some of the common misconceptions about startup accelerator programs.

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley: This Mistake Will Get You Called Out on Social Media

Dennis Crowley talks about the costly mistake too many brands make when trying to engage consumers.

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley: Don't Be Sketchy With User Data

The Foursquare co-founder explains how entrepreneurs can avoid raising privacy concerns with their customers.

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley: Follow This Advice Before Selling Your Company

Dennis Crowley shares the one question all entrepreneurs should ask themselves before exiting a startup.

Toms' Blake Mycoskie on the Revolution Coming to Retail

The shoe company's founder explains why brick and mortar stores are due for a major makeover.

Where Ideas Come to Life: The Story Behind Invention Industry Disruptor Quirky

Ben Kaufman, founder of Quirky, an online community of aspiring inventors, shares insight on the future of invention and best practices for creators.

Toms' Blake Mycoskie on the Mistake Too Many Entrepreneurs Make

The shoe entrepreneur explains why many business owners shouldn't partner with large retailers.

Toms' Blake Mycoskie on What Makes a Great Brand Story

The shoe company's founder explains why the Toms business model has resonated so strongly with consumers.

Behind ZocDoc's Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Business, a Literal Pain Point

Cyrus Massoumi, founder of ZocDoc, an online medical care scheduler, talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about the motivation for his company, the importance of early feedback, and the benefits of calculated growth.

How 2 Hobbyists Are Becoming Masters of Craft Brewing

Ben and John Saller turned their passion for brewing craft beer into a popular local business, Atlas Brewing Co., and now they're ready to take their brand to the next level.

What Toms's Blake Mycoskie Has Learned About Disruption

The shoe company's founder talks about a valuable lesson learned.

MakerBot's Bre Pettis on Exits, Big Goals, and 'Getting an Iron Man Workshop'

MakerBot co-founder Bre Pettis explains why he left MakerBot, how he's launching Bold Machines, and the future of 3D printing.

Pay Close Attention to the Man Behind TOMS Shoes

Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS, talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about starting a mission-based business, the challenges of manufacturing globally, and how he learned-- the hard way--that shoes are best sold in boxes, not bags.

Techstars' Founder Explains Everything You Need to Know About Accelerators

Techstars founder David Cohen sat down with Inc.'s Scott Gerber to discuss the hidden benefits of accelerators, how to get accepted to one, and what he sees for the future of tech talent.

The Evolution of Predictive, Personalized Technology

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about his experiences founding companies, lessons from selling a business to Google, and why the future belongs to personalized search.

Pandora's Tim Westergren on Turning Doubters Into Customers

The founder of the personal radio giant talks to Inc. about the importance of addressing every single customer complaint.

Mario Batali on Lessons From His Biggest Failure

The celebrity chef talks about avoiding the pitfalls of the restaurant industry in a conversation with Founders Forum.

Angie's List Founder: Why Waiting Is Key to Smart Growth

Angie Hicks explains why her company waited years before expanding its product offerings.

How to Own Your Market: Tips From FUBU's Daymond John

The clothing line's founder talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about finding customers in unlikely places.

The Tricky Business of Bringing a Great Product to Market

Behance co-founder Scott Belsky explains the art of cutting the right corners in the early days of your startup.

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