Aaron Patzer moved to Silicon Valley at 25 to build Mint, a company that would go on to sell for $170 million. Now, he's back on the grind with Fountain: a micro-consulting marketplace that allows users to ask questions to experts through mobile video, voice and text.
Natalie Young, founder of Las Vegas restaurant Eat, says her worst nightmare is waking up 20 years from now wishing she had done more to make her business work.
Natalie Young, founder of Las Vegas restaurant Eat, says there is no substitute for being able to make all the decisions about your business.
Two years after the launch of The Downtown Project in Las Vegas, Hsieh talks about the effort to transform part of the city.
When Zappo's CEO Tony Hsieh began The Downtown Project in 2012, he wanted to revitalize downtown Las Vegas through entrepreneurship and technology. Though rumors and bad publicity have recently plagued the project, it has to date invested in more than 100 local businesses in a variety of sectors. Here, a behind-the-scenes look at some of the entrepreneurs engaging in the new tech ecosystem.
Slava Rubin, a co-founder of Indiegogo, discusses the guidance he wishes he'd heard while starting the crowdfunding platform in 2008.
Co-founder of Indiegogo says the big payoff of a successful crowdfunding campaign is you get to be yourself.
Indiegogo wants to be the crowdfunding platform that democratized access to capital. With a lofty goal like that, they can't mess around with distractions.
Indiegogo founders Slava Rubin and Danae Ringelmann talk about pioneering an industry, finding the right employees for their company culture, and plans for growing their mobile and international audiences.
The co-founder of New York City PR firm Peppercomm shares his definition of a great business leader.
Simply by creating a positive place for people to work, Cody says, entrepreneurs can make a huge difference.
As a startup PR firm in the mid-1990s, Peppercomm learned the hard way that when a fish is bigger than your boat, you need to know when to cut the line.
Peppercomm co-founder Steve Cody talks about what it takes to launch and grow a business, land customers in a competitive environment, and get ranked by Crain's New York as the top place to work.
In New York, tech startups are the new investment bank. Here's why.
These entrepreneurs live with their parents (and swear by it).
Landing shelf space will always be an important part of the sales game, but entrepreneur Jeffrey Hollender says it's also about forging the right relationships.
Jeffrey Hollender, the co-founder of condom company Sustain, says you need to rein in your expectations of what you can accomplish and how long tasks will take to complete.
Jeffrey and Meika Hollender launched Sustain with a goal of breaking down societal barriers that prevent people from talking about safe sex.
Father-daughter founding team Meika and Jeffrey Hollender have built a fair-trade condom company aimed at women in their twenties. This is their grind, hustle and payoff.
Matt Lehrer, the founder of Teamwork Athletic Apparel, says leaders need to take steps to avoid getting bogged down by their company's day-to-day issues.
The founder of Teamwork Athletic Apparel says he has to work harder and smarter than ever before to keep his new products ahead of the competition's.
The CEO of Teamwork Athletic Apparel talks about the value of being free to champion ideas he believes in.
CEO Matt Lehrer has bootstrapped his customized athletic apparel business to 400 employees and growing--all while finding a way to incorporate his passion for flying and time with his family. Here's how he does it.
The co-founder of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farm says entrepreneurship is a perpetual challenge.
Tracy Sun, co-founder of clothing-sale app Poshmark, talks about how every business owner encounters her own unique set of challenges.
The co-founder of Poshmark, an app that enables users to sell clothes from their closets, shares the best entrepreneurial advice she ever received.
With more than 350,000 closets in the growing Poshmark community, founders Tracy Sun and Manish Chandra are transforming shopping--and reselling--into a mobile, social experience.
The founders of Poshmark, an app that enables users to sell clothes from their closet, faced a daunting task when they sought funding from the male-dominated venture capital world.
The co-founder of Stonyfield Organic says that even if your company can't afford the time without you, you must take breaks away from it.
The co-founder of Stonyfield says being an entrepreneur is about growing, developing, and evolving. If you think it gets easier, you chose the wrong career.
When Gary Hirshberg started Stonyfield Farm, he had "no supply and no demand." Here's how he reinvented the most important meal of the day (organically).
Co-founders and sisters Arzu, Fusun, and Gonca Esendemir launched their business during the recession. Now they're aiming to open 300 FlatBread Grill locations around the world over the next 5 years.
By putting customers first, Ticket Cake co-founders Dylan Jorgensen, Jacqueline Jensen, and Joe Henriod are taking on industry incumbents.
A sunny disposition is a must when you're a solar entrepreneur. Here, Danny Kennedy, co-founder of Oakland-based Sungevity, shows how it's done.
Lori Cheek, founder of dating site Cheek'd, tells the startup's story--and why you just might find a business card in your underwear.
Since 1993, Indigenous co-founders Matt Reynolds and Scott Leonard have been building their fair trade and organic fashion line, which now employs more than 1,500 artisans around the world.
Since its launch in 2009, Motiv Power Systems has grown 50x--and it isn't slowing down. Co-founder Jim Castelaz talks about the grind, hustle, and payoff of transforming gas-powered vehicles into clean tech.
IMI started as a spin-off, but former Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson and co-founder Brandon Fishman have turned it into one of the fastest-growing internet marketing companies in the country.
Catalina Girald founded her lingerie company Naja with two intentions: creating a global brand and helping to employ and inspire women.
Aaron Levie was just 20 years old when he co-founded Box. Today he has raised more than $300 million in funding and serves 20 million global users.