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How Indiegogo Is Democratizing Access to Capital  click to view all 15 videos

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 Best Advice Indiegogo Never Received

Slava Rubin, a co-founder of Indiegogo, discusses the guidance he wishes he'd heard while starting the crowdfunding platform in 2008.

Indiegogo's Danae Ringelmann: 'Crowdfunding is Not About Dollars'

Co-founder of Indiegogo says the big payoff of a successful crowdfunding campaign is you get to be yourself.

Indiegogo's Danae Ringelmann: Be Ruthless About Your Priorities

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.

Steve Cody's 3 Crucial Skills for Entrepreneurs

The co-founder of New York City PR firm Peppercomm shares his definition of a great business leader.

Peppercomm's Steve Cody: Entrepreneurs Can Make the Crazy World Saner

Simply by creating a positive place for people to work, Cody says, entrepreneurs can make a huge difference.

Peppercomm's Steve Cody: Know When a Great Client Is the Wrong Client

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.

Company Culture Is More Important Than You Realize

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.

Why Recent Grads Are Ditching Finance for Tech Startups (Infographic)

In New York, tech startups are the new investment bank. Here's why.

The New Incubator: Mom and Dad's House?

These entrepreneurs live with their parents (and swear by it).

Find Retailers Who Are Committed to Your Product's Success

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.

Get Rid of 'Unrealistic Expectations' When Launching Your Startup

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.

Father-Daughter Condom Company Founders Aim to Empower Women

Jeffrey and Meika Hollender launched Sustain with a goal of breaking down societal barriers that prevent people from talking about safe sex.

Sustain: What It's Like When the Family Business Is Condoms

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.

Successful CEOs Spend More Time Focused on the Future

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.

Matt Lehrer: 'Solve a Problem That Has Never Been Solved Before'

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.

Matt Lehrer: Being an Entrepreneur Means Bringing Ideas to Life

The CEO of Teamwork Athletic Apparel talks about the value of being free to champion ideas he believes in.

How Running a Business Is Like Flying a Plane

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.

Gary Hirshberg: The Grind of Owning a Business Never Stops

The co-founder of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farm says entrepreneurship is a perpetual challenge.

Entrepreneurship Is Like a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Book

Tracy Sun, co-founder of clothing-sale app Poshmark, talks about how every business owner encounters her own unique set of challenges.

Poshmark's Tracy Sun: 'Startups Die of Indigestion'

The co-founder of Poshmark, an app that enables users to sell clothes from their closets, shares the best entrepreneurial advice she ever received.

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