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Lunch and Learn with Newchip

Ryan Rafols and Travis Brodeen are influential visionaries and the co-founders of Newchip. Newchip is a marketplace that consolidates investment opportunities and allows users to track and manage their investments. Ryan Rafols                                              

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Lunch and Learn with Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas is an entrepreneur, crowdfunding expert, and the co-founder of SkyBell Technologies. Thomas was once a financial planner but soon realized that his passion was in tech. He created SkyBell, which is a smart video doorbell that allows individuals to see who is at their door through their smartphones, no matter where they are.

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Lunch and Learn with Alon Goren

Alon Goren is an entrepreneur, fintech, and crowdfunding expert. He is the founder of 805 Startups and Crowd Invest Summit. He is also a speaker, advisor, and an investor.     Questions Asked What is your morning routine like? (5:30) If I want to start a conference on campus, what are the main pieces of

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Lunch and Learn with Alexander Mendeluk

Alexander Mendeluk is an actor, public speaker, and entrepreneur. He helps heart-centered entrepreneurs create businesses and lives that help change the world. He is known for his company SpiritHoods which was featured on an episode of Shark Tank. Since selling SpiritHoods last year, he now runs an influencer and brand development agency, called The Disruptive.

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Three little letters: CRM

As I write this, there are notifications popping up on my computer screen: person A has just opened an email I sent a few minutes ago. Person B opened a marketing email I sent AND clicked on our website link that was inside the email. Person C has reopened an email I sent 6 months

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Seven Travel Technology Trends Every Startup Should Watch

Technology is moving at a much faster pace than ever before. The process of digital transformation is no longer a business initiative but rather a business imperative. In order to keep up with the emerging digital transformation economy, each growing company must become a digital nativein the way the executives and employees of the enterprise

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Lunch and Learn with Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin an entrepreneur, producer, and speaker who offers expertise in audience building and social media marketing. He is one of the co-founders of IndieGoGo, an international crowdfunding website. Questions Asked: Did IndieGoGo start out doing equity crowdfunding? (3:23) What is your best advice for a budding young college entrepreneur? (4:28) What’s your take on

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Lunch and Learn- Freddy Del Barrio

Freddy Del Barrio is the President and CEO of Campus Watch, an app that creates a safer environment for college campuses. At only 22 years old Del Barrio is capturing the essence of an entrepreneur with decades of experience.   Questions Asked: How did you first get started in entrepreneurship? (3:20) What are your tips

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Neil The Little Explorer

The little astronaut that offers fun and interactive learning, to children aged 3-6 years. Neil is a start-up project about a little explorer/astronaut, who aims to integrate, with the use of technology, learning into children’s daily playing. In its prototype form, Neil is a well designed “smart” toy that connects to the Internet and that communicates

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How to be the Mind Behind “The Next Big Thing”

The overwhelming response I receive when I encourage hopeful entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams and create a start-up is “great- but how do I come up with an idea?” Starting a new venture isn’t as easy as simply deciding to begin; there needs to be a fabulous idea on which a business can be successfully

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Are flavored crickets a sustainable future?

Aketta just launched new flavored crickets. The company says these flavored crickets are the future of sustainable food. The question is, can people get behind eating flavored crickets? This video of people eating crickets during SXSW is amusing, but how many people would actually buy crickets? That’s the question that needs to be answered. They have some

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We are awash in a cult of innovation

I just enjoyed SxSW in Austin and heard the word literally thousands of times over a single week. Despite this, it seems to me that truly disruptive innovation is systematically avoided. Bureaucrats want innovation they can control so they farm “planned innovation” rather than hunting for disruptive innovation. After all, by its very nature disruptive innovation cannot be in the carefully laid technology roadmaps or the

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Lunch and Learn with Dara Albright

Dara Albright is one of the leading pioneers in the crowdfinance movement. She writes and speaks about injustice in the financial field and is helping cultivate the crowdfunding industry. Questions Asked: What is the best type of companies you have seen that succeed with equity crowdfunding? (5:30) How do you explain Bitcoin for someone new

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Why You Should Be Worried About Cell Phone Radiation

First, let’s dispense with the obvious question: if cell phones weren’t safe, wouldn’t we know it? The answer, unfortunately, is no. There’s already enough evidence to indicate cell phone radiation is a problem. And thanks to the intersection of money, politics, and cognitive dissonance, we can’t blindly trust that those supposed to look out for

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Uber’s IPO Excitement Cools as Scandal Strikes

With the excitement of Snap Inc.’s IPO still fresh in everyone’s minds it is no surprise investors have started looking for the next initial public offering (IPO) opportunity. For some time investors have discussed a possible IPO announcement from Uber, a large privately held tech company. Unfortunately Uber’s IPO excitement has cooled recently following scandalous

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Snapchat IPO Recap

The last couple of weeks buzzed with excitement for the Snap IPO and Snap did not disappoint. In one day the tech company raised $3.4 billion during its initial public offering. That is a lot of money. So what led to investors placing $3.4 billion of faith into Snap? It could be Wall Street being

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Klique App: Connecting Cliques

Does anyone else find it hard to meet new people beyond the office?  Matt Crown, CEO & Founder of the Klique app, was working for a venture capital technology fund in New York City when he saw the void in the market for group meeting apps. “All the apps that were out there focused on

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Gamers and Entrepreneurs Have More in Common Than You Think

What comes to mind when you think of gamers? How about when you think of entrepreneurs? If you’re like most people, the two mental images seem very different- largely due to stereotypes. Many individuals stereotypically think of entrepreneurs as being these larger-than-life figures that do things that “ordinary” folk can’t. While it’s undeniably true that

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WILL TWITTER BE ACQUIRED? THE ANSWER MAY NOT BE…

MY NOTES ON TWITTER’S POTENTIAL ACQUISITION. If you’re into startups or tech, you know Twitter has been on the chopping block for quite some time. Their stock jumped when potential suitors were named. Their stock also dropped when said potential suitors backed out. But what suitor actually makes sense to jump in and acquire Twitter?

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Pokémon Go: Gotta Catch Them All

The new app, Pokémon Go, is taking the world by storm. The app was released on July 6th and in just a day later it has become one of the most viral smartphone phone apps ever! By July 7th, Pokémon Go had more installations on Android phones than Tinder and the app is closing in