Entrepreneurial

Is it time for do-gooder to cash out?

April 9, 2010

TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie created his Santa Monica, California-based company as a vehicle for giving away shoes to needy children, but should the Texas entrepreneur be looking ahead to selling the company and using the money to pursue other philanthropic goals?

The only real way out: Entrepreneurship

By Reuters Staff
March 29, 2010

Robert Wolcott (left) and Michael Lippitz

– Robert C. Wolcott is the founder and executive director of the Kellogg Innovation Network at Northwestern University. Michael J. Lippitz is the senior research fellow at the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation at Kellogg and a consultant to the federal government. Their book, “Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation” launched in October. The views expressed are their own. –

A business ripe for the picking?

March 5, 2010

Selena Cuffe is hoping to leverage the upcoming World Cup of soccer to promote the wines and stories of black-owned South African vineyards.

Gay entrepreneur wins battle with Citibank

March 4, 2010

When entrepreneur Jason Goldberg found out Citibank had deactivated his business account, he did what most people would do: He called, he inquired, he listened. Then he took his fight online.

The mother-in-law stress test

February 26, 2010

– Jeff Bussgang is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in Boston. This post originally appeared on Bussgang’s blog www.seeingbothsides.com. The views expressed are his own. –

Entrepreneur designs own bailout package

February 19, 2010

A. G. Newmyer said slapping the slogan “Too Big To Fail” on the front of a pair of men’s underpants was not meant to mock the government bailout packages extended to the financial and automotive sectors.

Entrepreneur needs to prove golf gizmo works

February 18, 2010

Tom Cannon has created an intriguing golf gadget, but if he wants to find a market for his product, the former NASA rocket scientist needs some hard data to prove BonusYards can help golfers add more distance to their drives, said experts.

Getting word out, scale are obstacles for software startup

February 2, 2010

A couple years ago, while working for a large engineering consulting firm, Kristen Carney was hired to complete what she thought was a straightforward analysis: directly connect two roads that were currently joined by an intermediary road. More than 100 hours later and thousands of dollars over budget, a frustrated Carney felt there had to be an easier solution.

High-end water filters a tough sell

January 15, 2010

Manuel Desrochers and his sister, Noemie, are the founders of Aquaovo, a Montreal, Canada-based startup that designs unique water filters, aimed at reducing the environmental hazard from billions of plastic water bottles filling up landfills (see original story here).

Pet startup needs to get more social (media)

December 31, 2009

Entrepreneurs Tina Cannon and Christi Scovel have developed a great way to connect pet owners with veterinarians, but they need to get much more involved in social media in order to get people flocking to their website (PetsMD.com), said experts.