posts tagged entrepreneurs

February 19, 2017

Las Mujeronas of "Puerto Rico Women in Startups"

By Ana Portnoy Brimmer

You could hear them clinking glasses, their drinks sloshing back and forth, laughing over their witticisms and end-of-the-day anecdotes. Business cards sliced through the air as they exchanged them vigorously among each other, making sure no one was left without one. And ideas. How they exchanged ideas with an eagerness for collaboration, cooperation and partnerships.

June 18, 2016

5 unlikely startups teaching us 5 unlikely lessons

By Mandy Hawkins

We’ve all heard it said that with age comes wisdom.  However, age should not be the barrier that divides solid advice from the things we leave behind.  These startup companies offer up wisdom that entrepreneurs, seasoned business veterans, and everyone in between can apply to life.

Lesson 1: Simple ideas can become worldwide movements with a little help from friends.

When maternity-driven bedrest was mandated for VarageSale’s founder, she quickly realized that there needed to be a better solution to the online garage sale communities that were forming on popular social media sites.  With the help of her developer-husband, friend who acted as the site admin for a Facebook sale page, and her own maternal intuition, she formed an online garage sale app that was instantly mother-approved.