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4 Fascinating Start-Up Entrepreneurs I Met In 2015

I am a geek for smart entrepreneurs and interesting start-ups. Here are four of the most impressive I connected with last year.

Every year, in part through my role as a judge for a number of annual…

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30 Under 30: Stephen Curry, John Boyega, Breshere Gray and Zendaya Make ‘Forbes’ List

From the NBA to 'Empire' to Silicon Valley, young influencers impact industries

Forbes released its 2016 ’30 Under 30′ list that includes 600 young leaders making major…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Startup Celebrities and What You Can Learn From Their Success

Learning from the top startup celebrities is a sure way to get ahead in business

Learning from the top startup celebrities is a sure way to get ahead in business.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What Matters Most to Venture Capitalists

Tips for perfecting your business pitch

To gain advantage over other startups, you need an understanding of your market, a business…

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Raleigh-Durham Is Startup Capital of the South

American Underground leads nation in funding, jobs, and minority-led businesses

Raleigh-Durham is the startup capital of the South. American Underground leads nation in year in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Startup Company Selling Bottled Air to China

Last week, schools were shut down in Beijing due to a “red alert” from poor air quality

Canadian startup company Vitality Air believes it has found the solution for the severe smog…

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10 Awesome Colleges for Female Entrepreneurs

CrunchBase reveals top colleges for aspiring female founders

Are you ready to take the entrepreneurial plunge? Crunchbase reveals top colleges for aspiring female…

By Kandia Johnson

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Solo Entrepreneurs: 4 Tips to Help You Thrive, Not Flop

There are pros and cons to operating as a sole proprietorship

There are pros and cons to operating as a sole proprietorship. Here are four vital…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Startups: 3 Quick Tips to Get Influencers to Tout Your Products

Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics shares secrets to getting celebrity ambassadors

Monique Rodriquez of Mielle Cosmetics has built an international presence for her beauty brand and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Alumnify and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Create HBCU Alumni Mobile Platform

Comprehensive social mobile platform will help alumni network and connect

Alumnify is an app that connects high school and college alumni. For TMCF, the company…

By Samara Lynn

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How to Avoid Burnout as a Startup Founder

A few simple strategies can help you stay on track and avoid the seemingly inevitable meltdown

If you are an owner of a new small business or startup founder, here are…

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Institute for Entrepreneurial Advancement Celebrates Expansion

The Virginia Serious Game Institute opens a new space

VSGI is an institute for entrepreneurial advancement. It hosts startups and helps them through their…

By Samara Lynn

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‘On Second Thought’ Messaging App Adoption Soars

On Second Thought, a messaging app from tech entrepreneur Maci Peterson, is a hit with users

Young tech innovator and former Spelman student finds incredible success with her On Second Thought…

By Samara Lynn

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[TechConneXt Summit] Test, Test, Test Your Way to Tech Startup Success

Our panel of experts says it's the secret to turning your good idea into a good business

Panelists Charley Moore, founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer; Amber Senter, a cannabis marketing consultant;…

By Alisa Gumbs

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African Tech Startup Scene Skyrockets

Investment capital has doubled since last year to $26.9 million

There are three key factors for the growing interest in African tech investment: an increased…

By Samara Lynn

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[Op Ed] Peeple App is VC Funding Gone Amok

When black-owned startups have difficulty getting VC dollars, it's maddening when silly apps get millions

The Peeple app is valued in the millions and that’s exactly what’s wrong with VC…

By Samara Lynn

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#CES2016: Call For Technology That Improves Lives

Video contest for start-ups with tech for seniors and the disabled

To enter, start-ups can submit a video of up to three minutes in length to…

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More Minority and Women Semifinalists Announced for One of the Largest Business Competitions in the World

Last year’s winners, two African American women, launched Beta platform for social media productivity app

43 North, one of the biggest business competitions in the world, has selected more women…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Amazon Partners With Startups To Sell Crowdfunded Products

Online retailer to help entrepreneurs market and distribute orders from their crowdfunding campaigns

Online retailer to help entrepreneurs market and distribute orders from their crowdfunding campaigns.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New Accelerator and Wi-Fi Network Promises to Jumpstart Newark, NJ with Innovative Startups

Sponsor Audible plans to transform the Brick City by adding innovative solutions and hundreds of jobs

“The fund and the Wi-Fi network are major steps toward establishing Newark as a technology…

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