mobile ordering with a Social element

Future of Retail

Wildcat Venture Partners Hires JT

Bryan Stolle to lead SXSW Panel

How to start-up

Tom Siebel On How His Life And Business

In Search of a Venture Firm

GreenFig is helping Bridge The Skills Gap For Veterans

Baby boomers increasingly interested in tuition benefits

Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Traction Gap is defining the second stage of new-venture creation

Written on February 28, 2018 at 9:21 am, by

How to get a company off the ground The Traction Gap is defining the second stage of new-venture creation In his 2011 book, The Lean Startup, entrepreneur Eric Ries outlined a process for creating a new venture. His wasn’t the first methodology ever published, but it caught fire and became a worldwide movement. Ries’s book, with  Continue Reading »

Ritual is Adding a Social Element to Mobile Ordering

Written on February 20, 2018 at 9:41 am, by

David Grossman has long wanted people to place orders at his store before they arrived, even before the technology existed to enable this to happen. “I created a card that I would put on every order ticket that said ‘skip the line and order online,’ ” said Grossman, who has worked for Freshii, opening stores  Continue Reading »

This Way of Selling Online is the Future of Retail (and It’s Often Overlooked)

Written on February 15, 2018 at 7:43 am, by

CREDIT: Getty Images The Internet has revolutionized shopping. Customers can now purchase whatever they’d like with a simple click of a button or tap of the finger. Most purchases now come from online retailers rather than brick-and-mortar stores. While buyers are happier than ever, traditional retailers are suffering – they’ve lost 25% of operating earnings as a percent of  Continue Reading »

Wildcat Venture Partners Hires Jennifer Trzepacz as Chief People Officer & Operating Partner

Written on February 14, 2018 at 4:18 pm, by

Wildcat Venture Partners today announced that industry veteran and human resources (HR) executive Jennifer (JT) Trzepacz has joined the firm as chief people officer and operating partner. In her role, JT will focus on connecting talent, people strategies and operations to accelerate performance in Wildcat’s portfolio companies. She also will act as the executive director of  Continue Reading »

Bryan Stolle to lead Panel at SXSW 2018

Written on February 14, 2018 at 11:55 am, by

Startup Culture: Where do we go from here? There’s been a well-documented breakdown in the culture and values of Silicon Valley. From Uber’s founder’s threats, to allegations that Google failed to act on sexual harassment and gender discrimination complaints. We’ve created an ecosystem of “fun” workplaces with all the perks – from espresso machines to  Continue Reading »

How to start-up: 4 insights about the Traction Gap from Chicago Booth for entrepreneurs

Written on February 14, 2018 at 10:37 am, by

Four insights from Chicago Booth’s Waverly Deutsch for entrepreneurs hoping to cultivate scalable success How does an entrepreneur know when it’s time to go to market? Or how to grow a handful of customers into a viable revenue stream? Chicago Booth’s Waverly Deutsch shares some of the ideas, methodologies, and research findings that can help entrepreneurs make  Continue Reading »

PODCAST: Billionaire Tom Siebel On How A Near-Fatal Elephant Attack Inspired His Life And Business

Written on February 13, 2018 at 8:10 am, by

In 2009 Tom Siebel, the billionaire tech founder and philanthropist, was on safari in the Serengeti with his family when an elephant attacked. Siebel, who started both Siebel Systems and C3 IoT, survived–just barely. Since the 2009 attack, he has undergone nearly 20 surgeries to save his leg (which was just about torn off.) It was a  Continue Reading »

In Search of a Venture Firm to Invest in Your Startup

Written on February 12, 2018 at 7:46 am, by

Most savvy entrepreneurs know that getting a warm introduction to a venture firm substantially improves their odds of getting a meeting — and hopefully an investment. But, what if you are an entrepreneur and don’t really know anyone at a venture firm? Many are now using LinkedIn to initially contact potential venture investors. I get a lot  Continue Reading »

GreenFig is helping Bridge The Skills Gap For Veterans

Written on February 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm, by

Our Student Stories blog series highlights the experiences of GreenFig students currently enrolled in our Digital Marketing Science course.  Here, we’ll introduce you to several current students, find out what drove them to GreenFig, what skills they’re developing right now, and what they aim to achieve with their microdegree from GreenFig. Bridging the skills gap  Continue Reading »

Phyllis Whiteley On What the Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire partnership means for healthcare

Written on February 7, 2018 at 8:31 am, by

When Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway launched their partnership in the healthcare space, they left more questions than answers about their new venture. The announcement shared few details on how the companies would partner, but ultimately shared the goal of providing high-quality, lower-cost healthcare to employees and their families. All three companies are disruptors  Continue Reading » helps Baby boomers increasingly interested in tuition benefits

Written on February 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm, by

Advisers have discovered a surprising new audience for benefits that payoff student loans: Older workers with children still in college. Due to the rising cost of college — where the average person with a four-year undergraduate degree graduates with $70,000 in debt — tuition benefit experts say workers are signing up for tuition payment programs  Continue Reading »