Entrepreneurship

Crowdfunding Your Social Venture

There is something ironic about scheduling back to back coffee dates when you don’t actually drink coffee. I’d hoped that a “coffee date” would be an easy ask for my wannabe investors that ...

How Crowdfunding Is Creating More Social Enterprises

When I ran a crowdfunding campaign for Kuli Kuli last May we had zero money, no full-time staff and a network that consisted mostly of other broke 20-somethings. And yet, within a day we had raised ...

Learning How to Hustle

A few weeks ago I spoke at my alma mater, Whitman College, on a panel entitled “From Student to Startup.” After a series of questions, one student finally asked, “What is the most important skill you ...

The Millennial Startup Revolution

Never has starting a business been so hip. Wary of our stressed-out, corporate-ladder climbing parents, over half of millennials would like to start a business. Many of those aged 18-34 are eager to take the ...

How To Crowdfund $50,000 In Your Spare Time

A few months ago, the idea of running a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 terrified me. I had a full-time job and hadn’t told many people about my startup, Kuli Kuli. My own father still couldn’t ...

Why Women Should Brag More

I used to think of myself as a confident person. Then, a male friend held a mirror up to my life and I realized that I’d been hiding my startup from the world for two years. Dove launched their “real ...

Young People Lead the Way on Sustainable Development

For most of my life, I’ve specialized in working really hard without getting paid. This specialty seems inherent to many young people who seek to create social or environmental change; we spend countless ...

Social Enterprise Means Reaching Our Highest Potential

If you won the jackpot today, would you go back to work tomorrow? The question may sound absurd, but there are plenty of lottery winners who have done just that. There’s a waitress in Florida who went ...

Why Crowdfund Investing Is The Path To Economic Recovery

The House did something astounding yesterday. They a) passed a bill and b) passed it with nearly full bipartisan support. This miraculous bill, called the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, is a ...