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Issue Voter Founder Shares Why Being Unique is Essential For A Startup’s Survival at SXSW 2017

During my time at SXSW 2017 and the Dell Experience, I had the opportunity to speak to a number of inspiring entrepreneurs and thought-leaders. Included in that group is Maria Yuan, founder of Issue Voter, a website that is dedicated to giving your voice more power in our democracy. Maria shared with me what Issue...

The Experience: Dell Showcases the Power of Technology at SXSW 2017 - Interview with Erik Day

The Experience: Dell Showcases the Power of Technology at SXSW 2017

Dell made a splash at the 2017 SXSW festival, hosting an interactive 4-day pop-up called “The Experience” which allowed visitors to explore the latest Dell innovations, including virtual reality, security, open source, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Attendees interacted with cutting-edge technology related to music, video, and gaming, and listened to thought-provoking sessions like “How VR Could Change the...

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Ramon Ray Speaks at SXSW 2017 on Depression in Entrepreneurship

Depression in entrepreneurship is a much more common issue than many may think. The high-stress and isolation of running a business on your own can often lead to self-doubt and feelings of despair, anxiety, frustration and sadness. The topic will be addressed at SXSW 2017 in a presentation called How Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Depression...

How to Pitch a Complex Business: Advice from 2017 SXSW Dell Experience - interview with Bethany Edwards of Lia Diagnostics

How to Pitch a Complex Business: Advice from the 2017 SXSW Dell Experience

Pitching your business is a subject we frequently write about here on Smart Hustle. In the past year, we’ve covered articles on the sales pitch, pitch contests, pitching to the media, and even pitch advice from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary. Recently, I encountered another angle that I think some business owners would appreciate, after watching...

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3 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs from Circular Board Founder at SXSW17 Dell Experience

If you are going to ask someone for tips specific to female entrepreneurship, you want to ask Carolyn Rodz. Carolyn is the founder of Circular Board, a collaborative accelerator for growth-oriented female entrepreneurs. They are a 100% virtual accelerator that has worked with women across six continents offering sources of capital and mentorship to help...

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Female Entrepreneurs: Your Time is NOW

The gender gap in startups is well documented, particularly in the area of finance where research shows that female entrepreneurs raise smaller amounts of capital to get their businesses off the ground. Fortunately, the startup environment is starting to change, with more focus on helping women start businesses and scale up quickly. For example, at...

Successful 12-Year Old Beverage Entrepreneur Shares Her Best Business Tips

Successful 12-Year Old Beverage Entrepreneur Shares Her Best Business Tips

Would you follow business tips from a 12-year-old? What if I told you that 12-year-old has her own company, scored a $60K investment from Daymond John on Shark Tank, landed a contract with Whole Foods, secured a multimillion dollar expanded distribution deal with United Natural Foods, and has received endless awards, honors, and publicity? Intrigued? Now that...

The Rapid Growth Guy Shares Tips on Finding Your Niche and Building a Sales Machine

The Rapid Growth Guy Shares Tips on Finding Your Niche and Building a Sales Machine

Many small business owners have dreams of rapid growth; that point when your product or service takes off and your profits soar. Perhaps you fantasize about becoming a millionaire, the next Facebook, or THE name that comes to mind when your industry is mentioned. These are the types of goals that we most often associate...

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Dell’s Elizabeth Gore on Dealing with Uncertainty as an Entrepreneur

The Dell Experience at SXSW 2017 brought together best-in-class technology and some of the most innovative and disruptive leaders across a wide range of industries. On hand to share the experience was Dell’s, Elizabeth Gore. Elizabeth serves as Dell’s ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ and is tasked with being the collective voice for the entrepreneurial channel...

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