Africa is a region that has long been on the radar of the international investment community. With the rise of mobile finance, agriculture and according to the UN, a labor force of 225 million young people ages 15-25, which is expected to 450 million by 2055, the continent is ripe for opportunities. Continue reading “Is Investing In Africa For You?”
Serial entrepreneur and Managing Partner, One Way Ventures, Semyon Dukach, creates a VC fund to support immigrant entrepreneurs. Continue reading “VC Fund Supports Immigrant Entrepreneurs”
Brownsville entrepreneurs pitch their community-based business ideas at the Columbia Startup Lab/We Works in Soho.
Every year a group of intrepid Columbia Business School MBAs head west to Seattle and the Bay Area to check out companies, meet recruiters and get a sense if the location and opportunities in the tech, startup and energy industries are something they want to pursue. Continue reading “NYC MBAs Head West To Scope Out The Tech and Energy Scene”
Six months ago we watched 13 entrepreneurs pitch their startup idea to three seasoned journalists from Crain’s New York Business. The winner was Ally Downey, CEO and Co-Founder of weeSpring with runners-up, Perk.la and Try The World. We recently caught up with them to find out how they are doing since the competition.
The Perfect Pitch For Startups? Is there such a thing? Three Crain’s New York Business judges tell us there is.
More than 200 people climbed the vertiginous three flights of the trendy Norwood Club, to hoist a glass of champagne and celebrate the latest “one-night only,” The Art of Shopping pop-up store. On this night, five women entrepreneurs, all with complementary luxury products from vintage eye wear, handbags, women’s and men’s fashion to affordable art, enthusiastically greeted the steady stream of customers. Continue reading “Women Entrepreneurs “Pop Up” For a Night of Art and Fashion in Chelsea”
The holidays come and go, and so do some of the stores. Especially pop-up ones. We met with a couple of savvy retail entrepreneurs, Kajal Sanghrajka and Natalie Kathleen, to hear about their strategy behind their six-week pop-up store in New York’s fashionable retail mecca, Nolita. Continue reading “Women Entrepreneurs “Pop Up” in Soho”
You’ve worked hard all day. You’re tired and have missed the Union Square Green Market. You want to eat healthy but you walk into your local deli or grocery store and once again, some bland take out will do the trick for another night. But what if you knew that waiting for you at home was a bundle of organic groceries from the City’s green markets or local farms? That is what Urbavour does. A startup that gets city dwellers to eat healthy. Continue reading “Urbavour: A Startup That Gets City Dwellers To Eat Healthy”
Omar Haroun, CEO, Sportaneous, talks about his fitness venture that customizes your ideal workout, where you want it, when you want it. Continue reading “Get Fit With Sportaneous: Whenever, Wherever”