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I Started My Company at 17. Here's What I Learned About What It Takes to Be Successful

The important thing is to stay optimistic.<p><i>What are the most important life lessons you've learned from your journey as a founder? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by George Matus, CEO</b> …

Quora

How to Raise an Entrepreneur: 18 Bite-Size Lessons to Teach Your Kids [Infographic]

Want to nurture your child's entrepreneurial spirit to 'make a dent in the universe'? Here's how.<p>For any parent, knowing what to teach your children--in the limited time you've got--is hard.<p>As an entrepreneur, that difficulty only intensifies. All around us are studies that reveal more and more …

Success

18 Under 18: Meet the Young Innovators Who Are Changing the World

Noa Mintz started her first business in 2008, running art classes for kids during the summer for a small fee. Two years later, she founded a …

Entrepreneurship

Startup Lessons From One of Silicon Valley's Top Young Entrepreneurs

This millennial became an entrepreneur at 16 and his latest company just hit No. 84 on the the Inc. 5000.<p>Jon Brelig started his first company while still in high school building websites for other local businesses.<p>His freshman year of college at the University of Texas, he founded SkiReport.com. …

Startups

The 10 Universities That Produce the Most Startup Founders

A new ranking uncovers which schools produce the greatest number of VC-funded founders.<p>From Mark Zuckerberg to Bill Gates to Steve Jobs, some of the world's most famous and successful founders are college dropouts. That might lead some people to believe that most startup entrepreneurs don't bother …

Startups

How This 17 Year Old Turned a Love of Watches Into a $13,500 a Month Business

For years I’ve been advocating for people to start their own online stores.I love helping entrepreneurs create value seemingly out of thin air and …

eCommerce

The young entrepreneur with big plans but 'still has to do homework'

<b>Most 12-year-olds are worrying about their maths homework and trying to fit in with other kids their age, but Henry Patterson does this as well as running a successful online business.</b><p>Henry, from Bedford, started his business, Not Before Tea, when he was nine. He began by selling sweets, but soon …

Entrepreneurship

This Teenage Entrepreneur Raised $2.8 Million for His Drone Startup In-Between High School Classes

George Matus graduated from high school in May, but his schedule is crazier than ever. While most of his former classmates are catching up on sleep …

Drones

How This 26-Year-Old Founder Raised $9 Million

<i>This piece originally appeared on brunchwork.</i><p>Hustle. That’s what Liz Wessel, the 26 year-old founder and CEO of WayUp, attributes her rapid success …

Startups

16-Year-Old Entrepreneur Releases Social Selling App Flogg

What were you doing at the age of 16? The best thing I created when I was 16 was a solid mix CD for my first car. Ben Pasternak, a 16-year-old entrepreneur from Austrailia, just released the buying and selling app Flogg making him the youngest CEO to receive backing by top Silicon Valley investors. …

Apps

Wondering Where To Start? Three Entrepreneurs Share How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

Entrepreneurship

Creating a Startup Pitch Deck? Start with this Easy-to-Use Template

If you are an entrepreneur, you are probably familiar with the 10–14 slides that comprise a typical investor pitch deck. But do you even know why you …

The 5 Reasons Your Startup Idea Is Going to Fail

<i>Not all ideas pan out, and these five reasons are usually the reason.</i><p>It's a harsh truth to face, but the reality is, not all startup ideas--even the seemingly brilliant ones--end up being the basis for blowout successes. Most of them end up failing, with the entrepreneurs who came up with them …

How one founder's $5 million risk paid off

And that’s precisely what Nathan did with both of his key leaders. Listening to their conversations is a master class on the importance of getting buy in… simply by asking and listening.<p>Should we do it?<br>• Does it feel like a good idea?<br>• What’s your perspective on the customers?<br>• How will this affect the …

5 Extreme Things These Billionaire Leaders Did to Become Successful

Would you work for free for 6 months?<p>Successful people are often willing to push themselves far in order to achieve their goals. However, some …

Bill Gates

A VC's Tips on Raising Money for Your Startup

Use these seven tips to better position yourself, and your startup, for success.<p>As an entrepreneur, I was once in the middle of pitching to an investor when he asked me the question: “What do you want to get out of this?” I started to repeat the financial figures that I had prepared, but he …

Entrepreneurship

Habits of Successful Digital Entrepreneurs

I was sitting at the desk overlooking the beach. It could have been Boracy, Bali or Byron Bay.<p>The website traffic was looking good and the digital …

Get Started — The 1 Thing You Need To Make Your Startup Happen

This startup was probably going to be an unmitigated disaster, but it taught me once again one of the most important secrets to building a successful …

Entrepreneurship

You'll actually want to get sucked into this Boeing 737 engine... chair

Meet the aptly named 737 Cowling Chair from British workshop Fallen Funiture. It is <i>precisely</i> what it sounds like: a chair made out of the cowling of an actual 737 engine, best known for its trademark squat appearance — most airliner engines are round, but the 737's have a little bit of flatness …

Engines

The 3 Most Important Phrases In the Entrepreneurial Vocabulary

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business school teaches you how to manage profit and loss, navigate unpredictable markets, and attract key talent to your organization. Over time, as successful business owners and entrepreneurs, you find your groove and build your brand, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Tips to Break the Grip of Procrastination

<b>Procrastination, prevarication, inertia</b> - all names for the same activity, or rather lack of it.<p>We all blame our circumstances, our surroundings or other external influences for not getting on with the "job" - whatever that may be. Finding the next distraction to avoid doing the task at hand is an …

Procrastination

9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead to Long-Term Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle that requires staying power, because starting a new business is a long-term process with many tough challenges. As an angel investor, I look diligently for signs that an aspiring startup founder has …

Entrepreneurship

Can the Next Wave of Young Entrepreneurs Even Afford to Attend College?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The debate about whether or not college is mutually exclusive from the entrepreneurial path is heated and ongoing. Many are advocates of striking out on your own, educating yourself along the way and ditching the conventional four-year …

Entrepreneurship
New Jersey

Meet VC Jeremy Fiance, UC Berkeley’s 24-year-old superconnector

Most 24-year-olds are still figuring out how their careers will take shape. Jeremy Fiance, a recent UC Berkeley graduate, knows he wants to be a venture capitalist. He isn’t waiting to rise through the ranks of someone else’s firm, either.<p>Instead, Fiance is today taking the wraps off his new firm, …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley’s “Uber for Kids” Bites the Dust

R.I.P., Shuddle.<p>While venture-capital firms have been raising record-setting amounts of cash, V.C.s are spending less and less to bankroll start-ups—in fact, funding in the first three months of 2016 fell 25 percent, the largest decline since the dot-com bubble burst. The belt-tightening is having …

Silicon Valley