Jack Potter

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The Power of Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive innovators must be willing to fail. This a lesson you pick up from spending time in Palo Alto, California -- that little corner of the world from where so many world-changing companies have emerged. There is a profound sense of freedom there that comes from a cultural belief that it's …

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack of clear signposts that allow founders to judge their company’s performance. The reality is, most …

Can Startups Change the World?

During election season, Americans hear a lot from campaigning politicians about their commitment to helping entrepreneurs thrive in troubled economic …

Entrepreneurship

2014 is the year of startup communities

It seems like it’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in Canada.<p>The country’s startup communities are rapidly expanding and our …

Kickstarter Wins The 2013 Crunchie For “Best Overall Startup” By Leveling The Maker Playing Field

It’s not often that a startup changes the way the world works, but Kickstarter has done just that. The crowdfunding site had a banner 2013 and has won the Best Overall Startup award at this year’s Crunchies.<p>The category was packed with strong contenders. CloudFlare is a silent partner to the modern …