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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Israeli Tech Founders

I've spent the majority of my adult life working closely with tech startups as an investor and advisor. These companies typically have been led by entrepreneurs born and bred in the U.S. These companies' founders either spent some portion of their growing-up years in the States or received business training in American colleges and development programs. I've been privileged to be involved with rising stars such as SeatGeek and Adaptly. In my time with Dreamit Ventures, General Assembly and other endeavors, I've spent time with hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs and gotten to know them at the earliest stages of their journeys. That "home-grown" focus shifted about 18 months ago when I decided to co-found ICONYC labs, an accelerator program exclusively for Israeli startups. Our family now counts 15 companies among our diverse group of founders: 20- through 40-something year-olds, men, women and native-born residents as well as transplants. I've spent countless h..

13 Amazing Black-Owned Software and Technology Companies

There are hundreds of software and technology companies in the U.S. Some of the top well-knwon ones include Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Google

For minorities in tech, workplace discrimination begins before they even arrive

Shireen Mitchell, the founder of Digital Sisters and Stop Online Violence Against Women, knows firsthand the challenges women of color face when interviewing for jobs in the tech industry. That is, if they can land an interview at all.

Hammer & Nails Raises $200,000 From Shark Tank Viewers

Michael Elliot, a Hollywood screenwriter-turned-entrepreneur who wrote Brown Sugar and Just Wright, saw a need for a nail shop that caters to entrepreneurs, athletes, mechanics, and men who take proper care of their appearance and hygiene.

5 Online Basics Your Business Needs to Survive

It’s no secret that the internet has taken over the world.

10 Gadgets to Help You Sleep Better

Can’t sleep? There’s an app for that. Or at least a gadget.

The Keys to Success Behind a Multi-Million-Dollar Construction Company

Any business -- whether it's washing windows or consulting -- needs to take advantage of technology or risk losing out on precious customers to...

Essential Web Skills Every Modern Entrepreneur Must Have

Everyone and their great-grandmother has heard of the internet.

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

Many entrepreneurs get anxious when it comes to raising outside capital for the first time.

HTTP vs. HTTPS: What’s the Difference and Why Should You Care?

You may have heard people urging you to switch your website to the HTTPS security encryption.

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