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Michael Luchies is an entrepreneur and passionate supporter of everything entrepreneurship. Michael is Co-Founder of PitchJam and is National Growth and Programs Manager for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO). He has been covering entrepreneurship over the past 5 years and has been published on Under30CEO, Yahoo!, Yahoo! News, ThinkEntrepreneurship, PitchingGreatness, and other publications and websites. On Twitter @MichaelLuchies.

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Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur: Interview with Sachin Kamdar, CEO of Parse.ly

| September 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Interview with young entrepreneur Sachin Kamdar on starting his business Pars.ly.

This is part one of the ten part series. Follow the Starting a Business as a Young Entrepreneur interview series and don’t miss an interview!

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Investability of a Startup: Interview with BoxGroup’s David Tisch

| August 27, 2013 | 6 Comments

David Tisch’s entrepreneurial journey started like many children’s – buying and selling baseball cards.  Setting up a table at trade shows turned into selling cards online in the late 90’s.   Although the bulk of his baseball card collection no longer exists due to a busted pipe in his parents’ basement, David and BoxGroup co-founder Adam […]

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Making Success Look Easy: Interview with Taykey CEO Amit Avner

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Still under the age of 30, Taykey Founder and CEO Amit Avner’s entrepreneurial roots trace back to when he was just 14. In 1999, Avner built a search engine named WittySearch.  Four years later Avner created a social note-taking application – Witty Notes. In January of 2009, he started advertising technology company Taykey, which “helps […]

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Self-Storage Turned Sexy: Interview with Sparefoot’s CEO Chuck Gordon

| August 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

“Self-storage is very sexy contrary to popular belief,” said Chuck Gordon in response to the idea that self-storage isn’t the most appealing industry for a young entrepreneur to pursue.  Chuck Gordon is co-founder and CEO of Sparefoot, the world’s largest online marketplace for self-storage.  Gordon described Sparefoot as the ‘Hotels.com for storage’. Chuck Gordon is […]

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Startup to $850,000 in 1 Year: Interview with Crisp Video Group’s Michael Mogill

| August 7, 2013 | 12 Comments

A year and a day before I spoke with Michael Mogill, Crisp Video Group was born.  Only 366 days later, the company has grown to 8 employees and is projected to earn $850,000 in revenue for the year of 2013. Having success as an entrepreneur is nothing out of the ordinary for Mogill, who at […]

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Personalizing Your Reality: Interview with One App Co-Founder Cory Levy

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A man walks into a bar and his favorite song starts playing. Someone yells “Go Bears!” his favorite football team, and a beautiful woman approaches and starts talking about their favorite TV show.  The man has never been to the bar before, but everything falls into place just like he was in an odd, but […]

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Finding the Right Mix: Cordina Cocktails’ Craig Cordes Interview

| July 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

A few friends were kicked off of a beach because they were drinking alcohol out of glass bottles.  So what would any rational, entrepreneurial-minded Millennial do? Invent a way to put alcoholic drinks in a portable pouch. Craig Cordes and his co-founders set out to do the impossible and turn margaritas into an adult version […]

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Building Apps in a Dorm to Mobile Innovation: Interview with Alex Moazed of Applico

| July 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

The dorm room startup is a beautiful thing.  Alex Moazed started the mobile innovation firm Applico while studying at entrepreneurship powerhouse Babson College.  Alex was surrounded by friends who were running successful companies, raising venture capital, and launching new ideas.  As Alex explained, “It’s baked into the community of the school.”  Now focusing on the […]

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Listen To Your Customer! Interview with HARO Founder Peter Shankman

| July 8, 2013 | 7 Comments

Help A Reporter Out (HARO) was started in 2007 as a service that connects journalists with sources.  It allows journalists to get the information they need on time to meet deadlines and allows sources to get free press by giving information, interviews, and quotes to journalists. What started as a Facebook group grew quickly into […]

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No License Needed for Venture Capital: Interview with MeetMe Co-Founder Catherine Cook

| July 3, 2013 | 6 Comments

In 2005, Catherine and Dave Cook were 15 and 16 respectively when they came up with the concept for myYearbook.  With a $250,000 investment from their older brother Geoff, they worked with overseas developers to launch myYearbook.com.  They went from being normal high school students, to staying up until 3 AM in the morning working […]

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