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Who Do Young Entrepreneurs Look Up To? Elon Musk

In middle school, Kenan Saleh saw the movie The Social Network, the dramatized account of the early days of Facebook. He decided, right then and there, that he would one day start...

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Is Convicted on 4 Counts

For three years, Elizabeth Holmes has faced the court of public opinion, as countless books, articles, documentaries, and TV shows have squeezed every last drop out of the saga of the blood-testing...

Advice to Startup Founders: Prepare to Fail

Still, overcoming the cold start problem is deceptively difficult. Chen offers the example of Tiny Speck, the gaming company that would go on to become Slack. Tiny Speck had everything going for...

VCs Lavished Startups With Cash in 2021. Now Comes the Hard Part

In June 2021, Ralf Wenzel founded the grocery delivery startup JOKR to meet the demand of millions of people who had discovered the convenience of online shopping for food. One month later,...

Welcome to Miami, Where All Your Memes Come True!

Early in the first pandemic summer, around the time California started requiring people to wear masks indoors, Jack Abraham booked a weeklong vacation to Miami. Four days into the trip, he tested...

Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration

Ernest Ogbuanya spent the pandemic working from his home in Virginia, near Amazon’s HQ2, supporting the Amazon Web Services network. The work could be stressful—thousands of businesses rely on the Amazon cloud—but...

Elizabeth Holmes Speaks for Herself

Who is actually to blame for the spectacular downfall of the blood-testing startup Theranos? Is it Elizabeth Holmes, the girl boss founder who faces 11 counts of wire fraud for allegedly misleading...

Twitter Blue Is for People Who Love Reading the News

Should you get Twitter Blue? That depends on whether you consider yourself a “power user.” The platform’s new subscription service, which costs $3 per month, comes with a suite of requested features:...

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