While working long hours as an investment banker in London, Anna Jerstrom would relax for a moment by imagining herself on a surfing trip. Her love of surfing began on a vacation to Costa Rica in 2009. Jerstrom decided to try the sport that year by attending a surfing camp.
Astute entrepreneurs in Michigan are capitalizing on the demand for locally grown food by using technology to facilitate bringing products to consumers. The Michigan success stories are notable for aspiring business owners looking for an angle to start new companies. A prominent pathway to commercial success is duplicating a sound formula at a new location. […]
Don’t leave a stone unturned. That might be the lesson to learn from the story of Scott and Stacey Ferreira, brother and sister entrepreneurs who answered a tweet from Billionaire Sir Richard Branson.
A new business doesn’t need a thrilling product or market to provide success for the entrepreneur. The only requirement is a passion to succeed. That is normally a consequence of working in a field of personal interest. This is certainly the case for Gautam Gupta, a former venture capitalist who entered the seemingly unexciting industry […]
Finding the engineering talent to turn an idea into a cloud-based application allowed the founders of WeVideo start a new business that’s gaining plenty of attention. The company was established during 2011 in Sunnyvale, California. However, the concept was initiated by a parent organization in Norway.
The idea of using technology to optimally disseminate information about basic issues for families led the founders of Alt12 to start a business. One of the software company’s applications is focused on health and another is aimed at expecting parents. The company’s third entry is a newly launched social network for parents named Kidfolio.
Making a common experience more fun and rewarding is a sound avenue for starting a business. MOGL is following that formula to enhance the activity of going to restaurants. The company’s success has attracted a second round of capital in the amount of $10,000,000. This brings total investor funding to $12,400,000 since the corporation started.
Another company has used a small amount of capital to launch a mobile app that simplifies a common problem. Giftiki helps people collaborate on giving a joint birthday gift to a friend. The app runs on iOS and is available from Apple’s App Store. Users pool small monetary gifts through a social networking feature.