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August
08

Post Category: Accelerate DFW

Published by: Abby Heidenrich

On August 7th, Accelerate DFW Foundation held its first E'ship Hour which was designed for fellow entrepreneurs to get together and talk about some key issues that surrond entrepreneurship. The four key areas that were focused on for this event were: The Gaps of Entrepreneurship DFW, The Government's Role in Entrepreneurship, Who is an Entrepreneur?, Your Business Idea (In 5 Words Or Less). The whole point of these

July
29

Post Category: News

Published by: Abby Heidenrich

If you're in your 40s or 50s, you might think it's too late to start a business. Think again: It's actually the perfect time.

"The average age of startup founders is around 45."

Have the idea, but think you're too old to start a business... think again! A recent study conducted by the Census Bureau and two MIT professors found the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be middle-aged--even in

July
29

Post Category: News

Published by: Abby Heidenrich

Young Firms Drive Job Growth and Economic Dynamism

"2 million jobs a year were created in the United State by companies less than 5 years old in 2015"

New and young companies are the primary source of job creation in the American economy. Companies less than one year old have created an average of 1.5 million jobs per year over the past three decades. On the flip

June
21

Post Category: Workshops

Published by: Abby Heidenrich

Social media has played a huge role in the business world from promoting certain messages to promoting businesses to people all across the world. In this era, to have a successful business, they must be equipped to take on the task of promoting their businesses via social media through various ways such as a Facebook Ad, a simple boost on a Facebook post, or boosting a post

October
20

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Elyse Dickerson of Eosera explains how she and her business partner Joe Griffin both started in the corporate realm of healthcare and pharmaceuticals but realized they could make a larger impact in these industries by launching their own biotech company. In addition to cutting time to market and being more in control of their own destinies, Elyse realized that starting and growing a company is

October
19

Post Category: Fundraising

Published by: Walker Lutringer

John Paul Dejoria - Co-founder of Paul Mitchell products & Patrón.

October
18

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Mike Brasovan, founder and CEO of EZ Electricity, has been helping customers buy electricity for 25 years. A serial entrepreneur, Mike founded and eventually sold his first company and is now on his second, which serves large institutional buyers to small residential and commercial buyers and everyone in between. EZ Electricity donates a portion of their sales to various charitable causes. Listen as Mike explains

October
16

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Carmen Wilson explains why her photography studio focuses primarily on women and girls and how she gets to know each of her clients in order to portray their personalities through photos. Her photo shoots include other local entrepreneurs (including hair and make-up artists) in order to bring the entire production to life. Carmen's hope is to reach as many women and girls as possible to

October
14

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Jonathan Silk of Bridge 3 LLC provides organizational leadership development to ensure leaders and managers have the skills to propel their companies to success. Jonathan's tenure in the US Army gave him firsthand experience in leadership including a teaching role at West Point, which he leveraged into a job in the leader talent development space at a prestigious academic institution in Fort Worth. He then made

October
10

Post Category: Storytelling

Published by: Marco Johnson

Amber's business, Holistic Hemp Company, was born from her personal need to find quality CBD oil locally. Realizing that a gap in the local market existed, she and her partner (and sister) Alaina Lansing-Hames began to source the CBD themselves from highly reputable growers in Colorado. Educating Texans about the benefits of CBD oil is as important to them as making the oil available to