New Opportunity in Beautiful Telluride


Entrepreneurship is a profound catalyst for economic development in the United States. But start-ups face many hurdles along the road to success. That’s why the Telluride Venture Accelerator is looking to incubate new and expanding companies – giving them the competitive edge they need to succeed.

Need a hand turning your innovative idea into a reality or taking your start-up to the next level? Telluride Venture Accelerator provides hands-on support from experienced and successful business mentors to ensure your idea breaks into the high-growth marketplace. We are now accepting applications from entrepreneurs who are eager to work as part of

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Startup Gender Gap Has Many Costs


Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work and only earn 10 percent of the income! This is just one of the many interesting facts found on this infograph about investing in women. It shows some eye-opening statistics culled from Kauffman Foundation data and other sources. And it poses some interesting questions that recently have become topics of debate. For instance, we know women lag behind men in funding their startups. Is it because women are getting turned down, or are they simply not going after capital as aggressively as their male counterparts? The infograph also points out that only

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Starting a Startup: A Founder’s Journey – Featuring JJ Tang of Vantage Realized


There are many definitions for the word “startup.” However, a single group of seven words will hardly describe the journey a founding entrepreneur will embark upon during the establishment of his or her company. Business plan competitions are an exciting way to develop new relationships and earn funding. However the top benefit could be experiential learning.

Today, iStart explores the expedition of founder JJ Tang of Vantage Realized, Edson Accelerator winner.

iStart: Tell us about your company?

JJ: Just over a year ago, three friends came together with a mission to change the world for the better. Dana, father of

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