Start-up Stories

Start-up Stories

#StartupStories is a blog series where we share honest stories about the realities of entrepreneurship and awe-inspiring tales on how to overcome challenges to succeed.


  • March 27, 2019

    March 27, 2019

    Don't be scared of the b-word....bootstrapping! Doug Fast shares why bootstrapping is a viable option for your startup

  • June 16, 2018

    June 16, 2018

  • January 17, 2019

    January 17, 2019

    Through trial and error, NATIV Media Founder William Jiang, who created the viral $5 Ramen challenge and Beer Ramen challenge, discovered the true value of his company and who he needed to serve.

  • January 22, 2019

    January 22, 2019

    When a door closes, a startup fails, or when a startup fails to launch, it's rarely the end of the road. Carlos Leal shares how his entrepreneurial history has helped him in his career at Ernst & Young.

  • December 13, 2018

    December 13, 2018

    Michelle Martin did not grow up with a business background; she began her career as a journalist. Two startups later, Martin's vision and beliefs developed into what is now Whole Human Projects and Stratosphere. Not only did Martin's successes and failures shaped her entrepreneurial path, but also allowed Martin to see the good of it all. Read her profile.