Start-up Stories


We’re excited to introduce our new blog series #StartupStories, where we share true stories about the hard realities of the entrepreneurial journey. Keep an eye out for the first release!


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  • Not Everyone Is Your CustomerNot Everyone Is Your Customer
    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.

  • Bootstrapping: The Road Less TravelledBootstrapping: The Road Less Travelled
    Don't be scared of the b-word....bootstrapping! Doug Fast shares why bootstrapping is a viable option for your startup

  • From Entrepreneur to "Intra"preneurFrom Entrepreneur to "Intra"preneur
    When extreme success killed his business, Thiago Silva transitioned into a thriving career in digital marketing. His entrepreneurial background proved to be beneficial within this new workplace.

  • 9 things nobody told me when I started a mini web startup9 things nobody told me when I started a mini web startup
    The road to building a business can be challenging and full of obstacles. Jaime Tatsubana shares some insider secrets on his experience in building his startup, so you can avoid the same pitfalls.

  • Creating an Accidental BusinessCreating an Accidental Business
    This is not the story of two people living in their parent’s basement who cooked up a world-changing idea that made them millions; but it is the story of two people who created a small business out of something that neither ever envisioned doing before.