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The Foundry Is Recruiting For The Fall F9 Cohort

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The F9 Cohort is now open for applications!  CLICK HERE TO APPLY! Applications are due Sept 17th, 2014 @5pm.   What Is The Foundry? The program provides an experience-based educational community where entrepreneurs can start acting on their business ideas and access resources to help them along the way. All Foundry participants are involved in start-ups   …Continue Reading


Data Entrepreneurship and Activism with Lillian Pierson

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Lillian Pierson is a data scientist from Data Mania, and blogs at Renegade World Travel. Lillian joins us from Bali, Indonesia and shares her story of being data scientist and using that not only to build a business but to help others through humanitarian work as well. We also discuss the importance of valuing yourself   …Continue Reading


F8 Cohort is open for applications! Two information meetings coming up.

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The F8 Cohort is now open for applications! The F8 cohort will run for 12 weeks starting June 2nd.  Applications are due May 29th, 2014 @5pm . Get more information on how to apply here   Check below for information sessions: 1st INFO SESSION: When: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:45 PM Where: Foundry Offices,   …Continue Reading


The Creative Economy With Mark Manson

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Mark Manson is a prolific author and blogger and has built an incredible business from scratch with authenticity and grit. His website http://markmanson.net/ has nearly a million subscribers and he is changing the way people view self-development. In this interview Mark shares his ideas on practical ways to get started build you own business and   …Continue Reading


Travel Hacking with Erik Paquet

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  Eric Paquet from Abroaders is a master at world travel. He has traveled to and lived in dozens of different countries at a fraction of the cost you would expect due to a clever process he has learned called “travel hacking”. Eric compares himself to a stock broker but instead of dollars he deals   …Continue Reading


The Seven Day Startup with Dan Norris

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Foundry Manger, Kyle Gray, spoke with Dan Norris from WPCurve, a small but rapidly and sustainable growing business that Dan started in just seven days. Dan talks about his past successes and failures that have contributed to his current success, and the valuable lessons that he learned from both his successes and failures.       …Continue Reading


Building Online Stores with Dave Hermansen

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  Kyle Gray spoke with Dave Hermansen form StoreCoach.com on his unique process to finding successful business niches. This is a great conversation for anyone interested in building a business online. We talk about how you can educate yourself in the skills you need, (StoreCoach offers lots of free resources), and how you can get   …Continue Reading


Case Study: Elite kite surfer and serial entrepreneur Judson Burdon

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On March 17 and 20 the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department and the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute hosted Judson Burdon – elite kite surfer, Anguilla resident, and serial entrepreneur – for a two-lecture series on entrepreneurial leadership and management. One of the signature strengths of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is its commitment to support entrepreneurship in all   …Continue Reading


Video Interview: Outsourcing, Podcasting, and Lifestyle Business with Justin Cooke

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  Justin Cooke is the founder of Empire Flippers,  a business the builds, buys and sells niche websites that have potential to make thousands of dollars each month. He runs this business in the Philippines. He has a very unique entrepreneurial journey and will shares advice on how to use outsourcing, and podcasting to grow   …Continue Reading


Google uses OKRs too

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At the Foundry, we use a distinct approach to get things done. When applying to the Foundry, the first thing you do is complete a MOKR, which stands for Mission, Objective, Key Results. It is a simple 2 page document that we ask all applicants to complete and use throughout the cohort. Additionally, all participants produce   …Continue Reading