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AAPI Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Insights on the Intersection of Mental Health and Heritage

May 19, 2023

Written by: Italia Caro, Vanessa Pablo-Jones, and Melissa Tung Did you know that 72% of entrepreneurs reported experiencing mental health challenges according to research conducted in 2020 by the US

Honoring Black History Month: 3 Founders’ Perspectives

February 21, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting three outstanding individuals currently in the Venture Devils program including Venture Devils Founder of Conscious Gear, Charlotte Bowens, Venture Mentors, and seasoned

Our Journey in Customer Discovery: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Venture Development

September 27, 2021

A valuable lesson in an entrepreneur’s journey is the pivot, the willingness to respond to feedback while persistently iterating to meet rapidly changing needs. Sometimes we anticipate how we’ll progress

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Pitch In: A community event to pitch your idea, get real-time feedback

September 27, 2021

Have an idea but not sure how to propel it forward? Want comments, direction and real-time feedback from other business owners and entrepreneurs in the community? Come join us at

Championing English Language Learners in STEM

June 1, 2021

This post is written by Sandra Castro, a Program Coordinator for the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurship team. In her role, Sandra provides support to middle

Understanding group development and personalities to build a team

October 23, 2020

We invited Edson alum and new Venture Mentor, Eric Walker, to give his insight on team development, why it’s important, and how it can have a big impact with your

Next Gen Summit Trip: Day 1 Intros, Networking, and Dinner With Emerging Founders

June 9, 2018

By Ethan NaluzFollow Relentlessly Curious Next Gen Summit Trip: Day 1 Intros, Networking, and Dinner With Emerging Founders Hopping on the NYC train station for the first time  Today was full of exactly

Local entrepreneur starts grant to give back to other startups

March 5, 2018

Tisha Marie Pelletier, a serial entrepreneur, is hoping to give another startup a shot with the help of her Startup Business Grant. Tisha Marie Pelletier is familiar with how difficult it

Venture Devil Highlight: Bravo Tip or Pay

October 27, 2017

Q+A with BRAVO Founder, Maria Luna What was the inspiration for creating BRAVO?Bravo, “Tip or Pay” provides a unique fintech solution to artists, service industry professionals and micro-merchants who often miss