The Startup Sessions: Obsession and Patience w/ Matt Given

Matt Given

This week on the Startup Sessions, I sit down with a successful startup founder and professional IRONMAN athlete to discuss the lessons from his 25-year track record in entrepreneurship. Matt Given gives us real-talk on the “healthy” side of obsession, […]

Green Week: Startup Lessons from the Cannabis Industry

cannabis

It’s not often that an entirely new industry buds in America. Thanks to changing laws, cannabis is flourishing in Washington, Colorado, and Oregon, with potential for exponential growth. Green is the new gold rush. Equity Rock Investments is a Portland-based […]

Green Week: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Viridian Reclaimed Wood Team

How do you create a mission-based business that’s also revenue-driven? Joe Mitchoff and Pierce Henley, founders of Viridian Reclaimed Wood, came to Pregame HQ for Green Week to tell their story of building a business that’s successful on multiple levels. […]

Green Week: Rick Turoczy and Stephen Green on Growing Silicon Forest

Stephen Green interviews Rick Turoczy

Kicking off Green Week at Pregame HQ, Stephen Green interviewed Rick Turoczy, a founder of PIE PDX, the tech accelerator embedded at the headquarters of global creative agency Wieden+Kennedy. Rick’s recent work has moved away from physical educational space and into its own incubation. […]

Emma McIlroy is a Wild Feminist

Emma McIlroy

I was recently introduced to Emma McIlroy and immediately developed a business-crush. The CEO of cult fashion brand Wildfang, she invited me to their monthly Free Speech event, a wild feminist spin on The Moth. I loved everything about the event, […]

10 Essential Entrepreneurial Lessons From the Notorious B.I.G.’s 10 Crack Commandments

The Notorious BIG

Of the many great insights gleaned from rap lyrics, few are as applicable to startup success as The Notorious B.I.G.‘s 10 Crack Commandments. Assuming your business, drugs or otherwise, is legal, you may have overlooked hip hop as a source […]

Your CFO: Successfully Launching Your Second Location

Projection Theory Slant Rhyme Institute, Solo Installation at Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh

Liquidation sales, covered windows, “Closed for business” signs on the doors…the remnants of a good idea gone wrong. What makes an otherwise successful business fail when opening its second location? I see it often – the potential was there and […]