Blog Posts by Owen Linderholm

  • Live chat with Influence & Co. Co-Founder Kelsey Meyer

    Kelsey Meyer


    Influence & Co.Co-Founder Kelsey Meyer will answer questions live from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, November 14th. Part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Kelsey will appear live via video chat and answer your questions live right here.

    Influence & Co. assists individuals and companies in growing their influence and credibility online through thought leadership and content marketing. Kelsey is very passionate about building entrepreneurial communities. She was the original Director of The League of Innovators, an entrepreneurial organization in Columbia, MO and the lead organizer for Startup Weekend Columbia 2011. Kelsey enjoys speaking with other entrepreneurs, mentoring young entrepreneurs and golf.

    #StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC's

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  • 5 Things Successful People do in the Evening

    There are lots of sayings to highlight how getting going early can really lead to success. ‘The early bird catches the worm,’ ‘…early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.’ But what about the other end of the day? New research suggests that night owls may actually be more successful than morning people.

    There are plenty of people known to have late night habits. Perhaps the most famous is Winston Churchill who often worked until 3AM. Others include several famous writers like Gustave Flaubert, Franz Kafka, W.H. Auden and James Joyce, as well as other political figures including President Obama. Most of these people all tend to follow similar patterns in how they go about using the evening and nighttime to achieve success.

    The research, done at the London School of Economics, showed that people with higher IQs are more likely to stay up late and that they show higher ‘level of cognitive complexity.’ Other studies also show that people who wake early fade in terms of cognitive

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  • Allie Siarto, Loudpixel’s Co-Founder answers questions via live chat

    Here are the highlights of the live chat we held with Allie Siarto








    At age 24, Allie Siarto co-founded Loudpixel, a social media research company that has redefined how companies approach market research. Rather than relying on expensive, time-consuming surveys or focus groups, Loudpixel's technology and team help companies better understand their customers and market by analyzing social media conversations that are already taking place each day. Loudpixel has worked with global Fortune 500 companies and agencies across the technology, restaurant, finance, auto, retail, consumer goods and healthcare sectors. Allie's work has been published in Forbes, PC World, The Washington Post, Upstart Business Journal, Yahoo! Small Business Advisor, MSN, VentureBeat and Under 30 CEO.

    #StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab

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  • Announcing a live chat with Loudpixel Co-Founder Allie Siarto

    Allie SiartoLoudpixel Co-Founder Allie Siarto will answer questions at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, October 31st.


    At age 24, Allie Siarto co-founded Loudpixel, a social media research company that has redefined how companies approach market research. Rather than relying on expensive, time-consuming surveys or focus groups, Loudpixel's technology and team help companies better understand their customers and market by analyzing social media conversations that are already taking place each day. Loudpixel has worked with global Fortune 500 companies and agencies across the technology, restaurant, finance, auto, retail, consumer goods and healthcare sectors. Allie's work has been published in Forbes, PC World, The Washington Post, Upstart Business Journal, Yahoo! Small Business Advisor, MSN, VentureBeat and Under 30 CEO.

    #StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young

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  • Ryan Stoner, Switchcam’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Sales & Marketing answers questions via live chat

    Here are the highlights of the live chat we held with Ryan Stoner








    Ryan Stoner is the marketing & business development arm for Switchcam. As a serial entrepreneur and experienced strategist (also previously the founder of MoPix), he brings extensive knowledge across media & technology to the Switchcam table. He spends his playtime exploring his passion for scuba diving and cheering on Indiana basketball. Go Hoosiers!

    #StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC's mission to help more people start successful businesses to the next level by offering millions of entrepreneurs direct access to YEC members through interactive video chats, email lessons and a library of how-to articles, videos and eBooks. Whether you're just starting up, a current business owner, or you run an organization that supports entrepreneurs, sign

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  • Announcing a live chat with Switchcam’s Ryan Stoner

    We will host a live chat with Ryan Stoner on Thursday, October 24th at Noon PST, 3PM EST, right here on the Young Entrepreneurs blog. Ryan Stoner is the marketing & business development arm for Switchcam. As a serial entrepreneur and experienced strategist (also previously the founder of MoPix), he brings extensive knowledge across media & technology to the Switchcam table. He spends his playtime exploring his passion for scuba diving and cheering on Indiana basketball. Go Hoosiers!

    #StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC's mission to help more people start successful businesses to the next level by offering millions of entrepreneurs direct access to YEC members through interactive video chats, email lessons and a library of how-to articles, videos and eBooks. Whether you're just starting up, a current

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  • Live video chat with Mike McGee, Co-Founder of the Starter League

    Here are the highlights from the live chat with Mike McGee

     










































    Mike McGee is the co-founder of The Starter League, an in-person school in Chicago that teaches beginners how to code and design web apps in 3 months. Before The Starter League, Mike's greatest claim to fame was that his High School mascot was a pretzel. He went to Northwestern for four years where he spent two years being a student and two years in student government - miraculously becoming Student Body President Senior year. In Spring 2011, Mike decided to turn down Obama for America (his first real job offer) to co-found The Starter League.

    #StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC's mission to help more people start successful businesses to the next level by offering millions of entrepreneurs direct access to YEC members through interactive video

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  • Announcing a live chat with Mike McGee, co-founder of the Starter League

    We will host a live chat with Mike McGee on Thursday, October 17th at Noon PST, 3PM EST, right here on the Young Entrepreneurs blog. Mike McGee is the co-founder of The Starter League, an in-person school in Chicago that teaches beginners how to code and design web apps in 3 months. Before The Starter League, Mike's greatest claim to fame was that his High School mascot was a pretzel. He went to Northwestern for four years where he spent two years being a student and two years in student government - miraculously becoming Student Body President Senior year. In Spring 2011, Mike decided to turn down Obama for America (his first real job offer) to co-found The Starter League.

    #StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC's mission to help more people start successful businesses to the next level by offering millions

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  • Announcing a live chat with #DominateFund Co-Founder and Managing Partner Ben Parr


    Streaming live on Yahoo! Small Business Advisor’s Young Entrepreneur blog Co-Founder and Managing Partner of #DominateFund, Ben Parr will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, October 10th. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Ben will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site.





    Ben Parr is a respected technology entrepreneur, investor and journalist. Parr is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of #DominateFund, an early-stage venture capital firm that helps startups get attention for their products by 1) connecting startups with celebs and influencers and 2) coaching startups on how to deal with media and the press, user acquisition strategies, and how to navigate Hollywood. In addition to #DominateFund, Parr is also a Columnist & Commentator for the popular technology news website CNET, where he opines on technology and entrepreneurship. He is currently writing his first book, Captivology: The

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  • Gregg Pollack, Envy Lab’s Founder answers questions via live chat

    Here are the highl;ights of the live chat we held with Gregg Pollack








    Gregg Pollack is the founder of Envy Labs, a consultancy that builds big web applications, and Code School, an online learning platform that teaches software developers new skills. Gregg also helps run Orlando's BarCamp, the Orlando Ruby Users Group, the EdTech Orlando Meetup, and the Orlando Tech Events newsletter. His newest project is Starter Studio, a business accelerator in Orlando.




    #StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. #StartupLab takes YEC's mission to help more people start successful businesses to the next level by offering millions of entrepreneurs direct access to YEC members through interactive video chats, email lessons and a library of how-to articles, videos and eBooks. Whether you're just starting up, a current business owner, or you run an

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