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Founders School Live Enhances Learning Through Real-Time Events

Even with the most intuitive educational material, sometimes the most important thing a student needs is the ability to ask questions. For entrepreneurs, who are often lifelong learners, this is essential to the application of the material to their business. While online learning can facilitate opportunities to learn lessons anytime, anywhere that might not otherwise be available, the opportunity to engage directly with experts creates important connections and discussions.

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Posted by: Amanda Schnieders
on November 20, 2013
Founders School: 'Just in Time' Lessons for Entrepreneurs

You don't need to spend countless hours in a classroom, or have an MBA to become a successful entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs often don't have the time or patience to sit through a semester long class or six-week course in order to retrieve the answer to a question they have now--today. They need help quickly and efficiently. And this is where our idea for Founders School started.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on October 04, 2013
Building An Online Brand For Your Startup

Strategic words are out. Personal search is in. This week, the Kauffman Foundation held a seminar on "Online Branding for Startups" with help from Mark Traphagen of Virante, a SEO marketing firm out of Durham, N.C. I learned a number of things in the hours we discussed branding with entrepreneurs and Kauffman associates, but here are my top four takeaways.

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Posted by: Amanda Schnieders
on September 12, 2013
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