Tag: entrepreneurship

by Rachael Meleney

I think that I can speak for all eight of Reese News Lab’s summer startup interns when I say that we were constantly confronted with truths in the first week of our summer project: the exhilarating/terrifying/sobering truths of being an entrepreneur. Our first week at Reese News Lab was a continuous exercise in brain-expansion as […] more »

by Christian Fahrenbach

At first it seems like a playful (and mildly insulting) term, but the cause is serious: German project “Krautreporter” aims to be the country’s biggest crowdfunding campaign in journalism ever. The funding phase has now been running for three weeks. The goal is to find 15,000 people who commit to paying 60 Euros ($80) a […] more »

by Adriano Farano

Our startup, Watchup, has just closed a $500,000 angel round, and since creating a startup is an increasingly appealing idea to a number of journalists, I thought I should share on Idea Lab what I believe every entrepreneur should know before starting raising a first round of funding. Watchup, an iPad-only app that unleashes the […] more »

by Masood Farivar

Of the many surprises that awaited the Knight fellows upon our arrival at Stanford University, none was more refreshing than the announcement during orientation week that we were not expected to feel beholden to the projects we’d proposed as part of our application. In fact, we were told we were expected to explore new ideas, […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. Like most first-time entrepreneurs, I was under the impression that the decisions made after we went live were the most important. It turns out, the success of most startups begins with a […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. From its inception, the site received a tremendous amount of attention. The New School, USC Annenberg, the Online News Association and, ultimately, the Knight Foundation all saw something interesting in what we […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. But the site you see today is very different than what was initially developed at USC Annenberg’s pioneering Program for Online Communities in the fall of 2009. Over the last 24 months, […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. There are a lot of uncertainties in the startup game. But one thing is for sure: When it comes to presenting your product to potential investors, customers and partners, you’re always on […] more »

by Tom Grasty

Two and a half years ago, I co-founded Stroome, a collaborative online video editing and publishing platform and 2010 Knight News Challenge winner. Considering the fact that “video” is one of the most searchable words on the web, our first startup challenge — actually coming up with a name for our site — proved to […] more »

by Retha Hill

It was a few days before the end of the fall 2011 semester, and a friend at a small southern university was bemoaning the lack of innovative spirit among her students. She’d built in an entrepreneurial module into her class, but only a small percentage of the students took the bait to even try to […] more »