Tag: reese news lab

by John Clark

As our student startup teams embark on building a first prototype of a product idea, a common issue emerges: prioritizing what should go into the prototype. Something must go. Actually, almost everything should go. So in the Lab, we ask students to answer this question: What’s the one thing you need to know right now? [...] more »

by John Clark

Uncertainty. Some people thrive on it while others others run from it. Our goal in the first two weeks of the Reese News Lab program is to get students to accept it. Associate Director Sara Peach and I spend most of our pre-semester planning time setting up the first week to help students face uncertainty. [...] more »

by Samantha Harrington

It’s been about two years since my first Reese News Lab orientation day. It’s difficult to remember what it was like to walk into the Lab new. But at orientation this week I watched the classic mix of excitement and confusion dance across the new interns’ faces and I realized that being old isn’t quite [...] more »

by Zhai Yun Tan

“One hour to pitch, guys!” Eight students from Reese News Lab, dressed in their best, were prepared to pitch in the American Underground, the heart of startups in the Triangle. As everyone piled up in the van to leave for the destination nearly 30 minutes away, a jovial mood set in. They seem ready to [...] more »

by Zhai Yun Tan

The startup process is a dramatic roller coaster ride. It’s thrilling when you discover new gold mines, but crushing when you realize that your ideas are not that novel. My team had to go through the ride four times. Looking back, the biggest lesson I learned in the past six months is having the courage [...] more »

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 Samantha Harrington

It can be easy to say, “I’m a reporter. I’m just going to interview and write. YOU better figure out how to make sure we have enough money so I always have a job.” But there comes a time when you have to take responsibility for all that. Embrace the math Reese News Lab Associate [...] more »

by Hrisanthi Kroi

We realized early on that if we were going to even have a shot at winning the first Pearl Hacks hackathon, we had to do what we knew how to do best: tell a story. Casey Miller, Annie Daniels, Josie Hollingsworth, Caroline Pete and I had no plan when we came together for Pearl Hacks, [...] more »

by Corinne Jurney

Qualified prospects, CRM and invoices — all are words I’ve been surprised to find myself uttering this semester as I delve into the world of sales for the first time, with the launch of Capitol Hound. Capitol Hound is a service that will offer searchable transcripts and alerts for the North Carolina General Assembly. Both [...] more »

by Pooja Kodavanti

“Ignore this book at your own peril.” –Seth Godin That’s spelled out on the front cover of “Rework,” a book written by two robust, march-to-the-beat-of-their-own-drum individuals who say they know what’s up in the growing business self-help industry. Authors Jason Fried and David Hansson founded 37signals, a privately held web application/design company. They decided to [...] more »