Success Stories

Living the Music: Music engineer, entrepreneur strives for success in the Northwest

Chris Reeser met with us to talk about the engineering business model, the music industry and the challenges he faces.

By Tyree Harris |

Living the Music: Being in Music Doesn’t Mean You Have to Starve

We all know the story: the local band that tears up the hometown bars, but never gets any big publicity; the independent rapper who sounds just like that one famous guy, but never gets shows bigger than 15 of his good friends huddled inside a small basement; the best singer in your choir class, now...

By Tyree Harris |

Maternova Experiences Impressive Growth Since Winning Palo Alto Software’s First LivePlan $10,000 Business Boost Competition

In its goal to make the world a better place for mothers and babies worldwide, Maternova has enjoyed landmark achievements since winning LivePlan’s $10,000 Boost business plan competition. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 Palo Alto Software announced today that it is excited to see the ongoing growth of Rhode Island-based startup, Maternova (, the social venture...

By Bailey Koharchick |

A Specific Case of A Great Small Business Social Media Promotion

OK, I don’t like to get caught promoting a company or product besides my own — and I hope I do that rarely — but still, I can’t resist Intuit’s Small Business Big Wishes promotion going on right now. It ties into social media engagement, small business, and even the holiday season. Write about your business wish,...

By Tim Berry |

Native Brain & MassChallenge: On Building “Tuning Forks”

I was recently asked how many startups I’ve founded or co-founded, and after a quick mental walkthrough of all these companies – I arrived at the number 13. Of the 13, the vast majority of my startups “failed” or have yet to succeed by conventional standards; two of them succeeded by these same standards; and...

By Jeff Durso |

Design Museum Boston: A Museum As a Startup

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our series of posts from startups participating in the MassChallenge accelerator program. Learn more about MassChallenge or see all the posts in this series. “How the hell do you start a design museum?” That was the question one of my students asked me three years ago when I quietly told him...

By Sam Aquillano |

How to Live in Two Worlds and Succeed in Both – Picky Bars Success Story

Three professional athletes. Two of them injured. The third with specific dietary needs. What happens when they combine forces to create a snack for pre-workout fueling and  post-workout recovery? The answer is Picky Bars, allergy sensitive, athlete designed, and “scientifically scrumptious” snack bars. Jesse Thomas, of Springfield, Oregon, was an amateur triathlete. When he decided...

By Palo Alto Software |

The leap from employee to entrepreneur – Small Business Spotlight

It’s never easy to leave a stable job to launch a startup. But sometimes circumstances align and a budding entrepreneur just knows that the time is right to make the leap. Sulaiman Sanni and his partner Ben Lamson were both working  for Meltwater Group, a large, well known Software as a Service company, Su as...

By Palo Alto Software |

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