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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:38am
The founder of a savings app discusses how to make it in the financial sector.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:36am
Artists often perfect their craft while in school, but they can also lack the expertise to market their work afterwards.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 10:36am
This Czech business owner speaks about the obstacles that unexpectedly popped up without citizenship.
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 9:38am

You have to believe in your product if you want to promote it. Jason Saltzman of Alley talks with Hyr COO and Co-founder Erika Mozes. The company helps to connect retail and hospitality businesses with workers, so employers can easily fill needed positions, faster. Mozes talks about how the company once had $0.08 across all the company's bank accounts. At the same time, Mozes was trying to sustain a family of 3 people, including a 14-year-old daughter. However, the entrepreneurs kept going because they knew the world needed their product. 

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:38pm

Entrepreneurship is such a privileged term. I know we don’t often think about it in that way, but it really is. There’s usually a price you have to pay to become an entrepreneur. Be it family responsibilities, not enough access to resources or living in an underserved market, you have to climb that barrier just to get into the club.

For me, that’s where incubator programs can do the most good. By removing the barriers to entry, providing tangible resources and democratizing the environment so that the very best ideas and entrepreneurs are allowed to flourish -- that's the real aim of an incubator.

This is the what we push for every day at Alley. What we’ve been able to do is subsidize the experience of growing a business so that founders and thinkers with really great ideas are afforded the full scope of what it takes to carry their business to the next level. We do this because we believe wholeheartedly that the future of the world is sitting in a coworking desk right now. We don’t want to get in their way. Instead, we want to clear the way so they can step into their success.

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:37pm

In this episode of Resillience with Jason Saltzman, the Entrepreneur Network partner talks with Yuni Sameshima, the CEO of Chicory. The New York-based company creates advertising for grocery chains and e-commerce grocery companies.

In 2016, the company was completing a round of fundraising, when suddenly their investor suddenly backed out and was never heard again. Sameshima talks about a time of uncertainty when it seemed the business was just a month away from going totally broke. 

Speaking about the lessons he's learned along the way with Chicory, Sameshima notes that instead of concentrating on each phase of a start-up, concentrate on the task of running a business -- and master how to do that well before other facets of startup culture. 

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 12:39pm
Technology is always changing. It is shaping our future and helping us build things we never thought were possible.
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 1:37pm
Hitting rock bottom actually helped this label founder develop perspective.
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 11:39am
At times, even the most unanticipated obstacle can turn into a positive.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 5:30pm
This entrepreneur and Yale dropout hoped to connect college graduates with their first employers, but the path to success proved more difficult than he thought.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:31pm
As a business owner, one of your main duties is knowing when to cut-out limitations.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:26pm
How do you deal with the unforeseen challenges of running a business?
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:44pm
This founder breaks down some of the strategies he has used to find good fits for his business.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
This CEO hit a dead end when looking for information on company culture for women, so she created her own solution.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 5:33pm
Jennifer Simons discusses a critical moment in her life when she decided whether she would follow the traditional post-college route or expand her business.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:38pm
Polly Rodriguez's success didn't just happen overnight -- she has been building her business for years now.
Jason Saltzman is a seasoned entrepreneur with a background in sales and marketing. As CEO of AlleyNYC and TechStars mentor, he advises hundreds of startups, offering real life practical application and creative marketing advice. He is also considered a “must know” in the NYC entrepreneurial scene.