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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

Suddenly major brands are looking to get into the startup funding game, whether we’re talking GE, Yammer or even non-tech brands like McDonald’s. Coca-Cola is another consumer brand looking for an edge by funding new startups.

By: Ron Miller. Source: TechCrunch

Innovation

WHAT MAJOR BRANDS REALLY THINK ABOUT INNOVATION

In today’s innovate or die business climate, how can brands harness the power of new ideas and creativity to make an impact on the bottom line? To find out, we talked to a number of brand executives from large companies

By: Charlotte Burgess and Arun Malik. Source: Fast Company

Vince

Vince, a Billion-Dollar Brand Priming For Growth

Vince is the quietest billion-dollar brand in the business. Now, chief executive Jill Granoff is gearing up for global recognition.

By: Robin Mellery-Pratt. Source: Business of Fashion

Conde Nast

How Condé Nast is planning its move into ecommerce

Condé Nast International will next year start to use ecommerce to sell goods to readers of its magazines. The publisher’s titles, which include Vogue, GQ, Wired and The New Yorker, are sold in more than 30 countries, with digital editions that attract more than web traffic of almost 250m users a month.

How retail upstarts are beating Amazon

How retail upstarts are beating Amazon

The headlines would make you think that e-commerce is a battle of giants. Not true. In fact, e-commerce start-ups like Birchbox and Warby Parker are innovating and thriving where Amazon never dreamed of playing.

Source: CNBC

Shana Fisher advice for entrepreneurs

Shana Fisher’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

Speaking at Y Combinator’s Startup School, Shana Fisher, managing partner of High Line Venture Partners, shared some of the unconventional lessons she offers entrepreneurs.

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer And Retail Brands

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer And Retail Brands

They are the most innovative consumer and retail brands that exist. In short, they are innovative businesses that go far beyond our local farmers’ markets—they are re-inventing industries.

By Ryan Caldbeck. Source: Forbes

17 Business Models Shaking Up the Marketplace

17 Business Models Shaking Up the Marketplace

There are 23 million small businesses in America, and 543,000 more are started every month. So if you’ve got a business idea and you want to stand out from the crowd and succeed, you better have a unique value proposition

Source: Mashable

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Venture Capital

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Venture Capital

Venture capital plays a pivotal role in the startup economy, providing vital funds to high-potential early-stage companies. Not surprisingly, it’s also a constant topic of conversation within the startup community.

By Will Schroter. Source: Forbes

Why Fashion is the Next Big Thing in Venture Capital

Why Fashion is the Next Big Thing in Venture Capital

The multi-trillion dollar fashion business is ripe for disruption and venture capitalists who seize the opportunity will see huge returns, argues Jay Deng.

By Jay Deng. Source: Business of Fashion