As VentureClash pitch day approaches, we bet you’re thinking about how an expansion into the U.S. market via Connecticut might transform your business. But what about actually living here? What’s it really like? We turned to Nutmeggers, as the state’s residents are called, for answers. Read what they say below. VentureClash: “What do you love […]

When your game-changing idea is shaking up established industries and attracting customers left and right, protecting that idea, is probably high on your list. So how do you prevent your trade secrets—and your database of clients—from falling into the wrong hands? Many companies rely on a non-compete agreement. Also known as a covenant not to […]

If you’re an entrepreneur, your business is all-consuming. You work on it for days, months, even years on end. Doesn’t it seem odd, then, that you get only a few minutes to pitch it to investors? We thought so, too, so to help you nail your blink-and-you’ll-miss-it time in the spotlight, we rounded up tips […]

Burnout is common among entrepreneurs, because, hey, starting a business is hard! So how do you keep your mojo when it feels like you tapped the last of your resilience weeks ago? Your peers share their best advice. “Want to avoid burnout? Learn to say no. Turn away work that doesn’t fit your core services. […]

It seems like you can’t turn on the TV or pass a newsstand these days without hearing the name Marie Kondo. The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is having a moment, probably because tossing things out is so dang satisfying. (Google the TV series Hoarders […]

With investment awards totaling a cool $5 million, it’s not surprising that VentureClash attracts some of the world’s hottest startups to compete on its global stage. Beyond money, though, entrepreneurs may be wondering what else this tiny state, nestled between New York and Boston, has to offer. We sat down with Paul Pescatello, senior counsel […]

Mark Zuckerberg may want to rethink that ubiquitous hoodie. According to a study by Hajo Adam and Adam Galinsky, wearing certain clothes can influence your psychological process. In one experiment, Northwestern University researchers demonstrated that wearing a lab coat, which is associated with “attentiveness and carefulness,” boosted study participants’ selective attention. In another, subjects who […]

We know from investing in myriad companies how much time entrepreneurs put into their pitches. And no wonder—if you can quickly convince us that you’ve got a disruptive, protectable idea, a large, addressable market, a brilliant team and a sound go-to-market strategy, you’re all but guaranteed to secure much-needed funding. But your delivery matters too. […]

We admit it: Pitches are nerve-wracking. You’ve got five minutes to wow investors. Or two. Or maybe even 30 seconds if you happen to find yourself riding in a fast-moving elevator with Daymond John (hey, it could happen). That’s a lot of information to pack into a short amount of time. Here, experts tell us […]

When you’re growing your startup, a shot at a sizable chunk of money is a pretty tempting reason to enter a pitch competition. (Here at VentureClash, our investment awards total $5 million—and the top prize is a cool one-point-five.) But with all the applying, preparing, practicing, and travel involved, are pitch competitions worth your time […]