Fueling Growth Without Venture Capital Gains Appeal

(DGIwire) – When asked, a significant number of startup founders would probably claim it is nearly impossible to launch and scale a company without the financial backing of outsiders such as venture capitalists. As a recent article in AmericanInno.com reported, VC money can indeed help in a big way, providing cash to hire a good […]

To Teach the Visually Impaired, Educators Turn to Electronic Games

(DGIwire) — Advances in gaming apps have ushered in an exciting new era for educators within the visually impaired community. Thanks to the development of a wide range of creative games—some of which mimic classic video, sports, card and game-show entertainment—educators have new resources to impart an array of critical skills to their visually impaired […]

Little Braille Bricks Could Enhance Literacy for the Blind

(DGIwire) – Many people’s childhoods were made significantly more fun by playing with interlocking plastic bricks—which formed the basis of any number of impromptu and fanciful creations. Now this ubiquitous and colorful staple of youth is finding a new and more serious purpose. As recently reported in The New York Times, the toys are being […]

3 Reasons Why Bootstrapping Beats Crowdfunding

(DGIwire) — When it comes to raising money for a brand new startup, which of the following makes more sense: Initiating a crowdfunding campaign or bootstrapping? As a long-time serial entrepreneur who has built several successful companies from the ground up, Marty Schultz has had plenty of time to study both methods—and as he explained in a […]

5 Things to Know About Bootstrapping a Startup

(DGIwire) – Thinking about launching a startup? Before going the venture capital route, it can be worthwhile to assess the advantages of bootstrapping instead. For insights into why bootstrapping is valuable, it can pay to listen to the insights of a veteran businessman such as Marty Schultz. As recently noted in an article on Forbes.com […]

Eye-Opening New Technology Benefits the Visually Impaired

(DGIwire) – This is a time of technological wonders—and many of the advances now being made are designed to enhance the lives of the visually impaired. As a recent article on Raconteur.net notes, tech is increasingly helping those with no or low vision to live as sighted people do. For example, smart glasses are utilizing […]

Growing a Business? Why ‘Bootstrapping’ Beats Raising Money

(DGIwire) — Most people think raising money is the first step in growing a company. But entrepreneur Marty Schultz sees things differently. According to him, raising money does not guarantee success—in fact, it may guarantee failure! As a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator who has grown five companies with a combined valuation of […]

Blindfold Games: A World of Mobile Fun for the Visually Impaired

(DGIwire) — Many who are visually impaired consider their mobile devices to be valuable tools for day-to-day living, but do not expect these devices to provide entertainment. This changed in 2014—when mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator Marty Schultz started Blindfold Games, an app development company that builds accessible games for the visually impaired […]

Growing a Business? Why ‘Bootstrapping’ Beats Raising Money

(DGIwire) — Most people think raising money is the first step in growing a company. But entrepreneur Marty Schultz sees things differently. According to him, raising money does not guarantee success—in fact, it may guarantee failure! As a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator who has grown five companies with a combined valuation of […]

4 Ways That Startup Businesses Can Generate Real Growth

(DGIwire) – Every startup company aspires to be as big as the titans of the tech world and the internet. Yet the very first step to generating real growth for a company is to understand where it comes from in the first place. Here are a few simple suggestions for small startups that want to […]

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