Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Understanding the rise of intrapreneurship

intrapreneurship

Thought Leadership presented by The Learning House, Inc.   By Tricia Hussung The term “intrapreneurship” refers to new ventures spearheaded within a larger organization. As the millennial generation enters the workforce with new ideas and an unfettered drive to succeed, intrapreneurship is on the rise as a way to channel innovation within a corporate framework. What is intrapreneurship? The essential ...

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Juanita ‘Busy Bee’ Britton started her entrepreneurial career at age 10, and she hasn’t slowed down since

Busy Bee Britton

Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton displayed an acumen for business at an early age, when she turned her lemonade stand into a neighborhood franchise. Since then, Britton has always had her hand in some business operation or another. Today, she heads BZB International, Inc., a PR company whose clients include the American Bar Association and the Department of the Navy, and operates 21 restaurants and stores at Washington-area airports.

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How newly minted Hopkins grad David West’s company is shaping the future of cancer diagnosis

At 22, David West Jr. is already a successful entrepreneur. Inspired by his mother’s battle with breast cancer and a longstanding passion for computers, he became interested in how technology could be used to help improve diagnosis and treatment for cancer. That interest turned from an undergraduate project at Johns Hopkins University into a fast-growing digital pathology company, Proscia.

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How Luis Solis and Caribé Juice are connecting poor Dominican farmers with the U.S. market

When Luis Solis was an MBA student in Virginia, he had an ambitious idea: to connect poor farmers in his native Dominican Republic, who were struggling to sell their fruit abroad, with the massive U.S. market. Along with classmate Cristian Robiou, Solis started Caribé Juice, selling the product at farmers’ markets and a few stores in Charlottesville, VA. Today, Caribé juices are available at Whole Foods and other high-profile retailers in multiple states.

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Teads is working to make advertising sustainable for companies and less annoying for consumers

Teads

Teads is the leading company serving outstream video advertising, reaching 1.2 billion unique viewers worldwide, according to comScore’s Video Ad Ecosystem report. Teads reported $144 million in revenue in 2015, boasting organic growth of 50 percent year-over-year. Underlying all of Teads’ digital advertising solutions is the principle that the ad must be “entirely respectful of user choice.”

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A love of grass-fed beef (and beef-fueled travel) launched Dana Ehrlich’s entrepreneurial career

Dana Ehrlich always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but spent his early career plugging away as an engineer and product manager at Intel. Then, while spending a semester abroad in Buenos Aires as part of a Dartmouth MBA program, he became obsessed with Argentine beef, and decided to combine his love of food and concern for environmental issues to become a grass-fed beef baron. Founded in 2005, his company, Verde Farms is growing fast and well on its way to fulfilling Ehrlich’s mission: to change the way Americans consume beef.

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