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Minnesota Startup Ecosystem – We have a problem

Minnesota generates 220 startups per 100K of the population, which is 80% above the national average of 140 startups per 100K. We are very innovative and there seems to be no shortage of ideas. Unfortunately, if we look at the results from SBA, we see that...

3 Things to help you in not losing that idea

By Hassan Syed ‘Everything begins with an idea.’ - Earl Nightengale We all come up with ideas on a regular basis. Some good ones, some silly ones and some inspiring ones. Many of our ideas come in our minds when dealing with an obstacle, a complex situation, or a...

Do you need a Co-Founder? A 4 item checklist.

Does thinking of finding a partner or co-founder to help convert your idea into a viable business leave you hopelessly confused or fearful? You are not alone. Everyone you ask will have a strong opinion. And each opinion is conflicting. Some would tell you that it is...

How to protect yourself from the Idea Thief?

They’re out there. You know who… the idea bogeymen (and bogeywomen) - Just waiting to steal your ideas. That’s why you wrap up your brilliant, world-changing idea and stuff it to the back of your brain. Or you try and work on it in secret. Without anyone...

How secure is my idea on IdeaGist?

One of the things our team constantly respond to is the question about security and safety of ideas on IdeaGist. Many people reaction to a site like IdeaGist is “What! Do you want me put my idea on a website?”, This article is about the security of your idea on...

Getting started with IdeaGist Digital Incubation

Thank you for signing up and Welcome to IdeaGist Digital Incubation Platform! IdeaGist platform helps people and communities to work on innovative ideas and bring them to reality. We host 100s of innovation communities worldwide. You may have signed up on our global...

10 skills that are essential for every entrepreneur to learn

To help young entrepreneurs, IdeaGist has developed a self-paced training program that anyone can take for free. This training program will help you in getting a better understanding of the practical work that you will need to do along the way. To be successful in...

A New Currency for your Ideas: GIST-Points

IdeaGist Gist Points How many times has a colleague or fellow entrepreneur reviewed a project you're developing, contributed to your brainstorming sessions, or even provided their own blood, sweat, and tears to help you grow a business or product? How often have they...

3 Ways to Talk About Your Big Idea Without Giving It Away

By Hassan Syed Big Idea! Your idea is brewing in your mind. You're excited and motivated to get it out there, but you need to be careful not to give it away to other people. Our ideas are very much like babies. We need them to grow and flourish, but we need to protect...

9 startup lessons entrepreneurs would teach themselves if they could go back in time

By Richard Feloni, Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship   All entrepreneurs will make poor management decisions or wrong hires and face obstacles entirely out of their control. The best are able to process each failure, learn from it, and continue forward...
3 simple startup strategies

3 Simple Strategies for Starting a Business

3 Simple Startup Strategies Learn how IdeaGist's online startup incubator can help you succeed 3 simple startup strategies
creativity

Creativity: the more you use, the more you have

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."                                            ~ Maya Angelou     creativity
doubt kills dreams

Doubt is the fear of failure, but failure can lead to success

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will When self-doubt creeps into your mind and you start to question yourself, you can start to lose confidence in your ability to carry through to your goal. To be successful, one needs to believe that they have the ability,...

Dream big every day

Dare to dream big!   Learn how IdeaGist's virtual online incubator can help you think big and take your great idea to development. Click here to start. dream big

5 Steps Startup Founders Should Take When They Feel Like Calling it Quits

When you feel like quitting Most startup founders experience rough patches that can seem never-ending. After years of dreaming and planning for business success, the obstacles and setbacks that are part and parcel to growing a company from the ground up can become so...
digital strategy infinite potential

There is no such thing as a digital strategy anymore. Just strategy in a digital world.

  "There is no such thing as a digital strategy, just strategy in a digital world. "And while the digital age is creating a degree of uncertainty for some organizations, it is also opening the doors to exciting possibilities and ushering in an era of infinite...

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

No elevator to success. Ideagist can show you to the stairs and help make the climb do-able.
Competing through innovation

Competing through innovation

Competing through innovation is key to business success Innovative product development and marketing play a major role in establishing outstanding marketplace performance. Start competing in your business or product market today, Click here to start   competing...

Turn Your Product or Service Idea into a Reality—Here’s How

  Guest blog by Liz Ernst You’ve put much thought into developing that product or service idea that’s been on your mind for a long time, and you feel fairly confident people will buy it. But how can you make certain that your product will be a success? If you...
Startup Pakistan Free Community

Startup Pakistan Free Community

Why Startup Pakistan Community Startup Pakistan online community on IdeaGist.com platform is the largest community of entrepreneurs, innovators, mentors, investors, students, researchers, and freelancers. Almost 100,000 people in Pakistan are part of this fast-growing...

Startup Pakistan Community — Online

Startup Pakistan Community — Online

Why Startup Pakistan Community Startup Pakistan online community on IdeaGist.com platform is the largest community of entrepreneurs, innovators, mentors, investors, students, researchers, and freelancers. Almost 100,000 people in Pakistan are part of this fast-growing...

Startup Pakistan Community

Startup Pakistan Community

Why Startup Pakistan Community Startup Pakistan online community on IdeaGist.com platform is the largest community of entrepreneurs, innovators, mentors, investors, students, researchers, and freelancers. Almost 100,000 people in Pakistan are part of this fast-growing...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

Startup Pakistan Cohort 8

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

Startup Pakistan Cohort 7

University students getting ready to graduate (3rd year and 4th year) and recent graduates are facing an ever-growing challenge of finding jobs. This issue is not limited to one university or one city. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss sounds...

Result of All Passed Students of Pilot Cohort

Name Percentage Institution Name Abbas Ahmad 70 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Abbas Khan 70 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Abdul Wakeel 60 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Abdullah 60 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Abdullah Bin Saif 60 Abdul Wali Khan...

Equity Crowdfunding – Step by Step guide

Equity Crowdfunding – Step by Step guide

Equity Crowdfunding Check List for Legal Compliance in the United States We are in the process of launching our first crowdfunding campaign for IdeaGist Blockchain Incubator and our team was tasked to investigate the complex process of legal compliance. Here is our...

Minnesota Startup Ecosystem – We have a problem

Minnesota Startup Ecosystem – We have a problem

Minnesota generates 220 startups per 100K of the population, which is 80% above the national average of 140 startups per 100K. We are very innovative and there seems to be no shortage of ideas. Unfortunately, if we look at the results from SBA, we see that...

How to protect yourself from the Idea Thief?

How to protect yourself from the Idea Thief?

They’re out there. You know who… the idea bogeymen (and bogeywomen) - Just waiting to steal your ideas. That’s why you wrap up your brilliant, world-changing idea and stuff it to the back of your brain. Or you try and work on it in secret. Without anyone...

A New Currency for your Ideas: GIST-Points

A New Currency for your Ideas: GIST-Points

IdeaGist Gist Points How many times has a colleague or fellow entrepreneur reviewed a project you're developing, contributed to your brainstorming sessions, or even provided their own blood, sweat, and tears to help you grow a business or product? How often have they...

10 skills that are essential for every entrepreneur to learn

10 skills that are essential for every entrepreneur to learn

To help young entrepreneurs, IdeaGist has developed a self-paced training program that anyone can take for free. This training program will help you in getting a better understanding of the practical work that you will need to do along the way. To be successful in...