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Author: OwlSpark Leadership Team

“It all started with a competition,” says oil and gas veteran Matt Bell. In the early 90s, Shell offered to sponsor students who wanted to spend their summer working on their own idea. Matt and a friend decided they wanted to see what was left of the Berlin Wall, so they submitted their idea and Shell cut them a check....

Beko Jang developed the seed that would become the brainchild for BlueCura through his work with the immunology department at Baylor College of Medicine. For three years, he watched scientific practices progress and simultaneously integrate new technology. ...

Week 5 This week began with a change of pace, as the startup founders began considering their go-to-market strategies. Our morning session was led by Roberto Moctezuma, an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and Fortune 50 executive who grew a telecommunications company to $50M in revenue by the age of 23. He introduced the founders to the 4D Market Model, which analyzes...

No matter how much we hate to admit, our parents are sometimes usually right. In seventh grade, Melanie Jones’ parents told her that she needed to be an entrepreneur. They were spot on. Melanie now runs her own firm, Marketing Interface, which helps startups and growing organizations select the best tools and strategies to scale their marketing operations and...

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