How To File 83(b) Election With The IRS

How To File 83(b) Election With The IRS

I will keep it short on why you might want to file a 83(b) Election with the IRS and focus more on how to file it, since that is likely why you are reading this. This article from Cooley Law does a pretty good job explaining in much greater detail why making an 83(b) Election with the IRS can be beneficial, as well as this explanation from Wealthfront. Now on to the how to file your 83(b) election instructions.

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Deepfake Technology

Deepfake Technology

Over the weekend I saw one of the best Deepfakes of my life. If you don’t know, the deepfake definition is when you combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network. The phrase "deepfake" was coined in 2017. This is what I saw on Twitter on Friday and it blew my mind.

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If You Could Automate One Thing In Your Business?

If You Could Automate One Thing In Your Business?

I started to wonder if it was possible to take a pulse of where the biggest difficulties still exist for startups in 2019 and came up with this little experiment I would love for you to participate in. I want to know your answer to one question. If you could wave a magic wand and automate one thing in your business, what would it be?

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The Inaugural Founder Institute Buffalo Cohort

The Inaugural Founder Institute Buffalo Cohort

I am very excited to say that we have graduated the Inaugural Founder Institute Buffalo cohort on July 18th. Nine new companies and founders graduated from Founder Institute Buffalo from our Spring cohort. The companies represented several industries ranging from fashion, to electric vehicles, to daycare and more.

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Bryan Janeczko Is Helping Entrepreneurs Gro

Bryan Janeczko Is Helping Entrepreneurs Gro

Bryan Janeczko has a colorful portfolio of businesses including: NuKitchen, a food preparation service that helped people eat healthier, which was later sold to Nutrisystem.  Gro Academy, an on-demand startup academy, Loeb, a new-approach to launching startups.  Now, his latest venture that is currently in the seeding stage is Nunbelievable Foods, a baked goods company that turns their profits into feeding the homeless. Bryan was also recently named Top 23 LGBTQ people in Tech.

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Setting Up A Text Journal: (804) 885-3699

Setting Up A Text Journal: (804) 885-3699

You can subscribe to my journal by texting anything (eg. "Hello!") to: (804) 885-3699. You'll start receiving texts with my updates! Text "stop" to opt out. I can't see who subscribes, who unsubscribes, or any replies you send! DM Me via my Twitter to reply to any of my texts. Pro tip, you can silence the text notifications and just read them on your own time if you would like.

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Skip Hop's Michael Diamant Innovates Baby Products

Skip Hop's Michael Diamant Innovates Baby Products

From being forced to layoff his whole staff, to selling his company for $140 million, our next guest, Michael Diamant, has great insight on how he became successful. Michael Diamant created a well-known brand with his wife, called Skip Hop, which was sold to Carter’s for $140 million.

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Australia's Benjamin Chong Helps Startups Excel With Right Click Capital

Australia's Benjamin Chong Helps Startups Excel With Right Click Capital

Today, my guest is a fellow Founder Institute Director, Benjamin Chong. Benjamin has been the director of Founder Institute in Australia since 2011 and is also well known as a partner at Right Click Capital.

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Brian McCullough How The Internet Happened & What Is Happening Today

Brian McCullough How The Internet Happened & What Is Happening Today

Approaching two decades later, our guest, Brian McCullough’s company is still going strong. Brian is CEO of ResumeWriters.com which is the longest lasting company for this service, shout out to Brian.

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Conquering The Winter Blues With Colors Of Colleen

Conquering The Winter Blues With Colors Of Colleen

It is always impressive to watch when founders and creators show constant persistence over time. One of the most persistent creators I have had the pleasure of watching grow, I am proud to say I am married to. For the last few years I have watched as Colleen has built Colors Of Colleen, a fashion fix with a mindful mix.

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50 Episodes Later, Ramphis Castro Returns To Talk About Investing In Hard-Tech & Life Science Startups

50 Episodes Later, Ramphis Castro Returns To Talk About Investing In Hard-Tech & Life Science Startups

Ramphis is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of ScienceVest, a venture capital fund for hard-tech and life science companies. He is an experienced technologist and product strategist that has led and supported venture-backed teams from idea to exit. He is a Kauffman Fellow and co-Chairs the NYC chapter of the Society. As a Fellow, his research focused on the funding gaps for radical science companies in the U.S., collecting interviews of over 200 stakeholders across the research & commercialization ecosystem in the U.S.

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Understanding Your Habits To Become Indistractable, With Nir Eyal

Understanding Your Habits To Become Indistractable, With Nir Eyal

Author, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Teacher, Investor, and Consultant, also known as our next guest, Nir Eyal. Well known for his blog, Nir & Far, Nir writes about “behavioral design” the intersection of psychology, technology and business. He helps companies with techniques to motivate and manipulate users.

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Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!

I usually write a short blog post for the New Year. Even something as simple as Happy Holidays or Happy New Year; and this year I wanted to share a little as well! I shared a bit in my last post on how everyone can create a personal plan for 2019. I wanted to also share some of the areas I will be focusing on improving in the new year.

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Smart Goals And Planning Your Future

Smart Goals And Planning Your Future

The past year has been a long grind and while it’s not January yet, admit it, the thoughts of creative ways you can reinvent yourself in the new year have probably already started. You have probably been extremely busy these past twelve months, but, as you know, being busy does not mean you are being productive.

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Matt Mandell Is Automating Businesses So They Can Focus On Higher Priorities

Matt Mandell Is Automating Businesses So They Can Focus On Higher Priorities

Starting out young, today’s guest, Matt Mandell, created his first company at the age of 12. Matt grew up with a supportive family full of entrepreneurs, so Matt was very comfortable with entrepreneurship from the start. He attended college in DC, where he spent the next several years developing multiple companies that were selective to college students.

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