Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, and Madonna...let’s throw in some wine and pasta and we get some of our favorite Italian things (on top of Fergie’s timely lyrics). But there is a lot more to the Italian way of life than devouring gelato and chilling by the piazza. In fact, Italy’s roots in design and architecture are enough to give us Pinterest inspiration for days. Thanks to Alberto Nespoli, co-founder of Eligo and EligoStudio, we can now access Italy’s best kept secret—its craftsmen.
New to the United States? Welcome! You will probably encounter your first roadblock towards trying to live ‘the American dream’ when it comes time to sign up with a cellular provider, rent an apartment or apply for a credit card. All of these procedures require a social security number, something international students typically don’t have in their early years. Founder of Credit Without Borders, Kobina Ansah caters to this underserved market by providing credit scores and cards without demanding an SSN. While some would call him a life saver, we like to say he’s part of the RADICHE family- spreading financial love one credit at a time.
As Millennials who have grown up in the Amazon age, we believe that everything can be ordered online. Heck, sometimes it even ends up being our significant other! Addressing the universal laziness, co-founder Kabeer Chopra launched Burrow to tap into the next wave generation that is expected to spearhead the future demand in the furniture market.
Ever wondered if your high school tendencies have left you as you approach adulthood? Worry not, we're not judging because as it turns out, the traits you picked up in your pre-mature years can help you power through life. Or in co-founder of Troops, Dan Reich's case, help you build 10 companies like a strong-minded, entrepreneurial Hercules.
Too hot, too cold, side sleeper, back sleeper, not a sleeper? Whoever said there was a one-size-fits-all solution was probably the same person who convinced you that flossing increases your life expectancy (has not been proved by science, yet). Mind blowing, we know! Luckily, Co-Founder, Adam Tishman launched Helix to remove all the bells and whistles from the sleep industry and provide customers with an online platform to build their own customized mattress.
Eat. Sleep. Drink. Bathe. Repeat. This may sound like your next meme or Instagram post but in the home business, it pretty much sums up living essentials. Thanks to Andrés Modak and his minimalistic home brand, Snowe, you can now host your next house party in style at a price that doesn’t cost a fortune, all while spreading the love for thoughtful design.
There are "first's" for everything...first love, first job, first car, and first home. While each #lifegoal is exciting, it also comes with high levels of stress and frustration. Focusing on new and young homeowners tirelessly searching for furniture to design their first home, Nidhi Kapur founded Maiden Home by mixing craftsmanship and convenience at a price that doesn't break their bank.
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Pokémon Go may have been few of the most searched terms on Google in 2016. But while the world was googl-ing their life away, we were occupied by another search engine on the block. Say goodbye to hours of manual collection of fashion images and hello to TAGWALK, founded by Alexandra Van Houtte.
They say a diamond is a girl’s best friend. As for the man, well, it might just be his worst retail experience yet. Cut, color, clarity and carat are the four C’s that could drive any man crazy. Rihanna might have said shine bright like a diamond, but what if you had no idea how much shine constituted for a good diamond? Founder, Ajay Anand reflected on his frustrating ring hunt and ended up creating the Kayak of diamonds, formerly known as Rare Carat.
Ideas can come from anywhere—the problems you currently face, the gossip you recently heard or the trips you took half way across the world. But validation, yes, is essential if you wish to enter the startup galaxy. Hear from Brian Scordato, a man who started Tacklebox Accelerator to help early stage founders transition from idea to validation.
Albert Einstein once said, "If I had my life to live over again, I would elect to be a trader of goods rather than a student of science. I think barter is a noble thing!" and this is exactly what Layla Tabatabaie of BarterSugar tapped into.
Ever since the age of 15, Pranav Yadav was no ordinary child. His parents may have called him opinionated, but we know Pranav as the charming and funny CEO of Neuro- Insight in the United States, the winner of ARF Great Mind Award and part of Forbes Top 30 Under 30 class for Marketing.
There are stereotypes...we've all experienced them before and tried very hard to bust them. But there are some that just need to be owned. Danya Shults, a Jew by birth and a lover of all-things-Jew-ish by choice is doing that and more via Pop Up Shabbat, The Ish and soon to be launched, ARQ.
As the world becomes highly globalized, Millennials want to be abreast on political talk but tend to not have time to scrimmage through multiple news channels to get the lowdown. Co-Founders Alexandra Schuster and Tewfik Cassis realized this problem and launched the Daily Pnut to make you sound smarter and seem cooler after a quick four-minute read.
At a time when America is anticipating the first female President to take office, there is no better time to celebrate women in leadership roles. She has been dubbed as the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg and she's changing the way trailblazing women help each other succeed. Meet Gesche Haas of Dreamers // Doers.
The skill of collecting art has always been in the hands of the older generations. Those who can selectively choose what they like and pay the high prices. Well, times have changed and so has this trend. Thanks to Tze Chun and her company, Uprise Art, anyone can now be an art collector.
Eat. Sleep. Shop. Repeat. This is the motto for most shoppers, especially when you can buy almost everything at the tip of your fingers. Yet, many of us lose money due to price drops that happen every second. To save the day and our bank account, Karim Atiyeh co-founded Paribus.
Stop wasting valuable time. Never dress up to impress the bank for a loan ever again! David Haber founded Bond Street to disrupt the American banking system by enabling online loans with low interest rates. Buckle up small businesses, we are taking you to the big league.
A former chewing gum dealer, real estate agent, and banker, Rameet Chawla is the gregarious fella behind Fueled. At the intersection of design, technology, and business, the mobile app dev shop has helped many clients bring their stories to life through digital products.
We sat down with Jason Saltzman, the Founder of Alley and an early adopter in many industry verticals, to see what differentiates the Alley space from the rest of the co-working spaces in New York City.