Tag Archives: New York

From struggling teenager to CEO: How personal experiences shaped Jamison Monroe’s approach to mental healthcare

Newport Academy

As a teenager and young adult, Jamison Monroe Jr. struggled with depression and anxiety. When he recovered, he decided to give back by opening Newport Academy, a comprehensive treatment center for teens with mental health issues. Here, Monroe discusses how his personal experiences shaped the academy’s approach to treating teens, and what lessons his career in mental health has held for his own parenting.

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Beyond startups: Daymond John’s latest venture extends the benefits of co-working to established brands

Daymond John

When you think of co-working spaces, you probably have in mind an incubator where startups can work together to get off the ground — or a hip, millennial-oriented space where freelancers congregate. But Daymond John, the serial entrepreneur who is best known as one of the investors on ABC’s Shark Tank, had a different idea. In the heart of Manhattan, John has created blueprint + co., a co-working space that caters specifically to established companies.

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Finnish startup-turned-global-player Smarp wants to transform your employees into brand advocates

Smarp

Just a few years ago, you were probably trying to find a way to keep your employees off social media. Now, like many CEOs, you may have pivoted to this: How can I get employees to promote my brand on social media and expand my network? The co-founders of Smarp, Mikael Lauharanta and Roope Heinilä, understood the potential power of employees as brand advocates before many companies did.

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Why Luminary Labs CEO Sara Holoubek discourages emails after 6 p.m.

A Neat Idea

Holoubek recalls that when Luminary Labs first started, there was a lot of pressure to attract and retain clients, which meant always being “on.” But in recent years, with the company more established, it became apparent that a lot of the late-night emails employees were sending could have waited until the next day.

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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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Why angel investors are willing to bet it all on promising startups, and how you can get in on the action

angel investors

When you invest in the stock market, you have help. The risk of losing your money is mitigated by mounds of data that inform your decisions, and there’s a decent chance your risk will be rewarded. When you invest in real estate, you benefit from a stable market and the ability to sell at any time. But when you’re an angel investor putting money into a startup, all you have is an idea, a team and a gut feeling.

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