Erica Swallow

Erica Swallow

Tech journalist and entrepreneur.

Erica Swallow is a status quo wrecker, entrepreneur, and technology/education journalist. Her thoughts have been published in Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

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Forbes

10 Internet Startups That Thrive By Mail

Snail mail is in, and it's no wonder startups are turning to the mailbox, rather than the inbox, in this latest round of ventures.

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rocketspace.com

10 Pro Tips for Hiring and Managing Remote Engineering and Design Teams

In a recent RocketSpace workshop, Su Yuen Chin, co-founder of on-demand tech talent platform MomoCentral, shared advice for founders looking to build effective remote teams. Here are the top ten pro tips we extracted from her workshop.

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Forbes

3 Unlikely Lessons From My So-Called StartupBus Life

After 72 hours on the StartupBus, I took away a few unlikely lessons, namely that you don't need a product, Post-its are dangerous, and passion is all about fun.

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rocketspace.com

4 Tips for Fueling Your Startup Growth

Acquiring users is part of the startup journey. After all, if you don't have users, what's the use of having your product?

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rocketspace.com

5 Communications Lessons From a Silicon Valley Leadership Coach

Entrepreneurship is stressful. Startup founders are tasked with not only building a business that obtains hockey-stick growth, but also with making sure their teammates, investors, and partners are happy. That's where leadership coaching comes in for some founders.

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rocketspace.com

5 Entrepreneurial Lessons This Startup CEO Learned Rowing Across the Pacific

What do you learn about startups by rowing for 45 days and 2,400 miles across the Pacific? Quite a lot, says serial entrepreneur and investor Sami Inkinen.

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The Huffington Post

5 Lessons I Learned From Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

This holiday season, my mother and I hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our local Humane Society animal shelter, and I learned much more than I was expecting to.

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bbvacompass.com

5 Simple Steps to Setting Financial Goals

No matter your age or income, you have financial goals. But do you know how to achieve them? Here are 5 tips:...

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MIT Sloan School of Management

5 Things I Love about MIT Sloan

There were ups and there were downs this past year, but there were also a number of traditions and traits about this place that stood out.

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Mashable

5 Ways Startups Are Using Vine

Startups and small businesses of all kinds are already starting to experiment with the new mobile service.

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rocketspace.com

5 Work-Life Productivity Hacks for Startup Founders

In a recent talk at RocketSpace, serial entrepreneur and investor Sami Inkinen shared his story of rowing across the Pacific Ocean. His talk was chock-full of unexpected advice for achieving work-life harmony.

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Forbes

60 Startup 404 Error Pages

Startups can circumvent mobs of angry users by implementing a 404 page that helps, humors or delights users even when they encounter problematic pages.

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Forbes

6 Startup Strategies For Building A Niche Community

Not all tech companies can have the reach of Google or Facebook. Software companies that solve problems for smaller groups of users, then, must work diligently to reach their niche communities.

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rocketspace.com

6 Ways to Build Habit-Forming Tech Products

All entrepreneurs want their product to be a hit — to build something that users love and use daily, if not more frequently. But what is it about apps like Facebook, Snapchat, and Whatsapp that keeps users coming back for more? They're addictive, says product guru and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Nir Eyal, the mind behind "Hooked: How to Build Habit-forming Products."

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The Huffington Post

A Field Guide to Solo Entrepreneurship

I spoke with six solopreneurs, all insanely driven and passionate about their work, to understand how others might be able to finagle themselves to solopreneurship. From what I learned, it doesn't take a superhuman, but instead requires an immense capacity to learn and undying curiosity to actually follow through.