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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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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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.

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Conferencing Adventures of an Aspiring Children's Book Author

Panels, and sessions, and workshops, oh my!

I recently set out to write a children’s picture book series about kid entrepreneurs, and in the process, I discovered the wonderful world of writing conferences.

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Gilded Glamour Galore: A Whimsical Weekend In Newport, Rhode Island

Eyes wide and mouths agape, my boyfriend and I -- both simpletons at heart and Bostonians at the moment -- took in the absolute stateliness of the opulent room we would call home for the weekend. We had arrived: Newport.

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How Technology Is Changing Commercial Flight

Since its birth in 1914, the commercial aviation industry has soared to new heights, offering more than just a seat to passengers, but an entire experience, with food, tech, spirits and comfort to boot. We've come a long, long way, fellow passengers.

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In Finland, Big Businesses Get Scrappy with Startup

On a recent trip to Finland, it was refreshing to see big business getting nitty gritty with startups, rather than shunning the change that scrappy outfits typically bring.

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The Huffington Post

The Importance of Supporting Minority and Women Entrepreneurs in the South

The South suffers from racial and gender inequity, but entrepreneurship could change the inclusion conversation.

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The Huffington Post

The New High School Essentials: LinkedIn, a Resumé, and a Digital Portfolio

A decade ago, high school students were sent home with supply lists that included a backpack, binders, notebooks, and pens. Today, it is becoming increasingly important for a high schooler to come prepared with his or her digital records of achievement, including a LinkedIn profile, a resumé, and a digital portfolio.

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Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender ...

Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.