This CEO Grew His Company to Become a $1.6 Billion Market Leader. Now He’s Written a Book on the Anatomy of Innovation

When Chuck Swoboda was hired at electronics manufacturer Cree in 1993, household light bulbs came mostly in two flavors: incandescent and fluorescent. The company had just gone public and generated just over $6 million in annual revenue.   But the product that would grow the company into a $1.6 billion global market leader –– the…

From Parents’ Kitchens to Sold Out Across Chicago – The Story of Quevos’ Healthy Egg White Chips

[Invest NOW on Kickstarter!]   Nick Hamburger is a good egg. At just 21, he’s whip smart ready to scale his healthy-snack startup into the next big food brand.   Quevos is a snack chip made from egg whites. “It’s a combination of the words quick and huevo,” Nick says. “Spanglish for ‘quick huevos.’ Eggs…

Genuity Shakes up IT Management Pricing Models, Helping Small Businesses Afford Enterprise-Level Tools

  Colum Donahue’s IT management company Genuity is built on a simple concept: the less you understand, the more you par.   The market is designed that way, says Colum, Genuity’s co-founder. Telecom service providers and SaaS companies, for example, often profit from keeping customers in the dark. Labyrinthine contracts with incomprehensible pricing structures, surcharges,…