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Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  social responsibility, entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital, business strategy, management, marketing, social media, technology
Doesn't Cover: business books, business tips, mompreneurs, tech reviews

Writer. Previously @Inc. I like to tweet interesting links on business, music, sports and TV/film. Opinions and witticisms all mine.

April Joyner's Biography

April Joyner is a journalist who writes about business, technology, and culture. Previously, she was a senior reporter at Inc. magazine. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

April is a 2007 graduate of Yale University, where she majored in English, and the Columbia Publishing Course. Prior to working at Inc., she blogged and wrote features for FastCompany.com.

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Small retailers jump on the subscription box bandwagon

mprnews.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Small Retailers Jump On The Subscription Box Bandwagon

wnyc.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Small Retailers Jump On The Subscription Box Bandwagon

npr.org — For three years, Erin Maynard ran a store called The Geeky Cauldron out of her home in Phoenix. On the online artisan marketplace Etsy, she sold jewelry inspired by themes from popular books, films and TV shows: think vampires and wizards.

Big Data: Coming Soon to Your Bra?

We Can’t Find Customers to Interview. Now What?

how.co — Cindy Alvarez | Photo: Cindy Alvarez In our "Now What?" series, startups ask real-life questions, and we find experienced entrepreneurs to offer deep, relevant advice. If you have a startup challenge, and you'd like insight from an experienced entrepreneur, let us know in this short form.

We Can’t Find Customers to Interview. Now What?

how.co — Cindy Alvarez | Photo: Cindy Alvarez In our "Now What?" series, startups ask real-life questions, and we find experienced entrepreneurs to offer deep, relevant advice. If you have a startup challenge, and you'd like insight from an experienced entrepreneur, let us know in this short form.

Big data: coming soon to your bra?

usatoday.com — There's no way around it. Tech doesn't really get fashion. Neither hoodies nor glassholes are runway-worthy. But just like every other industry, fashion brands are racing to use the hot new thing in big biz: big data.

Where Big Data + Fashion Meet

ozy.com — fashion gets geeky There's no way around it. Tech doesn't really get fashion. Neither hoodies nor glassholes are runway-worthy. But just like every other industry, fashion brands are racing to use the hot new thing in big biz: big data.

Third-world ideas that are changing first-world lives

usatoday.com — For Beth Kolko, it's not just cool when innovation comes from Azerbaijan or Uganda. It's a must. The English major turned engineering professor who now runs a medical device company called Shift Labs has been studying up for more than two decades, researching the use of technology in not-so-silicon-drenched places.

Beth Kolko's Med-Tech Innovations

ozy.com — Beth Kolko For Beth Kolko, it's not just cool when innovation comes from Azerbaijan or Uganda. It's a must. The English major turned engineering professor who now runs a medical device company called Shift Labs has been studying up for more than two decades, researching the use of technology in not-so-silicon-drenched places.
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Feb 26, 2015

@givememytril @jentrification Definitely! There are so many "me too" startups & blk women can bring fresh ideas. #yroftheblkwoman

Feb 26, 2015

@givememytril I'm seeing confs like #leanstartup & hackathons like @StartupWeekend help w/ further validation & guidance. #yroftheblkwoman

Feb 26, 2015

@givememytril Ah, ok, thanks! Re: mvp, most I've talked to say they're guided by personal need as @melissajnixon said #yroftheblkwoman

Feb 26, 2015

@givememytril About developing minimum viable product? Or mentoring?

Feb 26, 2015

@givememytril Sure, I can join. Also @ericries @SarahM @leanstartup are diversity allies, especially w/r/t their conference speakers

Feb 26, 2015

Craziness MT @kevinroose This guy used an insane get-rich-quick scheme to become a startup millionaire in 3 wks. fusion.net/story/54990/gu…



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