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Extraco Big Idea Challenge Recap

It has been said that an idea can change the world, and two Central Texas entrepreneurs are one step closer to making their idea a reality thanks to the Extraco Big Idea Challenge, a partnership between Extraco Banks and Start Up Waco. Clay Springer, owner of HomeHarvest, won first place and took home $5,000 and…

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Extraco Big Idea Challenge

Extraco Big Idea Challenge: Pitch Your Big Idea For a Chance to Win Up To $5,000 We’ve all heard the saying ideas are worth $1,000. What if we told you we believe ideas are worth more—way more? In partnership with Extraco Banks, Start Up Waco is launching the Extraco Big Idea Challenge (BIC). The Extraco…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ellen Mote of Ellen Mote Jewelry

We are celebrating with Ellen Mote with Ellen Mote Jewelry as she’s grown her business into larger markets in and outside of the Waco area! Ellen gives us her realness on the Good, Bad & Ugly of entrepreneurship! What lessons have you learned about leadership?   Last year I attended a 5 day business leadership intensive…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Alexa Wible of Alexa Wible Fitness

Alexa Wible of Alexa Wible Fitness is breaking barriers in the fitness industry and shares her Good, Bad & Ugly of entrepreneurship, as well as gives us a little insight on a tough market she is breaking into! Is there anything that has kept you from achieving your goals?  The biggest thing that has kept…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ashley Futris with Bolt Boutique

Ashley Futris is no stranger to the entrepreneurial community. She recently had a soft opening for her new boutique downtown, Bolt. On August 24th & 25th, she will have the grand opening, and we could not be more excited for her! She touches on all the Good of being an entrepreneur: Who do you look…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly: Nathan Weekley with Virage Goldsmiths

Nathan Weekley, with Virage Goldsmiths, ties his love for the Waco community into the experience of his jewelry shop. Right on Austin Avenue, his personal experiences with customers are what drives his passion for creativity. Nathan hits on both the Good and Bad of the entrepreneurial journey.   Who do you look up to for…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly – Summer Shine with Luna Juice

We are taking a look at another entrepreneur’s perspective of the Good, Bad & Ugly of entrepreneurship. Summer Shine, a local entrepreneur and small business owner of Luna Juice, gives perspective of the real challenges and rewards of being a small business owner! What sparked the fire that inspired you to start? I had a…

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