A group of 20- and 21-year-old university students from Costa Rica make an international splash in the world of biotechnology. They hope to inspire new levels of innovation back home so that more projects like theirs can see the light of day.
The dedicated entrepreneur, working for free: noble and visionary, or in for a rough landing ahead? "Doing Business" columnist Randall Trejos offers some guidelines for deciding how and when to forgo a salary.
The startup world is going crazy for apps in Costa Rica, as around the globe - but real estate on your little screen is more expensive than most hopeful entrepreneurs care to consider. "Doing Business" takes a look at the challenge of creating a solution that people will actually use.
Being aware of the differences between the types of startups and the advantages and disadvantages of each can help entrepreneurs better prepare for the road ahead and make better decisions when making the leap.
Many local companies are still using the same bag of tricks to attract the best and brightest. If your current company or your future startup wants to make its people a competitive advantage, here are three changes you can start with - in this week's "Doing Business" column.
It is usually the most articulate entrepreneurs, the most charismatic, and the best communicators, who end up in the qualifying rounds. Since competitions don’t spend much time checking facts and figures due to volume and time constraints, what really creates the impact is the story, and that is creating a new breed of entrepreneurs: great storytellers for competitions.