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An ecosystem where start-ups help other start-ups

The network of support offered by start-up ecosystems, though, won't get entrepreneurs entirely past the fear of failure

John F Wasik 

When start-ups begin, it's akin to Joseph Campbell's mythical hero's journey. Instead of battling hydras and gorgons alone, entrepreneurs often help each other face obstacles like entrenched markets, financing and abject fear of failure. It is a symbiotic relationship that makes sense to Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah, both 31 and co-founders of ContextMedia, a health care media company in Chicago. The two entrepreneurs are expanding their 10-year-old company, which they started when they were students at Northwestern University. They have made a point of supporting ...

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First Published: Fri, August 19 2016. 00:06 IST