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The Arch Angel Network: 10 Years, 59 Investments

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Last year alone The Arch Angel Network invested nearly $10 million in local, St. Louis based startups, bringing the total number of investments the organization they’ve made in the last decade to over $50 million. They celebrated their tenth year of operations in 2014, investing in 59 total companies since early 2005. “It’s amazing to see… Read more »


Amp.It App is Searching for Hip-Hop’s Next Star

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Miami-based startup Amp.It is partnering with eMerge Americas to announce the winner of their global competition Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop, May 4th in Miami. The company has launched a music competition to find Hip Hop’s next stars from around the world with the help of fans on social media. Amp.It allows music fans to follow… Read more »


Speaking.io: The Ultimate Public Speaking How-To Guide

Speaking.io: The Ultimate Public Speaking How-To Guide

Public speaking is an important and necessary skill that all people should have and develop. Regardless of whether or not your job is dependent on your ability to speak in front of a crowd of people, there will come a time in your life when being capable of doing so is the only thing that… Read more »


Google+ May Be Shutting Down to Create New Products

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Google is slowly getting rid of their social network platform Google+. The tech giant recently announced that they are creating two new products, referred to as Google Photos and Streams. The name change suggests that Google is planning to significantly change Google+. The details of the change are yet to be confirmed. Bradley Horowitz, a longtime Google VP of… Read more »


7 Platforms to Grow Your Ecommerce Startup in 2015

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The worldwide Internet expansion has substantially contributed to bring some changes in trade & store transactions. Ecommerce is related to buying and selling products over the internet & usually involves online shopping. It also uses regular technical maintenance in order to ensure smooth running of an online portal, monetary transactions and other aspects associated with… Read more »


DC’s Canvas Co/work Gets Acquired by HZDG

DC's Canvas Co/work Gets Acquired by HZDG

This morning, the Washington D.C.-based co-working space Canvas Co/work announced that it has been acquired by the Rockville, MD-based design agency HZDG. According to the statement posted by Canvas earlier this morning, HZDG will acquire all of its assets, including its 6,000-square-foot space near DC’s Dupont Circle. Canvas was one of the first coworking offices in… Read more »


6 Entrepreneurs Share Their Good Luck Rituals

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In a 2014 survey of entrepreneurs, they ranked luck as the least important factor in their success, behind talent, experience, education, and hard work. So what role does luck play in entrepreneurship? Some people prefer to say that the harder you work, the luckier you are – you need luck, but you can maximize your… Read more »


Telefónica Partners with Bluesmart to Bring Connectivity to Smart Luggage

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Bluesmart is partnering with telecommunication giant, Telefónica, to provide connectivity and location tracking for the Bluesmart Connected Carry-on luggage. The Y Combinator-backed startup launched Bluesmart luggage last year through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, where they raised 3,860 percent over the original goal of $50,000. They raised over $2M in funding. Thanks to this new partnership, Bluesmart… Read more »


15 Tools For Efficient Internal and External Business Collaboration

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Document safety, file sharing, and knowledge sharing have become an integral part of modern collaborative culture. Other than saving time, virtual collaboration aims at improving your work, making you impressively productive, providing you with a flawless end product and placing you ahead of the competition. In addition, this allows you to communicate and collaborate not only… Read more »


14 History-Making Women on Self-Empowerment

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It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to showcase the women making history happen right now in business, technology, and especially in the empowerment of others. The themes of breaking the glass ceiling and gender inequality in the workplace might be what Hollywood and the advertising world are currently addressing (see Always’ #LikeAGirl, Covergirl’s… Read more »


Highlight Your Startup Community: Become a Tech Cocktail Ambassador

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Are you a community do-er? Obsessed with all the great happenings in your town? Know the latest and hottest startups? We have something special for you! Tech Cocktail is looking for new ambassadors to help cover the great happenings in their startup communities and host events to bring everyone together. The very first Tech Cocktail… Read more »



3 Reasons Why Google’s New Campus Will Blow Your Mind

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Google recently announced details about their plans for a new campus in Mountain View, California. Based on the photos released by the tech giant, the campus will definitely live up to the company’s innovative image. Google has nearly 15,000 workers in Mountain View spread across dozens of corporate buildings. According to Google’s VP of Real Estate, David Radcliffe, the… Read more »


Quick Guide to Deleting Files Forever

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Did you know that when you “delete” files from your computer, they can still remain on your hard disk? Many people don’t know that many of their files can be recovered once deleted. Information like financial statements or medical. Even sensitive data, you need to make sure that your computer overwrites both the links to… Read more »