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Little Rock

Arkansas Startup Week Announces Events to Support Entrepreneurs

By | Nov 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

“Entrepreneurship is a right that everyone has the opportunity to pursue. The Arkansas Venture Center is going to be a place where we can support people who are bold enough to go after entrepreneurship.” –Jordan Carlisle, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Through startup acceleration, corporate innovation,…

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Military Veteran Entrepreneurs Saluted by SBA, Featured on Shark Tank

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

In this White House memo, President Obama notes that during National Veterans Small Business Week, “we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that is crucial to developing the products, services, and ideas that fuel our economy, and we pay tribute to the veterans behind them.” The…

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Worldwide Meteor Day Unites Developers in Over 40 Countries

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

The entire international Meteor community is hosting simultaneous meetups on Thursday, November 6. Worldwide Meteor Day is not a gathering of like-minded stargazers. This event will be hosted by software developers in 127 cities across the globe who are interested in Meteor, an open-source platform for building modern web…

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Riffsy Adds Custom Keyboard for Sharing Animated GIFs, Raises $3.5M

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

My life was not complete until I was shown that iOS 8 offered a custom keyboard to install. Because emojis. Now I can send dancing girls through text just like my grandmother. Imagine my surprise when I found out that, besides Fleksy of course,…

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Belgian Grad Student Proposes Lifesaving Ambulance Drone

By | Nov 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm

THIS IS A LIFE-CHANGER. I am typing through tears after watching the dramatic demo video offered by Belgian Graduate Student Alec Momont as he presents the Ambulance Drone. “Our vision is to improve current emergency infrastructure with a network of drones capable of saving…

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Tel Aviv

Israeli Startup Hola Helps Users Say Hello to Open Internet

By | Nov 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Recently, VPN proxy service Hola has surpassed 30 million users, providing people all over the planet with a “freedom of information” from the open internet that they’ve never had before. The concept behind Hola is simple – provide internet users everywhere with a faster, more accessible and safer…

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Mark Zuckerberg Announces First Facebook Community Q&A

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 7:00 am

Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will have Facebook’s first community Q&A on November 6 at 2 PM PST. The hour-long event will be livestreamed, but how many questions will be answered is unknown. The fans have already taken to the Q&A Facebook page to submit thousands of…

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GlobalHack III Doesn’t Want St. Louis and Ferguson to Heal Artificially

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

GlobalHack, a hackathon coming to us from St. Louis, has made the decision to sustain the momentum generated by their first two successful events. They just announced the details for their much anticipated third event, GlobalHack III. The nonprofit organization fosters talent and innovation…

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Las Vegas

The Founder Institute Sets Its Sights on Las Vegas

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

The learning doesn’t stop in Downtown Las Vegas. The Founder Institute, the “world’s largest startup accelerator”, has announced a new class meetup featuring leaders in the local tech community. According to the company’s website, the program offers a “structured, 4-month curriculum of weekly training courses and business-building…

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Selfies Stored in Twitpic Receive Second Life from Twitter

By | Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Utilizing cloud storage and other consumer options for accessing and archiving your files is obviously a cheap, convenient, and simple way to access anything from travel documents and receipts to fun photos that you want always at-the-ready. But what happens when that site shuts…

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Las Vegas

Rolltech Bowling Adds PBA Partnership, Reflects on Las Vegas Tech Scene

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This weekend, Las Vegas plays host to the 2014 GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling at the SouthPoint Hotel & Casino. And for one Las Vegas startup, this event is marked with a wildly celebratory announcement as well. Rolltech Bowling was created when Rich Belsky…

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Challenge: Create an App to Make People Happy

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

What are you doing to increase happiness in this world? What things make you happier? Are you using, building, or thinking of a product that could promote a stress-free, violence-free society? These are lofty goals, but progress is made in small bits. And in apps….

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San Francisco

Breaking: Highway1 Incubator Opens Enrollment for Next Class of Hardware Startups

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

(OCT 22, 2014) SAN FRANCISCO — Highway1, PCH’s hardware incubator based in San Francisco, today announced an open call for applications from around the world, as well as a shift to rolling admissions. The new admissions process allows startups to be accepted into the…

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Math Program KnowRe Announces $6.8M in Fundraising

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

KnowRe is an education technology company with an innovative cloud-based adaptive learning program for secondary mathematics. This program assesses a student’s strengths and weaknesses, algorithmically creates a personalized curriculum targeting that individual’s gaps in learning, and engages students through gamified learning and beautiful graphics. Through its…

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Yosemite Update to Apple OS X: Not Only Pretty, but Pretty Awesome too

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

One thing that most Mac enthusiasts can agree on is that they all love the multitude of features, updates, and the UX of Yosemite. The update to Apple’s OS X system basically brings the Mac in line with all of the features offered with the iOS…

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Apple Pay and Google Wallet – Is this the Future of Money?

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

There was a time when watches were for telling the time, phones were for making a call, and wallets were carried in pockets. The future could become as cashless as the Stone Age albeit with payment terminals and machines galore. The apparent push into mobile wallets aims to…

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Jacques-Elliott Kickstarter: One Size Fits the Universe

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

Elliot Aronow started selling unique ties during the holidays, but after popular demand he’s quickly turned Christmas gifts for friends and family into a successful tie company that has already raised almost $11,000 on Kickstarter. The brand — Jacques-Elliott — is a democratic and accessories…