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It’s America Recycles Day! Do you have a Green Office?

By | Nov 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

It’s got a Presidential Proclamation and everything, so it’s real: Today is America Recycles Day! You might already be recycling at home, but do you continue the practice at the office? How much greener can you make the world by making changes in the…

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Get to Know Tech.co’s City Page: Austin

By | Nov 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

You may already know that Tech Cocktail hosts local mixers, speaker events, and showcase events to educate and highlight startups all over the country. But did you also know that Tech Cocktail aggregates content shown to the national audience at tech.co so that local stories…

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PRIV Announces Funding, Month Long Partnership with Dove Hair Comes to a Close

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

PRIV, a New York-based startup, allows users to book wellness, beauty and fitness services to the comfort of their own home, recently announced a $3 Million Angel round that was lead by PRIV’s executive Chairman, Alain Schibl. “It is PRIV’s first funding since their…

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Chicago

Chicago Made: Learning Marketplace Curiosity.com Announces Funding

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 11:45 am

Curiosity.com, originally launched in January 2014 by Discovery Communications, is a consumer-centered online marketplace that features the best learning-based content. They have announced that the ownership of the company will change from Discovery to an independent company, Beacon Solutions, Inc. Also announced was a…

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Post 500 Startups CareLuLu Raises $1.7 Million

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Last week I wrote an article about CareLuLu and how they recently graduated from the 500 Startups accelerator in Batch 10. We’ve long known 500 Startups is a great jumping off point for startups with big ideas, and this week it’s been proven once…

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Austin

Dropoff Launches to Provide Trustworthy Same-Day Delivery in Austin

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 7:30 am

On November 12, Dropoff will be launching for businesses to ensure their same-day deliveries get from Point A to Point B safely. There are many industries that have been advanced by same-day delivery, but courier services have not progressed. Local businesses are still trusting…

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VeteranCrowd Seeks Investors for Vet Ventures

By | Nov 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Timed with this year’s Veteran’s Day, VeteranCrowd, LLC a Richmond, Va-based equity crowdfunding portal, is opening the door to help veteran-managed companies find accredited investors. The portal is itself led by a founder and a board full of military veterans, including founder Robert P. Louthan, who…

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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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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…