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DC

Riide Offers Electric Bike Leasing through RiidePass

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

We’ve told you the story of Riide before (actually twice before). They are a successful startup out of DC that has developed a lightweight electric bike. The purpose of Riide isn’t to make it easier to cheat at bike riding, but to give city dwellers…

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Boulder

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Boulder

By | Oct 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote theirMachine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator programs that…

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Boston

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Boston

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their 7 global accelerator…

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NYC

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Stopping in NYC

By | Oct 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator…

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San Francisco

Meet AdHusky: Microsoft Ventures Alum from Palo Alto

By | Oct 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator programs…

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Seattle

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to Seattle

By | Oct 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator programs…

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Provo

Provo, UT is First Stop on Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. We recently told you about the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator tour. Throughout the months of October and November, the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator…

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DC

Matt Calkins Joins AddThis Board of Directors

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

DC-based social sharing and analytics company AddThis knows the importance of having a strong Board of Directors–compiled of members who share their values and goals as a company. Their Board of Directors recently grew a bit stronger with the addition of Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian….

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Microsoft Ventures Is Coming to a City Near You

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Tech Cocktail is proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. You may have heard of Microsoft Ventures. It is a mentor-driven, no-dilution accelerator program with locations in seven cities…

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India

Google to Bring WiFi to Over 10 Million People in India

By | Sep 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s hard to believe in our constantly connected world that there are over a billion people, just in India, who do not have access to the internet. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, is making real plans to change that. Pichai, who grew up in India, and rode…

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Chicago

Chicago’s Code Platoon Turns Veterans into Developers

By | Sep 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

I have to admit, it warms my cold dead heart when I see startups who are making it their goal to help veterans. Veterans often get the short end of the stick when it comes to marketability in today’s world. No matter your political…

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Baltimore

BetaCity Celebrates Baltimore Innovation and Startups

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Baltimore isn’t usually the first city that comes to mind when people think of innovation. But that seems to be changing. I hear more and more lately about amazing things coming out of the city. It’s true that I may come across more news…

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Kickstarter is now a Public Benefit Corporation

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Kickstarter announced the company’s reincorporation as a public benefit corporation, meaning that the crowdfunding company is now legally obligated to make a positive impact on society. The company has legally changed its name from Kickstarter Inc. to Kickstarter PBC, and explained what the new name…

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‘Under 30 Change the World Social Entrepreneurs Competition’ Selects 6 Startup Finalists

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

This morning, the Case Foundation – in partnership with Forbes, as well as the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Pratt Foundation, the Keywell Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, and Bob Duggan – announced the 6 startup finalists to compete in the Forbes Under…

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Pittsburgh

City of Pittsburgh Launches Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The City of Pittsburgh has recently launched a project called the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation. It is designed to give Pittsburgh citizens a better quality of life through equitable access to technology, city resources, and information. The Roadmap is an initiative created by Mayor William Peduto’s Department of…

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The Pentagon Has Infiltrated Silicon Valley

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Okay, so the title is not entirely true, but it’s not every day that the Secretary of Defense has reason to be in Mountain View. Last Friday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with key business leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a $171 million…

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Chicago

Techstars Chicago Announces Its Fall 2015 Class

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Yesterday, Techstars Chicago announced the 10 startups that will be participating in its Fall 2015 cohort. According to the blog post written by Techstars managing director, Troy Henikoff, the majority of the companies selected for this year’s class fall into the B2B space –…