Ecosystems

Cuba

Cuba Is Headed for a Tech Revolution

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 11:20 am

With the passing of Fidel Castro, and his brother Raul poised to retire soon, it is entirely possible that Cuba will shift into a vibrant, Internet-enabled economic engine. These events will bring the island nation into focus as free markets and technology emerge as…

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Uber Positions Itself as an Urban Planning Lover With ‘Uber Movements’

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Uber has just released a new free public website. Uber Movements offers anonymized data points on travel times, dates, and routes within cities. The information offers a window into movements that would otherwise remain locked in Uber’s vaults yet can provide insight on individualized…

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Atlanta

Virtual Reality Companies Are Primed To Make A Big Push In 2017

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Virtual Reality is slowly making a leap to mainstream markets. Thanks to the Samsung VR and the Oculus by Facebook, the general public is suddenly more accepting of a world existing through the screen of a smartphone. Virtual Reality Interest Although games are the…

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Seattle

5 Reasons Seattle Should Be the Home of Your Next Startup

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. From great talent to a community of investors, there’s nothing this startup hub can’t offer. Seattle is the hub for Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial innovation. As…

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NYC

Here’s How to Make it As a Startup in New York

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Over the last five years, New York has seen tremendous growth in its tech ecosystem, resulting in a boom of startups in practically every industry from ecommerce to health. As a tech community and the epicenter of finance, New York has evolved into an…

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Paris

‘La French Tech’ Leads French Startups to Success

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Since 2009, Web Summit has been one of Europe’s largest events related to technology. This year’s edition is the first happening overseas, in the beautiful city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Other than the strong presence of Portuguese companies, the 2016 edition of Web Summit…

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Connecticut

Why Hartford, CT, Is a Rising “Knowledge Capital”

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Successful entrepreneurial ecosystems generally have three common attributes: Quality Talent Access to Capital High Education Recently, the Brookings Institution released a report, “Redefining Global Cities,” that classified Hartford as a “knowledge capital,” putting it in the same class as regional leaders aspire to be, namely, Austin,…

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Connecticut

A Comprehensive Guide to the Connecticut Startup Ecosystem

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

When you grow up near a big city, most people just assume that you call that big city home. They think your identity is wrapped up in the grand metropolitan area that’s more than an hour and a half drive away. In Connecticut, that…

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Connecticut

Connecticut Startups Are Looking to Rebound in 2016

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm

According to a recent study by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and BlumShapiro, over two thirds of state businesses showed a profit in 2015, which is a 10-year high. However, the same study shows that half of those same businesses do not plan on…

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How to Address and Improve Underserved Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Not every entrepreneurial ecosystem will lead the pack like Silicon Valley. For smaller ecosystems, underserved industries, and unattended niches, it can be difficult to start up in a meaningful way. But when it comes to startup ecosystem success, there are a few things you need to…

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Albuquerque

Notes from the Road: Rise of the Rest Albuquerque Tour

By | Oct 10, 2016 at 9:15 am

This Autumn, the City of Albuquerque will be filled with harvest festivals, plenty of chile roasting and hot-air balloons floating in the morning sky. It is here that we landed for our next stop on the Rise of the Rest Tour. Ask any member…

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Salt Lake City

Notes From the Road: The Rise of the Rest Salt Lake City-Provo Tour

By | Oct 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Each winter there is a massive influx of ski enthusiasts that migrate to the slopes of Utah. For startups found in the Salt Lake metropolis, these founders are amped to conquer the Silicon Slopes. On Wednesday, The Rise of the Rest tour continued in…

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Denver

Notes from the Road: The Rise of the Rest Denver Tour

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The Mile High city never disappoints, with a vibrant landscape and 300 days of sun intertwined with an active downtown filled with modern skyscrapers, one can’t help but to breathe in the fresh air of entrepreneurship that carries throughout the state. On Tuesday, the…

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Omaha

Notes From The Road: The Rise of the Rest Nebraska Tour Stop

By | Oct 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

On Monday, we kicked off the Rise of the Rest tour in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. We met with a lot of key people, from local representatives and state government officials to investors and startup founders during our whirlwind day. While in town, I got a chance to catch…