Ecosystems

Boulder

How Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, and Google Came to Boulder

By | Apr 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A thriving startup community provides a boost to the greater community in a lot of different ways. It encourages innovation and investment, attracts creative people, and generates a certain energy– making the entire city a more desirable place to live. Additionally, when local startups are…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Levitating Decor, Translating Gadgets, And Distracted Drivers

By | Apr 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

As part of our weekly spotlight series, we’ll be shouting out the most notable startups of the week. There is so much innovation going on that we want to spread the word and keep readers involved. From tech-driven baby food to wristbands that understand…

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Portland, Maine

New Bill Seeks to Expand Maine Technology Institute’s Scope

By | Apr 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A new bipartisan bill has been introduced in Augusta that would expand the Maine Technology Institute’s role within the state’s innovation ecosystem. The bill — LD 1324, An Act to Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Maine’s Economic Future — would explicitly proffer certain powers onto the organization,…

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Startup Spotlight: Smart Buttons, Cosmos, and Teddy Bears

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

With spring in the air, it’s nice to get outside and enjoy some fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of daily stressors, particularly when navigating that hectic startup life. For those that need to carry their phones during their R&R time, there…

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Phoenix

3 Lessons for Startups Trying to Solve an Industry Problem

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

When diving into a city’s ecosystem, a common question is where are all the startups? Sure you can ask around, but to have one central place where the community can turn to is not something ecosystems tend to have available. Having a hub where anyone…

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Startup Spotlight: Rockstar Content, Storytelling, and Farming on Mars

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 5:50 pm

To get the word out about all the startup energy and innovations happening in one’s community, you have to make some noise. As J.D. Vance said: “We should all be zealots for [our communities] and bring attention to the good things that are happening in our…

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San Francisco

How to Build Your Network in Silicon Valley

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is saturated with formidable tech startups. The tech hub has attracted investors, built a thriving community, and spawned innovative concepts and ideas popular around the world. As competitive an environment as it is, startup disruption also fosters support…

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Phoenix

5 Veteran-Led Businesses Innovating in Phoenix

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being in the military is a great honor in this country. But when the brave men and women return from serving the United States, many turn to entrepreneurship as a way to continue supporting themselves and their families. In fact, nine percent of all…

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Portland, Maine

Maine Venture Fund Celebrates Third Exit in a Year with InterSpec

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In early January, a Salt Lake City-based software company called ARCOM acquired InterSpec, a small, under-the-radar software firm in South Portland. InterSpec develops software and provides spec-writing services for the construction and architecture industries Gilles Letourneau founded the company in 1998. Financial details of the…

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London

5 Cultural Differences to Consider When Doing Business in the UK

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Despite our notable history, it turns out the UK and the US are actually quite different. While we share a common language and a common heritage, the differences in business culture are enough to derail a good idea. This is something that is often overlooked, especially in…

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Phoenix

Here Are the 11 Phoenix Startups You Need to Watch

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The Valley of the Sun is well known for its tourist attractions, golf courses, nightlife and celebrity chefs. This metropolitan area is also experiencing a steady growth of entrepreneurial activity where the rays of the sun continue to shine on the thriving startup ecosystem….

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Phoenix

Community And Affordability Make Phoenix a Growing Startup Scene

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Being a small fish in a large pond is often considered a bad thing. You don’t get to stretch your legs and grow because you’re not being challenged by other, more impressive fish. Plus, startups could get lost in the mix, explained Michael Young, founder and CEO…

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Portland, Maine

MTI Provides Grants to Seven Maine Companies

By | Feb 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

While the Maine startup ecosystem goes somewhat unrecognized, the burgeoning tech and innovative startups are making some serious moves. The Maine Technology Institute has awarded $95,213 in grants to seven Maine companies in hopes of jump starting the ecosystem. To be more specific, MTI…

Ecosystems

Dallas

14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Dallas

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm

The Dallas area is the economic and technological hub of North Texas, which is no easy feat. More impressively, it’s officially the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States (Sorry, Chicago). But what does the startup community look like? Dallas, and the entire DFW area (an…