Ecosystems

Denver

Denver Startup Week Comes to a Close, but the Magic Lives On

By | Oct 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I can’t believe it’s already Friday: what a week it’s been. Looking back on my time in Denver, it’s hard to put into words how meaningful the experiences I had and the people I met at Denver Startup Week were. Without a doubt it…

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Denver

Day Two of Denver Startup Week is in the Books

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 9:05 am

At one point today I pulled out my phone expecting to see the clock ticking around 10:00 AM, but I was floored to see it was past 12 noon. Where did the first half of the day go? Time really does fly when you’re…

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London

London’s Lesser-Known ‘Tech Cities’

By | Sep 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm

It’s been more than seven years since the tech cluster around Old Street was jokingly dubbed ‘Silicon Roundabout’, and the capital’s digital economy has come along in leaps and bounds since then. London is now hailed as the tech capital of Europe, with recent…

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Denver

Recap: Day one of Denver Startup Week Comes to a Close

By | Sep 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

I’ve been to the city of Denver before, but I don’t know if I’ve ever actually seen Denver before today. That is, anybody can come to a city and do a surface level exploration of what it has to offer. However, I’m sitting in…

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Denver

I’m Going to Denver Startup Week: Here’s a Quick Preview

By | Sep 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

On Sunday I’m going to throw my bags into the back of a car and head to the airport – Denver, Colorado is calling my name. No, I’m not going to a concert at Red Rocks, I’m not going to visit friends, and I’m…

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Techstars and Chase for Business Proudly Present: Startup Week

By | Sep 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm

What’s the best way you know how to engage with your local tech ecosystem? Maybe it’s going to meetups, volunteering your time to help refine an idea, or attending various Demo Days. Regardless of how you participate, the important part is that you’re participating….

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Australia Revamps National Curriculum with Inclusion of Coding Classes

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Last week, while America was too busy arresting kids for innocent inventions, Australia managed to make impressive strides in its education policy by revamping its national curriculum to place a heavier focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, replacing history and geography…

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Arlington

Startup Arlington: Live and Work in Arlington, VA Free for 3 Months

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

For three months, Arlington, VA will host a startup tech company as they launch their dream in the Washington, D.C. region. Living and working in the Nation’s Capital region is a smart investment for any company – but in the midst of making your…

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Dallas

Dallas Wants to Help Build America’s Smart Cities

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It was only a little over a month ago when the White House hosted their first ever Demo Day, an event that shows the Obama Administration’s commitment to technology and innovation. At the White House Demo Day we saw entrepreneurs form across the US…

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Austin

5 of the Hottest Places for Startups

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

When you think of tech startups, you think of sprawling campuses in Silicon Valley fed by venture capitalists from across the bay. San Francisco is synonymous with fresh faced programmers with a penchant for disruptive technology. But rising costs has made San Fran a…

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Chicago

Workation: 10 Getaways Near Chicago

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

While Chicago is a great place to live and work – especially if you’re looking to build a company – sometimes you just need to take a small break. But, alas, sometimes living the startup dream is actually far from it, and going away…

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Detroit

Grow Detroit Is Trying to Do Exactly That

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Some people see Detroit as a lost cause, while others see it as a land of opportunity. In a way it’s the modern American frontier. A fallen city that now holds nothing but possibility. Grow Detroit  believes the city has a lot to offer…

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Detroit

Detroit’s Build Institute Trains Aspiring Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Build Institute – based in downtown Detroit – was birthed out of D:hive, a kind of welcome center for Detroit residents and visitors started in 2012. There, people could find resources that were not easily accessible by the city, such as information on…

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Detroit

Sidewalk Ventures Connects Small Businesses with Community Investors

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

There are a lot of businesses based in Detroit that are doing well believe it or not. But there’s many more that need some help. The businesses that rely on the city itself as a market are the ones in need of the most…

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Detroit

4 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Detroit’s Rebuild

By | Aug 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

In the 1980s, Detroit was at the peak of its suffering. Ongoing racial tension, political corruption, violent crime, and economic turmoil left the once-proud city in shambles. Today, however, Detroit is a brand-new place with a brand-new identity — and entrepreneurs can learn a…

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Chicago

The Greener Side of Chicago Startups

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago is no stranger to being green and focusing on sustainability. As far back as 1909, city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham created a plan focusing on urban growth and greenbelt around the metro area. Now there is more than 5.5M square feet of green…

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San Francisco

Startup Communities: Does Location Matter To Start Your Company?

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

In May 2015, I left everything in Montreal, Quebec, Canada behind and together my co-founder and fiancée Emilie Elice-Label, arrived in San Francisco to set up operations for our company here for the next 6 months. While living in Montreal, and Paris before that, I’ve been…