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7 Tips to Improving Your Networking Skills

By | Nov 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. For any entrepreneur, developing your networking skills is critical for success. Unfortunately, not everyone is completely comfortable jumping into a crowd and shaking hands. But with…

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TechCode’s International AI Accelerator Is Helping 50 Startups Already

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Startup incubator network TechCode has today announced the first cohort in a new accelerator program dedicated to artificial intelligence startups. This cohort of the program, which is titled the Global AI+ Accelerator, will aid fifty startups from ten countries. The internationally-focused program follows similar U.S.-based programs…

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5 Ways to Succeed Without Being an Early Riser

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. You’ve heard the cliché, “The early bird gets the worm.” Fortunately, this cliché is nothing more than a fairytale. There are plenty of people that are up by 5 a.m….

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6 Tips to Increasing Email Signups

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 9:27 am

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

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After Testing, Facebook Is Launching Payments via Messenger

By | Nov 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Facebook is, by a large margin, the biggest social network in the world. Part of the explanation to justify that might have to do with its “side apps”, where Messenger clearly stands out. Messenger allows Facebook users to exchange messages and audio or video…

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How Technology Is Saving The World’s Coral Reefs

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Coral reefs are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. In fact, a report released by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) found that 19% of the Earth’s coral reefs are now dead, with rising sea temperatures and seawater acidification to blame. The declining coral…

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Chicago

New $3.5M Tech Hub Will Give Midwest Startups a Boost

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

A $3.5 million grant has been offered by the National Science Foundation to fund a new ‘I-Corps’ node among four midwest universities. Researchers at the universities involved — the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Purdue University, and the University of Toledo —…

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Seattle

The ‘Atlas Recall’ Beta Aims to Streamline Your Digital Life

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Atlas Recall, the first product from Seattle startup Atlas Informatics, just launched an open beta this morning. The app is designed to run in the background, indexing any information you want it to, in order to serve as your “photographic memory” for everything digital in…

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Mavericks Brings Science to Men Skincare Products

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

In the startup world, simplicity is the key to success. If you have three founders when you can survive with two, you’re likely not going to see a funding round for quite some time. Trimming the fat and getting back to basics is a practice…

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Peter Thiel Speaks Out About His Support of Donald Trump

By | Oct 31, 2016 at 2:20 pm

At the National Press Club billionaire Peter Thiel, entered the lion’s den of media and discussed why he is backing Donald Trump for president. Theil, a libertarian, has traditionally supported outsiders and lumps Donald into that same category. “Bernie Sanders and Trump are the…

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Answer the Call: NYC Wants You to Make It More Efficient

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 9:15 am

New York City has just issued two Calls for Innovation: the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI) wants your help. Specifically, the city needs ideas on how to reduce the demand for and costs of electricity and…

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Video: This Is How Many Drones It Takes to Change a Light Bulb

By | Oct 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Here’s proof, caught on film, that drones can handle changing lightbulbs. Youtuber Marek Baczynski posted the video below last Sunday. The quadcopter drone fails a number of times before unscrewing the old bulb and screwing in a fresh one. The method of failure is always the…

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3D-Printed Heirloom Gift Startup Bre & Co. Just Launched

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Makerbot founder Bre Pettis is today launching a new company to make 3D printed heirloom gifts. The startup, called Bre & Co., hopes to “deepen relationships with heirloom-quality gifts” through the use of iterative design while creating watches, pens, jewelry and ceramics. Pettis explained the values behind…