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First Code School Launches in Durham, Securing the City’s Rise as a Southeastern Tech Leader

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Coding school and startup accelerator The Iron Yard today announced a partnership with Durham-based development firm Smashing Boxes to launch an immersive code school that will meet the Triangle region’s growing demand for a skilled technology workforce. Dubbed The Iron Yard Academy, the code school will be the first of its kind in Durham, NC, and the second in the greater Triangle region…. Read more »


3 DC Startups Team Up to Create a Platform for Virtual Weddings

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Do you love technology and having a digital presence, but don’t want to fork over $3,000 for a social media wedding concierge? You’re in luck; starting today, a new online platform will allow currently-engaged couples to host their weddings completely online. That’s right: online, virtual weddings. “From increasing our mobile presence to launching SocialWeddingSpeek, we always… Read more »


Tech Cocktail’s Co-Founder Frank Gruber To Launch Delivering Hawaiianess: An Island Chain As A Startup

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After spending almost eight years building Tech Cocktail into an online tech startup news and events company with global reach, we’d like to report Tech Cocktail Co-founder and CEO, Frank Gruber has announced the launch of a new initiative called Delivering Hawaiianess. Delivering Hawaiianess will take the learnings from Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project in Las Vegas,… Read more »


Miami’s LiveNinja Raises an Additional $500K

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Miami’s video chat marketplace, LiveNinja, today announced that they have received an additional $500K in funding. This announcement comes on the heels of their launch of the Katana platform, which we reported last week. LiveNinja announced the funding news at today’s Startup City Miami event. The funding was provided by local, undisclosed angel investors, bringing… Read more »





Rumr: There’s Nothing More Fun Than A Totally Anonymous Conversation With Friends

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Yesterday James Jarlecki, the CEO and founder of rumr, announced the culmination of his team’s work to release a completely anonymous messaging platform for friends. Launched for both iOS and Android, rumr focuses on highlighting the positivity that an anonymous nature can have while attempting to avoid the stigma associated with it. “Much of the… Read more »


Ranktab Launches Visual-Oriented Group Decision Making Platform

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Ranktab, the Guadalajara-based startup, today announced the launch of a brand new group decision-making platform that pairs comprehensive algorithms with an interface to visually display facets of human knowledge. Ranktab was designed specifically to give small businesses and individuals a way to reveal objective, group logic surrounding their idea or business. “Most collaborative decision-making software… Read more »




DC-Based Accelerator MACH37 Begins Second Class of Cybersecurity Startups

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Last week, MACH37 began its Spring session with a new batch of cybersecurity startups. This is the second class of companies for the DC-based accelerator. MACH37 is an accelerator located at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA. The incubator program is a 90-day affair and is aimed at developing the next generation of information security product companies…. Read more »


10 Signs You’re a #MiamiTech Startup Founder

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There is no doubt that Miami is an emerging community of entrepreneurs and startups. We are becoming a connected community of entrepreneurs, and our ecosystem is attracting talent and capital. It’s a unique experience and if you have a startup in Miami, there are certain things that we experience only here. 10 signs you are a… Read more »


How Mattr Can Help Brands Learn More About Their Target Audience [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! In a period when the majority of us spend hours online, platforms like Twitter or Facebook have become necessary tools for social engagement. Because of this, brands and… Read more »