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A Positive Company Culture is Crucial for Success

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According to the 2013 State of the Workplace Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at work. Further, the poll highlights how a disengaged workforce negatively impacts a company’s financial results. If there’s one major takeaway from this poll it’s that a strong and positive company culture is crucial for success,… Read more »


DEANA Fit: Personal Trainer App Launches Today on Kickstarter

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D.E.A.N.A Fit is a personal trainer in the palm of your hand – you can access more than 250 unique exercises, nutrition plans, and ultimately reach a new level of fitness. D.E.A.N.A (or “Digital Exercise and Nutrition Advisor) uses innovative AI technology to serve as your very own personal trainer. D.E.A.N.A Fit launches today on… Read more »


Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

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Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available in the App Store and officially launches October 1. Close5 takes… Read more »


Coub: It’s Like a Meme Generator, but for Creating Videos

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Most filmmakers need a camera crew, lights, audio technicians, and graphic designers to create a movie or even a short film. However, as the world is becoming more digital, there are new tools for users to create high-quality, short videos from anywhere in the world. One of these new resources is called Coub – it’s… Read more »


Anomo: The Anonymous App that Builds Connections, Relationships

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Think about some of the thoughts that go through your head when see someone’s profile picture – “Is he athletic?” “Is she pretty?” the list goes on and on. We’ve all made judgments about people based on their social profile without ever meeting them. “We judge people based on their appearance,” says James Sun, the… Read more »


Here Are the Finalists in Steve Case’s ‘Rise of the Rest’ Road Trip Pitch Competitions

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Late last month, Steve Case announced a second Rise of the Rest Road Trip that would take him through five Midwest cities in October: Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Louis, Missouri. Aimed at highlighting each city’s startup ecosystem, Case will tour each city and spotlight growth companies, accelerators, and incubators… Read more »


Thomas “Tigre” Wenrich to Startups: Your Business Plan is of Limited Value

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Thomas “Tigre” Wenrich is a multicultural executive with experience in finance, marketing, and operations. After a successful 16-year career with The Boston Consulting Group in the U.S., Spain, and Mexico, he retired to the warmer climate here in Miami. Subsequently, he participated in a roll-up in the retail money service business (remittances, check cashing, and… Read more »




HealthCare.com Launches Online Health Insurance Marketplace

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Miami-based HealthCare.com launched today a health insurance comparison website where consumers will be able to research and buy healthcare plans. HealthCare.com now features nearly 200 carriers and more than 90,000 health insurance plans. HealthCare.com offers tools such as a tax subsidy calculator that estimates potential financial aid from the federal government, a tax penalty calculator to measure how… Read more »


Tixers Announces Partnership with Xavier University

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For Season ticket holders and fans at Xavier University, their basketball season just became a little better. Last week they announced a partnership with Tixers for the 2014-15 basketball season. Tixers is a ticket-trading marketplace and makes exchanging tickets easy for users. Tixers’ CEO Alex Burkhart attended Xavier and the team wanted to prove their… Read more »



PillPack: The Simple Way to Manage Your Medications

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Managing five to seven medications can be challenging – throw in long lines, little privacy, and constant refills at your local pharmacy and it’s enough to make you wonder if there is a better solution. There is – it’s called PillPack. PillPack is a full-service pharmacy that delivers a better, simpler experience, according to their… Read more »


Jim Salzano: Building a Scalable Startup Starts With People

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Jim Salzano, investor at Data Point Capital, shared some great thoughts about scalability during Tech Cocktail Sessions in Las Vegas. Most recently, Salzano was the President of Clarks Americas and member of the Clarks Global Executive Leadership Team. During his time in the footwear company he helped increase revenues from just over $40M in revenues to over $1.1B… Read more »