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Cloud Software Platform 9LENSES Triples Staff, Doubles Office Space

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Last week, the Sterling, VA-based 9LENSES announced that they’ve double their office space to accommodate for the company’s rapid growth. In the past year alone, the company has tripled its total number of U.S. and international employees from less than 20 to more than 60. 9LENSES provides a cloud-based Enterprise Performance Software that provides decision… Read more »

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?


Should entrepreneurship be taught? Whenever raised, this question brings on a passionate debate amongst entrepreneurs. Brian Breslin, founder of Refresh Miami and InfiniMedia, recently posted this question to his network on Facebook, which sparked an interesting debate amongst Miami entrepreneurs. Some people were against the notion of entrepreneurship being taught in a seminar, saying: “Nope. It can’t be… Read more »

Some Expectations of Educators from iPad App Developers

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Learning curves of kid and teens are differing greatly from adults so iPad app developer who are developing educational apps for them should take care of many aspects during their development. In this post, I would like to initiate a thread of discussion among the educators and developers for iPad apps to bring some excellence… Read more »

$100K Up for Grabs in Pittsburgh


Steve Case is coming to Pittsburgh and leaving with lighter pockets: $100,000 lighter. Taking the traditional road trip to another level, Rise of the Rest rolls into Pittsburgh as part of a four-city tour. At each stop, entrepreneurs will pitch their companies while competing for a $100,000 investment. When Steve and his crew make their… Read more »

The Drone Wars: Rebels in the Fight for the Sky

Are Drone Flyers the New Rebels?

A decade ago, a tech-obsessed operator of a small, electronic, remote-guided aircraft would have been considered a geek with a model airplane hobby. These days, they’re building drones—and they’re not geeks, they’re rebels. Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as they are known by enthusiasts and lawmakers, are now more advanced and powerful enough to… Read more »

Hawaii – Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator Team up for Third Startup Paradise Demo Day


(Honolulu, HI) Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator, both Hawaii based accelerator programs, recently celebrated their third partnered demo day branded StartupParadise at Iolani School’s Sullivan Center. In an effort to drive more resources like mentors, talent and investments to the Hawaii market, Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator drew the interest of 500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure… Read more »

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Will Join Steve Case on ‘Rise of the Rest Road Trip’


It was announced yesterday that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join Steve Case on his Rise of the Rest Road Trip, the four-city tour through developing startup ecosystems (Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Nashville) in an effort to spotlight the successes of startups outside of Silicon Valley. Pritzker – who also serves as the chair… Read more »

Those Are Some Cool Wireless Charging Pants


The world’s first pair of wireless mobile-charging trousers was unveiled this week in London as part of a new collaboration between Microsoft Inc. and British fashion designer Adrien Sauvage. The trousers, described as a “wearable chino” by Sauvage to Business Insider, have been fitted with a wireless charging plate from the Nokia DC-50, dismantled and reassembled… Read more »

urBin: On-Demand Storage Makes Your Life a Little Easier


New York City is known as “The City that Never Sleeps,” and if you ask anyone who lives in the Big Apple, they’ll also tell you that it’s a “city of small apartments and crowded rooms.” Even city-dwellers who are creative with space still might not have enough room to store all of their items…. Read more »

Top 5 Most Useless Websites, According To Teens


Think you’re surfing the web with the cool kids? If one or more of your most visited site is on the list below, your probably not. A research led by Startup Niche surveyed the teens on their media habits, and the findings shed a light on the tech companies have the attention of tomorrow’s savvy users. It’s no surprise that… Read more »

Will.I.Am, Bill Nye, and a Robot Giraffe: Just a Few Things We Saw at the White House Maker Faire


Yesterday, we got to check out the inaugural White House Maker Faire. In an effort to raise awareness about the growing maker community across the country and its lasting impact on American manufacturing and entrepreneurship, President Obama invited innovators from more than 25 states to showcase their products to all the important people in Washington,… Read more »

Y Combinator’s Sam Altman on Founder Depression: “You’re not alone, and you shouldn’t be ashamed.”


In a blog post written last weekend, Y Combinator president Sam Altman brought to light the necessity for startup founders to talk about the issues they’re facing and the emotions they’re feeling rather repressing these notions of depression. Reporting on and writing about the startup scene has been a truly rewarding experience for me. Oftentimes,… Read more »