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5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Brazil

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Brazil is on fire. The country is currently hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will also be hosting the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But aside from football and beaches, Brazil has a lot to offer companies looking to grow and expand their business. Here are some reasons why you should consider building your startup in… Read more »


App Development Company 10Pearls Buys Gemini Security Solutions

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This morning, it was officially announced that 10Pearls – a software app development company located in Herndon, VA – has acquired Gemini Security Solutions. The acquisition is largely motivated by the company’s recognition that data be kept secure throughout the design and development process than merely being a secondary component. As part of this acquisition, the… Read more »


The VegasTechFund Helps AnyPerk Reach $3 Million in Funding

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The VegasTechFund has just made another big investment. It was reported today by TechCrunch that the Downtown Vegas based group of investors has decided to funnel some big time money into AnyPerk, a former Y Combinator startup geared around employee perks. The VegasTechFund, alongside others, has helped to bring the total funding raised for AnyPerk… Read more »



Pittsburgh’s Rhiza Raises $3M Series A for Big Data Marketing Analytics

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Last week, the Pittsburgh-based Rhiza announced a Series A round of financing valued at $3 million. The round was led by Draper Triangle Ventures. “Rhiza is disrupting the marketing analytics industry with intuitive tools for marketers and salespeople across the entire enterprise at a fraction of the cost,” said Mike Stubler, Managing Director at Draper Triangle… Read more »


Winners of 2014 Knight News Challenge Announced

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The Knight Foundation announced today the winners of the Knight News Challenge at MIT Civic Media Conference in Cambridge, Mass. The winners of the grants are projects aimed at strengthening the internet for free expression and innovation, total awards of $3,466,000. “The successful winners find solution for practical problems,” said Alberto Ibarguen, President and CEO of The Knight Foundation,… Read more »


After $192M IPO, GrubHub’s Mike Evans Embarks on New Venture: Biking Across America

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“I’m quitting my job and riding my bike from Virginia to California!” And so goes the first line in a blog post written earlier this month by GrubHub cofounder Mike Evans. After working on GrubHub these last twelve years, and successfully raising a much higher than anticipated initial public offering of $192 million, Evans has decided to take… Read more »


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?

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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 »


Hands-Free Retail Therapy: Shop X Glassware Launches for Google Glass

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Shop X Glassware Added to MyGlass Google Glass’ exclusive club of finely curated Glassware just debuted a new member: Shop X. Designed to augment your day to day shopping routine, Shop X simplifies a user’s retail experience by enabling hands-free access to shopping lists on-the-go and intelligently sorting items by category. As most Glass developers know, Google’s attention to detail and… Read more »


Tech Partnerships: An Essential Part of Business

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Partnerships are an integral part of doing business.  This is especially true in the tech industry.  Some of the largest companies in the world have partnered at different points in their history, and some continue to partner to this day.  This infographic gives a break down of some of the biggest partnerships in the tech… 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

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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

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(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 »