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MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

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“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston has one of the greatest startup communities in the world.” Last… Read more »




Judge Strikes Down Uber Restraining Order in Las Vegas

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The powerful cab lobby, the Nevada Taxicab Authority, and the Nevada Attorney General did not prevail against Uber in a Las Vegas District Court today, when Judge Douglas Herndon, himself a former Prosecutor, said the Nevada Attorney General’s office failed to show that Uber was causing “irreparable harm” to public safety. However, judges in Washoe County (the… Read more »





Cities are Responsible for Educating Their Entrepreneurial Community

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During the panel “Building an Entrepreneurial Community” at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, Sarah Evans sat down with individuals from four very different, but successful, entrepreneurial communities. Joining Evans on stage was Matt Haggman from the Knight Foundation; John Curtis, Mayor of Provo, Utah; Lisa Besserman, founder of Startup Buenos Aires; and Melissa Withers, chief of… Read more »


Wix.com Acquires OpenRest to Expand Online and Mobile Ordering to Restaurants

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The Cloud-based web development platform, Wix.com, has announced this morning that it has acquired OpenRest, a startup that gives restaurant owners the ability to easily create online ordering and mobile ordering solutions. The acquisition allows Wix to further expand into other industry verticals while expanding the range of its product offering. In August of this year, Wix… Read more »


My Dealer Service Helps Build Consumer Confidence in Auto Service

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My Dealer Service, a web-based app that works on all smartphones and mimics the look and feel of a native smartphone app, gives customers real-time updates—via text and/or email—on the status of their vehicle while it is at a service department for repair. After a customer drops off their vehicle, repair workers conduct standard diagnostics… Read more »


Bharat Vasan: Your Goal is Not to Acquire More Customers, But Happy Customers [VIDEO]

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In a conversation about the intricacies of the investor-investee relationship, Charles Hudson (partner at SoftTech VC) and Bharat Vasan (COO of August) told the audience at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference that the dynamic needs to be balanced for the sake of the company’s growth.  Especially if you’re an early-stage, hardware startup. “It’s the job of management and the board… Read more »


Deliver Lean & Ginny Bakes Join the Endeavor Network of High-Impact Entrepreneurs

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Endeavor Miami announced that Scott Harris, founder of DeliverLean, and Ginny, Steve, and Mike Simon from Ginnybakes are the latest additions to its portfolio of selected Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Both companies were picked during Endeavor Global’s 55th International Selection Panel (“ISP”) held from October 22nd to the 24th, in Istanbul, Turkey. The four new Endeavor Miami… Read more »


Rokk3r Labs: Investing in the Entrepreneur, Not the Idea

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One way to get your startup off the ground is to leverage the mentorship and investor relationship opportunities of a startup incubator and accelerator. But that is not the ONLY way to do so, and many times it’s not the best alternative for the startup founder. “There are other alternatives for entrepreneurs to come into… Read more »


The Founder Institute Sets Its Sights on Las Vegas

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The learning doesn’t stop in Downtown Las Vegas. The Founder Institute, the “world’s largest startup accelerator”, has announced a new class meetup featuring leaders in the local tech community. According to the company’s website, the program offers a “structured, 4-month curriculum of weekly training courses and business-building assignments” from which “you graduate the Founder Institute as the Founder… Read more »