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10 Startups Unveil at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

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On Wednesday, Techstars Chicago held demo day for its Summer 2014 class of startups. Managing director Troy Henikoff and cofounder Sam Yagan referred to the ten presenting startups as the “best class ever,” according to a report by Built in Chicago. Announced in May, the Techstars Chicago Summer 2014 class is made up of six companies from Chicago,… Read more »


6 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Buenos Aires

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Che, it’s true, Buenos Aires is a great place to startup! Given the city’s low cost of living, high quality of technology talent, as well as being an excellent location choice for foreigners to live, Buenos Aires (also known as BA) is attracting more startups than ever before. There are a few reasons why. 1. Reasonable cost… Read more »



New York City’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

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Last night we held yet another amazing Mixer & Startup Showcase in the Big Apple. At New York City’s Center for Social Innovation, the latest and greatest batch of startups innovating out of New York had an opportunity to hop on stage and pitch their ideas before an excited and energetic crowd. We want to thank… Read more »


DreamsCloud Raises $2M in Series A Funding

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Finding the meanings to your dreams is great for business. For DreamsCloud, their dream in only beginning. DreamsCloud, an online platform to monitor and track dreams, announced today that it has raised USD $2 million in funding. The round was led by Sphere Capital Holding, and the company intends to use the money to continue… Read more »


Venture For America Announces Miami Fellows

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Venture For America has announced the first batch of fellows coming to Miami. The nonprofit organization works to connect recent grads with startups. They recently expanded their program to Miami thanks to The Knight Foundation’s funding of USD $126,000 VFA focuses on growing entrepreneurial communities with low cost of living, and the program has been in places in cities… Read more »



BizzieMe Creates Branded Apps to Engage Kids in Restaurants

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Keeping kids satisfied and entertained while dining out is almost as important as catering to those who are actually paying the tab (we’re going on the assumption that most preschoolers don’t have credit cards). The maze-covered paper placemats of our childhoods are now kind of gauche. Today’s generation of kids choose tablets over coloring books and could benefit from a higher level… Read more »



New York Angel Investors Bank $350,000 on Intellectual Property

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Traklight, a platform that provides cloud-based software for identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP), yesterday announced that they have raised $350,000 of angel funding from New York investors. Part of the appeal for the investors is the fact that Traklight is used by both entrepreneurs with valuable IP as well as lawyers, law firms, and… Read more »


ID.me Gets FICAM Approval to Enable Single Sign-On for Government Services

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ID.me has announced this morning that the Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program has approved the company as an accredited Credential Service Provider. With the FICAM approval, ID.me can now offer US citizens a way to securely access government benefits and services online through a simple Single Sign-On. This is a… Read more »


Mobile Makers Academy is Putting Coding on the Curriculum in These Chicago High Schools

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Back in 2012, Mobile Makers Academy launched in Chicago to offer people the opportunity to become iOS developers through its initial ten-week program offering. Since then, they’ve condensed their iOS Bootcamp to eight weeks, teach students to code in both Objective-C and Apple’s new Swift programming language,  and have even launched a program that enables… Read more »