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NYC’s CommonBond Will Match Pencils of Promise Donations Today

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For today only, Pencils of Promise – a non-profit organization focused on building schools and increasing access to education opportunities through the creation of sustainable programs in the developing world – is partnering with New York City-based startup, CommonBond, on a 24-hour matching campaign that will fund its scholarships for students in Ghana, Laos, and Guatemala. The… Read more »


Steve Case-Backed Andela Launches to Bridge Global Skills Gap in Software Development

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The Andela Institute, a talent accelerator that’s focused on closing the global skills gap in software development, has launched today. Andela looks toward the developing world to recruit promising top developers and then connecting them with top global employers. Today’s launch is held in synchrony with the announcement of the closing of a seed round of funding…. Read more »


Jetaport: An Easier and Cheaper Way to Book Hotel Blocks

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I love going on vacations. I also love my friends and family. Combining the two elements, however, is not something I particularly enjoy. It’s not that I don’t want to spend time with these people in some new part of the world; I really just hate having to deal with the logistics behind such trips…. Read more »


Poacht Automates Job Search for Top Candidates

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  Job search: we all must do it.  But the harder you work, the less time you have to look!  And how is your next employer to find you, if you don’t even have time to get your name out there?  Yet, despite the preponderance of apps and websites that help us SPEND our money,… Read more »



Inside the Company Culture of Meetup

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At any given moment, something like 2,000 meetups are going on simultaneously around the world. Meetup has a whopping 18.95 million members who are part of over 170,00 groups in 176 countries. Managing this flurry of activity are 123 employees, mostly based in Meetup’s New York City headquarters. They also have scattered team members in Philadelphia, Providence,… Read more »


First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Upworthy as Guest Curator

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After raising a hefty $8 million Series A last year, Upworthy has become one of New York City’s fastest growing Series A-backed startups. The virality of their content has certainly pushed the company in this top position, and can attribute such success in part to the work of its curators – the ones in charge… Read more »



GLAMSQUAD and Uber Team Up to Offer $40 On-Demand Hair and Beauty Services for New York Fashion Week

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Nowadays it seems that Uber is literally everywhere and doing everything. This past weekend, the company partnered with Casper to deliver mattresses during one of the busiest moving seasons of the year. Now, Uber has partnered with New York’s GLAMSQUAD to bring on-demand combined hair and make-up services right to your home, office, or gym for… 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 »


Two Ways to Look at the NYC Tech Scene

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This Wednesday, August 27, Tech Cocktail is holding its NYC Mixer & Startup Showcase at the Center for Social Innovation.  If you’re in any way involved in the startup scene – whether investor, founder, employee, or general enthusiast – then you’re aware that one of the top debates that go on in this space is… Read more »