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A Prediction on the Future of the Connected Car

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The connected car trend has been dominating the tech spheres lately, and this year’s SXSW was no exception. And while it had its anticipated place among most of the SXSW fanfare, Dr. Chandra Bhat, Director of Transportation Research at UT Austin, brought the connected car to light in a very different way. During his sessions… Read more »




GE Opens a Pop-Up 3D Printing Lab in Downtown DC

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The GE Garages DC program officially launches today, with a pop-up, collaborative fabrication lab in downtown Washington, DC. The program provides individuals with some hands-on experience with various manufacturing technologies, including laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC mills, and injection molders. Starting today, visitors can take part in several on-site activities, such as building smartphone cases using GE’s… Read more »


Vote YES to Help Uber Launch in Miami!

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Two important bills that could bring Uber closer to launching its services in Miami will be up for consideration in the Florida Senate next week. In an email to Florida supporters, Uber asked state residents to vote YES to two legislations that would remove “antiquated regulations” and would instead provide consumers with “choice and increase transportation options.”… Read more »




.CO Acquired By Neustar

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Today .CO Internet, the popular domain, just announced they have been acquired by Neustar. In a blog post, CEO and co-founder Juan Diego Calle shared the news in saying: “In our desire to take .CO to the next level, we are confident that now is the perfect time to join forces with Neustar.” Neustar is… Read more »


Surf, Sun, and Startups – San Diego is Becoming a Major Player: Part 2

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What could be better than having a strong university in your city that inspires students to explore an entrepreneurial future? The only thing I can think of would be having 3 universities that work both independently and collaboratively to fuel students’ entrepreneurial goals. Between The University of San Diego (USD), San Diego State University (SDSU),… Read more »



SMPLE Is Like a Social Media Consultant for Small Businesses

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Many years and hundreds of startups later, small businesses still seem to be struggling to get online. SMPLE is attempting to tackle this problem with a unique, DIY twist. The general challenge most local business owners face is figuring out how to get their business online. While it might seem straightforward to most tech-savvy people… Read more »


Trey Bowles: Dallas is “Exploding” with Entrepreneurial Activity

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!  In two years, says Trey Bowles, Dallas will be the fastest-growing ecosystem in the country. “What we’re really seeing is this explosion of entrepreneurial activity,” he says. Bowles… Read more »


Katiri Zuluaga and Springboard Enterprises Are Supporting Female-Led Startups

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! It has been over 50 years since the President’s Commission on the Status of Women was established under President Kennedy’s New Frontier and led to the official end of discriminatory policies affecting… Read more »


Wyncode Accelerates Coding to Fill Talent Gap for Miami Tech Startups

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Update: CareCloud, a cloud-based Healthcare IT Solutions firm based in Miami, partners up with Wyncode to give students  more than half their tuition as a hiring bonus. South Florida’s first brick and mortar coding school, Wyncode, announces a nine-week development boot camp to teach students computer programming skills and how to create their own web apps… Read more »


DC Startup ID.me Raises $7.5M in New Venture Funding

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Security startup, ID.me, has reportedly raised $7.5 million in new venture funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. This funding follows the $1.2 million grant that the company received from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology this past September. According to the SEC filing, the Mclean, VA-based digital verification network has raised upwards of $10.4 million total, with… Read more »