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Superman With A GoPro Camera

Superman With A GoPro

The GoPro camera, a rugged, versatile sports camera, has made it fairly easy to capture amazing photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter doing extreme sports like surfing, skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding. But what would happen if Superman had a GoPro camera? Well, now we know thanks to a group of Los Angeles filmmakers when they attached… Read more »

DC’s Encore Alert Raises $390K Seed Round Led By NextGen Angels

Encore Alert

Social media analytics platform for enterprise, Encore Alert, announced yesterday that it has closed a $390,000 round in seed funding. The round was led by DC-based NextGen Angels - their first portfolio deal of 2014 (the angel group’s latest highlight since bringing on a managing director earlier this month). “Every day, Encore Alert learns what actions drive results for… Read more »

Pipeline Fellowship Launches in Miami to Train Women Angels

Pipefund Fellowship Miami

This week Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, announced the launch of its Miami program. The program will provide South Florida with resources to train high-net-worth women angel investors with the goal of creating more capital for local startups. “After graduating from Pipeline Fellowship’s angel investing bootcamp, our newly winged angels have continued… Read more »

On-Demand Laundry Service Washio Expands To DC

washio app

I don’t know many people who enjoy doing laundry.  Actually, let me retract that.  I don’t know ANYone who enjoys doing laundry.  It’s a hassle and a time sink, and then you still have to fold everything and put it away.  There are many dry cleaners and laundry services out there to do this pesky… Read more »

Sitting Down With Dwolla’s COO, Charise Flynn


Before Charise Flynn signed on as the COO of Dwolla, she developed the ability to execute and operate at an extremely fast pace during her time as an outside consultant. It comes in quite handy as she works alongside Ben Milne to conquer the never-ending slew of fun and interesting problems that come at them…. Read more »

Learning From Jean Case: How to be Fearless


Jean Case co-created the Case Foundation, where she currently sits as CEO, in 1997 with the desire to make the biggest impact on entrepreneurs that she could. To do so, she centered the driving philosophies of the Case Foundation on the same entrepreneurial approaches she cultivated throughout her own career. To that end, the Case… Read more »

Chicago’s 1871 to Launch FEMtech Startup Incubator to Support Female Entrepreneurs


On Tuesday, Chicago’s 1871 announced that it plans to launch 1871 FEMtech, an incubator specifically created to support women entrepreneurs and to grow the number of female-owned startups. The incubator is another program backed by Google for Entrepreneurs’ #40Forward campaign, an initiative that involves funding 40 organizations to help increase the presence of women entrepreurs in the tech industry. The project… Read more »

Garrett Camp Announces $50 Million Investment in Expa


Today Expa announced that it has successfully raised its first $50 million in funding from a list of big-name investors. Expa founder Garrett Camp, known for founding other notable companies like StumbleUpon and Uber, will put the funding directly toward the design and development of new startup companies. Built as a startup studio, Expa develops… Read more »

‘Startupland’ Documentary Sheds Light on the Human Stories Behind Startups


Last night, at the E Street Landmark Theatre in downtown Washington, DC, the Kickstarter-funded Startupland made its global premiere. Centered on the experiences of early-stage startups going through the accelerator process, the web series offers not just very informative guidance through the startup journey (such as raising capital), but also insight on the touching and relatable human… Read more »

Boston’s Numerous Academic and Institutional Resources Make it a Prime Startup Ecosystem


Northeastern, UMass, Emerson, BU, BC, Tufts, Harvard, MIT… If you’ve ever visited Boston or have ever considered attending a college in the Boston metropolitan area, then I’m sure you’re aware that when it comes to higher ed, Boston is a powerhouse teeming with institutions. From traditional undergrad and graduate institutions to conservatories and research hospitals, the… Read more »

Aussie Entrepreneur Launches Roceteer For Mentoring Downtown Las Vegas Startups

Roceteer launches Downtown Vegas

With one of the fastest growing tech startup ecosystems in the country, there has been an influx of entrepreneurs to the downtown Las Vegas area. This has created a growing need for mentors to help guide new founders. Today, Roceteer (pronounced “rocketeer”) officially launched to provide mentoring assistance to fill this void. Roceteer is founded by… Read more »