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Get the Scoop: Guide To Downtown Las Vegas

Guide to Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas, and all its revitalized glory, is still here and still kicking – despite the recent headlines in some other publications. The Downtown Project and all the restaurants, small businesses, and tech companies that sprouted from it are still here and still building every day. We welcome you to take a look at… Read more »


From Kickstarter to Apple Stores with olloclip

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In 2011, with everyone carrying a phone in their pockets, longtime product developer and photographer Patrick O’Neill took it upon himself to make mobile phone photography better. O’Neill decided to launch the product on Kickstarter, called olloclip, that features a simple iPhone 4 lens that houses a fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens all in one. In no time… Read more »


Healthcare Startup Cohealo Raises $9M Series A Funding

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Boston-based Cohealo announced it raised $9 million Series A round led by Romulus Capital and Miami-based Krillion Ventures. The funding was composed of both equity and convertible note financing. Cohealo is a cloud-based sharing platform that enables hospitals to more efficiently manage medical devices. They currently manage the inventory at 70 hospitals in a number of health systems,… Read more »


Here’s a Preview of the Celebrate Schedule

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It’s official everybody, we’re only days away from the kickoff of our annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference. We’ve spent the last few months lining up one hell of a schedule for this year’s conference, and we’re dying to kick things off with all of you. In an effort to give you, the people, a choice… Read more »


Tech Competitions Offer Money to Stir Community-Focused Innovation

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Nothing like a challenge to get some great minds going. This week two foundations have launched national challenges aimed at creating innovative solutions to help local communities. The Knight Foundation announced the Knight Cities Challenge to offers applicants a chance to share in $5 million by focusing on the question, “What’s your best idea to make cities more… Read more »



Forget Typing: Log in Anywhere With Just a Fingerprint

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Recently Splikity launched their platform on iOS 8, bringing a new service to users that safely and securely stores and syncs usernames and passwords. In short, it’s a password solution for iOS 8 and the iPhone6, but it also uses TouchID to enter passwords inside of mobile Safari. Designed and built out for the everyday… Read more »


Is Your Airbnb Rent Too Damn High?

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It’s all about supply and demand: when there is an event in a city, prices for hotel accommodations increase drastically. And if it’s up to San Francisco-based startup Beyond Pricing, that should also be true for Airbnb hosts. Beyond Price helps Airbnb hosts & owners maximize the performance of their rental properties by using a pricing model similar… Read more »


Lowering the Barriers to Tech: Why Digital.NYC Isn’t Just a Mere Website to Scoff At

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At a press event yesterday in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, unveiled Digital.NYC, a one-stop digital platform where people can learn anything and everything about the NYC tech scene. But starting just minutes after the end of the event, I already heard and read negative comments ridiculing the public-private initiative. While some of this criticism… Read more »


SmartMat Ensures That Yoga Will Never be the Same Again: In a Good Way

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Yoga: it’s everywhere. But more important than how many people join yoga studios every day is the fact that the yoga industry is worth a collective $27 billion. That’s going to open some great opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the industry. SmartMat sees the power inherent in incorporating technology into our exercise routines: it’s something that began… Read more »



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

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Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the time, the Boston tech guide wasn’t yet available, but an email… Read more »


The Winners of CEA’s Innovation Entrepreneur Award Are…

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced the winners of the Innovation Entrepreneur Award during the Keynote Luncheon at Innovate!. Launched in 2012 by CEA’s flagship It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and the CEA Small Business Council, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and businesses with revenues under $30 million and the contributions they make to… Read more »


A Positive Company Culture is Crucial for Success

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According to the 2013 State of the Workplace Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at work. Further, the poll highlights how a disengaged workforce negatively impacts a company’s financial results. If there’s one major takeaway from this poll it’s that a strong and positive company culture is crucial for success,… Read more »