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Teens Create Yelp-Like App to Rate Police Brutality

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Cases of police brutality have been making headlines and sparking debate throughout the country. A group of teens from a Georgia high school decided to launch an app aimed at changing the dynamic between law enforcement and communities called Five-O app. The Five-O app empowers citizens to rate, review, and store the details of their… Read more »




UNLV Awarded the Use of Intel’s World-Class Supercomputer Cherry Creek

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Collaboration is one of the foundational precepts of any successful entrepreneurial venture. We’ve seen it in action dozens of times, and we even see initiatives like The Downtown Project cleave to it as part of a personal philosophy, driving them towards major success. We might wager that part of what makes collaboration so important to entrepreneurs is… Read more »



First Trailer of Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’

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Want to get a behind the scenes look at the Edward Snowden story? There is a documentary film titled Citizenfour that follows National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden and his release of classified documents and information to various media outlets. The documentary was directed by filmmaker Laura Poitras, who helped break the news of the NSA’s surveillance programs. Steven Soderbergh was the executive… Read more »


Hawk Attacks Drone: Caught On Film

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Christopher Schmidt found out just what can happen when technology and nature meet. On October 8th, Schmidt was taking his drone for a spin on Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture some film footage of the beautiful fall leaves and foliage. His drone encountered a patrolling hawk and it decided to introduce the drone to the… Read more »



How to Make your SaaS Product Incredibly Sticky

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Do you know what stickiness is?  It’s the quality that every SaaS product needs in order to ensure customer retention and build their customer base into brand evangelists. Which begs the question, what are brand evangelists?  They are the drivers of your message and your best source for quick and easy sales closes.  They’re the… Read more »



Secure Messaging & Email System Criptext to Showcase at IDB

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Last week, one of Venture Hive’s 2014 Accelerator companies, Criptext, was announced as one of the 16 most innovative startups to take part in Demand Solutions, an IDB conference taking place on December 2nd at the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Panamanian startup, Criptext,  is a secure enterprise messaging and email platform that offers an unparalleled level of… Read more »


6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner

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The trend is that governments are not only opening up data, but also their urban planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as collaborators who are well-versed in details once reserved for professionals. Wait – what? That’s right. Civic leaders around the country… Read more »


Serial Entrepreneur Benzion Aboud Selects Rokk3r Labs to Launch His Next Venture, Public Reputation

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Miami-based Rokk3r Labs announced today that they partnered with serial entrepreneur, Benzion Aboud, to launch his latest venture, Public Reputation. Public Reputation is an online reputation management platform that provides businesses of all sizes a solution to help build, manage and monitor their online reputation through a suite of tools and an online review platform. Aboud,… Read more »


6 Things We Can Learn From Kairos Society Fellows

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There are a number of things we can learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, but there’s a group of young entrepreneurs from the Kairos Society that can offer advice as well. According to its site, the well-renowned organization creates “entrepreneurship outlets and opportunities on campuses, in communities, and around the world.” With the Kairos… Read more »