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MIT is Hosting a Breast Pump Hackathon This Weekend

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For a device that’s supposed to help new mothers everywhere (and for something that’s been around since the mid-19th century), breast pumps sure haven’t gotten any better at doing their job. While the main goal of a breast pump is to literally pump milk out of a breast, in order to, you know, provide milk… 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 »


Meet the Newest Batch of Hottest Showcasing Startup Winners

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Drumroll please… Who’s competing in Las Vegas…here are the results!   Tech Cocktail recently launched a poll to find out who’s Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Charleston, Detroit and Fargo hottest startups. The winners will represent the cities mentioned at Tech Cocktail Celebrate on October 6-7 in downtown Las Vegas. Each city will have two startups competing at Celebrate, including a booth… Read more »


Miami-Based Symptify to Showcase at Health 2.0

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South Florida’s tech scene is starting to get noticed, especially when it comes to medical and health startups. Miami-based startup Symptify announced today that it has been invited to present at the prestigious 2014 Health 2.0 Annual Conference being held this week in Santa Clara, California. Symptify is a self-evaluative online health tool where users can learn about… Read more »


Boise Accelerator Collabortank to Provide Resources for Local Startups

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A coalition of successful business owners and educators have joined forces to create Collabortank, a startup accelerator at Boise Hub co-working space for entrepreneurs. The Boise accelerator comes at a time when the city is starting to get national attention as a growing tech hub, recently ranked top 5 “under-the-radar tech hubs” in the United States. The accelerator, in collaboration… Read more »



DreamIt Austin Accelerator is Taking Applications

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DreamIt Ventures aims to help accomplished entrepreneurs build great companies. While the Philly program is in full swing, the accelerator program in Austin is taking applications for the 2015 cycle. This is the third year of DreamIt Austin; in the past, Austin classes have included participants from Brazil, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, and Israel. “The… Read more »



See Matt Galligan, Neil Patel, SmartThings Cofounder Jeff Hagins, & More at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference

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Smart home startup SmartThings was acquired by Samsung just a month ago, and in another three weeks, cofounder and CTO Jeff Hagins will be joining us at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas. On October 6-7, Celebrate Conference will gather hundreds of attendees, industry leaders, and inspiring speakers in downtown Vegas. You’re invited to: Meet the… Read more »


MagicCube’s Sam Shawki Joins YellowPepper

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Miami-based mobile banking and payment platform YellowPepper announced today that Sam Shawki will join the company’s board of Directors. Shawki is the founder and CEO of MagicCube, a device security for e-commerce & mobile commerce.  Prior to founding MagicCube, Shawki was head of Visa’s Global Remote Payments. “In the last two years alone, YellowPepper has… Read more »



Neil Young Wants to Party With PonoMusic Investors

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Not too long ago I reported on Crowdfunder’s affiliated efforts with musician Neil Young to launch a crowdfunding for equity campaign aimed at raising a Series A funding round for PonoMusic. To date the campaign has hundreds of backers with $5.45 million in investment commitments; the initial goal was $4 million. Due to overwhelming interest… Read more »



Patrick Fitzgerald: Entrepreneur Profile

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Patrick Fitzgerald wears many hats — he’s an entrepreneur, teaches entrepreneurship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the managing director at DreamIt Ventures Philly. “I have been an advisor on the side for a while at DreamIt,” says Fitzgerald. “When they asked me to get on board to run the… Read more »