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St. Louis to Host Startup Weekend Education in January


It was recently announced by UP Global that they’ll be hosting a Startup Weekend Education in St. Louis, starting January 16 thru January 18, 2015. The program will focus on fostering ideas to improve education in the St. Louis region. Startup Weekend Education will welcome all potential solutions and give those invested in education the opportunity to… Read more »

Online Crowdfunding Platform and Incubator, Startup Rounds, Announces Final Showcase of Top Consumer Startups

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For consumer-facing startups, there’s no larger validation than having consumers actually purchasing and using your products or services. Hence goes the primary premise behind Startup Rounds, a hybrid crowdfunding platform, startup incubator, and startup competition, which has just announced that January 27th will be the date of its final showcase for its consumer startup competition. “We… Read more »

One Month is Issuing Scholarships for Women in Tech


We recently saw One Month unveil their Cyber Monday deals that offered huge discounts on bundles of their tech-learning courses. Today they’ve announced that on January 1 they’ll be issuing 10 scholarships per month, for an entire year, to women in tech. “It’s amazing how quickly a class can transform someone’s life,” says Mattan Griffel, CEO… Read more »

Kairos and NovoPayment Selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs at Miami


Endeavor selected two new South Florida startups, Kairos and NovoPayment to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs at Miami. The companies were selected during Endeavor’s 56th International Selection Panel, which took place in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove on Monday through Wednesday. It included entrepreneurs being considered for selection, as well as Endeavor mentors, advisors and board members around… Read more »

On-Demand Parking App SpotHero Launches in San Francisco


Chicago-based startup SpotHero announced this week that  San Francisco drivers are now able to use their on-demand parking app when looking for a parking spot in town. SpotHero helps drivers find parking anywhere in the city, and whether it’s self-park or valet, drivers can reserve a spot in advance using the app. On top of that, they can get discounted… Read more »

Passion: The Biggest Startup Myth


What are your favorite startup myths and tall tales? Silicon Valley is not the center of the industry, your local Starbucks is. Minorities, women, and employees over the age of 40 would disagree with the notion that the industry is truly a meritocracy. But the biggest myth, which is heralded by investors and entrepreneurs alike,… Read more »

Techstars++ Launches, Partners With Mayo Clinic


This week David Cohen, CEO of Techstars, rolled out a brand new program with the Mayo Clinic called Techstars++. The new program leverages the already existing network of Techstars corporate partners to provide new business opportunities to post-accelerator program entrepreneurs. Along with the Mayo Clinic, Techstars++ is planning to bring on additional corporate partners soon…. Read more »

Imgur is Gearing up for a Massive 2015 Ad Push, Hires new VP Market Development


Currently Imgur is the fastest-growing image sharing community on the internet, and today they announced the hiring of Steve Patrizi as the VP of Market Development. Patrizi will be responsible for the management and growth of all facets of the ad business including sales, creative services, marketing, ad products, and business development. “Imgur has become one… Read more »

Redefining Detroit as the Startup Mobility Hub of the World


We recently wrote an accelerator report that featured Detroit as one of America’s cities most affected by accelerator presences. Ford Motor Company today announced that they’ll help contribute to the growth in the city by joining Techstars to launch Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit. A startup incubator, Techstars Mobility is aiming to deliver innovative mobility… Read more »

Planning to Visit London? Don’t Miss These Apps!


London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is the most visited city in the world, according to MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. With a growth in visitors around 8%, with an estimated total of 18.69 million international visitors this year. It is safe to assume that if most of these visitors utilized smartphone apps,… Read more »