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Silicon Students’ Crowdfunding Campaign Will Improve Their Young-Entrepreneur School

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There seems to be no shortage of early-stage entrepreneurs these days, but many find themselves relegated to isolated environments. It can be difficult to find like-minded peers and experienced entrepreneurs who might be able to help them bring an idea to fruition. Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa and Edouard Foussier co-founded an organization, Silicon Students, to tackle this very… Read more »



Two Ways to Look at the NYC Tech Scene

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This Wednesday, August 27, Tech Cocktail is holding its NYC Mixer & Startup Showcase at the Center for Social Innovation.  If you’re in any way involved in the startup scene – whether investor, founder, employee, or general enthusiast – then you’re aware that one of the top debates that go on in this space is… Read more »


App Developers Rejoice: Uber Launches an API

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On August 20, Uber announced the official launch of their API; developers now have access to many of the primitive features that power Uber’s ride sharing platform. And the API launch is perfectly in line with Uber’s mission to bring transportation as reliable as running water to everyone, everywhere. “While simple on the surface, the… Read more »



Personal’s ‘Fill It’ Now Available on Mobile for Form Filling On the Go

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In June, DC-based Personal – a startup that provides people with a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files – launched Fill It, a database replete with forms of any and all types, with an infrastructure that allows for secure and automatic form-filling. Today, the company launched Fill It Mobile, giving users that same… Read more »


Miami-Based Movéo Launches Transportation Service in Colombia

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Miami-based ground transportation company Movéo announced its expansion into Colombia, Latin America’s third largest economy. The company will provide travelers access to 300+ executive vehicles with top-flight service. Offering everything from airport transfers and daily charters to event transportation logistics and security details, Movéo provides discerning riders a seamless, world-class experience. “At the end of the… Read more »


Step into This 3D Body Scanner at Your Gym

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The human body changes after a workout, and in the past there hasn’t been a way for people to see those changes in action, but soon there will be. Two young entrepreneurs are helping you reach a new level of fitness with their VFit scanner. “We are using 3D scanning to accurately show how the… Read more »


Advertise to a Student Audience with College Press Club

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Wishing there was a way to lower your advertising costs and connect with young potential customers at the same time? Thanks to Boulder-based startup College Press Club, there now is. College Press Club connects college newspaper publishers with advertisers. Instead of calling each publication individually, or hiring a costly broker to make the connections, advertisers… Read more »


Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

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Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest U.S. bank will make a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000… Read more »


Humin Wants to Replace Your Contacts App

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There is nothing more awkward than meeting someone again and not remembering their name and barely their face. For some reason, in business we are constantly networking and meeting people, yet we are expected to remember everyone we meet. If it were up to San Francisco-based Humin, you shouldn’t have to remember, but your smartphone… Read more »


The Crowd Puts Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad to Question in San Francisco

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During our Startup Mixology launch, we stopped in San Francisco for a rousing fireside chat with both Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad. Frank Gruber led the two through some great discussion topics before turning the microphones over to the crowd for a Q&A session. The crowd pressed Belmont and Conrad with some very interesting questions from how… Read more »


DC’s iStrategyLabs Creates Facebook’s ‘Mentions Box’ for Celebrity Video Interaction at Emmys

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This afternoon, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Corbett posted a Mashable article about Facebook’s Mentions Box device that Facebook plans to use on the red carpet at Monday’s Emmy Awards. It seems, however, that Facebook was not actually the ones in charge of creating the device; rather, it comes straight from no other than the brilliant minds… Read more »