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6 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Bali


When I went to Bali this January, I was expecting a peaceful getaway. I was working remotely, and I figured that all my interviews with entrepreneurs would be over the phone, juggling a 13-hour time difference. I didn’t expect to land in a small hub of entrepreneurship, a place that digital nomads from across the… Read more »

DC’s 2014 Spring Startup Weekend: Recap and Winners


Looking for the next Airbnb? You just might find it at Startup Weekend DC. This past weekend at WeWork DC – Wonder Bread Factory, 13 new startups were created, money was made, $25k was invested, and three months of rent was waved away for one lucky startup. The Judges Panel: Benjamin Wald @benjaminswald – Managing Partner… Read more »

Digital DC Has $25K-250K Grants Up for Grabs [VIDEO]


This is an advertorial sponsored by Digital DC, who hosted the Digital DC Day Party with us at SXSW. On March 5, DC mayor Vincent Gray unveiled Digital DC, an economic development initiative and marketing campaign to promote DC as the leading tech startup community. Perhaps the biggest announcement was a $1 million fund, which will provide grants between $25,000 and $250,000 to companies located in a… Read more »

DC’s Marketing Software Firm Vocus is Acquired for $446.5M


DC’s Vocus today announced it has agreed to be acquired for $446.5 million. Chicago-based GTCR is the buyer and will enjoy a premium of 48 percent on Vocus’ closing share price of $12.18. “For our shareholders, this agreement provides an opportunity to realize cash value for their shares at a significant premium to historical share… Read more »

Can Slyce Take Down Amazon Flow in Image Recognition Shopping?


It’s weird to think about now, but just a few years ago, the technology behind things like Google Glass still seemed unlikely to most of us — heck, even the functions of which our smartphones are now capable would’ve been deemed flukes in the universe’s timeline: products of luck rather than human-backed technological advancement. Nowadays,… Read more »

Chef’s Roll: The LinkedIn for Chefs is Thriving in San Diego


Chef’s Roll was founded by Thomas Keslinke and Frans van der Lee as the self-proclaimed LinkedIn for chefs. It’s marketed worldwide to chefs and culinary professionals as a way to tell their story, showcase their talent, and connect with anybody from potential customers to casting producers. “Websites like this are gold to casting producers,” says… Read more »

Startup World Highlights #MiamiTech Virtues


Startup World recently released a video that highlights Miami’s virtues as a growing tech hub. The video includes interviews with Gaping Void founder Hugh McLeod, Venture Hive founder Susan Amat, and LiveNinja CEO Will Weinraub discussing the advantages of living and working in Miami. #MiamiTech, feel some love. Startup World brought their global startup pitch competition to Miami, with… Read more »