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Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startup [Poll]

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Downtown Las Vegas is home to part of the Tech Cocktail team along with many other passionate tech enthusiasts. So we’re excited to host another Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase & Mixer event where the community will get to mix and mingle, while also helping us select which startups will qualify for our national competition, Tech Cocktail Celebrate!  This month,… Read more »



DC’s iStrategyLabs to Open NYC Office in DUMBO, Brooklyn

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In a newsletter written earlier today, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Peter Corbett announced that the company is opening an office in NYC. According to the post, Corbett will lead the NYC office and will split his time accordingly between DC and NYC. The new office will be based in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The news comes just a month after the… Read more »


5 Ways to Enjoy Your Staycation in South Florida

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Summer is here! For some, this means taking time off to go on a family holiday or some exotic getaway… Of course, that was before you launched your own business, and vacations became a major expense/luxury/unlikelihood. Don’t worry, you can still relax and have fun in the Magic City at an affordable price. Here are five tips that… Read more »



Steve Case-backed Automated Insights Raises $5.5M Series B, Lands Deal with Associated Press

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Automated Insights, a platform that translates Big Data content into plain English, announced yesterday that it had raised a $5.5 million Series B round of financing, as well as landed a deal with The Associated Press. This round of funding was led by Osage Venture Partners. Other participants in this round include Samsung Venture Investment Corporation,… Read more »


Are Sketchy Weirdos Trying to Friend You on Facebook? Tell Them to FakeOFF!

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Has this happened to you? You accidentally confirm a stranger’s request to become friends on Facebook, only to realize that “friend” is a total fake. According to recent studies, between 10-20 percent of Facebook’s more than 1.35 billion users are inauthentic. That’s right – these phony Facebook users are either wholly constructed or stolen. Recently… Read more »


IssuWorks Will is Hosting An Atypical Series A Funding Round Via Crowdfunder

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Since leaving his role as the former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ, David Weild has been busy with a new project. Weild recently started a new venture, IssuWorks, and decided to launch their Series A funding round on the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder over traditional means of funding. “David and IssuWorks share our values for improving access to capital… Read more »




Reduce Your Utility Use with Sol Vista  

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How much would you pay to reduce your utility use by 1420% per year? That astronomical reduction is exactly what The Bernstein Companies have realized since they became Sol Vista’s first client in 2010. Sol Vista enabled The Bernstein Companies to leverage a $25,000 investment in efficiency measures into annual savings of $300,000 and a… Read more »



Loyalty Rewards Company Belly Announces International Expansion into Canada

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It was announced this morning that loyalty rewards company Belly has expanded internationally, launching 50 locations in the Vancouver market. This is the company’s first move beyond the United States. Since its founding in 2011, the Chicago-based company has gained more than 3 million members, who have redeemed more than 1 million rewards through its loyalty rewards mobile app. Belly’s loyalty… Read more »


Steve Case: “A decade from now, all venture firms will have regional strategies”

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America Online co-founder and CEO of Revolution Steve Case was recently interviewed by Bloomberg, where he gave an update on his “Rise of the Rest” tour. The tour started in Detroit, continued to Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Nashville where he met local entrepreneurs who took part of a startup pitch competition. He is investing $100,000 in winning startups of each city…. Read more »