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Local Motors Strikes A Marketing Partnership With TechShop

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Following their involvement with the first ever White House Maker Faire, Local Motors has announced a newly forged marketing partnership with TechShop. As part of an ongoing celebration of a Nation of Makers, this new collaboration will bring together two like-minded communities of makers while empowering the development of new products via online and physical… Read more »


Miami Dade College to Launch Idea Center and Incubator on Campus

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Miami Dade College announces plans to open a new entrepreneurship center, the Idea Center, in September. The Idea Center @MDC will be  headed by entrepreneur Leandro Finol, and it will be the college’s hub for entrepreneurship for 165,000 students. The center will also have a venture incubator, called CREATE, with programming and resources to help nurture and… Read more »


Pyne is the Tinder of Social Polling: Leveraging Simple User Interface Design in a Competitive Market

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Designing a product – any product, whether that’s the next architectural masterpiece or the next Uber/Pandora/AirBnB for #whateveryourface – requires that one understand that simplicity trumps complexity. When the intention is for people to actually interact with your app regularly and frequently, you have to ensure that it’s easy to understand and simple to use…. Read more »


Evonne Heyning On Fostering Skills Based On Experiences [Video]

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Evonne Heyning of Eddefy was in Las Vegas Downtown project as part of Tech Cocktail’s Sessions, where she talked creating a platform that would help people thrive based on their experiences. Eddefy is an online tool that provides tool that foster collective intelligence to facilitate personalized lifelong learning and skill-building “The experience is what often changes us… Read more »


Shipster is Re-Imagining America’s Shipping Status Quo

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Shipster has taken it upon their shoulders to reimagine America’s shipping and delivery status quo. They leverage excess capacity of shipping and transport companies to create an algorithmic, cross-country shipping network. They have built an app to go along with their dream that allows businesses of consumers to simply submit a picture of any item… Read more »


Washington Univeristy Startup Schoology Raises $15M From Intel Capital

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The St. Louis Business Journal today reported on yet another Washington University startup that has achieved greatness. Schoology comes to us from the Wash U entrepreneurship course led by Clifford Holekamp and has since raised $15 million by Intel Capital. “We are in a golden age for education technology, and Schoology is at the forefront, driving innovation… Read more »


SupplyBid Wants to Be A Multi-Billion Dollar B2B Platform

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Sam Sinai, founder of SupplyBid, tells me that it can be very difficult for electrical manufacturers and contractors to get the components they need or make good use of their excess inventory. Part of that issue comes from the fact that technology and entrepreneurship has left this niche industry behind. That’s what SupplyBid seeks to… Read more »



Posto7 Raises $925K In Seed Round Funding

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Miami-based startup Posto7 has raised $925K via convertible notes from NXTP Labs and other investors in New York City, San Francisco, Brazil and Miami. This announcement comes as Posto7 finishes NXTP Labs’ accelerator program in Buenos Aires. Posto7 app is currently in beta, and it helps you share with friends your favorite restaurants, hotels, and nightlife venues…. Read more »


Code Fever Expands Program to Low-Income High School Students

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today a US $75,000 grant to Miami-based nonprofit Code Fever. Code Fever helps high school students to code, learn and build technology within their communities. This grant will help expand the coding and entrepreneurial training program to local students and parents from low-income neighborhoods. “Our sole objective is… Read more »


CareCloud Receives $25.5 Million Debt Financing Commitment

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Miami-based healthcare technology provider CareCloud announced today that it has received a $25.5 million debt financing commitment from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. “This commitment will enable us to accelerate the expansion of our technology solutions and further our strategic objective of providing the industry’s first modern cloud-based platform for healthcare,” says R. Scott Lentz, CFO of CareCloud…. Read more »


Post Shark Tank, The Bouqs Brings in $6 Million

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The Bouqs, a Los Angeles based cut-to-order online flower company, exited ABC’s Shark Tank show with no funding from any of the big time sharks. But they didn’t let that stop them from tasting success. They announced today, as reported by PandoDaily, that they have raised a successful Series A funding round at $6 million…. Read more »



One Month Raises $770K for Accelerated Code Learning Platform

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One Month, an NYC-based online education platform that provides one month’s worth of courses on front-end web development, coding, and growth hacking, has raised $770,000 in seed funding. Investors in this round of financing include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder. Initially founded as One Month Rails, focused on… Read more »