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Albus Dumbledore’s 10 Magical Quotes for Startup Founders

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I don’t care if your child is reading it, or if you are secretly fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The series contains lessons on leadership and life that you can take directly to your startup. The wise old Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizandry, somehow has all the right words… Read more »



Pitch Deck Podcast Inspires Startups to Sharpen their Capital-Seeking Game

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Gavin McCulley noticed a problem. Founders have a difficult time raising capital. This is nothing new to people living startuplife, but it doesn’t mean that this problem needs to be perpetuated. Sometimes, the difficulty lies in the fact that the business dosen’t deserve or warrant being funded, but MANY times you’ve got a great team, a great concept,… Read more »


Post-Technological Revolution: The Speed of Life

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The Technological Revolution has vastly changed the way we do things. Life moves at a faster pace, and who’s complaining? Those engaging in international business used to have to fly to all different countries for meetings. Video calling capabilities have greatly facilitated the practice of international business and minimized the need for actual travel. With… Read more »



The 5 Coolest Lifestyle Apps Ever

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Lifestyle apps never cease to be released that will make us all happier, healthier, more spoiled, more connected, and simply take  life to the next level. In today’s world there’s no shame in using technology to upgrade your quality of life, especially when a recent study suggests there’s a link between overall happiness and Internet connectivity. Check out the… Read more »


Season 2 of Emmy-Nominated ‘The Future Starts Here’ Premieres Today

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The Emmy-nominated online series, The Future Starts Here, premiered today. Created by Webby Awards founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, the series documents what it’s like to be a person living in our modern, digital age, exploring the ways through which technology has affected the ways we interact with the world around us. “For our second season,… Read more »



Photo Editing Options in the SnapChat World

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We can all see that visual media is storming our world, especially through the rise of social media giants like SnapChat, Pinterest, and Instagram. As we become drawn towards communicating through photos, check out the newest photo editing programs to keep ahead of the photo game. What’s new for desktop? Picktorial has gained a lot of… Read more »



Infographic: Women in Technology Then and Now

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The IT industry has got a bit of catching up to do when it comes to women in the workplace, as they represent half of the workforce worldwide, but only occupy a quarter of the jobs in Information Technology. The STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) seem to be a good example of where… Read more »


Calling All Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis Entrepreneurs – Get Quoted in Tech Cocktail

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We’ve heard a lot about what accelerators can do for an individual startup. A product that’s doomed to failure suddenly becomes something with great potential. A pitch wows investors at demo day and attracts promises of big checks right on the spot. A startup is convinced to bring on a cofounder and turns into a multi-billion-dollar company…. Read more »


Nashville Gamer Startup OverDog raises $2M in Funding

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Nashville-based startup OverDog Inc. raised $2 million in a new round of funding from Atlas Venture, Chicago Ventures and founders of gaming companies Zynga and Machinima. OverDog allows sports fan to game with people with common interests rather than anonymous ones. OverDog’s app pits sports fans against professional athletes and other fans on video games.  Nashville  is… Read more »


Don’t Work for a Startup You Wouldn’t Start Yourself

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From the outside, startups appear to have none of the rules that make corporate life such a drag. They shun dress codes, knock down cubicle walls in favor of open floor plans, and replace the tired cafeteria menu with free catered food. Most importantly, in just a few years’ worth of work, the company’s first… Read more »