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Invisible Children to Shut Down in 2015: Lessons for Entrepreneurs

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This week, the nonprofit organization best known for the KONY 2012 campaign, Invisible Children, announced that it will close its San Diego, California, headquarters and cease operations by 2015. In 2012 they became famous with their campaign to “End a War” in Uganda and find Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a violent Christian fundamentalist group led by Joseph Kony. The… Read more »


17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Christmas Work Hours

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On Thanksgiving, we confirmed the fact that entrepreneurs are work addicts and love to check their email between bites of turkey. But is the same thing true of Christmas? Is nothing sacred in this world? Not quite. When I asked entrepreneurs whether they’d be working on Christmas and Christmas Eve, I got a whole lot… Read more »


This Startup Could Be The Final Credit Card Change You Make

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If you are reading this now I would wager you probably have a credit card. I would wager you probably have multiple credit cards. I would wager you have probably used those credit cards throughout this festive holiday season to purchase gifts, gas, a warm hot chocolate, and many other day-to-day purchases people never generally… Read more »


Scrum Methodology Is for Everyone — Not Just Engineers

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In “Silicon Valley,” there’s a scene where Jared, the uptight business adviser, attempts to extoll the virtues of scrum methodology to his pack of misfit programmers. The two engineers stare blankly at Jared as he manically shows them his carefully aligned wall of Post-it note tasks. It’s a funny scene, but it also accurately depicts… Read more »


How Public Is Your Private Information? [Infographic]

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We share way too much personal information online. Sometimes, information that is not meant to be public is made without us even noticing. Even when we think we are being careful with our online data, but even some basic searches can piece your private life together. Want to know how? Check out this infographic:  … Read more »


Wyncode and Global Governance Advisors Launch Pitch Day to Focus on Corporate Governance

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Miami-based Wyncode is partnering with the Global Governance Advisors (GGA) to organize and sponsor a pitch day competition for Wyncode students who have created innovative startup proposals for digital technology solutions within the human capital and corporate governance space. The first pitch day competition winners will be announced on January 5th, 2015 at Wyncode headquarters in Miami,… Read more »


“Carol Of The Bells” Played On Vintage Computers is Epic [Video]

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Hurray! I found my new ringtone for the rest of the holiday season! What happens when you piece together a composition of the classic Christmas song “Carol of the Bells” using vintage computers that remind me of elementary school (okay, middle school)? You get this awesome video released by The Glasgow School of Art. They broke out… Read more »


5 Employee Metrics Vital to Growing Your Startup

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Your organization is growing fast. If you’re going to keep up with the changes, you’ll need the right employee data and metrics to measure success. Startups can use a variety of employee metrics to measure business growth. Metrics such as peer reviews and employee engagement levels provide valuable data to help identify current areas of… Read more »


3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

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Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while seeking venture capital? And most importantly, are you saying the right… Read more »



Women in Tech: Michelle Fox from Code for Progress

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


How Smart Luggage Will Change How You Travel [Infographic]

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There are many ways technology is providing solutions for travel experiences to be smooth and hassle free. More companies are companies are creating smart luggages to give travelers piece of mind and control. Here is an infographic of how this particular business will change how you travel:     How Smart Luggage Will Change Travel… Read more »



A Career Guide to Becoming a Computer Programmer or Engineer

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In a recent ranking of the highest-paying starting salaries per college major, lines of study connected to engineering or computing dominated most of the top spots. While this information is certainly useful for those wanting to get into some pretty lucrative fields post-college, it’s not particularly helpful for anyone whose considerations include whether they have… Read more »