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DreamsCloud Raises $2M in Series A Funding

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Finding the meanings to your dreams is great for business. For DreamsCloud, their dream in only beginning. DreamsCloud, an online platform to monitor and track dreams, announced today that it has raised USD $2 million in funding. The round was led by Sphere Capital Holding, and the company intends to use the money to continue… Read more »


23 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Form of Caffeine

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Coffee is an entrepreneurial cliché at this point. “He would sit as his computer late into the night, fueled by coffee and Red Bull and passion.”  “They were heads down for 72 hours before the release, drinking endless cups of coffee from the office Keurig.”  But cliché or not, we wanted to know how entrepreneurs imbibe… Read more »


Steve Case Announces Second ‘Rise of the Rest’ Road Trip

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This morning, it was announced that Steve Case has planned for a second Rise of the Rest Road Trip to highlight startup ecosystems located right in the heart of the United States. This second tour will take Case through five Midwest cities: Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Louis,… Read more »


How to Not Give Boring Presentations

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Many people faced with giving presentations wonder which is more important – the presentation or the presenter. The truth is, both the presentation and delivery are important and they rely on one another for the overall success of a presentation. An incredible presentation will fall flat if the presenter fails to engage the audience, but… Read more »



4 No-cost Tips for Seizing the Attention of Your Online Target Market

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In the online world attention equates to cash once you have established who you’re marketing to and begin to understand your audience. However, many companies are struggling when attempting to get their target market to notice them. Not only do they have to compete with various other companies that may have been established for longer, they also… Read more »


Does the Whole Team Need to Code?

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We always hear about each team member playing his or her own role on the startup team. But what about the developer – are they the only person that needs to code? Or should the rest of the team know basic skills? The short answer is yes. And here’s why: 1. Communication is key in… Read more »




3 Ways Startups Can Use Big Data to Reduce Waste

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One of the biggest challenges small businesses face is limited capital. Because of that, they face the hurdle of eliminating waste and finding ways to experiment and expand. They are forced to be much more judicial in where they allocate and how they spend their resources. If not, they could suffer financial ruin. Big data… Read more »


Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

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Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest U.S. bank will make a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000… Read more »


Pets at Work: 74 Animals Living the Startup Life

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In a 2012 study published by Virginia Commonwealth University, researchers found that employees who brought their dogs to the workplace saw an 11% decrease in their stress levels, whereas those who left their dogs at home saw a 70% increase. Along the same vein, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites many animal experts who claim that… Read more »


4 Ways to Turn Casual Downloads into Daily App Users

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Here’s a scenario you probably know well: a new app comes out, and, excited to check it out, you quickly press “download” and add it to your regular roster of apps. A few days or weeks later, you see the same app sitting on your home screen and realize you haven’t touched it since the… Read more »


Some Smart Appliances to Deck Out Your Smart Home

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Undoubtedly, the groundbreaking computer expertise and the creative house designers have uplifted convenience by taking home functionality to new levels. This is evident in the form of a new model called smart home. Do not worry; your home does not change in terms of size and shape but rather in terms of functionality as almost… Read more »


Early Augmented Reality Will Be More Practical Than Futuristic

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While the average guy expects “mainstream” augmented reality to be the stuff of science fiction books or movies, some industry experts think the reality of AR’s first big step might be more mundane than mainstream. According to Pete Wassell, CEO and founder of Augmate, which connects databases and software to digital eyewear, current AR technology isn’t ready to offer everyone a customized visual version… Read more »