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Dr. Brent Coker is the Psychologist of Technology, and We Are His Lab Rats

By | Jul 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

In a small village south of Moscow, three programmers are writing software that is learning why we like certain websites and not others, and what makes us buy a product online. It’s incredibly valuable data that gets at the eternal obsession of marketers: how…

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July 4 Tribute: America Through the Eyes of Asian Entrepreneurs

By | Jul 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

July 4 is a time to celebrate the best of America, the vision that was created for our country over 200 years ago. Despite all the controversies in the American tech scene – the alleged bubbles, the “un-popping” IPOs, and the brogrammers – we…

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Phoenix

Eli Chmouni of Veteran Focused AlphaStripe Shares Vision

By | Jul 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

On the 4th of July we collectively celebrate our freedom, a freedom that we fought for. This quickly turns into a reflection on those military veterans and service men and women that gave so much fighting for or defending that freedom. An Arizona-based startup, AlphaStripe is looking to help…

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Phoenix

Tim Rocho of Set For Life Aims To Foster Financial Literacy Education

By | Jul 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Financial struggles are one of the biggest causes of stress. So it would only make sense to be totally fluent in financial ins and outs.  Financial literacy enables individuals to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona and founded by…

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What is The Interest Graph? Scoop.it CEO Guillaume Decugis Shares Insights

By | Jun 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Guillaume Decugis couldn’t pinpoint why he wasn’t blogging.  It’s not like he didn’t want to write – being a published author has been a dream of his since he was a teenager.  He had valuable insight –  having co-founded and sold a $120 million…

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NYC

“Pink Companies,” Proving Yourself, and More: Interview with Women 2.0

By | Jun 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Media company and female entrepreneurship champion Women 2.0 is calling for applications for its November 2012 PITCH NYC Conference. Startups with less than $1 million in funding and at least one female founder can apply, and the top 10 will pitch at the conference….

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NYC

One For The Book: Innovating the Photo Booth and Producing the Sexiest Guestbook Ever

By | Jun 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

When you think photo booth, it may conjure up images of the mall, or maybe an amusement park. Venturing into that type contraption results in a strip of four photos you usually don’t quite know what to do with afterwards. One for the Book…

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Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain: “The Internet’s in Its Toddler Years” [INTERVIEW]

By | Jun 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

Sometimes, Tiffany Shlain loves technology: after all, she’s the founder of the Webby Awards and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, whose goal is to help drive the progress of the Internet. But sometimes, she’s not so fond of it:…

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Phoenix

Gabrielle Palermo Of ASU Student Led Startup G3Box Aims To Save Lives

By | Jun 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

In Malawi, Africa, for every 100,000 live babies born, 1,200 women will die. This is a pretty sad statistic, and a group of four Arizona State University engineering students, led by the team of Gabrielle Palmermo, James Tyler, John Walters and Susanna Young, set out to…

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Boston

Jessica Kim Of BabbaCo On Building A Content And Commerce Parenting Brand

By | Jun 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

When Jessica Kim was becoming a parent she looked around and saw an opportunity in the parenting market.  She jumped at the chance to create a lifestyle and parenting brand in BabbaCo, combining content and commerce. BabbaCo was part of the second class of…

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Malcolm Gladwell: ‘The Greatest Entrepreneurs Are Amoral’

By | Jun 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Malcolm Gladwell, best selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, was recently interviewed at Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon.  The more than hour-long conversation touched upon a range of topics, including entrepreneurship. When asked to explain his views on morality in entrepreneurship,…

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Boston

Jeff Janer of Springpad Shares Advice From His 5 Startup Experiences

By | Jun 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Thinking about where you want to end up is not something founders always do when they come up with a new startup or business idea. But that is exactly the advice Jeff Janer of Springpad shared when I recently interviewed him about the 5…

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Chicago

Take a Tour of 1871, a New 50,000 sq-ft Coworking Space in Chicago

By | May 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

Take the CTA downtown and hop off at Merchandise Mart to visit Chicago’s newest tech hub: 1871, a coworking space – and more – that’s a collaboration among some of the city’s biggest startup supporters. Ride the elevator to the 12th floor of Merchandise…

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DC

Timothy Chi of WeddingWire Aims To Make Wedding Planning Less Frustrating

By | May 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Getting married and planning a wedding can be a time consuming and frustrating process (that’s what they tell me anyway).  Some bride-and-groom-zillas live for planning each detail of the big day, while others look for great resources to help ease the stress of the occasion. Timothy…

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Chicago

Marc Kiven of BrightTag On The Importance Of “Data As The Fuel” For Online Marketing

By | May 15, 2012 at 9:53 am

After spending much of his career on the road while living in Chicago, serial entrepreneur Marc Kiven was excited to finally create a company, BrightTag, based in the Windy City. Leveraging his fifteen years of online marketing and advertising experience, BrightTag aims to help publishers of…

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Chicago

Brian Spaly, CEO Of Trunk Club, Is On A Mission To Get Men To Dress Better

By | May 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Do you like to go to mall and shop for clothing so you look good? If you are like most men, you probably do not enjoy shopping and might think it is kind of a drag. That said, looking good can help you feel…

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What Mom Taught Me: Advice From 8 Entrepreneurs

By | May 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

It is often said that “Mom knows best.” The sage advice that follows – shared with us by some of our favorite startup founders – lends credibility to that oft-overused statement.  Follow the advice of the moms of successful entrepreneurs, and maybe you too…