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Ed Boland: Shifting Miami to a Knowledge Based Economy

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Before Ed Boland joined Scout Ventures, he was in the private banking world searching for a niche to cover as he tried to make his career. All the traditional industries in Miami, like healthcare and law, were over-crowded, but then he read about the emerging tech ecosystem in Miami. After connecting with notable individuals in… Read more »


The Sickest Drums in Metal is This Guy on His iPad [Video]

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Who needs a drumset when you can learn how to play a killer drum set on your iPad? Technology is making it easier for people not only to learn unique skills on-the-go, but also save on space and money. Watch this guy killing it on his digital drums.


Melody McCloskey Absolutely Had to Start StyleSeat

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When Melody McCloskey had the idea to start StyleSeat she had no experience as a technical founder or as an engineer. She had been working with engineers for the better part of 10 years, but in order to move her idea into the real world she needed some help. The only thing holding McCloskey back in… Read more »





Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

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A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver’s seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain’s chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even at it protruds from a dashboard covered in electronic controls and… Read more »




How to Completely Destroy Your Pitch with 5 Simple Phrases

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I see over 150 companies pitch for funding every year. That’s about 3 per week. When you see that many pitches, you learn a lot, such as those things that help make a pitch a huge success and those that completely destroy the presentation and the presenter in one fell swoop.  In life, there are certainly things… Read more »


Uber, Fooda, Drizy, Others Team Up to Select One Great Chicago Company for the Ultimate Office Happy Hour

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Five Chicago startups are teaming up for Happy Hour Delivered, a promotion aimed at giving one Chicago business the ultimate happy hour experience. Drizly, Instacart, Fooda, Uber and Handy will be providing food, drink, transportation, and cleanup altogether worth up to $2,330 for one Chicago office. “It’s the giving season!” said Fooda COO Jason Stulberg. “We… Read more »



What Does it Mean for a Drone to be Athletic?

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Buffalo, New York was absolutely drilled by a massive snowstorm at the beginning of November; it held humans indoors, and stranded others, for days as the snow piled up foot over foot. There was however one sector of the population that could get outdoors, although they aren’t humans. Drones could get up and get out… Read more »