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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 »


Coca-Cola Bridge Program Connects Israeli Startups to Global Ecosystem [Video]

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The Coca-Cola Company started a 6-month program for the Israeli entrepreneurial community called The Bridge, with the aim of  connecting Israeli startups to all major global markets including the U.S., Europe, Africa, Eurasia, and the Pacific. According to this article, Coca-Cola reached out to Israel’s startup network (angels, VCs, incubators, etc.), and got recommendations on almost 200 startups.  10… Read more »



9 Signs You’re Burning Out and Jeopardizing Your Startup

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The saying goes something along the lines: An entrepreneur is someone who works 23 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.  You know it is true, and that mindset is ingrained in the startup culture. It’s not easy adapting to the workflow and emotional fluctuation of being part of a startup,… Read more »


Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying, But We’re All Responsible

Monica Lewinsky speaks at Forbes Under 30 Summit about Cyberbullying

With the rise of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whisper, we’ve created more playgrounds for bullies to find and go after their victims. Today in Philadelphia Monica Lewinsky broke a decade of silence to share her latest mission, taking on cyberbullying. She explained during her talk at the Forbes Under 30 Summit: “It takes a… Read more »




$100M Fund to Rewrite Operating System of Everyday Life

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Today, Bryan Johnson, the founder of Braintree, (which was sold to eBay/Paypal) has announced the launch of the OS Fund, a new $100 million fund focused on attacking big challenges – really big challenges. Johnson published a manifesto today, outlining the fund from his personal capital as: “…dedicated to investing in inventors and scientists who… Read more »


Feesheh Unites Arab Musicians with Online Marketplace

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Feesheh, a music startup from the Middle East, is about to graduate Batch 10 of 500 Startups with the goal of disrupting the music industry in the Arab world. “We want to be the culture for music, in a place where there isn’t any,” says Fahed Farraj, Co-Founder and COO. The word Feesheh translates to “plug”… Read more »


Big Data and Small Business: Tips for Success

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Many small businesses assume that they don’t have access to, or the ability to manage, big data. However, big data is not a resource limited to the enterprise. Using big data to enhance business operations and opportunities is something your competitors may already be taking advantage of to gain the upper hand. Small business owners… Read more »