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Shanghai’s Startups Invest in High Tech and Education in Africa

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With globalization and restructuring occurring rapidly throughout the world’s political and economic systems, emerging countries have an urgent need for educational improvement at all levels, especially the post-secondary level. Today, many Chinese projects, companies, and entrepreneurs aim to contribute to this development in emerging countries, and especially in Africa, through high-technology innovations. We recently spoke… Read more »


5 Ways Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck

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So you want to be lucky? You want to have all the good things that lucky people have? The fast cars, the nice homes, a business of your own? We all want those, so I am going to do you a favor and tell you, yes you, how to be lucky. This is a once-in-a-lifetime… Read more »


5 Lesser-Known Google Analytics Features That Marketers Should Use

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Google Analytics is an awesome piece of FREE software that helps you gain insights from web traffic and allows you to make more informed decisions that directly affect the bottom line of your business. There are several features available in Google Analytics that many marketers aren’t aware of. This article will highlight those features, which can be used by marketers… Read more »


5 Tips for Building Your Brand in Your Spare Time

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As a business owner, you’ve probably put a lot of time and thought into your brand. You know the purpose of your business and what you hope to accomplish. You understand the mission and values that you’ve put in place going forward, and you’re sure of how you’d like to reach out to your target… Read more »



Net Neutrality Threats: Bad for Consumers, Deadly for Startups

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Net neutrality is a hot-button topic, and for good reason. The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Supreme Court are rapidly pushing us toward a future eerily similar to the highly controlled media world of “The Hunger Games” by not supporting net neutrality. The collapse of Internet equality makes it all but impossible for entrepreneurs… Read more »



How to Speak Like Your Graphic Designer

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Graphic design is all about communicating and solving problems through creative imagery and formatting. These days, everything is done using specialized computer programs and tools. Designers work with digital images more than anything else, and these images come in all kinds of formats with their individual pros and cons. To really connect with graphic designers,… Read more »


How to Track Down a Great Speaker for Your Next Event

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There are many key elements to a successful business conference. The venue, the food, and the purpose of the conference are all important. But there is one part of a conference that can create more buzz and can be more important than all the other things: the choice of a guest speaker. A great guest speaker can… Read more »


GE, Local Motors Launch FirstBuild Micro-Factory in Louisville

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General Electric, Local Motors and University of Louisville have joined forces to open the FirstBuild Micro-factory. The micro-factory will be a place for “online and local community members to design products and help solve engineering challenges that will fast-track community driven innovation to market.” The opening of the FirstBuild Micro-Factory follows the announcement that GE partnered with Local… Read more »


Now You Can Sound Drunk When You’re Actually Sober

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When I first heard about Drunk Post translator, a hack created by Zantherus Community that translates otherwise sober-sounding text into drunk-sounding text, I really didn’t get the point. We want technology to help us NOT text when we are drunk, not the other way around. But I gave it a try anyway, by translating a quote by Steve… Read more »


Your Startup Needs More Conflict

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At its most dangerous, a lack of conflict can be deadly. Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers blames the crash of several airplanes on deferential “cockpit culture,” where copilots were too afraid to speak up about signs of danger. For startups, a lack of conflict can be deadly in a different way: deadly for your company. If… Read more »


Fired from His Startup, Marc Barros Turned to Blogging

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Hunter Walk’s blog, reposted with permission.  I first “met” entrepreneur Marc Barros via his blog One Entrepreneur’s Perspective, which contained a solid string of posts analyzing why GoPro succeeded while his action camera startup Contour struggled. As we got to know each other IRL, I was excited to hear about his… Read more »


41 Startup Guys Show Us What They ACTUALLY Wear to Work

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This Monday, Banana Republic pretty much stunned the world with the unveiling of its Startup Guy line of clothing. While it seems that Banana Republic no longer has the line featured on its website, the collection of looks displayed on Monday were replete with perfectly tailored chinos, exposed ankles, and  crisp, chambray button-downs. While it’s… Read more »


EveryoneOn Partners with Sprint to Bring Internet to 50,000 Students

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EveryoneOn, a nonprofit devoted to closing the digital divide, is working with Sprint to provide low-income students across the country with affordable home broadband. The D.C.-based organization is working with the telecommunication company to implement their commitment of providing high-speed wireless broadband service for up to 50,000 students at schools across the country starting this… Read more »