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How to Position Yourself for a Career in the New Tech Economy [VIDEO]

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At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, one of the panel discussions – titled “Growing the Talent Pool” – focused on strategies through which public and private entities can support a growing talent pool within their communities. While the main points of the discussion centered around rethinking and revamping the way we approach education in order… Read more »


5 Ways Thought Leadership Can Transform Your Startup

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What does Nilofer Merchant, Naval Ravikant and Robert Scoble have in common? They are considered thought leaders in specialized industries. This “business jargon” is considered a very strong tool in an effective content marketing strategy. It helps establish a company or individual as an expert, adding value to a brand or service the company sells. Thought Leadership… Read more »


Season 2 of Emmy-Nominated ‘The Future Starts Here’ Premieres Today

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The Emmy-nominated online series, The Future Starts Here, premiered today. Created by Webby Awards founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, the series documents what it’s like to be a person living in our modern, digital age, exploring the ways through which technology has affected the ways we interact with the world around us. “For our second season,… Read more »


4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bootstrap Continuing Education

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In a world largely driven by a digital economy based online, it’s easier than ever to start a business with little to no overhead. Bootstrapping reduces your financial risk and allows you to get set up and running quicker than you’d be able to do if you were waiting for funding from outside sources. But… Read more »


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

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Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the time, the Boston tech guide wasn’t yet available, but an email… Read more »


Sam Altman: We’re Increasing Efforts to Recruit More Black Entrepreneurs Into Y Combinator

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Last Friday, Y Combinator president Sam Altman said that the seed accelerator will be greatly increasing efforts to recruit more black entrepreneurs through their program. Y Combinator recently opened up the application process for its 2015 Winter class of startups, and Altman said that they’re hoping to increase the number of black applicants by adding black colleges… 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 »



16 Coding Bootcamps That Offer Scholarships for Women

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In a recent study, RJMetrics found that the tech community was about 29% female, with some cities scoring as low as 17% or 20%. Sam Altman just released some Y Combinator statistics on diversity, revealing that 19.5% of the startups they’ve funded this year have women on the founding team. Women are underrepresented in startups,… 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 »


South Florida Ramps Up Efforts to Teach Kids How to Code

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Miami’s entrepreneurial community recognizes the value that coding creates to individuals by creating more opportunities professionally. This summer a wave of summer coding programs became accessible for young people of all ages. These organizations aim at helping young people build the skills required to learn how to code. Coding camps are unique because it allows kids to create projects… Read more »



Test Your Startup Idea in the #GetStarted2014 Challenge

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Do you have a great idea but aren’t sure whether it has legs? The folks at Simpleweb, Onboardly, and Rackspace want you to know that there’s still time to take the #GetStarted2014 challenge. But you need to hurry – entrants must submit their ideas and drum up enough votes by July 31. The three companies… Read more »