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Learn.Onevest Launches as an Educational Resource for Startup Founders and Investors

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Onevest, the online equity crowdfunding platform that connects early-stage startups with accredited investors, has announced the launch of Learn.Onevest, a free peer-to-peer learning platform for entrepreneurs and investors. This new education platform for startups is the result of a partnership with General Assembly, Draper University, Early Investing, and The Founder Institute – all of which… Read more »


A Closer Look at the US Government’s Cloud First Project

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Back in 2010, President Barack Obama announced that he would spearhead a federal government ‘Cloud First’ initiative that would aim to streamline IT services delivery. Little by little, federal agencies have begun implementing cloud into their workflows which has saved the federal government up to $20 billion dollars according to some estimates. Since the federal… Read more »


Girls in Tech Launches the Global Classroom

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Call it a new online learning platform that will connect girls across the world access to online courses, tools, and resources to help them improve their knowledge in STEM related fields. The platform is The Girls in Tech Global Classroom and it will launch this December. “The Girls in Tech Global Classroom incorporates a learning platform and… Read more »


‘Erec Makes a Fire’ is a Children’s Book to Help Teach the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

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It’s never too early to start getting your kids passionate about entrepreneurship. Not only does it encourage free-thinking, but it can also help to establish a sense of self-identity, and teach them all the other principles associated with running a business that can help support them throughout the rest of their lives. To help with… Read more »


Here are Some Facts on Billion-Dollar Startup Unicorns

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Ah, the startup unicorn – the one that investors are interminably trying to find, and the one that most startups aspire to become. For those that get into this startup realm, being the next billion-dollar company is the ultimate goal and desire. I mean, if you’re going all in, using all of your personal money… Read more »


Arkansas Startup Week Announces Events to Support Entrepreneurs

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“Entrepreneurship is a right that everyone has the opportunity to pursue. The Arkansas Venture Center is going to be a place where we can support people who are bold enough to go after entrepreneurship.” -Jordan Carlisle, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Through startup acceleration, corporate innovation, and technical training programs, the AVC looks to support entrepreneurship in… Read more »


Military Veteran Entrepreneurs Saluted by SBA, Featured on Shark Tank

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In this White House memo, President Obama notes that during National Veterans Small Business Week, “we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that is crucial to developing the products, services, and ideas that fuel our economy, and we pay tribute to the veterans behind them.” The memo further cites these statistics: “From coffee shops to tech startups,… Read more »


International Startup Competitions & Why Your Startup Should Get Involved

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For any budding startup company, there are a plethora of advantages to competing in a startup competition. But after competing in a dozen local competitions, what’s next? Surprisingly, there are many notable international startup competitions out there which accept participants from any country, and there are many reasons your startup should consider applying. For one,… Read more »



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 »