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Women in Tech: Michelle Fox from Code for Progress

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


A Career Guide to Becoming a Computer Programmer or Engineer

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In a recent ranking of the highest-paying starting salaries per college major, lines of study connected to engineering or computing dominated most of the top spots. While this information is certainly useful for those wanting to get into some pretty lucrative fields post-college, it’s not particularly helpful for anyone whose considerations include whether they have… Read more »


David Tisch to Join Cornell Tech as Head of its Startup Studio

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This morning, Cornell University announced that entrepreneur, investor, and Techstars NYC cofounder David Tisch will join Cornell Tech as head of its Startup Studio. In this role, Tisch will work alongside Cornell Tech’s Chief Entrepreneurial Office and former Twitter CTO, Greg Pass, to develop the capstone program of Cornell Tech’s experiential learning curriculum. “David will provide our… Read more »




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 »