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MIT’s 50 Smartest Companies of 2015

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

The MIT Technology Review just released this year’s list of the 50 Smartest Companies, a ranking of what the publication considers companies offering some of the most innovative technologies and business models. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors comes in at the top spot,…

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Here’s the Most Popular Startup Industry in Each State

By | Jun 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

“Do I have to move to Silicon Valley?” As an aspiring entrepreneur, it’s tempting to ask this question. If Silicon Valley is the place to be, with all the resources and connections an entrepreneur could need, am I just shooting myself in the foot…

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Where Does Your Favorite US App Rank in Terms of Quality?

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Believe it or not, there’s a company out there that combs through half a billion ratings and user reviews submitted across more than 30 million apps in the Android and iOS app stores. Why do they do this? Well, they’ve taken it upon themselves…

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The 5 Hottest Enterprise Software Startups

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Founded in 2011 by a team of ex-Yahooers, enterprise software startup Hortonworks wanted to spread the open-source Hadoop framework and make a profit while doing it. Their goal is to help big companies make sense of all their data and turn it into money-making…

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Google’s Larry Page, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Among 50 Highest-Rated CEOs

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 11:20 am

What does it take to be considered one of the best CEOs in the country? It seems that we can look to the leaders of some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies. A recent report by jobs review platform Glassdoor looked at the 50 highest-rated…

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15 US Cities with the Most Startup Activity

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

Austin beat out Silicon Valley’s San Jose and San Francisco as the US city with the most startup activity, in 2015 Kauffman Index data released last week. The Kauffman Index is an annual look at startup activity across US cities and states by the entrepreneurship-focused…

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The 5 Hottest Series A Startups of 2014

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

New York City startup ClassPass was ranked #1 on Mattermark’s list of the fastest-growing Series A startups of 2014 – so their $40 million Series B round this January shouldn’t have surprised anyone. ClassPass, whose total funding is now over $54 million, was founded…

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The 10 Fastest-Growing States for Startups

By | May 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

DC and New York topped Mattermark’s list of the fastest-growing states for startups in 2014, beating out California for the top spots. While New York frequently ranks high on such lists, this is a particularly big validator for the DC area, which has seen…

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STUDY: Majority of Americans Not Confident in Social Media Privacy

By | May 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

According to a report released yesterday by the Pew Research Center, the majority of adults in the United States (69 percent of them) aren’t confident that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter will keep their personal data private and secure. The report by…

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The 5 Fastest-Growing Internet of Things Startups

By | May 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

Put the word “smart” in front of something and it becomes an Internet of things device – a smart thermostat like Nest, a smart watch like Apple’s, or the smart fridge we’ve all been dreaming of. These devices connect to the Internet and can…

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Your STEM Degree May Not Be Worth as Much as You Think

By | May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

According to a recent report released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), going after that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree won’t necessarily make you a rich man or woman later on in life. The report – titled The…

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How Much Funding to Raise in Each Round

By | May 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Unless you come from the world of finance, sitting down with your startup team and figuring out how much funding to raise can be a bit daunting. Hundreds of thousands of dollars? Millions? Our brains can barely make sense of such huge amounts. If…

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10 Countries with the Top Skills & Education in This Economy

By | May 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

According to a recent report released by the World Economic Forum, the United States is not doing enough to leverage their human capital. The World Economic Form’s Human Capital Report 2015 shows that the U.S. doesn’t even rank among the top ten countries in…

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The 5 Fastest-Growing Seed Startups of 2014

By | May 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

To succeed today, you have to anticipate the future – and the fastest-growing seed startups of 2014 are nothing if not futuristic. A cup that detects calories, an app for 24-hour friendships, a service to loan Bitcoins – all these ideas would have been…