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5 Ways to Enjoy Your Staycation in South Florida

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Summer is here! For some, this means taking time off to go on a family holiday or some exotic getaway… Of course, that was before you launched your own business, and vacations became a major expense/luxury/unlikelihood. Don’t worry, you can still relax and have fun in the Magic City at an affordable price. Here are five tips that… Read more »


The First VC Fund Focused on Women’s Health Has Launched

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Dr. Jessica Grossman is thinking about joining the first VC fund focused on women’s health startups, she announced at Tech Cocktail Week Sessions in downtown Vegas in June. The fund, called EXXclaim Capital, will invest in companies focused on areas like pediatrics, health and wellness, and digital health. According to MedCity News, the fund was started… Read more »



How Entrepreneurs Worked and Watched the #USMNT During #WorldCup

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We may not have gone through to the next round of FIFA World Cup, but the country came together to support the team. It was evident in social media that #TeamUSA had the backing of #OneNationOneTeam during the #BELvsUSA. This is how some of the entrepreneurs showed their support:  1. They wore the USA colors 2. They… Read more »


Pitch Deck 101: 6 Resources to Make Your Startup Shine

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Pitch decks are the new business plan. You’ve heard it before–if you want to catch the eye of an investor, you’ve got to spruce up your startup’s pitch deck. But there seem to be thousands of examples, which resources can you trust to create your own? So I’ve complied a list of 6 of the best resources… Read more »



Crowsnest: The Future of the Internet of Things

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It started with a pet collar and tiny cameras – or a Wi-Fi connected cat collar that would allow Mike Kruk to see what his cat was doing at home from his office. This quirky, fun idea – and experimenting with a few cameras at nights, on the weekends and at a local bar in… Read more »


Steve Case-backed Automated Insights Raises $5.5M Series B, Lands Deal with Associated Press

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Automated Insights, a platform that translates Big Data content into plain English, announced yesterday that it had raised a $5.5 million Series B round of financing, as well as landed a deal with The Associated Press. This round of funding was led by Osage Venture Partners. Other participants in this round include Samsung Venture Investment Corporation,… Read more »


Google Loon: Conquering the Stratosphere with an Internet Balloon Project

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Google has been the undisputed search engine leader, leaving way behind its pseudo competitors Yahoo! and Bing. Even the Russian (Yandex) and Chinese (Baidu) preferred search engines cannot match Google’s usage. However, it seems that the online space has become a far too small scene for Google’s growth plans, and they’ve decided to reach for… Read more »


The 7 Biggest Startup Myths, Busted

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Medium, reposted with Franck Nouyrigat’s permission.  Yesterday in DC, I had the honor of talking about startup ecosystems and the mechanics behind hypertribes like Startup Weekend. As part of our discussions, I addressed my favorite subject: startup mythbusting. I’d like to share with you some of the major… Read more »


British Airways Is Testing a “Happiness Blanket” 

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British Airways is replacing those cheap plane blankets with smart wearable gadgets. The “happiness blanket,” which has been tested on flights from London to New York, will turn red if you’re tense and blue if you’re relaxed. The blanket’s neurosensors and fiber optic technology receive data from a headpiece you wear, which measures your brainwaves.  Unsurprisingly, initial tests… Read more »


Are Sketchy Weirdos Trying to Friend You on Facebook? Tell Them to FakeOFF!

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Has this happened to you? You accidentally confirm a stranger’s request to become friends on Facebook, only to realize that “friend” is a total fake. According to recent studies, between 10-20 percent of Facebook’s more than 1.35 billion users are inauthentic. That’s right – these phony Facebook users are either wholly constructed or stolen. Recently… Read more »


IssuWorks Will is Hosting An Atypical Series A Funding Round Via Crowdfunder

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Since leaving his role as the former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ, David Weild has been busy with a new project. Weild recently started a new venture, IssuWorks, and decided to launch their Series A funding round on the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder over traditional means of funding. “David and IssuWorks share our values for improving access to capital… Read more »


Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow: Baratunde Thurston Chats with Us About GE’s Masterclass Series

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Suck, squeeze, bang, blow – and so goes a simple explanation on how jet engines work. In a new series of videos created by General Electric, comedian and technologist Baratunde Thurston takes us behind the scenes of what goes on at GE’s Global Research facility. Currently a set of six videos, GE’s Masterclass series goes into explaining… Read more »


Spotted: ‘Startup Mixology’ in the Wild

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BOOM! Get your copy now at: http://t.co/H9WslUQJKZ #startupmixology #startup #book #techcocktail pic.twitter.com/UbyCsfGkAH — Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber) June 24, 2014 In case you didn’t already know, our very own founder and CEO, Frank Gruber, wrote a book. Called Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide To Building, Growing and Celebrating Startup Success, it covers the startup stories of… Read more »