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A Positive Company Culture is Crucial for Success

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According to the 2013 State of the Workplace Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at work. Further, the poll highlights how a disengaged workforce negatively impacts a company’s financial results. If there’s one major takeaway from this poll it’s that a strong and positive company culture is crucial for success,… Read more »


DEANA Fit: Personal Trainer App Launches Today on Kickstarter

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D.E.A.N.A Fit is a personal trainer in the palm of your hand – you can access more than 250 unique exercises, nutrition plans, and ultimately reach a new level of fitness. D.E.A.N.A (or “Digital Exercise and Nutrition Advisor) uses innovative AI technology to serve as your very own personal trainer. D.E.A.N.A Fit launches today on… Read more »


Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

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Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available in the App Store and officially launches October 1. Close5 takes… Read more »


How the Internet of Things is Turning Into the Internet of Sports

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast new frontier where companies are currently experimenting with fascinating new ideas and items. One of the major areas where we’ve seen intriguing innovations has been with consumer products, but other industries are poised to have revolutions of their very own. Though it may feel like a strange… Read more »


Coub: It’s Like a Meme Generator, but for Creating Videos

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Most filmmakers need a camera crew, lights, audio technicians, and graphic designers to create a movie or even a short film. However, as the world is becoming more digital, there are new tools for users to create high-quality, short videos from anywhere in the world. One of these new resources is called Coub – it’s… Read more »


The Waltz of Marketing: Your Social Call To Action

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I recently attended a virtual conference put on by Marketo. Their content marketing specialist, Maggie Jones, talked about 411. We’re not talking information here. We’re talking rhythm, cadence, music-like time signature in content development. It’s the waltz of the marketing world when making a call-to-action in your social engagement. It was a concept that I’d… Read more »


Anomo: The Anonymous App that Builds Connections, Relationships

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Think about some of the thoughts that go through your head when see someone’s profile picture – “Is he athletic?” “Is she pretty?” the list goes on and on. We’ve all made judgments about people based on their social profile without ever meeting them. “We judge people based on their appearance,” says James Sun, the… Read more »


Here Are the Finalists in Steve Case’s ‘Rise of the Rest’ Road Trip Pitch Competitions

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Late last month, Steve Case announced a second Rise of the Rest Road Trip that would take him through five Midwest cities in October: Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Louis, Missouri. Aimed at highlighting each city’s startup ecosystem, Case will tour each city and spotlight growth companies, accelerators, and incubators… Read more »


7 Harsh Realities about Startup Accelerators

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The human imagination is an incredibly buggy piece of software, because it’s very selective. If you’re pondering whether to apply for startup accelerators, you might sit back in your office bean bag chair and think about getting into Y Combinator or Techstars, wooing investors at demo day, and turning into an accelerator legend like Dropbox…. Read more »


Thomas “Tigre” Wenrich to Startups: Your Business Plan is of Limited Value

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Thomas “Tigre” Wenrich is a multicultural executive with experience in finance, marketing, and operations. After a successful 16-year career with The Boston Consulting Group in the U.S., Spain, and Mexico, he retired to the warmer climate here in Miami. Subsequently, he participated in a roll-up in the retail money service business (remittances, check cashing, and… Read more »



Magician David Copperfield to Speak at Celebrate Conference

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Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that the “world’s greatest magician” David Copperfield will be joining us next week at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference in downtown Las Vegas! At 10 am on Tuesday, October 7, Copperfield will be taking the stage at Inspire Theatre. He’ll be chatting with Ben Parr, the former co-editor of Mashable, cofounder of… Read more »



HealthCare.com Launches Online Health Insurance Marketplace

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Miami-based HealthCare.com launched today a health insurance comparison website where consumers will be able to research and buy healthcare plans. HealthCare.com now features nearly 200 carriers and more than 90,000 health insurance plans. HealthCare.com offers tools such as a tax subsidy calculator that estimates potential financial aid from the federal government, a tax penalty calculator to measure how… Read more »