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The Top 30 Startup Accelerators Ranked

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Startup accelerators have been around for almost 10 years now, and the landscape is starting to change. We’re seeing more and more international accelerators, as well as programs for niche industries and niche demographics. In Accelerate: Founder Insights into Accelerator Programs, authors Luke Deering, Matt Cartagena, and Chris Dowdeswell list over 200 programs – and provide… Read more »


MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

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“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston has one of the greatest startup communities in the world.” Last… Read more »


Martin Ringlein on the Top Ten Traits of Entrepreneurship

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Last month, Tech Cocktail joined startup and tech enthusiasts in welcoming Maria Thomas of SmartThings and Martin Ringlein of nvite in Crystal City at Disruption Corporation, home of Crystal Tech Fund. An award-winning designer, developer, entrepreneur and angel investor; Martin most recently was at The White House as a President as a Presidential Innovation Fellow…. Read more »


LinkHubb Brings Link Sharing to Life

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Every day, you see another product or story about how email makes work life more tedious and less productive. But what about your home life? Aren’t emails crucial when everyone needs to get together for Dad’s birthday? When old friends set out to plan a group trip? LinkHubb knows it’s important for people to share… Read more »




Judge Strikes Down Uber Restraining Order in Las Vegas

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The powerful cab lobby, the Nevada Taxicab Authority, and the Nevada Attorney General did not prevail against Uber in a Las Vegas District Court today, when Judge Douglas Herndon, himself a former Prosecutor, said the Nevada Attorney General’s office failed to show that Uber was causing “irreparable harm” to public safety. However, judges in Washoe County (the… Read more »


When Seeking Corporate Funding or Partnership, Don’t Lose Sight of Your Startup Vision [VIDEO]

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At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, there was a lot of focus on how public and private entities can support the development of startup communities. In one particular panel, titled “Corporations Embracing Startup Communities,” representatives from leading corporations discussed the various ways through which large companies are working with and alongside startups to develop today’s innovative tech… Read more »




Neiman Marcus Teams Up with Slyce for Image Recognition Shopping App

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Neiman Marcus, the luxury fashion retailer, has just released its new app that incorporates image recognition shopping capabilities. The app was created in partnership with Slyce, the Canada-based startup that provides retailers with a visual recognition search platform. The retailer’s new app is available for download now on iOS for U.S. consumers. “Today, most online… Read more »


Why Ordering Taco Bell From Your Smartphone Is a Big Deal

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Like most adults, I secretly love fast food (Go ahead, judge me) but avoid it at all costs (Exceptions include: Airports, hangovers and break-ups). So when Taco Bell announced this week the launch of their new app, the 12-year-old fat girl inside of me jumped for joy! The new app lets customers nationwide order food ahead… Read more »


CurrentC Pilot Program – the MCX Alternative to Apple Pay and Google Wallet – Hacked

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Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook announced over a million credit cards activated on Apple Pay within 72 hours of its October 20 debut. Cook happily proclaimed that Apple’s new Pay product was seeing quick adoption. This was very exciting, because NFC payments have been trying to get traction for the last three years. But soon after, several… Read more »


SpeakUp Announces $700K Funding to Address Employee Engagement

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Only 13% of employees around the world are actively engaged at work. More than twice that number are completely disengaged, toxic, and at risk of spreading negativity to others, according to a Gallup poll. Ray Gillenwater left a $500k position at Blackberry to start SpeakUp and solve this problem. Today, Gillenwater has announced that the company has raised $700,000 in funding,… Read more »