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St. Louis Based Cultivation Capital Invests $500,000 in Life Sciences


Yesterday the St. Louis powerhouse Cultivation Capital announced that they will be investing $500,000 in Molecular Sensing, Inc. (MSI). The life sciences company is commercializing an industry changing solution for drug discovery, which grabbed the attention of Cultivation Capital. MSI has developed a new technique called backscattering interferometry (BSI) that is based on the principle… Read more »

What 29 Entrepreneurs Eat for Lunch

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This is a follow-up to “What 50+ Entrepreneurs Eat for Breakfast” – read about all the smoothies, eggs, and granola here. When I was working in an office, one of my coworkers had a rule: you’re not allowed to start thinking about lunch until 10, and you’re not allowed to each lunch until 11. Thinking… Read more »

Why the Washington Post’s Affiliate Links Are a Good Thing

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PandoDaily’s Paul Carr is fired up about links. Not just any links, but Amazon affiliate links that are now being included in journalistic content from the Washington Post – another company that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns. Some believe the sky is falling, as this is the end of “editorial independence.” I’m fired up, too…. Read more »

DC-Area Startup Avizia Closes Funding Round for Telemedicine Solutions


This morning, the Reston, Virginia-based telemedicine company Avizia announced that they have closed a round of equity financing. The round was led by NextGen Angels and included participation from Blue Venture Investors and Middleland Capital. The company did not disclose the amount of money raised. As part of this round, the company will bring on Edward Kennedy, CEO… Read more »

Do People Care About Wireless Charging?


Recently we ran an article going over the pros, cons, and speculations on Starbucks new wireless charging plan. And it seems that Starbucks isn’t slowing down despite its drawbacks. I’m sure Starbucks has done their own market research, but Kwikboost just conducted a survey in which they asked over 5,000 people to list ten smartphone features in order of… Read more »

We Aren’t Talking Enough about Racial Diversity in Tech


When Dez White came up with the idea for Invisible Text, she was very intimidated by technology – but her developer insisted on teaching her programming. Today, as she works with four different teams, she doesn’t have to sit on the sidelines. “When we’re coding our new improvements or setting up our new graphic design… Read more »

JetSmarter Is Uber for Affordable Private Jets


Feeling so fly like a G6 is now as easy as tapping on your smartphone. The Boca Raton-based startup JetSmarter recently launched a new app that allows flyers to book a seat on a private jet from their smartphones. Just like using Uber to get a ride, but on a private plane. Now, you (well, probably your… Read more »

Mass Mosaic Hosts a Hit Festival in the Bronx

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Mass Mosaic is “a website that lets you exchange with your friends, groups, and community in real time.” Essentially, users can get anything they want “on demand” through various ways of exchange. Here’s a quick overview of how Mass Mosaic works: Users can exchange in all ways that are possible for two or more people  - “This includes gift, borrow, share,… Read more »

Blu Arc Media: Bringing the #hashtag from the Web to Your Local Cafe


Whether it’s in Time Square or a local café, you’re bound to see a billboard with interesting content, announcements or photos. It’s advertising designed to catch your eye…. or potentially a glimpse of yourself, which is part of the business model at Blu Arc Media. Blu Arc Media helps businesses leverage the power of social… Read more »

Here are Five Industries Ripe for Disruption


One of the best parts of being an entrepreneur is disrupting the status quo.  When we feel that we can innovate or improve upon a current process, it’s in our nature to do what we can to bring about that change.  So, if you’re looking for and industry where you could make a splash, maybe… Read more »