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5 Cheap Countries to Live In While Building Your Startup


When I spent six months traveling around Asia, my monthly budget was just around $1,000. $1,000 – including hostel accommodations, public transport, and eating out for two meals a day. Part of my trip took me to Yangshuo, a small and very touristy town nestled in the mountains. My entrepreneur boyfriend realized it was the… Read more »

Copyblogger Media Introduces Genesis 2.0 WordPress Design Framework


Yesterday Copyblogger Media unveiled their upgraded WordPress design framework, Genesis 2.0. Their current framework, Genesis, powers more than 2 million websites, and Genesis 2.0 is being rolled out to make the web faster, safer, and more mobile friendly. To help understand Genesis 2.0, picture it as a car. WordPress would be the engine, the Genesis design framework… Read more »

CitiLogics Connects Data to Water


Aging water infrastructure is one of our nation’s top priorities, according to the EPA.  With over 800,000 miles of piping and infrastructure leaking over 7 billion gallons of treated water daily, this priority creates an enormous opportunity for any company able to address and fix the problems that age brings on – mainly leaks and… Read more »

DreamIt Hosts Demo Day In New York, Features 15 Startups


Yesterday, DreamIt New York, a collaborative effort between DreamIt Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Startl, hosted its demo day at the McGraw Hill Auditorium in New York City. The accelerator officially kicked off in May and focused on education technology, underserved and underrepresented businesses, and Israeli startups. DreamIt guided their 2013 summer class to create great ideas… Read more »

Take a Tour of American Underground@Main, a New Startup Hub in Durham

American Underground

In July, Durham got a boost to its startup scene with a 22,000-square-foot hub called American Underground@Main. The space holds 40 startups, spread across coworking space and small private offices. They work alongside nonprofits, other businesses, and universities like North Carolina Central. But the startup vibe dominates: the building features a 50-foot slide, a giant… Read more »

Ensemble Launches, Provides a “Do-It-For-Me” Solution for Entrepreneurs


Ensemble, a new one-stop digital services suite, is launching today in Chicago to help support local and international startups in their post-incubator stages. This alternative route to the startup incubator model is backed by Red Rocket Ventures, Ora Interactive, Loud Interactive, SocialKaty, and Walker Sands. Most incubator programs are designed for a very short stage of… Read more »

Get Your Online House in Order With MyWebRoom


Your room is a private place of sanctuary: a secure environment where you can store your personal belongings, or an artistic explosion meant to be seen by the world. A bedroom serves many functions for us on a day-to-day basis, but the one thread of commonality between it all is that everybody keep things in… Read more »

GIGTANK Holds Demo Day for 7 Startups


Yesterday, GIGTANK held their demo day, marking the close of their summer-long accelerator program hosted by The Company Lab. Both entities believe that entrepreneurial thinking is the foundation of the community’s future, and they gave seven startups an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to hundreds of investors. “Since Chattanooga became America’s first Gig City, we… Read more »

Sloane Davidson Shows Us How to Make a Positive Impact


Sloane Davidson has spent over 10 years in various fields like social media strategy, community development, and fundraising. Her volunteer work showed her that she could bring large-scale positive change to the world community. Her experiences also lead her to She’s the First, a nonprofit that focuses on girls’ education and mentorship in developing worlds,… Read more »

How to Write a Love Letter to Your Future Startup Employee


As the CEO and primary hiring manager of your startup, you want the brightest, most talented employees. When you’re searching for new employees, you probably look for people who not only have the skills and experience you desire in an excellent employee, but also the passion for your company. What if you could write a… Read more »