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Amidst Midterm Elections, Silicon Valley Campaign Donations Higher Than Ever


In an effort to engage the public in a national conversation about politics and to encourage voters to take part in the next week’s midterm elections, NPR launched an initiative to help people organize their very own 2014 election parties. Utilizing Googlecast, it’s the organization’s last-ditch attempt in letting people know precisely the equal importance of… Read more »

Bharat Vasan: Your Goal is Not to Acquire More Customers, But Happy Customers [VIDEO]


In a conversation about the intricacies of the investor-investee relationship, Charles Hudson (partner at SoftTech VC) and Bharat Vasan (COO of August) told the audience at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference that the dynamic needs to be balanced for the sake of the company’s growth.  Especially if you’re an early-stage, hardware startup. “It’s the job of management and the board… Read more »

How to Position Yourself for a Career in the New Tech Economy [VIDEO]


At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, one of the panel discussions – titled “Growing the Talent Pool” – focused on strategies through which public and private entities can support a growing talent pool within their communities. While the main points of the discussion centered around rethinking and revamping the way we approach education in order… Read more »

A Ruby on Rails Bootcamp in Paradise

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Location, location, location. It’s the key to many things in life, and Ruby on the Beach is hoping it will be the key to making their coding bootcamp stand out from the scores of others that are popping up all over the world. Their location is beautiful, tropical Bali, and more specifically Ubud – its center of arts, culture,… Read more »

Deliver Lean & Ginny Bakes Join the Endeavor Network of High-Impact Entrepreneurs


Endeavor Miami announced that Scott Harris, founder of DeliverLean, and Ginny, Steve, and Mike Simon from Ginnybakes are the latest additions to its portfolio of selected Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Both companies were picked during Endeavor Global’s 55th International Selection Panel (“ISP”) held from October 22nd to the 24th, in Istanbul, Turkey. The four new Endeavor Miami… Read more »

Building Trust in the Sharing Economy


What is the first thing you do when you meet someone new online?  Like any rational 21st century dweller, you check them out on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. to figure out what kind of person they are.  This was the exact situation Juan Cartagena wanted to make easier when founding Traity. Traity’s mission is to create a world where we… Read more »

Rokk3r Labs: Investing in the Entrepreneur, Not the Idea

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One way to get your startup off the ground is to leverage the mentorship and investor relationship opportunities of a startup incubator and accelerator. But that is not the ONLY way to do so, and many times it’s not the best alternative for the startup founder. “There are other alternatives for entrepreneurs to come into… Read more »

Check Out This Map of Silicon Valley Companies in 1991


The composition of Silicon Valley has changed drastically throughout the years. From its origin as just another literal valley of the Earth, to its transformation as the home of major silicon chip manufacturers, to becoming a national hub for top tech companies and leading startups, the region has gone through major transformations throughout the years…. Read more »

Bill Murray Sightings: From Cryptocurrency to NFL Promos

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Lest there ever be a week when Bill Murray is not mentioned in the news, I have a few things in the world of tech and a few random Murray appearances for you to enjoy. These links are in no way to be considered endorsements.   1. The Murraycoin Project is a decentralized peer-to-peer currency with the goal of raising money… Read more »

Strive: Connecting Independent Contractors on the Go


Job hunting is difficult for everyone, for both job-seekers and even employees. When it comes to finding a reliable contractors and freelancers, that is recommendation-based process. Denver-based startup Strive a location-based intuitive app that connects employers with employees, and customers with contractors. The idea for Strive grew out of a long standing interest in job search… Read more »

5 Ways Thought Leadership Can Transform Your Startup


What does Nilofer Merchant, Naval Ravikant and Robert Scoble have in common? They are considered thought leaders in specialized industries. This “business jargon” is considered a very strong tool in an effective content marketing strategy. It helps establish a company or individual as an expert, adding value to a brand or service the company sells. Thought Leadership… Read more »