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Apliiq Wants You to Be More Than a Walking Billboard

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Ever since last September, when Apliiq launched their interactive online retail platform, they have made it their express mission to transform young America from a mass of walking billboards to a generation empowered by fashion autonomy. Their platform features customizable, art-infused garmets made to order in Los Angeles and shipped free to anywhere in the… Read more »



GE Is Launching a Fabrication Lab in Nigeria 

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This year, after stops in Chicago and NYC, GE will be bringing a fabrication lab to Lagos, Nigeria. GE Garages are pop-up maker spaces that welcome members of the local community to come and use their tools, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills, injection molders, and Arduino kits. The spaces also host speakers… Read more »


How to Talk about Your Startup to Press

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! When I started blogging about startups, blogging was for geeks and early adopters. In other… Read more »




Advlo: Adventure Travel Startup Launches Self-Starter

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Jon Maser was in southern Vietnam last year when he was looking for an inexpensive place to windsurf. Despite the country’s low cost of living and other affordable attractions, the tour operators were charging high prices and Maser chose to look for other options. “I decided that I was going to go out and find… Read more »


Justin Fishkin of Local Motors: We’re Approaching the Third Industrial Revolution [VIDEO]

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Back in March, we held a Tech Cocktail Sessions DC event at the temporary GE Garage in downtown Washington, DC. At the event, we got the chance to talk with Justin Fishkin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, and Stephen J. Liguori, General Electric’s Executive Director for Global Innovation & New Models. The video below features Fishkin’s portion… Read more »


29 Tips for Entrepreneurs & Women in Tech

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Between the hundreds of Meetup groups and email invitations for the next panel on fundraising, the tech scene in any city can be hard to navigate. In DC alone, there are more than two dozen organizations that are angled as resources for women in tech or aim to teach people how to code. Together, they… Read more »




Angel Capital Association Takes Action to Avoid Threat to Startup Funding

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The Angel Capital Association (ACA) on Tuesday May 20, 2014, launched a campaign to protect startup businesses from a devastating loss of angel capital if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) increases the financial qualifications for accredited investors. ACA created the “Protect Angel Funding” initiative as a call to action to the startup ecosystem—from angel investors… Read more »


Techstars Chicago Announces 10 Startups in Its Summer 2014 Class

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Techstars Chicago announced this morning in a blog post that it has selected ten startups to participate in the accelerator program’s summer 2014 class. Formerly Excelerate Labs, this will be the accelerator’s second season as Techstars Chicago, having launched their inaugural class last summer. Ten companies were selected in this year’s summer cohort: six from Chicago, two from… Read more »