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StayFaster Offers Online Hotel Booking From a Veteran-Backed Venture

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In the Army National Guard, John K. Hart rappelled out of helicopters, which took almost as much nerve as starting his own online hotel booking service. This Veteran’s Day, we’d like highlight the profile of this entrepreneur and the company that he is leading to revolutionize the way consumers find hotel rooms online. Entering a very crowded market that… Read more »


DC’s Disruption Corp. Partners with Miami’s Venture Hive for Founder Education

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This morning, the Crystal City, Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced a partnership with Miami-based startup accelerator and incubator Venture Hive. The unique partnership is targeted at providing early-stage startup founders and investors with more opportunities and increased resources on how to grow and run successful companies. “In Venture Hive we are partnering here with a true leader in… Read more »


4 Steps to Defuse Conflict on Your Startup Team

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When you’re running a startup, there are lots of things on your plate. One of the elements of running your own startup is managing your employees. With a new team, conflicts caused by clashing personalities and confusing goals can easily arise and negatively affect your productivity. As the team manager, you can reduce conflict with… Read more »



We Break it Down: Startup Lab’s “Meetings That Don’t Suck” Presentation

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Are you in the habit of accepting invitations to standing meetings? Is there a list of ongoing, hourlong, status report meetings that now take up most of your week? When will your week become productive, if you have accepted the invitations to all of these standing meetings? Google Ventures saw a common complaint coming from their portfolio companies: “meetings are unenjoyable and inefficient.” Ken… Read more »


Establishing Company Culture is Crucial

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A lot of entrepreneurs use Zappos’ success as a roadmap when they’re working on building their own company, especially a company culture. However, at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, Shane Green and Jenn Lim explicitly stated that you shouldn’t try to actually be Zappos. It’s not because Zappos isn’t successful, but rather because situations… Read more »


The Biggest Security Concerns with Social Media You Need to Know About

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Even the most effective and useful tools can present dangers for your company. Take social media, for example. Businesses can now connect with and reach out to their customers in a manner never before imagined a couple decades ago. This open line of communication can lead to nearly endless possibilities for product creation and improving… Read more »


Candy Crush Introduces New Fashion Line with Zara Terez

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The Candy Crush Saga gaming experience is coming to life as part of a new fashion line from Zara Terez. The Collection “Candy Crush” will include women’s full-length printed leggings, skirts and dresses, according to a press release. The line launched on October 21st and is giving people the chance the wear characters and candies… Read more »


The Netherlands Builds World’s First Solar-Paneled Road

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Collective Evolution today reported on a story out of the Netherlands that two Amsterdam suburbs, Krommenie and Wormerveer, have just been connected via a solar-paneled bike path. It spans a 70 meter stretch, and to date they’re the first country in the world to open a solar road for public use. This comes not too… Read more »


President Obama Supports Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

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Update: Read FCC response to President Obama’s statement here. US President Barack Obama announced today his support for “free and open Internet” rules to ensure that no service is stuck in a “slow lane” without paying a fee. He urged the independent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality,” a… Read more »


How the Internet of Things Is Shaping Our Future

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Internet of Things (IoT): The convergence of connecting people, things, data and processes is transforming our life, business and everything. Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has had a revolutionary impact on culture and commerce. Life today has dramatically changed and looks different than it did in the mid-1990s. It’s been glorious 25 years of the… Read more »


Benefits of Using Managed Cloud Solutions

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Companies that are using cloud solutions for their operations have increasingly found that managed solutions are the best way to go. They are able to use the private cloud solution to set up an enterprise class information technology infrastructure that they can use. These systems tend to be used for many purposes from service delivery… Read more »



Arkansas Startup Week Announces Events to Support Entrepreneurs

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“Entrepreneurship is a right that everyone has the opportunity to pursue. The Arkansas Venture Center is going to be a place where we can support people who are bold enough to go after entrepreneurship.” -Jordan Carlisle, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Through startup acceleration, corporate innovation, and technical training programs, the AVC looks to support entrepreneurship in… Read more »