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Can Science Bring Legitimacy to the Cannabis Industry?

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Steep Hill, an industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics, recently acquired a dedicated genetic sequencer from Pacific Biosciences. That might not sound like much at first glance, but this sequencer (RSII) has already led to an exciting breakthrough: what is believed to be the first isolated male cannabis genome sequence. Under the banner of… Read more »


Shrick is the Social Network for Action Sports

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Action sports enthusiasts are really taking the internet by storm. As vibrant and outgoing as action sports athletes are, it’s no wonder their followers are coming in and thriving on social media. The market has been created and lead by the likes of Red Bull, Monster, and GoPro and is now welcoming the launch of… Read more »


What Does Collaboration Look Like?

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“The word collaboration is at times so overused. What does that look like? How do you know when you should collaborate? Who with? What time?” says Tilde Guajardo, founder of The Kaleidoscope for Her, a coworking space for women in Dallas. Guajardo grew up with not one but two entrepreneurial parents and their entrepreneurial spirit… Read more »


Anaplan Releases 2014 Fiscal Year Highlights

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Anaplan today announced the highlights from their fiscal year, which ended on January 31, 2015. The company reported that their bookings increased by 230 percent, which is 2.1 times more than the previous two years combined; these results were fueled by a 91 percent growth in customers. The Fiscal 2015 highlights include: Customer base now… Read more »


Knowmail Raises $1.2M in Seed Round, to Help You Prioritize Important Emails

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Tel Aviv-based startup Knowmail announced today that it has raised $1.2M in seed funding. The SaaS acts as a personal assistant to help employees communicate and collaborate more effectively, and plans to allocate the investment to accelerate its growth by developing and scaling its sales and development team. The funding was led by early stage venture capital firms  Plus… Read more »


Female Founders Conference: A Reckless Disregard for the Impossible

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On Saturday, Y Combinator hosted the 2nd annual invite-only Female Founders Conference, which gathered around 800 female founders from around the world. One of the largest values that attendees found in the conference was the openness and eagerness to share and engage. There was a palpable eagerness to learn and explore, and to pick up as many pointers… Read more »


The Only 10 Exercises Busy Entrepreneurs Need to Stay in Shape

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By now, your New Year’s resolution to join a gym has been derailed mainly because of your busy schedule. It’s understandable; it’s that time of the year where business starts to pick up. The only lifting you’ve done has been your laptop. It’s not too late to get back on fitness track. The good news is that… Read more »


Dallas Startup Week Announces Inaugural Year

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The startups at night are big and bright…deep in the heart of Texas! And, this March 2-6, we will be celebrating startups during the day and night with our inaugural Dallas Startup Week.               So, what is Startup Week and what can you expect from this momentous celebration? Startup… Read more »


Google Acquires Facebook App Marketing Startup Toro

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The Facebook mobile marketing startup Toro has been acquired by Google, according to an announcement from the company just a couple hours ago. Led by founders Amitt Mahajan and Joel Poloney, the company used to go by the name of Red Hot Labs. Prior to Toro and Red Hot Labs, the duo were cofounders of MyMiniLife,… Read more »


38 Black Entrepreneurs Share Their Origin Stories

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Last week, we shared with you a list of some of the most successful black entrepreneurs in American history; while people tend to have some level of knowledge on the more-modern, successful, black entrepreneurs – such as BET founder Robert “Bob” L. Johnson or first, black, female billionaire Oprah Winfrey – very few are aware of… Read more »


Leveraging Technology to Promote a Service Year among Youth

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On Friday morning I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast panel where the focus was service and technology. More specifically, the aim was to open a discussion about how to leverage technology to create interest and opportunities in promoting a year of service among young people. It was hosted by The Case Foundation in… Read more »


Relax, Retreat, and Learn How to Invest in Cannabis

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I don’t have to say that the legal cannabis market is on fire anymore because you all know, whether from reading my content or just paying attention to the news. However, it can be difficult for everyday people to capitalize on the burgeoning market like Peter Thiel can; what a lot of people might not know… Read more »


Harper Reed Launches Modest to Revolutionize Mobile Commerce

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The brilliant team that figured out how to engineer personalized, micro-targeted engagement for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign has officially announced the launch of a revolutionary mobile commerce platform called Modest. Harper Reed, CEO,  and Dylan Richard, CTO; both formerly of Threadless prior to running the tech for Obama for America, have been working in stealth to develop and hire at Modest…. Read more »


9 Warm Startups Scenes to Visit

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February is about that time when you get fed up with winter and want to peace out to someplace warm – sayonara, polar vortex! Luckily, many entrepreneurs can do just that, as long as you bring your laptop along with you. It’s easy to stay holed up next to your heater with a hot beverage,… Read more »