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YogaTrail: A Marketplace for Yogis to Get Their Om On

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Prep your mats Yogis; practicing anywhere in the world just got easier! That’s the concept behind YogaTrail, an online network where  people find and connect with yoga teachers on the go. The startup is based out of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but recently relocated to San Francisco as part of the 500 Startups program. The idea behind… Read more »



You Need a Pessimistic Cofounder

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It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you gotta be a little crazy to be an entrepreneur. And what that crazy looks like is often unbridled optimism: yeah, we should definitely quit our jobs and work on this because the failure rate is, what, like 80%? and this has totally got major potential. “It’s good to… Read more »



5 Photo Sharing Apps That Aren’t Instagram

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Photo sharing apps are huge right now. Ever since Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for 1 billion dollars back in 2012, photo sharing and collaboration has been at the top of developer’s hit lists. Obviously, Instagram is the most popular, and you are probably already on it. But if you are looking for something new, or for… Read more »


Yosemite Update to Apple OS X: Not Only Pretty, but Pretty Awesome too

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One thing that most Mac enthusiasts can agree on is that they all love the multitude of features, updates, and the UX of Yosemite. The update to Apple’s OS X system basically brings the Mac in line with all of the features offered with the iOS 8 system, and provides near seamless continuity as you move from your mobile… Read more »


What Do Entrepreneurs Find so Magnetizing About Steve Jobs?

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While Steve Jobs’ life was cut tragically short only three years ago, people will be celebrating his legacy and accomplishments for generations to come. He was easily one of the most inspiring people of our time, which is why October 16 will be heralded as National Steve Jobs Day; it’s a day to reflect on his… Read more »



Mobile Shipping Service Shyp To Launch In Miami

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When was the last time you were in a post office, trying to figure out how to ship that big box at an affordable yet reliable price? If it’s been a while, lucky you because it’s a hassle. Between finding the right service, the safe package, packing it carefully while putting up with the Post… Read more »


Maxwell Health and BambooHR: The One-Two Punch for HR Solutions

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At our first annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference in 2013, Maxwell Health took home the championship prize of $10,000 and has since been on a major kick. Not only have they scored even larger amounts of funding, but they’ve also reached out to establish some solid partnerships. If you’re unaware, Maxwell Health prides itself on… Read more »


Apple Pay and Google Wallet – Is this the Future of Money?

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There was a time when watches were for telling the time, phones were for making a call, and wallets were carried in pockets. The future could become as cashless as the Stone Age albeit with payment terminals and machines galore. The apparent push into mobile wallets aims to do exactly that. Today, Apple announced the launch date for Apple… Read more »


Back This: MonBaby is a Wearable Device to Monitor Your Baby

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I’m not a parent, but I can certainly imagine that if and when I do become one (spoiler: I WILL become one someday) that I will likely spend every waking minute of my life concerned about the well-being of my children. Especially when kids are younger, it’s understandable for parents to worry about them constantly…. Read more »


How to Plug into the Startup Scene in a New City

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As a digital nomad covering startup scenes around the world, I often land in a new city and have to get connected to local entrepreneurs for interviews. I’ve tried various methods, from searching for coworking spaces and startup organizations to asking for introductions to tweeting out a plea for help. I imagine entrepreneurs go through… Read more »


Jacques-Elliott Kickstarter: One Size Fits the Universe

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Elliot Aronow started selling unique ties during the holidays, but after popular demand he’s quickly turned Christmas gifts for friends and family into a successful tie company that has already raised almost $11,000 on Kickstarter. The brand — Jacques-Elliott — is a democratic and accessories lifestyle brand run by Aronow. “It’s a lifestyle and accessory brand,”… Read more »