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Anonymous Chat App Versapp Launches Today

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Versapp launched today in the app store – it’s an anonymous app that allows users to chat with their friends in groups or one-to-one. However, this isn’t your typical anonymous app. Yesterday, I had the chance to try out the new platform, created by cofounders William Guedes and Giancarlo Anemone, and it’s anything from boring. Instead… Read more »


DC-Based Employee Perks Startup, Aspire, Raises $400K Seed Round

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Aspire, a DC-based startup that gives employees the ability to choose their own company perks and benefits, has raised $400,000 in seed funding. According to the report by The Washington Post, participants in the round included K Street Capital, Acceleprise, and other New York-based as well as international investors. Aspire offers an online marketplace for… Read more »


Entrepreneur By Default

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As an entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience, I have no difficulty relating to other entrepreneurs and the emotions we all experience starting something new, seeing something succeed, or seeing something fail. It wasn’t until recently, at Tech Cocktail Week, that I noticed I’ve never really been able to relate to my peers… Read more »


The 7 Best Sports Apps

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It’s possible there’s never been a better time to be a sports fan than right now. Seeing a game at home in HD lets you get new views of the action. Smartphones make it possible to be up to date at all times on scores, stats, highlights, and free agency happenings. Plus, the Internet has… Read more »



AlphaLab Cycle 13 Companies Announced

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The #6 accelerator in the country, AlphaLab, announced the new companies in its latest cycle this week.   The Pittsburgh-based AlphaLab, which counts NoWait and The Resumator among its alumni, welcomed the community to its quarterly Open Coffee Club, where mentors, investors, journalists and more had the opportunity to meet the companies completing the 20-week… Read more »


DC-Based Halcyon Incubator Now Accepting Applications for Second Class of Social Entrepreneurs

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The Washington, D.C.-based Halcyon Incubator – an incubator created by the S&R Foundation that is specifically focused on social entrepreneurship – announced this week that the application process for its second class of fellows is now open. Back in June it announced its first class of fellows, all of which will begin the program this upcoming… Read more »


6 Dev Jobs You Might Want to Apply For

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Hiring? Post a job on our board for just $79 and see it featured here!   We know everyone and their brother is looking for a programmer – which is good news for those of you with a newly minted coding school degree, or a knack for catching bugs. It’s a good time to be a geek…. Read more »


What 50+ Entrepreneurs Eat for Breakfast

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A heated discussion about the merits of the eggocado led me to wonder: what are entrepreneurs eating for breakfast? Is the stereotype of having no time to eat true – are the hustlers who need it most skipping “the most important meal of the day”? Or are they eating the breakfasts of champions? Turns out, lots… Read more »


6 Founders Share Advice on How to Start a Family while Running a Startup

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Starting your own company while balancing a family life is a difficult task. But for some entrepreneurs, growing a family coincides with the mayhem of launching a startup. Founders engage in the challenging balancing act of growing a business while upholding their parental responsibilities. Sure, working and raising a family is part of life for executives in… Read more »


CoFounderLabs Merges With RockThePost to Create One-Stop Shop for Equity Crowdfunding 

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CoFoundersLab, the online matchmaking network that scientifically builds startup teams, is merging with investor crowdfunding portal RockThePost to create a one-stop shop for investors called OneVest. The platform will connect early stage startups with accredited investors, and it will have a diversified network of over 35,000 startup founders and over 15,000 investors. “Whenever we asked our community… Read more »


Y Combinator Finally Releases Statistics on Its Portfolio 

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While Techstars has long been transparent about how their portfolio companies are doing, Y Combinator has kept their cards close to the chest – until now. “We get asked a lot for statistics on the YC portfolio. Even though some of these aren’t that helpful, here is the latest update on the numbers we get asked… Read more »


Chitter Wants to Give You Free Chit

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Chitter is rewarding users for posting photos to social media, and businesses with quality user generated content to rival the best traditional marketing plan. As user generated content is most trusted by the consumer, Chitter hopes to “help businesses begin to master the Dynamic Customer Journey” and offer value to their customers. Chitter was founded by Seth Knapp and Alex… Read more »


Yeti is a Tinder-Like Version of Yelp

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At The Pool launched last November and rose to glory in the App Store as a top, new social networking app. The focus of At The Pool was on meeting new people, and members were posting questions like: “Does anybody know a good hiking trail around here?” However, it became apparent to the team that… Read more »