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30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed

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If you’re going to fail, do it fast…and write a post-mortem to share some of your learning experiences with fellow entrepreneurs. CB Insights compiled over 100 startups post-mortems that described why their startups failed. Most were written by the founders themselves; we selected 30. 1. Canvas App It may seem surprising that a seemingly successful product could… Read more »


Harvard, Babson College Are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship

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A recent report published in the October issues of Entrepreneur magazine points out that Harvard University and Babson College are among the top colleges for entrepreneurship, putting together top-tiered entrepreneurship curricula for their students. The rankings were produced by Princeton Review and are separated into two sections: undergraduate and graduate programs. According to the rankings, Harvard University ranks… Read more »


First Lady Michelle Obama Goes on Vine, Gives Us Lifeee

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On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama got on Vine to respond to various questions from the public regarding Let’s Move, her signature White House campaign focused on educating children about the importance of healthy diets and exercise. Using the #AskTheFirstLady, users on Twitter and Vine got the chance to ask FLOTUS questions like: How do we get… Read more »


Add Heatmaps and Web Analytics With Only One Line of Code

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Ptengine is a heatmaps and web analytics platform that has climbed to the top of the charts across Asia, and this week the team officially announced that they’ll be expanding their platform into the US and Europe. To date they work with over 8,000 different companies, including major names like Sony Music, Softbank, and Yamaha. While… Read more »



Sharetown Wants to Disrupt Craigslist

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Cox and Inc.com recently partnered to put on the #GetStartedLV with the express mission of showcasing the entrepreneurial talent that Las Vegas has to offer the world. They hosted a pitch competition in which five different entrepreneur-finalists had the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of experts. The startups were competing for a… Read more »



Firedrive Aims to be Mobile Leader in Cloud Storage

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Cloud storage options have become more and more complicated. Dollar Shave Club, in the razor industry, recognized that people didn’t need 5 blades, a rotating head and a speaker system in their razor. They created a single blade option that was more cost effective and simply gave people what they need. Firedrive has seen the same… Read more »


DreamIt Baltimore Now Accepting Applications for Next Class of HealthTech Startups

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The global accelerator DreamIt Ventures has announced that it is now accepting applications for DreamIt Health Baltimore, a four-month acceleration program based in one the country’s leading cities for health. With access to institutions like Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland, healthtech startups chosen to participate in this class will get the opportunity to… Read more »


5 Essential Apps Expectant Mothers Should Know

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While being pregnant is often described as a thrilling yet uncomfortable experience, most couples are exhilarated to find out that they will be parents. But before you get to hold that bundle of joy, nine months of  hormonal ups and downs await many expectant mothers.  Yes, you may be tired, sweaty and a little crazy… Read more »


More on Remote Teams: Thomas Knoll on The Hows and Whys

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Even if you’re not managing a remote team, there are several tools available to help you increase productivity and transparency, which ultimately results in increased team happiness. Matt Mullenwegg and team leaders at Automattic are often hailed as the go-to for how to manage a distributed team, and one of the main ideas is that company headquarters are… Read more »


Remote Work Bans Are the Tech Industry’s Patriot Act

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On October 1, reddit joined several other tech companies with a ban on remote work, asking employees to relocate to San Francisco by the end of the year. On Monday, Re/code reported that reddit general manager Erik Martin is leaving, hinting that it may be because he doesn’t want to move to the West Coast…. Read more »



Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

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October 14 is Ada Lovelace Day, commemorating the world’s first computer programmer. In the mid-1800s, mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) wrote an algorithm for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, an early computer, that calculated a sequence of Bernoulli numbers. Although there’s some debate – and it was never tested – this is widely recognized as the first-ever computer program…. Read more »