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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 »


5 Tools to Step up Your Marketing Game

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The marketing department of every company often makes the difference between failure and success. However, coming up with a foolproof marketing plan in 2015 won’t be easy, unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on the services of the best specialists. Small businesses rarely rely on such services, and instead they look… Read more »


4 Startups Bringing Art into the 21st Century

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It’s easy to skip over the arts when you’re considering starting up in your local tech ecosystem. But the art community is ripe for technological advancements, and they actually tend to mirror entrepreneurs in the sense that they’re always looking to build a better brand, reach a bigger audience, and make sure their audience is… Read more »


Stylish Film Kingsman First Shoppable Film

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Just last week, 20th Century Fox released Kingsman: The Secret Service, the first “shoppable” film. Starting Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, this action movie brings British fashion to the tip of viewers’ hands. Anyone who sees–and likes–items worn by the actors in the film can go online and immediately buy them. Of course, the idea that… Read more »


It’s Official, PBA and Rolltech are Exclusive

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Ever since October 2014 Rolltech has been working with the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) to bring new levels of insight and connection into the sport of bowling. In fact, to date Rolltech is the PBA’s exclusive provider of mobile and web applications related to tracking individual, league, and event bowling scores and stats. “The PBA… Read more »


10 Most Innovative Startups Showcasing at Smart City Startups

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Smart City Startups is heading back to Miami for its second year of urban tech innovation. Organized by Miami-based investment fund Urban.Us, the two-day conference will kick off with a Festival open to the public, where 100 startups will showcase solutions that can transform our cities in the next decade. The event will explore how emerging tech can solve the most challenging… Read more »


8 Things We Learned from Edward Snowden’s Reddit AMA

8 Things We Learned from Edward Snowden's Reddit AMA

At last night’s 86th Academy Awards, host Neil Patrick Harris joked that former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden wasn’t in attendance because he “couldn’t be there for some treason.” Seconds after making the joke, it was all over social media, with people split between two camps: those denouncing NPH’s joke as ignorant and… Read more »


Local Motors Sponsors NASCAR’s Ben Kennedy

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Last week NASCAR racer Ben Kennedy, great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., announced a partnership with Las Vegas’ very own Local Motors. The multi-race sponsorship of Kennedy’s No. 11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra truck kicked off on February 20 at the World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Together Local Motors… Read more »


35 Timeless Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

35 Timeless Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

The startup life can be a rough life: fact. Every day, both founders and employees of startups can experience several road blocks to success, and anything that can help them get through the day is always welcomed. And, really, what can be more supportive than some great motivational quotes for entrepreneurs? I have a love/hate relationship with… Read more »


All-In-One Product Development Firm, Prototype House, Launches in South Florida

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Product development firm, Prototype House, is opening shop in South Florida to help startups create, launch, and maintain 3D products. The company helps local businesses with their product ideas, from inception to 3D CAD Engineering, 3D printing & prototyping, through to design validation and production. Prototype House is the brainchild of Matthew Bordy and Francisco Molina. Together they… Read more »