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Greg Cangialosi Named CEO of MissionTix, Hopes to Take it Back to Startup Roots

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Baltimore-based MissionTix announced Tuesday that it has named Greg Cangialosi as CEO. MissionTix provides an online ticketing platform and consumer portal for events, concerts, and fundraisers, and Cangialosi plans to bring new ideas, technology innovation, and cutting-edge analytics to the team. “Our goal is to create the best experience around ticketing for both event organizers… Read more »


Hey, Y Combinator: Stop Hating On #MiamiTech

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First it was Miami Beach Mayor Levine telling the Washington Post earlier this year that the idea of turning Miami Beach into a tech hub was “the dumbest idea in the world.” This sparked an outrage amongst the community like never seen before, both from tech leaders and those dying to ride the media bandwagon, to respond… Read more »


Chicago Ventures Invests in Web Tracking Service TrackIf

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TrackIf, the Minnetonka-based web tracking company, today announced that they have raised $3M to grow their member base and launch new business and advertising solutions. The funding was led by Chicago Ventures, Wisconsin Investment Partners, New Capital Fund, and Confluence Capital. TrackIf helps users monitor products online and sends them alerts if something they are… Read more »



10 Startups That Received $100k from Steve Case at the Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day

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At yesterday’s inaugural Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, AOL cofounder and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case surprised the crowd – not to mention the 10 participating startups – when he announced that he would be investing $100,000 into each of the startups that presented at the event. Wow. @SteveCase has just offered to personally invest $100K into… Read more »


5 Ways Groupon is Trying to Own 2014

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The Internet was full of terrible jokes on April Fool’s Day, and Groupon wasn’t above the hype. They made a faux-announcement about an Elite Deal Series where people can pay premium-plus pricing for goods; the first deal they offered was $40 for $20 worth of Groupon Bucks. While we all had a laugh, there was something serious to be… Read more »


How to Operate a Startup in 3 Time Zones

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We live in a globalized world. Working in London, having a team in Sydney, or talking to prospective clients in Tokyo isn’t unusual. Many companies operate overseas, particularly due to the fact that more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside the US. While many big-name companies have offices overseas, can… Read more »


Urban Ag Company Terra Tech Launches MediPharm to Expand to Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Market

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Irvine, CA-based Terra Tech yesterday announced the formation of MediPharm to compete for medical cannabis permits in Nevada. The company is currently building out all the necessary components to apply for medical marijuana cultivation there, as well as to sell their product to patients. “This is another step forward in developing our application to obtain… Read more »


DC-Based WattB Wants to Help Reduce Your Electricity Bill

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Do you know how much electricity you’re consuming? Did you realize that you could potentially reduce your electricity bill by a significant margin, simply by measuring your energy use? For DC-based WattB, giving people the tools to measure their energy consumption and providing them with data on how to cut costs are top priorities; so… Read more »



Are Monkeys Beating Other Monkeys at Your Startup?

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A meme called “The Experiment” has been going around Facebook lately that nicely illustrates the danger of the status quo. It’s the story of a scientific experiment where a group of monkeys learned not to climb up a ladder (for fear of the group getting punished), and started to beat any monkey who went to… Read more »



OnTheGo Platforms Wants a Universal Smart Glass User Experience

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Portland-based OnTheGo Platforms (OTG) today announced the beta release of their Augmented Reality Interface SDK, otherwise known as Ari. The newly designed SDK will allow developers building for smart glasses, like Google Glass, to implement hand-gesture-controls for users. Ari’s release comes hot on the heels of OTG’s successful seed funding round that closed three months… Read more »