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5 Ways to Survive in San Francisco as a Broke Startup

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Moving to and living in San Francisco is expensive – this is just a simple fact of life. I live in NYC, where I’m constantly broke, and I honestly cannot even imagine what my life would be like if I had to live in a city that’s just slightly a little more expensive (more happy people around… Read more »


Medytex is Prioritizing Patient Healthcare Feedback

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Saurabh Tyagi founded Medytex with the express goal of improving healthcare via a patient’s feedback. It’s not just any kind of feedback, like a Yelp review might have, but rather a platform where patients can communicate with their providers directly and privately about the quality of care. The initial edge that Medytex has over other… Read more »


The Crippling Anxiety of Being a Startup CEO

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“The hard part is waking up at 3 am in the morning just drenched in sweat, where your bed is soaked, because the anxiety is just gnawing at you even when you’re not awake.” Matt MacInnis had spent over 7 years at Apple, including time running their global market development for education, but he still… Read more »


TechStars is Constantly Working to be the Best Accelerator

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Since starting in Boulder, Colorado in 2007 the TechStars accelerator has grown into a giant entity that serves entrepreneurs and tech ecosystems across the US. David Cohen, the founder of TechStars, joined us at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference to detail the role an accelerator plays in the growth of an entrepreneurial community. According… Read more »


The First 100 Days: Crucial Decisions that Could Make or Break Your Startup

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For entrepreneurs who are constantly coming up with ideas and wanting to “build a thing”, the actual start portion of a startup is pretty easy. “I’m gonna build a thing,” you tell yourself, and-voila! You’re starting up. What comes next, though, are a series of startup decisions that you must make in rapid succession. AskforTask CEO Muneeb Mushtaq wrote… Read more »


Drones Perform the Dull, Dirty, or Dangerous Work

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There are a lot of names that we give to drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted vehicles, and unmanned aircraft systems are most technically what they are, although sometimes they might be called by their design style, such as quadcopters and multirotors. The reason that the term “drone” is so commonly used is because this… Read more »


Hate Waiting for Valet? ‘Request A Car’ Using CurbStand App

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Los Angeles-based CurbStand, the app that allows users to seamlessly locate, pay and tip for valet parking from their mobile devices, today unveiled a brand-new consumer app with new on-demand features, such as allowing drivers to ‘Request A Car,’ among other enhancements. In tandem, CurbStand launched a companion app exclusively for valet operators to communicate directly… Read more »



Post 500 Startups CareLuLu Raises $1.7 Million

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Last week I wrote an article about CareLuLu and how they recently graduated from the 500 Startups accelerator in Batch 10. We’ve long known 500 Startups is a great jumping off point for startups with big ideas, and this week it’s been proven once again as CareLuLu has just announced the close of a successful… Read more »


Mobile First Development is Shifting Paradigms

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Think for a minute about all the different services you used that are based in a web application. Brady Forrest, VP of Highway1, and Matt Galligan, founder of Circa, asked us this question at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference during their fireside chat. We might use a few web-based apps here and there, but… Read more »


7 Creative or Unexpected Crowdfunding Concepts That Seem Obvious In Retrospect

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Crowdfunding: many have strong opinions about it. For some entrepreneurs, websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo hold the golden ticket to their making their “Million-Dollar Idea” a reality. Inversely, some critics argue that the new “trend” attracts unorganized dreamers. In actuality, crowdfunding’s concept is not new, and has existed for centuries in the form of patronage…. Read more »



Tim Cook Comes Out, What it Means for LGBT Entrepreneurship

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Recently the CEO of the most valuable company of the world publicly announced: “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay one of the greatest gifts God has given me.” That of course was Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. Cook becomes the third openly gay CEO of a publicly traded company and… Read more »


DC’s SocialRadar Acquires Gridskippr to Provide High-Accuracy Location Tech to App Developers

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SocialRadar, the Washington, D.C.-based startup that utilizes geo-location data from social networks to provide real-time information on people nearby, announced this morning that it has acquired the Baltimore, MD-based startup Gridskippr, which has experienced its own success through its advanced location manager and mobile advertising technology for smartphone apps. As a result of this acquisition, SocialRadar can further… Read more »