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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 »



17 Things Only Accelerator Graduates Understand

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Accelerators are the entrepreneurial equivalent of band camp – away from reality, stuck with your peers for all hours of the day, putting up with dubious living and culinary conditions. But there’s no more tightly-knit group than the marching band kids, right? After finishing an accelerator, you join that illustrious group of entrepreneurs who have survived… Read more »


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Tells Girls: Start Coding

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Last Friday, in a historic move for the Nobel Committee, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize – making her the youngest ever Nobel Laureate (in any field). And, now, just days after receiving her prize, the 17-year-old has made a public statement supporting Code.org and encouraging girls from around the world to… Read more »


How the Cloud Helps Your Small Business Use Big Software

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Putting the cloud to work can help small businesses step up their game and use big software, making them more competitive, scalable, and ready to automate and decentralize IT. Small businesses no longer have to feel like they don’t have what it takes to compete with their larger competitors.   Competitiveness Cloud technology makes it… Read more »