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The Market Is Ready: 3 Companies That Have Revolutionized Old Products With New Tech

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We’re living in exciting times, contrary to the forecast of some economists. We routinely hear mixed messages about the health of the economy, but in terms of innovative, tech-based entrepreneurship, things couldn’t be better. In the past few years, hundreds of new opportunities have appeared for businesses with an ability to capitalize on widely available… Read more »


Winners Announced for The DEC and Comerica’s Inaugural $50k Business Pitch Contest

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After 5 months, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) and Comerica’s inaugural $50k business pitch contest came to an end. Here’s a timeline of the competition: June 12, 2014 – Contest announced In the inaugural year of the contest more than 130 applications were received from local entrepreneurs and start-ups across North Texas. July 1st –… Read more »


Lavasoft CEO Lists 5 Montreal Startups to Watch

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When it comes to Canadian tech startups, Toronto gets all the attention. And that’s for a reason. After all, Toronto’s startups are solving some very real issues, churning out innovative startups like Sojourn Labs’ electric car-bike vehicle and Spinesonics Medical’s ultrasound device for spinal surgeons. Last December, the Ontario government teamed up with Cisco Canada… Read more »


Full Spectrum Laser Went From a Garage to the Prime Time

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The tales of garage-startups are few and far between these days with startup ecosystems popping up left and right (and offering relatively cheap rent prices). However, it’s a part of the startup culture that hasn’t completely disappeared yet. Henry Liu founded Full Spectrum Laser, and their wholly owned 3D printing subsidiary FSL3D, in his garage… Read more »


Here are the Four Winning Startups from 1776’s Challenge Cup NY Competition

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Last night, the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator and seed fund 1776 teamed up with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the 1776 Challenge Cup 2015 New York regional competition. After hearing pitches from 38 startups in the fields of education, energy, health, and cities, the panel of judges narrowed it down to four winning… Read more »




The Best Apps for Older People

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Be thankful that your parents need your help updating their smartphones, installing their printers, and hooking up Netflix. This gives you a constructive way to spend time together, and don’t you feel useful afterward? I’m about to serve you some knowledge, with the help of Trevor Lucy from Home Care Technologies. He put together an… Read more »


Preview the Zappos Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Las Vegas

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If you could step inside the internet, which website would you jump into first? If you are a shopping fanatic, you might choose to go inside Zappos.com. Beginning today, and running every day 24/7 until December 31, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, the Zappos Pop-Up Shop powered by ShopWithMe will allow you to… Read more »



This Startup Wants To Use AI To Schedule Your Meetings

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Depending on which study you read, we spend “most of our lives” -sleeping, -watching TV, waiting… But I know for sure that a lot of my time is spent reaching out to different companies, or responding to requests, to schedule appointments to discuss their products. This is all par for the course, however, the problem comes with trying… Read more »


StyleHaul Attracts European Buyer in RTL Group

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Recently a leading European entertainment network, RTL Group, made moves to go deeper into the Los Angeles tech startup ecosystem when they acquired StyleHaul for $107 million US. RTL Group will also invest $20 million US into StyleHaul in order to fund the company’s growth. In addition, the parties have agreed to earn-out mechanisms that… Read more »


Airbnb for Cars, Getaround, Raises $24M in New Funding

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San Francisco-based car-sharing startup, Getaround, announced today they have raised $24M in funding. Getaround app allows users to reserve cars from people nearby their location. Basically. Airbnb for your car. If someone is looking for a car,  they can search cars available nearby available instantly. Those registered agree to let any of its screened users… Read more »


This is How You Should Market your App

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This summer it was announced that in the iTunes App Store alone, there are over 1.2 million apps available for downloading. If you plan to launch an app, it’s not enough to have the most beautiful interface and innovative product. If no one knows about it, you’re just another one of the 1.2 million, a number that’s… Read more »