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Two Washington University Entrepreneurs are Taking Sparo Labs to A UN Summit

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What do you get when you add together two hard-working students, one of the best universities in the country, and an incredibly efficient entrepreneurial education platform at said university? The short answer is: Sparo Labs. Founded by Washington University students Andrew Brimer and Abigail Cohen, Sparo Labs focuses their efforts on the healthcare world, specifically… Read more »


How Carbon Cash is Decreasing Energy Consumption On College Campuses [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! If you’re a current college student (or remember having gone to college), then you know that electricity is constantly being used in every corner of the university (from… Read more »




10 Signs You’re a #MiamiTech Startup Founder

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There is no doubt that Miami is an emerging community of entrepreneurs and startups. We are becoming a connected community of entrepreneurs, and our ecosystem is attracting talent and capital. It’s a unique experience and if you have a startup in Miami, there are certain things that we experience only here. 10 signs you are a… Read more »


How Mattr Can Help Brands Learn More About Their Target Audience [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! In a period when the majority of us spend hours online, platforms like Twitter or Facebook have become necessary tools for social engagement. Because of this, brands and… Read more »



Technology vs. Jobs: Should the Workforce Be Worried?

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Does technology really destroy jobs? The short answer is that it’s complicated, but what technology definitely does affect are the industry career paths of the future. Regardless of whether this is a good thing, a bad thing, or a mix of opinions, technology and the workforce can and will coexist in some capacity. In order… Read more »


Job Seekers and Employers Will Be Buzzing over JobHive

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“We are replacing the broken HR process” – Jared Fuller, cofounder and CEO of JobHive Go to any major online job board, and you’ll find their structure hasn’t changed much since first being created. Employers have to pore over hundreds of resumes before finding a qualified candidate to pursue, and job seekers are frustrated with… Read more »


Vote YES to Help Uber Launch in Miami!

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Two important bills that could bring Uber closer to launching its services in Miami will be up for consideration in the Florida Senate next week. In an email to Florida supporters, Uber asked state residents to vote YES to two legislations that would remove “antiquated regulations” and would instead provide consumers with “choice and increase transportation options.”… Read more »


Jarrett Coger of Pavo Talks About the Diversity of Fashion Styles

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! On some days, I like to wear skinny jeans, some vintage boots, and a grandpa cardigan. On others, I’ll wear a nice pair of chinos, leather chukkas, and… Read more »


SMPLE Is Like a Social Media Consultant for Small Businesses

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Many years and hundreds of startups later, small businesses still seem to be struggling to get online. SMPLE is attempting to tackle this problem with a unique, DIY twist. The general challenge most local business owners face is figuring out how to get their business online. While it might seem straightforward to most tech-savvy people… Read more »


Lionel Messi Surprises Fans on a Google Hangout

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Miami-based startup SWOL (Soccer Without Limits) and Google teamed up with Ballon D’or-winning Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi to surprise the player’s fans. This happened during a Hangout video session last week as a surprise to a group of unsuspecting soccer journalists and Barcelona fans. The Google Hangout panel included Sports Illustrated senior writer and New York Times… Read more »


What Do Techies Eat? Find Out in ‘The Official SXSW 2014 Interactive Cookbook’

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Ever wondered what some of your favorite tech all-stars have for dinner, supper, or second dinner? Vegetarian chicken fingers? Gluten-full mac and cheese with prosciutto? Pizza burger tacos? Well, imagine no further! Cookbook Create has compiled over 100 recipes from the likes of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti, and other past SXSW Interactive speakers in The Official… Read more »


Graduate Student Lending Platform CommonBond Expands Its Program to Law, Medical, Engineering Grads

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NYC-based CommonBond announced today that it has expanded its student loan consolidation and low-cost refinancing program to graduates of law, medical, and engineering programs, as well as to additional MBA programs at Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, and University of Texas. This expansion by the graduate student lending platform follows the goals it set after raising $100 million… Read more »