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On Startup Copycats: Glitter is Dead; Long Live Glitter

Glitter is Dead; Long Live Glitter

Yesterday, we reported that Australian entrepreneur and sparkle king, Mathew Carpenter, got buried alive under the very glitter he birthed, and declared quits on Ship Your Enemies Glitter. The service, which anonymously sends your baes glitter-filled letters in the mail, gained mass media attention after getting posted to sites like Product Hunt and Reddit. And, in… Read more »

The 14 Best Startup Cities in America Are…

startup cities

Without a doubt, if I asked a group of people which cities in America they thought were the best for starting up they would hit one of the following: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, or Boston. You wouldn’t be wrong for selecting one, or all, of those cities. However, you would be missing out on… Read more »

Mathew Carpenter Caves, Shuts Down Glitter Operations

Send Glitter

It’s over guys. No mas. Pas plus. Your dreams of sending hate-glitter to your frenemies are looking like they’ll have to remain just that: dreams. Mathew Carpenter released this tweet earlier today, confirming he wants out of the Ship Your Enemies Glitter game: ShipYourEnemiesGlitter with 1m visits, 270k social shares, $xx,xxx in sales, tonnes of… Read more »

Kansas City Announces Launch KC Startup Competition Offering $500K in Grants


The Downtown Council of Kansas City, MO has announced the launch of a national startup competition that will be aimed at further developing the growth of the city’s tech ecosystem. Called Launch KC, the competition will reward winning startups with a share of the $500,000 total in grant funding ($50,000 for each startup), free office space for 12 months, and… Read more »

How to Be A Google Power User [Infographic]

Google search

Finding useful information on the ­World Wide Web is something many of us take for granted. We can find information about anything by searching online. Google is the most popular search engine available, but navigating it can sometimes be tricky. Google’s algorithm keeps improving, and without context, it’s hard for Google to know exactly what… Read more »

Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

Boston's Tablelist Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the Yelp website or mobile app. “Our partnership with Yelp will open up a world of possibilities to… Read more »

Seed Sumo Doubles Funding For Startup Class of 2015


Seed Sumo, an international startup accelerator, announced today that they will be accepting applications from startups for its 2015 program. Seed Sumo is looking to accept up to 10 startups, and it has increased overall program funding to $50,000, which is $30,000 more from last year. The Seed Sumo startup accelerator is a three-month program that… Read more »

Digital Work Accelerator by Microsoft Ventures Visits Provo Startup Community

Provo startups

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle and the information sessions they have scheduled for the month of January! The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Seattle’s upcoming cohort will be dedicated to Digital Work. This means that they will focus on “startups building scalable productivity applications, cloud-centric software… Read more »

Zirx is Your On-Demand Valet Service

city parking

Parking in a large city is probably the bane of many of our existences on a daily basis. Running behind and late for work? You can bet that there will not be a parking place anywhere close to where you need it to be. Luckily, there is a relatively new company here to alleviate some… Read more »

7 Apps That Help You Organize your Closet and Revamp Your Style

organization apps

Technology can help you clean out your closet by making the process more effective, so that you can keep your wardrobe organized. This can help you save time and money. There are a few apps in the market that work as a digital wardrobe stylist, by identifying trends and developing looks based on what you have in… Read more »

Zudy Launches Vinyl for Businesses Looking to Building Mobile Apps Quickly

vinyl miami

Miami-based startup Zudy announced today the release of Vinyl, a technology-agnostic no-code development platform that enables enterprise businesses to rapidly build highly-configurable applications. Companies can build mobile and web apps in days rather than months, on any device and operating system. Zudy raised $7.5 Million in funding from Miami Stuff, LLC in December. According to Gartner, U.S. companies spent $300 billion… Read more »

DC’s Kit Check Raises $12M Series B from Kaiser Permanente Ventures to Streamline Pharmacy Kit Processing

Kit Check

The Washington, D.C.-based health startup Kit Check announced today that they raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures. To date, the company has raised a total of $22.4 million in funding. As part of the investment, Kaiser Permanente Ventures vice president and senior managing director Dave Schulte will… Read more »