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Back This: MonBaby is a Wearable Device to Monitor Your Baby

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I’m not a parent, but I can certainly imagine that if and when I do become one (spoiler: I WILL become one someday) that I will likely spend every waking minute of my life concerned about the well-being of my children. Especially when kids are younger, it’s understandable for parents to worry about them constantly…. Read more »


How to Plug into the Startup Scene in a New City

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As a digital nomad covering startup scenes around the world, I often land in a new city and have to get connected to local entrepreneurs for interviews. I’ve tried various methods, from searching for coworking spaces and startup organizations to asking for introductions to tweeting out a plea for help. I imagine entrepreneurs go through… Read more »


Jacques-Elliott Kickstarter: One Size Fits the Universe

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Elliot Aronow started selling unique ties during the holidays, but after popular demand he’s quickly turned Christmas gifts for friends and family into a successful tie company that has already raised almost $11,000 on Kickstarter. The brand — Jacques-Elliott — is a democratic and accessories lifestyle brand run by Aronow. “It’s a lifestyle and accessory brand,”… Read more »


Amazon Will Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores and Why You Will Never Shop There

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This week, online retailer Amazon confirmed that it will be opening up pop-up stores in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, next week for the holiday shopping season. This news comes after rumors that the company will soon open a brick-and-mortar store in New York City. The pop-up stores will carry Amazon-branded products developed in-house, such as Amazon’s Kindle tablets… Read more »


30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed

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If you’re going to fail, do it fast…and write a post-mortem to share some of your learning experiences with fellow entrepreneurs. CB Insights compiled over 100 startups post-mortems that described why their startups failed. Most were written by the founders themselves; we selected 30. 1. Canvas App It may seem surprising that a seemingly successful product could… Read more »


Harvard, Babson College Are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship

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A recent report published in the October issues of Entrepreneur magazine points out that Harvard University and Babson College are among the top colleges for entrepreneurship, putting together top-tiered entrepreneurship curricula for their students. The rankings were produced by Princeton Review and are separated into two sections: undergraduate and graduate programs. According to the rankings, Harvard University ranks… Read more »


Add Heatmaps and Web Analytics With Only One Line of Code

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Ptengine is a heatmaps and web analytics platform that has climbed to the top of the charts across Asia, and this week the team officially announced that they’ll be expanding their platform into the US and Europe. To date they work with over 8,000 different companies, including major names like Sony Music, Softbank, and Yamaha. While… 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 »



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 »