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Plated Brings DIY Dinners to Your Doorstep


Queue the doorbell. For decades, Papa John’s and your favorite Chinese takeout place held a permanent spot on your speed dial as your go-to carry-out places. Times have changed since Plated entered the scene last month as the new dinner delivery and subscription service. Yes, many of us would rather cook. But the thought of… Read more »

LaunchNest Will Offer Crowdfunding for Education Startups


The ed-tech industry has boomed as new startups seek to improve the process of educating students and preparing them for the workforce. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, in 2009, venture capitalists invested $150 million more into ed-tech firms than the previous year, despite the recession. LaunchNest was developed to take advantage of this… Read more »

RECAPP: Your Favorite Sports News in One Place


If you’re a sports fan who visits a dozen websites everyday looking for fresh sports news, here’s a time saving solution. RECAPP is the sports news app that organizes high quality news by your favorite teams and sports. For fans, both casual and hardcore, this app offers an easy way to stay up to date… Read more »

Manage and Share News That Matters to You with Newzstand


Newzstand CEO and founder Anand Jagannathan calls himself a news junkie. So, it’s no surprise that his entrepreneurial aspirations led him to start a company that helps people curate and share the news that matters most to them. Newzstand’s first product, NewzSocial, delivers exactly what its name implies: news with a social component that allows… Read more »

SlideKlowd Makes Presentations More Interactive


On any given day, 30 million PowerPoint presentations are given. Out of these presentations, how many are awesome? Not enough, according to Justin Foster, CMO of That’s why the company developed SlideKlowd, a presentation platform. SlideKlowd offers an app for iOS and Android devices that establishes a connection between the presenter and audience members…. Read more »

How Opened a Brick-and-Mortar Store in Chicago

Before, ZipFit was just a website where you could find great-fitting men’s jeans. Today, they have a retail store on North Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. And they did it in true startup fashion: in just 3 months. Founder Liz Kammel wanted to open a brick-and-mortar store to help connect with customers and introduce them to… Read more »

TripleThread Helps Small Boutiques Stay in Business


How often have you wandered into your favorite neighborhood clothing store only to find it empty, the owner sitting idly in the corner? TripleThread, a Los Angeles startup out of Science Inc., launches today to drive more business to clothing boutiques. It finds customers who want monthly shipments of clothing and accessories, then sends their… Read more »

TechStars TV Presents The Founders: S3E6 “Build It” Featuring Brad Feld and Howard Lindzon

the founders lead

Curious what life is like inside of a startup accelerator?  Look no further than The Founders, a documentary web series that follows Birdbox, ROXIMITY and Ubooly from TechStars Boulder (ranked the #2 startup accelerator in the US). This week’s episode focuses on building a product.  It features the mentorship Brad Feld of the Foundry Group and Howard Lindzon from Stocktwits… Read more »

Tongue Tango and the Perils of Outsourcing

Tongue Tango

I met Eddy Roach on last Saturday morning, the same day he released the latest version of Tongue Tango. When he started this project, he was nearly two years younger and thousands of dollars richer. But finally, he has an app that he can be proud of, he says. “Tongue Tango isn’t even about the… Read more »