Bitmoji Strikes Exclusive Movie Partnership with Disney Pixar

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

On June 19 Disney Pixar is releasing a new, original movie called ‘Inside Out‘, that features a dynamite cast and stellar ratings from pre-screeners. What’s really got my eye about this movie though is Bitmoji, the app that lets gives everyone their own personalized…

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CallRed and zakipoint health Win Boston’s Startup of the Year

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hot on the heels of our Celebrate 2015 announcement, we are happy to bring you the news of the latest winners on the Celebrate Startup Tour. Monday night in Boston, the startup community came out to District Hall to mix and mingle and vote…


New York Releases Final BitLicense Draft: Its Impact on Startups

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

After having been under review since August 2013, the final draft of New York’s BitLicense was released last night, as reported by CoinDesk. The BitLicense outlines New York’s regulatory oversight for virtual currencies, expecting other states follow suit. The proposal highlights weaknesses in virtual currencies…


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Fact: Free Apps Sell Your Personal Data to Make Money

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Over the last month or so I’ve had a lot, and I mean a lot, of content come across my desk that involves protecting a huge influx of entrepreneurs who have made it their mission to protect our personal data. Most recently was a…


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“Personal Privacy is Something we Need to Preserve”

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

Companies need to make money to survive, obviously, and I get asked a lot how they do that if they offer an app for free. The fact of the matter is, if you don’t pay anything for the services, the company actually monetizes the…



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Data Science, So Hot Right Now: Plotly Hauls in $5.5M

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

Are you ready for a shocking statistic? According to an article on Science Daily, about 90 percent of the entire world’s data was created in the last few years. The smart companies out there want to study and capture value from their own data,…


How Smartphones Fulfill Your Basic Business Operations

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Whether you are a business professional or run your own company, a smartphone can help you with your day-to-day responsibilities. Yet, many people are still hesitant to move to a more complicated phone and aren’t sure they will be able to actually run their…

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Celebrate Startup Tour Heads to San Francisco

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 7:33 pm

“Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me. You go there as a snarky New Yorker thinking it’s politically correct, it’s crunchy granola, it’s vegetarian, and it surprises you every time. It’s a two-fisted drinking town,…


Forget Unicorn Hunting: The First Accelerator for Revenue Companies

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Earlier today, Betaspring – the Providence, RI-based startup accelerator consistently ranked among the top in the country – announced the launch of RevUp, the first accelerator of its kind aimed at “revenue-first” companies. Blending together some of the core features of Betaspring’s current accelerator…

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Porch Brings on New CFO to Continue Explosive Growth

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The last we heard of the Seattle-based Porch they were rolling out the red carpet for 10 new real estate partners. It’s helped them extend the reach of their data-driven home services network for both homeowners and home improvement professionals. It’s only been about…


These New Domains are Cool, But Also Dangerous

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

In the last couple of years, we have been watching the evolution of the new gTLDs (generic top-level domains). From the boring .com, .net, or .us, the Internet is now moving towards new and exciting domain names like .business, .ceo or .photo, among dozens…

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Who is DC’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

The DC startup community is more vibrant than ever. Programs championed by recently elected Mayor Muriel Bowser promote tech and innovation, and it’s one of the top cities for women in tech. In fact, check out this profile series highlighting the regional organizations lowering the barrier of entry…


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Gamify Your Learning Experiences, it Might Change Everything

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Last year alone there were 80 new, billion dollar startup companies that emerged that are competing to sustain their growth in an increasingly high stakes area. Often, the difference between winning and losing a deal comes down to whether or not an individual sale…


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Pittsburgh Welcomes Transportation Technology Innovators

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Every year Pittsburgh, PA host the Annual Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Annual Meeting and Expo. In its twenty fifth year of operation, the event expects to see more than 2,000 industry business leaders, manufacturers, investors, researchers, elected officials, engineers, and public sector participants…