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TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

TalkLocal, the Washington, DC-based company that gives consumers an easy way to connect with local service providers, has announced the launch of its mobile app. The apps are available to download for free through the App Store and Google Play, and will allow consumers to speak with service providers in real-time over the phone right… Read more »

8 Ways to Get the Most out of Startup Weekend

startup weekend

At 2.03 AM on Monday August 1, 2011, on a train somewhere between Redfern and Kings Cross Station in Sydney, Australia, I was exhausted and delirious. I was on the way to my hotel after the Sunday night celebrations. I was caught by the Startup Weekend movement; hook, line and sinker. Since that weekend I have been involved in eight… Read more »

Y Combinator’s 22 Most Fund-Worthy Startup Ideas [INFOGRAPHIC]


In September of last year, Y Combinator published its “Requests for Startups” – a list of startup ideas that the accelerator believes are the most worthy of funds and support. It was written a month prior to the application due date for its Winter 2015 class and was aimed at bringing in startups with innovative ideas… Read more »

The 2015 State of the Union Recapped In 24 Obama Quotes

State of the Union 2015

President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union address that covered a number of topics with themes based in optimism, resilience, rebuilding, bedrock values, and creating change. He started with the story about an American named Rebekah from Minnesota, noting her family’s  struggles and resilience. Here’s a quick overview, via quotes taken from several of the topics President Obama covered, that… Read more »

StockUp’s New Website Shows Latest Grocery Sales

StockUp's New Website Shows Latest Grocery Sales

StockUp, the Washington, D.C.-based company whose mobile app gives consumers a tool to easily create a grocery shopping list and help them find the best prices at nearby stores, announced today the launch of their new website, This new website gives American consumers a central resource for finding some of the best unadvertised sales… Read more »

Fashion Metric Secures $1M From Tahoma Ventures, Others

Fashion Metric

Fashion Metric recently announced that they have successfully closed a $1 million seed funding round led by Tahoma Ventures. Along with Tahoma Ventures, Fashion Metric welcomed investments from Corsa Ventures, Elementum Ventures, Geekdom Fund, and multiple angel investors in Los Angeles and Texas. To date Fashion Metric has raised a total of $1.4 million featuring… Read more »

Digital Work Accelerator Event Doubles as Pitch Practice


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! Coming up with an idea is easy, but developing it into a startup is hard. And after you create your product, finding market exposure to your intended… Read more »

Why Every Startup Needs Networking Skills

startup networking

Over the years, networking has become one of those corporate buzzwords that is just one more word in the meaningless word salad that defines corporate speak. We don’t even hear it anymore. And that is really too bad. Because it is still a very meaningful concept that is, now, more important than ever before. The… Read more »

Video Marketing Tips every Marketer can Use

video marketing

Video marketing has become one of the greatest tools for online businesses to enhance their market presence. As the attention of the consumers are shortening online due to  the wide variety of choices that they have, marketers are frantically looking for a medium through which they can break the clutter and disburse their messages in… Read more »

Quick Startup Financing Options


Creating a startup company is the best way for people to make money out of their ideas and creations. Coming up with an idea might be fairly easy, but maintenance and sustainability are not – especially in terms of financing. Ideas have value, especially if they are good. Anyone having an idea that has breakthrough potential or… Read more »

Agile: Not Dead; Not a Silver Bullet


So everyone seems to be on a bandwagon, saying that agile is dead. People like to go extremes to create unnecessary turbulence at times. I would not go that far. Agile did have a strong following for the last 10 years and we have seen several companies embracing it and building great products. Yes, I agree… Read more »

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator: Diversity in Seattle

Microsoft Ventures accelerator Digital Work

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! Microsoft Ventures is looking to reinvent the way Microsoft works with top entrepreneurs and startups. The Microsoft Ventures Digital Work Accelerator is accepting applications for its second… Read more »

IoT Pioneers Need Proven Hardware

IoT Hardware

The Internet of Things – IoT – is growing much faster than most people realize. By 2020 it’s estimated there will be 26 billion embedded units connected to this vast network, up from just under one billion only six years ago. This figure does not include the slightly more than seven billion smartphones, tablets, and… Read more »

LeadGenius Finds Leads; You Secure Them

lead genius

One of the most important aspects of a business is the generation of leads; leads in this case meaning the potential customers who would be a great fit for your product or service. Lead generation is also one of the most time-consuming activities. Luckily, there are companies out there who focus on lead generation, LeadGenius… Read more »