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Power Portal Thinks the Browser Market is Ripe for Disruption

By | Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

“Our main goal when we started was to build a system that allowed parents to feel comfortable enough to just let their kids go online,” says Deven Nemer, founder of Power Portal. Through his experience, Nemer found that parents struggle when it comes to…


How Entrepreneurs Worked and Watched the #USMNT During #WorldCup

By | Jul 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

We may not have gone through to the next round of FIFA World Cup, but the country came together to support the team. It was evident in social media that #TeamUSA had the backing of #OneNationOneTeam during the #BELvsUSA. This is how some of the entrepreneurs…



Slyce Raises $12M for Its Image Recognition Shopping Technology

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This morning, the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce announced that it has raised $12 million in its most recent round of funding. The round was led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. With this latest financing, the company has raised a total of a little more than $27 million….



Pittsburgh’s Rhiza Raises $3M Series A for Big Data Marketing Analytics

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Last week, the Pittsburgh-based Rhiza announced a Series A round of financing valued at $3 million. The round was led by Draper Triangle Ventures. “Rhiza is disrupting the marketing analytics industry with intuitive tools for marketers and salespeople across the entire enterprise at a fraction…



Review Trackers Hauls in $2 Million From Midwest Investors

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Yesterday Review Trackers Inc, the Chicago based startup in Wicker Park, announced the successful close of a $2 million funding round from a host of premier Midwest investors. It was led by Milwaukee’s CSA Parnters and included other investors American Family Ventures, Jeff Rusinow,…

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Whiteboard Unveils Their New Management Platform

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 9:13 am yesterday unveiled a brand spanking new web and mobile based app aimed at boosting productivity by bridging the gap between tasks at home and work. The platform encourages users to focus on completing tasks that matter most in their day: Whiteboard facilitates the smooth management…



DC-Based Personal Launches Fill It for Quick and Safe Auto-Filling on Online Forms

By | Jun 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Last week, Personal – a DC-based startup which provides a secured digital data vault for consumers’ information, passwords, and files – launched the world’s largest form library at Fill It, giving people a tool to securely and automatically fill almost any form in the world. Literally millions…


5 Easy Steps To Help You Disconnect

By | Jun 2, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Do you find disconnecting after a long day difficult? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Actually, one study shows that 69% of people find work and personal life practically inseparable. More people admit to finding themselves not only checking email all evening, but “pressing refresh…


5 Top Scheduling Apps for Busy Startup Founders

By | Apr 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

After understanding the key scheduling tips for managers, we’re ready to dive into the tools. When choosing the right tool, remember to watch out for things like: Scheduling features and capabilities that make schedules accessible to both staff and managers. Reporting and analytics to…


Los Angeles

SmartestK12 is Giving Teachers More Time for Meaningful Interactions With Their Students

By | Mar 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Before pursuing an MBA and starting a company, Craig Jones spent four years teaching in the classroom. During each of those years, he taught more than 160 students. Motivating and teaching one’s self can already prove to be difficult – can you imagine having…


Los Angeles

Bishop Peak Technology: Providing An Efficient Transit Commute For All

By | Feb 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Three years ago John Osumi, Zach Negrey, and Jeff Brown met during an Android programming class at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. For a class project they developed a crude and clunky app that scraped together real-time vehicle positioning data from…



Aviary Cofounder Launches to Simplify the Way We Create Calendar Events

By | Feb 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm launched on Monday, a free calendaring tool that sifts through your email conversation and automatically creates events in your calendar. Rather than wasting time to manually create calendar events, the service automates the process and allows users to make edits at a later period….


5 Aromatherapy Tools to Ease Startup Stress

By | Feb 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

It’s no secret that working on a startup can be extremely stressful and take a toll on your health. There’s also no shortage of advice on how to deal with it. However, one area that’s normally overlooked is the power of scent, or aromas. It may…


How Home-Based Entrepreneurs Can Be Productive, Not Just Busy

By | Jan 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

According to Forbes, 52 percent of small businesses in the US are home-based. Proper time management is a key factor, if not the most important element of any successful business, but it can be especially challenging for entrepreneurs who work out of the home. Working…



Looking for Happiness in 2014? Sign Up for Happier’s Life-Improvement Courses

By | Jan 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

While the rest of the world excitingly anticipated the arrival of the new year, Boston-based Happier, Inc. announced a new way to help people lead happier lives in 2014: mobile life-improvement and wellness classes. It’s some refreshing news from the happiness and wellness company, and certainly comes…



Meaningfy, aka Automated, Virtual Cloud Analyst

By | Dec 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Andre Lessa has worked for several different Pittsburgh-based companies like Deloitte Consulting, Transportopia, ModCloth, Lockerz, Vivisimo, and American Eagle Outfitters. Over the course of his employment history, he has racked up 20 years of experience as a team lead, project manager, software engineer, and…



Jason Fried: 37signals Will Be Simplifying Its Product Line in 2014

By | Dec 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

37signals, the company already known for its love of simplicity, announced at Tech Cocktail Sessions Chicago last week that they plan to simplify their product line even further in 2014. “We’ve done too much,” said cofounder Jason Fried. “Next year we’re going to slim…