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Business

4 Ways Corporate Board Members Can Spark Company-Wide Innovation

By | May 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Adding corporate board members needs to be a mutually beneficial move for startups. These individuals have the ability to share their experience and knowledge to help the startup get to the next level and spark innovation at the company. So, how can a board…

Accelerator

Kansas City

How Sickweather Benefited From an Accelerator Network

By | May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Startup Founders may wonder how they would benefit from being a part of an accelerator. As one who ran the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars from 2014-2016, I saw many examples of the ecosystem in action – it is so vast and comprised of different…

Diversity

Tallahassee

Lucas Lindsey of Domi Station on Building a Diverse Ecosystem in Florida

By | May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Startup activity is happening in the most unlikely of places. The #StartupEverywhere series, developed by Engine, is designed to celebrate these diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems growing across the U.S. These profiles will dive into the challenges faced by these communities and look at what…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

7 Startups in Venture Hall’s Inaugural Accelerator Cohort

By | May 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

A pain-management app, an AI-enabled medical records software company, and a cloud-based wellness tracking platform for employers are among Venture Hall’s first cohort of healthcare-related startups that will spend three months in Portland this summer scaling their businesses and expanding their networks. Venture Hall, which…

Startups & Apps

New York

43North Competition Offers Mentorship, Funding, and No State Taxes

By | May 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Startup competitions come in all shapes and sizes. Some offer capital that will help founders acquire the resources they need to keep their company moving forward. Others offer mentorship, which is more valuable than anything for startup founders that are new to the entrepreneurial landscape….

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Funding

Portland, Maine

Redd Raises Nearly $1M in New Investment Round

By | May 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Brunswick-based Redd, the energy bar company, has raised the majority of a $1.5 million investment round. The company filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday revealing that it had raised $867,861 out of a $1.5 million offering. It claimed 13…

Funding

DC

Edtech Company EVERFI Raised $190 Million Led by Bono’s The Rise Fund and TPG Growth

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Edtech company EVERFI, the leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports leagues, and non-profits, announced they have raised $190 million to advance their vision for education innovation. The Rise Fund and TPG Growth invested $150 million, with Main Street Advisors and…

Business

Portland, Maine

3 Signs That Vets First Choice Is Preparing for an IPO

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Going public is a big deal for any company. It requires months of preparation, years of hard work, and decades of innovative thinking. And if you’re pay attention, it can be easy to spot these companies before they make the move. And while I…

Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

FinTech

Could Fintech Enable a Resurgence in Predatory Lending?

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

It’s been nearly ten years since the subprime mortgage crisis, and the Great Recession seems to be a distant memory for many of us. Home values have since risen and unemployment has dropped below 5 percent after hitting double digits during the recession. Many of…

Funding

The 5 Things to Know About Raising Seed Funding

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

So you have an idea and now you need some financial support to get the ball rolling. At this point, seed capital can be helpful. Although the seed round is usually smaller and can come from many funding options (friends, family, incubators, angels, VCs),…

Funding

8 Phases of VC Investment: What to Expect When You Raise Capital

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

Raising money is a critical turning point for the majority of entrepreneurs. And, with any entrepreneurial endeavor, preparation is key, which is why knowing the roadmap before you get there can help you make some decisions before you end up on the doorstep of…

Finance

The Top 4 Tips for Starting Your Own Business on a Budget

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Setting up a new business is always challenging, no matter how much money you have. When you are on a budget, it is even more demanding. That’s why it is important to be careful to ensure you set the right stage for your new…

Funding

Dallas

How Underserved Startups Gain Access to Flexible Capital

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

How are your local organizations helping provide capital to entrepreneurs and small business owners in underserved markets? What challenges do startups face when seeking loans? How can the hidden barriers be overcome? At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, one panel addressed these issues head-on,…

Entrepreneur

4 Ways Busy Entrepreneurs Can Automate Their Investment Life

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Building wealth with passive income and having enough time to do the things you love is the entrepreneurial dream. Unfortunately, running a business successfully can be a lot more stressful, time-consuming, and exhausting than having a day job. If you truly want to build…

Funding

Chicago

PhenixP2P Closes $3.5 Million Series A Funding to Improve Video

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

The world is going video. Whether you’re a marketing director or a budding journalist, every study on the books is pointing to high quality streaming capabilities as a necessity for future success. However, for most companies, getting on the video bandwagon has been decidedly more…

Funding

Portland, Maine

MTI Awards $1 Million in Funding to Local Companies

By | Apr 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

The Maine Technology Institute awarded more than $1 million in grants and loans to 25 Maine companies and research organizations in February 2017. MTI awarded two Development Loans totaling $604,490, seventeen Seed Grants totaling $368,607, four TechStart grants totaling $19,725, and two Business Accelerator grants…