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Portland, Maine

Meet the Five Finalists in LaunchPad’s Pitch Competition

By | May 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

After close to 140 applications and countless hours to narrow down the finalists, LaunchPad, the small business pitch competition created by Gorham Savings Bank, named the five startups to compete next month for a chance to win $50,000. Meet the Five Finalists Good To-Go (Kittery) – makes dehydrated…

Startups & Apps

Meet the Winner of Clean Energy Data Science Challenge

By | May 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

Finding clean energy solutions is no easy feat. Recently, some of Silicon Valley’s sharpest data science minds came together to use their powers for good at the U.S. Department of State’s Clean Energy Data Science Challenge, co-hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Bank…

Events

San Francisco

5 Benefits of the Startup of the Year Competition That Aren’t Winning

By | May 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Unlike bar trivia, startup competitions are about more than just winning. While the prizes, the attention, and the bragging rights are certainly beneficial to any company looking to make it big, there are more than enough benefits to taking part in a startup competition…

Startups & Apps

5 Ways That Startups Can Outdo Their Competition

By | May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Competitive analysis is an essential element of a business plan, but unfortunately, many startups aren’t ready to accept this fact. The result is in front of us — 90 percent of them fail within the first 18 months. As a business owner, it’s your job to…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

[Re]Produce Wins UMaine Business Challenge

By | May 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

A company that wants to turn Maine farmers’ surplus into high-end locally sourced frozen food has won the sixth annual UMaine Business Challenge, held in Orono. Anita van Dam and Grace Burchard, both students at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, took home…

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Social Good

Boulder

Techstars Partners With XPRIZE to Take on the World’s Challenges

By | May 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Whether it’s tackling space travel or saving the oceans, the XPRIZE brings together some of the best talent from around the globe together to solve the world’s challenges. XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to…

Events

San Francisco

The Importance of Inclusion in Startup Competitions [Infographic]

By | May 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The goal of startup competitions is simple: give smaller startups the attention, opportunity, and maybe even prizes that they would have a hard time finding without a stage to pitch on. They bring together investors, founders, and entrepreneurs to facilitate economic growth and spur innovation…

Startup

Phoenix

Second Time’s The Charm: Storage Together Wins Canyon Challenge

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Coming back for the second year, Storage Together won the 6th annual Canyon Challenge at Grand Canyon University on Thursday. Storage Together makes storage more personable and lucrative for the everyday person. The mobile app aims to revolutionize the storage experience for everyone, starting with…

Coworking spaces

WeWork Is Committing $20 Million to Innovators with Creator Awards

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While the coworking revolution has taken over cities across the world, no one has made more of an impact on the business world than WeWork. Their mission of creating a world where people work to make a life, not just a living rings true…

Beauty

After 500 Startups, ShearShare Plans Silicon Valley Move

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Last year we dubbed a new startup, ShearShare, startup of the year due to a combination of their amazing team and organizational focus. When we last spoke to the founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, they were nearing the end of their time with 500…

SXSW

Austin

SXSW Startup Night Winners: WiseBanyan, SPLT, & Eddy by FLUX

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm

If you walked down the infamous 6th Street in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2017, you’d see plenty of bars and barbecue opportunities as well as your fair share of interesting people. Among the excitement of the festival, 24 startups competed at the Tech.Co Startup…

News

Maine

The UMaine Business Challenge Has Named Its 2017 Finalists

By | Mar 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

Five teams of college entrepreneurs in Maine have been selected to compete in the sixth annual UMaine Business Challenge. These college entrepreneurs will now be paired with mentors and have seven weeks to build a business plan before presenting it before a panel of…

SXSW

Austin

Meet The Finalists of SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Entrepreneurs, techies, and anyone with an appetite for innovation began to crowd the halls as the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards announced the winners of its competition. Thirteen awards and six special honors were given to exceptional innovators of all fields, including sustainability, music, healthcare,…

Startups & Apps

Arizona

Meet The Finalists From Venture Madness in Arizona

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

One of the most anticipated competitions of the year in the Southwest for startups is Venture Madness, taking place March 8-10. Venture Madness brings the innovation of startups with the expertise of successful entrepreneurs by pitting 64 startups against each other in a bracket…

SXSW

Austin

Meet the Judges for SXSW Startup Night

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

There are plenty of famous judges out there, from Ginsburg and Judy to Reinhold and Dredd. With their decision making process constantly under scrutiny, these brave individuals make the hard calls in the name of justice. But when it comes to pitch competitions, we need investors, ecosystem…

Social Good

The $1 Million XPRIZE Competition Will Help Ensure the Safety of Women

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

One in three women globally have faced sexual or physical violence in their lifetime, and in a study by the United Nations, 92 percent of women in New Dehli have experienced some form of violence in public spaces in their lifetime. Here in the…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

3 Rocky Mountain Startups Win Big at Cleantech Open

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Cleantech Week welcomed the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open Regional Finalists with open arms as the three teams received a piece of the $100,000 grand prize in investment and services. The three teams were acknowledged during the Cleantech Open Global Forum as part of an effort…