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Ecosystems

Dublin

3 IoT Startup Trends Happening in Dublin

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you think about the Irish startup scene, fintech might come to mind. But Ireland is much more than payments and blockchain, in fact, IoT is starting to gain more ground. Ireland is the home to Intel, Google, Accenture’s AI Lab, several research institutions…

Ecosystems

San Diego

14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like To Be a Startup in San Diego

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

California has become a magnet for aspiring entrepreneurs and startup aficionados. But when you think California startups, you might think of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, or even Silicon Beach. But some of the best startups and entrepreneurs might be hiding in plain sight. San…

Ecosystems

Boulder

How Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, and Google Came to Boulder

By | Apr 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A thriving startup community provides a boost to the greater community in a lot of different ways. It encourages innovation and investment, attracts creative people, and generates a certain energy– making the entire city a more desirable place to live. Additionally, when local startups are…

Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

New Bill Seeks to Expand Maine Technology Institute’s Scope

By | Apr 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A new bipartisan bill has been introduced in Augusta that would expand the Maine Technology Institute’s role within the state’s innovation ecosystem. The bill — LD 1324, An Act to Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Maine’s Economic Future — would explicitly proffer certain powers onto the organization,…

Entrepreneur

What Could a Tesla City Look Like?

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

When he founded PayPal, we knew he was a skilled entrepreneur with his finger on the pulse of the business world. When he decided to take on self-driving cars, we knew that the roads would never be the same. When he made up his mind about…

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Funding

Portland, Maine

Report: Maine SBDC Clients Secured $47.1M in 2016

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Business owners who sought assistance from the Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) raised $47.1 million in capital during 2016, more than any other year in the program’s 40-year history, according to the Maine SBDC’s recently released annual report. Maine SBDC surveyed 1,583 of their clients…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

Community And Affordability Make Phoenix a Growing Startup Scene

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Being a small fish in a large pond is often considered a bad thing. You don’t get to stretch your legs and grow because you’re not being challenged by other, more impressive fish. Plus, startups could get lost in the mix, explained Michael Young, founder and CEO…

Entrepreneur

Boston

15 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Boston

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Boston “is a bit of the Rodney Dangerfield of cities,” according to Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder & CEO of the Boston-based Mavens & Moguls. After all, the Bay Area and NYC get all the good press but “truly Boston is where a lot of the tech and VC…

Tips & How To’s

The 4 Rules to Using Humor as a Business Tactic

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Humor can be effective in marketing, but it’s important to understand who your audience is. For business owners, it’s tempting to play things on the safe side and strive to never offend a potential customer. Controversy is a good way to get attention, but…

Ecosystems

Seattle

5 Reasons Seattle Should Be the Home of Your Next Startup

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

From great talent to a community of investors, there’s nothing this startup hub can’t offer. Seattle is the hub for Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial innovation. As you walk down the street, you’ll see Starbucks, a company founded here. Look up to the sky and you…

Entrepreneur

Seattle

11 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Seattle

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

The heavy hitters — Microsoft, Amazon, and Google — call it home. So do plenty of other big startup names, like Zillow or Tableau. And the best news, for you business policy wonks, is the total lack of a state income tax. If all our…

Ecosystems

Connecticut

Why Hartford, CT, Is a Rising “Knowledge Capital”

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Successful entrepreneurial ecosystems generally have three common attributes: Quality Talent Access to Capital High Education Recently, the Brookings Institution released a report, “Redefining Global Cities,” that classified Hartford as a “knowledge capital,” putting it in the same class as regional leaders aspire to be, namely, Austin,…

Ecosystems

Chicago

8 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Chicago

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

With the Cubs advancing in the MLB playoffs, Chicago is abuzz with excitement. Even with winter looming in the coming months, there is a certain energy in the city that is palpable when you wander through The Loop, Lakeview, and Wrigleyville. Many people refer to…

Startup

Amsterdam

The Dutch VC and Startup Ecosystem Is Now the 6th Biggest in Europe

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 5:50 pm

More than one billion was raised by startups based out of the Netherlands over the last 12-month period. The number cements the Netherlands as a formidable hub for startup activity in Europe. To be precise, Amsterdam has officially reached number six on the list of…

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Chicago

Here’s Why You Should Expand Your Startup to Chicago

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

When launching a successful startup, funding is only part of the equation. Once you have the capital you need, positioning your company so it can deliver returns is the next step. And when your startup reaches this step, location is key. If you’re planning to…

Acquisition

NYC

OneVest Acquires FounderDating, Facilitates Entrepreneur Network

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

They key to a successful startup ecosystem is working together. If VCs don’t have access to bankable startups, they won’t do a lot of investing. If quality employees don’t have access to businesses in need, they aren’t going to help build a successful startup….

Events

Detroit

Detroit Hosts Largest Inaugural Startup Week in History

By | May 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Detroit is in the midst of a renaissance. It is a city that was once thriving and has seen more than its share of hard times in recent decades. But in the last few years it has become an opportunist’s dreamland. The hardworking backbone…