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The Top 10 Stories of the Week: Tips for Entrepreneurs and Women in Tech, 5 Women to Watch in #MiamiTech, Advice on Applying to 500 Startups

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Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and equally as many things to do. You had people to meet, places to be, and tacos to eat. No worries, though, because we’ve curated this week’s top 10(ish) posts as determined by the Tech Cocktail editorial team. Need more Tech Cocktail? Sign up for the Tech Cocktail newsletter today, and get the weekly wrap-up direct to your inbox.

  1. 29 Tips for Entrepreneurs & Women in Tech: Need a way into the tech industry? Specifically, are you a woman trying to navigate startup ecosystem? Here’s some pieces of advice from 29 women entrepreneurs and women in tech around the DC region.
  2. Founder Rachel Baker Opens Up about Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: Sometimes we feel like we’re impostors in the startup world – that we’re masquerading ourselves as something different from the presumed status quo. Baker informs us that there are others out there.
  3. 5 Women to Watch in #MiamiTech: Check out the five leading women entrepreneurs who are making significant waves (get it?) in South Florida’s startup ecosystem.
  4. Lyft Bypasses Uber on Miami’s Express Lane: The ride-sharing service Lyft beat Uber to the punch and launched in Miami this week.
  5. 10 Takeaways from #CollisionConf: From Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures and Tony Hsieh of Zappos to skateboard legend Tony Hawk and Scott Belsky of Behance, here are some key takeaways from the inaugural Collision Conference.
  6. HouseCall Has Become One of San Diego’s Fastest-Funded Startups: Since launching in late-2013, the San Diego startup has raised $3 million in funding, in two separate rounds.
  7. Exclusive: Vegas’s Doug.com Wants to Compete with Upworthy: We got the exclusive and found out from founder Branden Hampton that his new site for positive viral content will aim to compete against sites like UpWorthy.
  8. This Kansas City Startup Landed Big-Name Customers Like Sprint and Walmart with 1 Salesperson: With only one salesperson and no paid advertising, DivvyHQ has signed on huge clients, including Walmart, Sprint, Toyota, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Find out how they did it.
  9. SoundBetter’s 4 Pieces of Advice When Considering That 500 Startups Application: 500 Startups is currently accepting applications for Batch 10 of its accelerator program. Here’s some advice from a startup from its recent Batch 8.
  10. Techstars Chicago Announces 10 Startups in Its Summer 2014 Class: This week, TechStars Chicago announced it’s second class of startups.
  11. YPlan Is Tonight’s Going Out App, and They Just Launched in Vegas: After launching its social discovery app in London, New York, and San Francisco, YPlan has moved on to Las Vegas.
  12. Justin Fishkin of Local Motors: We’re Approaching the Third Industrial Revolution [VIDEO]: Speaking at our DC Sessions event in March, Fishkin spoke about the combination of the physical and digital worlds, and the nascence of a Third Industrial Revolution where manufacturing ideas has become faster and more efficient.
  13. Which Metrics Matter?: What metrics should you focus on when running your startup? Our very own Frank Gruber sheds some insight on the matter.

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Ronald Barba is a staff writer and the East Coast reporter for Tech Cocktail. Formerly a DC native, he's now based in New York City. He reports on the Boston, Chicago, D.C., and NYC tech scenes. He's especially interested in venture capital, M&As, and tech/business trends. Aside from startups, Ronald is interested in philosophy, cognitive science, politics, social justice, pop culture, and all things geek. He reads Murakami and Barthes, and alternates binge watch sessions of 'Doctor Who' and 'The Mindy Project'. Got something to say? Then email me (ronald@tech.co). Follow me on Twitter: @RonaldPBarba. Subscribe to me on Facebook. Find me on Google.

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