Ecosystems

MassChallenge Comes to Switzerland

By | Dec 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The Boston, MA-based startup accelerator MassChallenge has recently announced that it will expand its global accelerator network into Switzerland. According to a press release, the country was selected based on the strength of its ecosystem to support entrepreneurs, particularly in terms of access to…

Ecosystems

DC

Blackboard Continues Revitilization with New Office Space

By | Dec 21, 2015 at 8:19 am

Blackboard has had a pretty eventful year. As one of the companies that put DC edtech, or edtech in general, on the map, they’ve gone through several transformations over the last year. However, this latest change has them coming full circle. The company recently moved…

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Chicago

Welcome to SPACE, One of Chicago’s Favorite Coworking Hot Spots

By | Dec 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

As part of a distributed work force, I spend a lot of time working in and out of coffee shops around town. Now, it’s really no different than working in my own home office except that it’s inherently more social, I get some sunshine…

Ecosystems

Arlington

The Fresh Faces of 1776 Crystal City

By | Nov 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm

As a resident in Northern Virginia and someone who is involved in the local tech scene, it was incredibly exciting to learn earlier this year that 1776 would be taking root in Crystal City. With their primary location in DC proper, the new location…

Ecosystems

Los Angeles

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

By | Nov 12, 2015 at 10:12 am

When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. Could it be the large number of new companies? Is it the culture or community atmosphere? But trying to…

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Seattle

20 Seattle Startups You Need to Pay Attention to

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Today officially marks the final day of Seattle Startup Week, but that doesn’t mean entrepreneurship and innovation will be taking any pause as we wait for next year’s event. If anything, Seattle’s tech ecosystem will continue to grow to new heights and be bigger, faster, and…

Ecosystems

Arlington

Montana Based Cybersecurity Company Wins Startup Arlington Competition

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

Last month, we reported on the Startup Arlington Competition that will result in a new tech company moving into the area. Concluding the competition, Arlington Economic Development announced that Montana-based Oppleo Security is the winner. From a pool of more than 75 applicants, across 14…

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Austin

Has Keeping Austin Weird Led to Its Startup Scene’s Success?

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

A cathedral made of junk. A massive bat migration every summer night. An outdoor art gallery specifically for graffiti. There are plenty of quirky locales and hidden gems that help Austin, TX hold its unofficial motto “Keep Austin Weird.” But beneath the almost Seussian…

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Seattle

Seattle Startup Week Speaks: What Makes Seattle so Great?

By | Oct 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Going into Seattle Startup Week, sponsored by Chase for Business, I had a few self-set directives for getting niche content designed to help showcase the Seattle tech ecosystem. On the top of the list was to embed myself into the community as much as…

Ecosystems

Impressive Advances in Eco-Based Technologies for Renewable Energy

By | Oct 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

Renewable energy sources today are the best option that the human race has to fulfill its needs with minimal ecological disruption, which is what eco-based technologies are all about. There are so many natural forces that can be harnessed and manipulated to produce sustainable…

Announcements

NYC

Meet the 10 Awesome Startups from ERA 9 Demo Day

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) introduced its ninth batch of companies to the greater New York tech investor community and then on the West Coast in Silicon Valley last week. Before introducing the class, the NY-based accelerator highlighted the success of its diverse group on alumni. To…

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Seattle

Seattle Unveils Their Unique Ecosystem DNA at Startup Week

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

It hasn’t been that long since Denver Startup Week came to a close, and if I’m being honest I think about it almost every day: the amount of information I learned still blows me away today. So, when the opportunity to head to Seattle…

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India

Startup Ecosystems in India Gaining Steam

By | Oct 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Startup ecosystems throughout the U.S. have been well-documented, and it is clear that Silicon Valley has been a major inspiration for the development of these important tech centers. However, the rest of the world is also putting a lot of time, energy and money…

Ecosystems

DC

The 5 Factors That Make a State Good for Startups

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Entrepreneurs decide where to design, manufacture and sell their innovative products and services based on a myriad of business-related policies. However, not all U.S. states are fostering an environment that welcomes innovation and supports entrepreneurial activity. To recognize and account for favorable and unfavorable…

Ecosystems

Seattle

Get Ready Seattle, Startup Week is Heading Your Way

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

What is it that makes an ordinary city blossom into a robust tech hub? It’s a question that pervades the minds of almost everybody involved in building a tech ecosystem in a city, all the way from the locals up to the VC investors….

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Blacksburg

Why Virginia Tech Should Be On Your Radar

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

We first reported on Virginia Tech’s entrepreneurial scene back in 2013. We knew back then that Blacksburg was becoming a hub of innovation and things have only gotten bigger and better for the university and town (err…city) since then. The university recently launched the Innovate Venture…

Business

Dallas

What is the Dallas Startup Community and Why Should You Care?

By | Oct 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

If you haven’t heard of Dallas’ robust startup community, you’re probably asking “Wait… Dallas has a startup scene? What is it? And, why should I really care?” Ah, so glad you asked. Take a seat, because you’re about to get schooled on what the Dallas…