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Portland, Maine

Carrie LeDuc of GTCA on the Importance of Balancing Work and Life

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Carrie LeDuc has been involved in four biotech startups, including two in Maine, over the course of her 26-year career. Though her startup stints were separated by more than five years working at The Jackson Laboratories in Bar Harbor, LeDuc said an addiction to building…

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San Francisco

Uber Just Fired Their Self-Driving Car Guy

By | May 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Uber has just fire VP of technology Anthony Levandowski for his refusal to cooperate in the ongoing Uber vs Waymo legal case, according to the New York Times’ report obtained from an internal email. Uber has confirmed the news. Levandowski left Waymo, Google’s self-driving vehicle developer,…

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China

How Yoola Is Bringing Western Influencers to the Chinese Market

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

In a partnership announced just this morning, the YouTube Multi-Channel Network Yoola has become the first digital media company to help non-Chinese influencers crack into the Chinese market and its massive viewership. Yoola pulled it off with a lengthy laundry list of partnerships with major Chinese social…

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Albuquerque

MetaPipe Helps Computer Graphics Teams Work Smarter

By | Apr 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm

If you’re a visual effects, computer graphics, or animation artist working with a remote team, you might know that it takes days or even months to set up the infrastructure of a team. You need to be able to share information, software, and extremely…

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9 Valuable Startup Lessons I Learned From Playing Poker

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I learned to play poker almost a decade ago through a Seattle startup that connects founders with education, opportunities, and most importantly each other. Through this journey that began in 2008, I’ve learned that there are a lot of similarities between the startup world…

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3 Tips To Help You Negotiate The Salary You’ve Always Wanted

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

Recent Galvanize web development graduate Tosin Awofeso happened to be sitting in a workshop about salary negotiation when he got a call with a job offer. He says in that moment he had the confidence to fight for the salary he wanted — and…

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Portland, 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…

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Can Google Hangouts Become a Slack Replacement?

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

Slack Technologies hit the world by storm when it began offering its group messaging features with rooms and helped companies streamline team communication among employees, giving the business world a reason to celebrate. Now tech giant Alphabet, parent company of Google, is looking to…

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These Four Qualities Truly Define an Outgoing Entrepreneur

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

Entrepreneurs are a different breed. They seem to have innate talents that simply can’t be taught. Ordinary people often ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Not only did some entrepreneur think of it, but they nurtured their germ of an idea, saw its…

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How a Passion for Cheap Travel Turned Into a Thriving Business

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Three years ago, Scott Keyes purchased the best flight deal of his life from New York to Milan for $130 roundtrip. He thought the airline would catch the mistake and cancel it. Upon his return from a successful trip, friends constantly asked if he…

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Why a Tech-Savvy CEO Isn’t the Same as a Business-Minded CTO

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Don’t just pick a title. Pick the role that you’re best suited for as a founder. Prior to founding Adored, I was the CTO of Dyn, an engineering-first internet performance company. I thoroughly enjoyed the role, especially the opportunities it gave me to speak…

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Boulder

The Best U.S. Metro Areas for Young Entrepreneurs Are Moving Inland

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 11:20 am

It’s a well-worn stereotype that U.S. coastal cities are the “cool” sections of America. New York, Seattle, and the Bay area are all a stone’s throw from one ocean or another, and they’re all huge draws on the youngest, hippest entrepreneurs around. But that…

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12 Tips for Startup Founders Preparing to Hire Their First Employee

By | Dec 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

There’s a lot of pressure surrounding your first hire. Consider this advice before signing on the dotted line: Question: What is one tip you’d give another founder who is preparing to hire their first employee? Hire Someone That Loves Your Product/Service “The single most…

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In 2017, Media Become Startups and Startups Become Media

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm

In the tech world, imitation tends to happen as quickly as the next iteration of a product can appear. Just look at Instagram, which has copied Snapchat in the past and is doing it again now. But one specific form of imitation will start…