Travel

5 Money-Saving Hacks for the Adventurous Traveler

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 7:15 am

Life hacking is all the rage right now, but more often than not, the tips can be pretty pedestrian. If you spend a lot of time on the road – either for business or pleasure – check out these five money hacks for the…

Health

20 Startup Accelerators Impacting the Healthcare Industry

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Startup accelerators are all about support. They gives budding companies a chance to succeed thanks to mentorship, networking opportunities, and plenty of capital. In the healthcare industry, those kinds of resources aren’t found easily, particularly by new entrepreneurs. However, there are a number of…

Food

China

China Is Getting $300M of Lab-Grown Meat From Israel

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

In May 2016, we told you the food industry was the next frontier for the startup world. In January 2017, we predicted synthetic food would finally catch on in a big way. Now, news of a deal China has made for lab-grown meat proves that it…

Accelerator

India

6 B2B Startups Joining NetApp’s First Accelerator Cohort

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

A little support can go a long way in the startup world. Fledgling companies are constantly in need of advice, mentorship, and most importantly, capital. Without help, a lot of these startups become one in a long line of failed companies that didn’t have…

Accelerator

Maine

Meet the Startups From Venture Hall’s first Demo Day

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

AI-enabled platforms, smart needles, and mobile-based healthcare. Just some of the themes pitched by startup founders at Venture Hall’s inaugural Demo Day in Portland, Maine. The 13-week accelerator graduated its first cohort of six promising early-stage, health and wellness-focused startups, and offered them a…

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Entertainment

Los Angeles

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

The idea of video on demand has been around since as early as 1990 when GTE partnered up with AT&T to create the first VOD system. It relied on the use tapes as the source of video streams. Two years later in 1992 VOD…

Accelerator

Arlington

How Capital One Labs Incubator is Making Moves in Fintech

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

The idea of transferring money from your bank to a friend through a simple payment app like Venmo was a far off thought for many. Today, it would be odd to have a friend that doesn’t know how to pay for or order something…

Startups & Apps

Maine

This Startup Wants to Eliminate Grocery Store Checkout Lines

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

That moment when you turn the cart down the isle and head to the checkout when you see a massive amount of people waiting and you know it’s going to be another 20 minutes before you leave. One startup wants to solve that problem by…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

8 Columbus Startups Competing in the Rise of the Rest Startup Bus Tour

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s nothing better than a little startup competition to make you appreciate your ecosystem. It motivates founders, spurs innovation, and injects some much-needed capital into any city looking to make technology a priority. And if you’re looking for a countrywide competition that is doing…

Startups & Apps

3 Design Principles to Diversify Your Startup’s Revenue Model

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Few entrepreneurs launch a startup without hoping to earn a little revenue — or a lot, let’s be honest — from the venture. But there are dozens of ways to earn money, and the best method is different for every business. Startups in particular have…

Education

5 Finalists Competing for the $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The XPRIZE competitions have inarguably made the world a better place. From space travel and ocean discovery to adult literacy and women’s safety, these highly incentivized prizes have innovated more revolutionary technology than the creators could have ever hoped for. By offering multiple millions…

Startups & Apps

Milwaukee

This Animation App Helps the Autism Community Unlock Their Creativity

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Have an idea for a story that you know would just get buried if you tried posting it to social media? Then the Wisconsin-based startup Dodles has just the social animation app for you. Their app allows users to design their own visual story and…

Accelerator

Boulder

What You Need to Know Before You Apply to Techstars

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

If you are thinking about joining an accelerator and Techstars is in your radar, here are some tips from our managing directors to get you started and make the application process go a bit smoother. If you’re not able to meet up with some…

Education

Lego Boost Is Bringing Blocks to Life Using Code

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Lego toys have brought a whole new level of fun and entertainment in our lives with the introduction of Lego Boost. Since Lego was invented a century ago by the Danish Ole Kirk Christiansen, Lego has made billions of children happy and has even…

Sports

Seattle

Esports Tickets Provides All-In-One Platform For Gaming Events

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

The growth of esports means managing events is more important than ever. A smooth customer experience is vital for event success so Esports Tickets launched September 2017 to fill the glaring gap in event management and ticket sale options into a single app. Similar…

Gear & Gadgets

6 Tech Trends Changing How People Travel in 2017

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

Online travel agents help you book your transportation and accommodation. Travel websites and apps help you create customized itineraries. GPS apps such as Waze enable travelers to navigate to their destinations without getting lost. Downloadable maps and GPS enable the same, even when an…

Accelerator

Detroit

Why Automotive Companies Should Work With Early-Stage Startups

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The entire transportation industry is going through a historic change. Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement manufactured metal. At the Techstars Mobility Accelerator program, we have 10 corporate innovation partners…