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Accelerator

Hawaii

Hawaii’s Blue Startup is an Accelerator in Paradise

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

Startups have a new way to build their business and hang ten. Among the islands of Hawaii, accelerator Blue Startup, located in Honolulu, started in 2013 by Henk Rogers, Maya Rogers and Chenoa Farnsworth to boost the state’s tech ecosystem and diversify the economy. Since…

Incubators

Cedar Rapids

Managing Director of Iowa Startup Accelerator on Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

David Tominsky, Managing Director of the Iowa Startup Accelerator is an entrepreneurial force in the community. After a major flood in 2008, David grabbed a shovel and helped dig in to bring back the entrepreneurial spirit and build businesses in Cedar Rapids This time for…

Diversity

Boulder

Galvanize Unveils First Ever Entrepreneur Impact Report

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

Starting a company is easy. Scaling a successful company and making an impact in an industry is hard. At Galvanize, we measure our success on our ability to materially impact the latter. The more we can help move the needle for the entrepreneurs and startups…

Business

Miami

Scale Isn’t Everything: CEO Chris Sopher on the Future of Staying Local

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Startups have an unhealthy obsession with plenty of things: Working too hard, getting useless perks, and “disrupting” everything, just to pick three. And as time passes and it’s time to scale, certain startups have proven that bucking these trends works well. They’re going lean…

Reports & Rankings

Portland, Maine

Maine Drops Two Spots in Kauffman Startup Activity Index

By | May 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

Maine has dropped two spots in the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, an annual index that measures new business creation and startup density among the states and largest metro areas. The index, a project of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, splits states into…

Business

4 Ways Corporate Board Members Can Spark Company-Wide Innovation

By | May 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Adding corporate board members needs to be a mutually beneficial move for startups. These individuals have the ability to share their experience and knowledge to help the startup get to the next level and spark innovation at the company. So, how can a board…

Incubators

Detroit

8 Michigan Incubators That Startups Need to Know

By | May 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the automotive hub of America, there is a post-recession comeback story in the state of Michigan with a fast growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. These incubators and accelerators spread throughout the state offer programs and support to budding founders and teams looking to build their…

Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

Senators Reach Across the Aisle to Pass Maine Coworking Bill

By | May 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Coworking spaces are a great place to build one’s business, develop relationships and expand an ecosystem. On Tuesday, bill LD 285 (Bill), “An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Coworking Development Fund” passed the House last week in a party-line vote of 77 to 66. The Bill…

Food

Austin

The Cook’s Nook Culinary Incubator Opens in East Austin

By | May 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

You hear a lot about the Austin tech ecosystem and startups building products in cybersecurity, digital marketing, and more, but what about the culinary scene? People have to eat right? The Cook’s Nook, a new culinary kitchen and incubator has opened in East Austin to help…

Diversity

Tallahassee

Lucas Lindsey of Domi Station on Building a Diverse Ecosystem in Florida

By | May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Startup activity is happening in the most unlikely of places. The #StartupEverywhere series, developed by Engine, is designed to celebrate these diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems growing across the U.S. These profiles will dive into the challenges faced by these communities and look at what…

Interviews

Chicago

Jason Kunesh of Public Good on How Bands Are Just Like Startups

By | May 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Jason Kunesh is a cofounder and CEO of Public Good Software, a startup aiming to make donating to non-profits as easy as ordering something on Amazon. Before starting PGS, Jason was the Director of UX for Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and part of the…

Ecosystems

Mexico

5 Entrepreneurs Fueling the Mexican Startup Ecosystem

By | May 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

While tech hubs like San Francisco and New York boast some of the most innovative minds in the world, counting out other tech ecosystems is doing a disservice to yourself and the entrepreneurial community. Cities and countries around the world are innovating everything from…

Ecosystems

Connecticut

Connecticut Ecosystem Sparks Connections Through Celebrations

By | May 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Connections are key to creating a meaningful message. Anyone that has glanced at Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell will know that connectors help spur ideas and messages across a group. For founders, an entrepreneurial ecosystem is no different. Founders may have a great idea,…

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,…