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Ecosystems

Chicago

5 Reasons Why More Women Should Go to Hackathons

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Hackathons are great opportunities for entrepreneurs and developers to come together and work on a a project outside work. It’s also a gateway for people wanting to enter a new tech ecosystem, while finding solutions to issues they may be passionate about. But if you haven’t…

Product Launch

NYC

Caliber, WhatsApp for Professionals Looking to Network

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

We’ve all heard that it’s often not what you know but who you know to get ahead. As it turns out, when it comes to finding a job, that may be truer than what we’d hope. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all…

Programming education

Miami

Flatiron School Brings Coding to High School Students in Miami

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

New York City’s coding school for web and mobile development, Flatiron School, is partnering with Palmer Trinity School to offer courses to local high school students. Flatiron Pre-College Academy at Palmer Trinity will be the first program of its kind in Miami, providing students aged…

Trends

NYC

Thanks to Juno, NYC and Boston are Drunk

By | Jan 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In case you weren’t aware (or you didn’t care), Winter Storm Juno began its movement across the Northeast yesterday, not-so-gently allowing its icy, white hexagrams to fall on the insignificant human beings. Mondays are already terrible as they are, but having to face a winter blizzard on…

Books

7 Top Cities for Startups – Outside of Silicon Valley

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Screw the Valley. This is the title of a new book by Timothy Sprinkle, a business journalist who has written for outlets like Wired and Entrepreneur magazine. Why the harsh words? Sprinkle is speaking out against the common myth that you have to move…

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Entrepreneur

DC

DMV Startup: A Hot New Resource On All Things DC Tech

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

For those wanting to get involved in the DC tech scene or for those wanting to make some new discoveries happening in DC’s startup world, a new resource launched today which aims to provide you with just that: DMV Startup. DMV Startup is a new…

Business

NYC

Diapers.com to Give Free Rides Home for all NYC Newborns

By | Dec 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Way to start 2015! Diapers.com will give free diapers to the first baby of 2015 and free rides home to new parents from Manhattan hospitals through January 31. Diapers.com provides users with overnight delivery of baby care essentials, announced today that it will give a year of…

Funding

NYC

Everplans Adds Generator Ventures to Roster of Investors, Bringing Total Funding to More Than $6M

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Everplans announced today that Generator Ventures has joined its roster of investors, bringing Everplans total funding to more than $6 million, validating Everplans’ business strategy in the growing end-of-life planning industry. The New York-based Everplans helps you complete, organize, and securely share your legal,…

Trends

NYC

These Satirical Pop Culture Emojis Aren’t Pulling Any Punches

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Amidst the ruckus surrounding Sony Pictures, North Korea, and “The Interview” these days, it’s nice to see that some people still have a sense of humor. Seemingly overnight Emo-Emoji, the brainchild of internationally renowned artist Le Messie, launched a digital sticker app for iOS. The…

Funding

Miami

The LinkedIn for Real Estate Professionals, RealConnex, Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding

By | Dec 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Miami-based startup RealConnex announced today that it has raised $3.5 million Series A financing round led by Star Capital. RealConnex connects the real estate ecosystem in one online platform, so professionals in the industry can have access to each other and scope out opportunities, in real time….

Funding

NYC

Google Pledges $1M to Support New York Public Library’s Efforts to Provide High-Speed Internet Access

By | Dec 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Last month, it was reported that New York City’s free Wi-Fi kiosks would work to benefit those in higher-income areas of the city, where there is less of a need for access to affordable, high-speed Internet. Well, in some good news for the city,…

Acquisition

NYC

Online Payment Platform Zipmark Acquires WorkingPoint

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Zipmark, the online payment platform that lets businesses send and receive digital payments securely, announced that it has acquired WorkingPoint, which provides an online accounting and billing solution for small businesses. With this acquisition, Zipmark will move towards creating an all-in-one payment platform for small-…

News

A Cool Map of New York City from a San Francisco Perspective

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

For the briefest of moments, let’s set aside the debate regarding whether it’s better to startup in New York City or San Francisco. I mean, really, when you think about, both the Bay area and New York are equally great, considering the quality of…

News

Los Angeles

On-Demand Beauty Services App GlamSquad Raises $7M in Funding to Expand Nationally

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

New York-based startup Glamsquad announced that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by SoftBank Capital. The “Uber for beauty services” is headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, and it brings professional beauty services to customer anywhere. So…

Business

NYC

Lowering the Barriers to Tech: Why Digital.NYC Isn’t Just a Mere Website to Scoff At

By | Oct 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm

At a press event yesterday in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, unveiled Digital.NYC, a one-stop digital platform where people can learn anything and everything about the NYC tech scene. But starting just minutes after the end of the event, I already heard and read…

Business

NYC

GLAMSQUAD and Uber Team Up to Offer $40 On-Demand Hair and Beauty Services for New York Fashion Week

By | Sep 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

Nowadays it seems that Uber is literally everywhere and doing everything. This past weekend, the company partnered with Casper to deliver mattresses during one of the busiest moving seasons of the year. Now, Uber has partnered with New York’s GLAMSQUAD to bring on-demand combined hair…

Business

NYC

NYC is a Step Closer to Turning Payphones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

By | Jul 25, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Earlier this week, bids were due to the City of New York for a city planning initiative that would turn 10,000 of NYC’s old payphones into free wireless Internet kiosks. According to the GigaOm, 60 companies participated in the NYC Department of Information Technology…