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Programs & Resources

7 Resources to Improve Your Programming Skills

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Programming used to be a tedious (and expensive) task to learn.  But in the last few years, a great number of cloud-based tools and organizations have emerged to make it easier for people and companies to learn programming, improve their code, and develop better…

Education

13 Awesome Sources to Boost Student Academic Research

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Summer has come into its rights already, and the majority of students enjoy July and wait for August, having forgotten about all those exams they had to pass and all those academic papers they had to write about a month ago. That’s awesome, but…

Entrepreneur

5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #4: Learn the Art of the Pivot

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Entrepreneurs spend countless hours preparing for the perfect pitch to potential investors. They’ll sometimes come armed with robust business plans, spreadsheets, decks, and thoughtful projections to back up their assertions about the exact path they’ll take to scale and grow. This is the fourth in…

Startups & Apps

Tampa

Ambulo is Gamifying Entrepreneurship

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

My good friend Adam Leonard just turned me on to a really cool project that he is working on: Ambulo. I am now banging my head against the wall for not thinking of it myself. Ambulo is a game to educate aspiring entrepreneurs about what goes…

Social Good

Free Online Course for Entrepreneurs Who Seek Social Purpose

By | May 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

There are several factors that can change the world in infinite dimensions; however, there are some specific people and groups who truly leave their mark. This story is being re-shared from edcast, the personal learning network. Read the full blog post here.   Acumen,…

Finance

The Best Financial Management Tools for Startups

By | May 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

Financial management may not be one of the most glamorous parts of starting up (assuming you consider pulling sober all-nighters, eating nothing but ramen for a year, and regularly going to meetings in unwashed clothes to be glamorous), but it’s arguably the most important. Because, unless…

Startup

6 Free Apps for Startup Entrepreneurs to Save Money

By | Mar 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Startup entrepreneurs often need to juggle many roles, ranging from administrative assistant and accountant to project manager and marketer. But thanks to technology, things have become much smoother. Today, there is a wealth of apps available to help small businesses streamline their operation, some…

Profiles

DC

Tech Lady Hackathon: Civic Hacking for Women in Tech

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Ecosystems

Boston

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the…

Breaking News

RECESS Entrepreneur and Music Festival Launches Today with Backing from Mark Cuban

By | Mar 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm

RECESS, the college music and ideas festival, launched today with the help of Mark Cuban. The festival is the first of its kind, with the mission is to breed a new crop of world-changing entrepreneurs and to inspire college students across the country. Backed by Cuban…

Entrepreneur

The Secret Resource Every Startup Needs To Know

By | Feb 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

It’s never been easier to launch a startup. Powerful broadband networks, cloud computing and mobile and web applications have lowered the barrier to entry and created efficiencies for small businesses to scale. But while these resources make it easier to launch a business, they…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Industrious, New Office & Coworking Space in Chicago, Puts Design First

By | May 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Justin Stewart and Jamie Hodari spent a good year and a half scouring office space in Chicago to open up Industrious. This year, they finally found what they wanted – a space in Chicago’s River North area with exposed brick, high ceilings, and big…

Entrepreneur

Boston

Healthbox Kicks Off Second Boston Accelerator Program

By | Apr 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Boston-based Healthbox, a leading business accelerator that supports early-stage health care companies, kicked off its second program recently, along with anchor partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). The program supports innovative startup companies as they respond to continued industry demand for creative…

Entrepreneur

Durham

TRIANGLE STARTUP FACTORY ANNOUNCES SPRING 2013 STARTUP CLASS

By | Mar 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

Triangle serial entrepreneurs and mentors Chris Heivly and Dave Neal announced this week the six companies that will make up the third Triangle Startup Factory accelerator session. TSF, the most highly capitalized technology accelerator in the southeast, runs an intensive, three month program customized…

Entrepreneur

Austin

SXSW Meetup Bans Cell Phones, Talking about Work

By | Mar 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

When you walk into the I Am My Own Social Network meetup at SXSW next Monday, you’ll surrender your cell phone. When you start chatting, you won’t be allowed to talk about work. Oh, and no business cards can be traded either. Instead, hopefully,…

Entrepreneur

Austin

Interact ATX Will Bring Young Entrepreneurs to SXSW

By | Dec 4, 2012 at 11:01 am

With SXSWi tickets at $895, Interact ATX is organizing events for young entrepreneurs during SXSW and helping reduce the cost of attendance. The organization, started by University of Texas at Austin senior Maran Nelson, is looking for 100 young entrepreneurs to join them in…

Dev & Design

AngelHack Blends a Hackathon with an Incubator to Help Ideas Live On

By | Nov 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

This weekend, AngelHack is hosting 24-hour hackathons in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC. These events are part of their fall lineup, which includes hackathons in 11 cities. The top 25 teams overall will receive mentorship and an expenses-paid trip to Silicon Valley to…