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Startup Spotlight

Los Angeles

Startup Spotlight: Electric Folding Bike, DIY Science Kits and a Smart Trashcan

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

If you are starting to get a jump on your holiday list, we have some startups that have built some gadgets that could find its way into your life. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week…

Interviews

Denver

Mark Cuban: Sales Cures All

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

It’s close to impossible to predict Mark Cuban’s next move, where he’s going to invest, what he’ll say or the next big idea. One thing we do know for sure is this bold and brash billionaire has a history of startup exits and innovation…

Enqos – Tower V1

Facebook

Palo Alto

Get Ready to Pitch Your Startup on New Facebook Watch Show

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 9:20 am

The idea of a show that allows entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas for a shot at winning the investment they need isn’t new: We’ve seen plenty of them, from Shark Tank to the podcast show The Pitch. Why? Because they rock. I’m happy…

Crowdfunding

Palm Beach

Budsies Launches Crowdfunding Market for Plushies

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

Thanks to the magic of the internet, DIY or do it yourself activities have only been made easier; however, if Pinterest has taught the world anything, it’s that some things are best left to the professionals. That awesome cake you saw on TV? Yeah,…

Entrepreneur

5 Startup Challenges Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Anticipate

By | Mar 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

New entrepreneurs have big dreams, but there are many things that can stand in the way of bringing their vision to fruition. This isn’t surprising when you consider that entrepreneurs who have already been involved in multiple startups can still make the same mistakes….

Startups & Apps

Redecorating Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Horrifying with Hutch

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

When you’re ready to redecorate your home, it can take months of scouring ecommerce sites and online garage sales before you can find the right combination of furniture. And while Pinterest is helpful, it can’t do everything. Fortunately, one company can. Today, Hutch, an interior design…

Failure

4 Important Lessons About Failure From Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

By | Dec 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Embracing fear and failure is a key component of becoming an entrepreneur. You need to take a leap of faith to be a success in the startup world, and no one knows this better than Barbara Corcoran. Despite her $80 million net worth and…

Startups & Apps

NYC

PetPlate Is the First Dog Food Delivery Service That Puts Quality First

By | Dec 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

It’s no secret that people love their pets. From dog masseurs to pet therapists, taking care of your furry friend is undeniably important to you. Unfortunately, when it comes to feeding your dog, the only options on the market are tins of slop or…

Programming education

4 Exciting Opportunities For Developers — That Aren’t Apps

By | Oct 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

If you’ve learned to code after reading stories about startups it’s likely you’ve already fallen into the trap. You want to build the next big social app, and your exit strategy involves ending up with millions of dollars in your bank account. If that…

Funding

7 Insider Tips for Startup Fundraising with Alejandro Cremades

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Raising capital is not an easy process. It can take much longer than you think, causing you to take your eye off running your day-to-day business. That said, in many cases it’s essential to growing your business and realizing your ultimate vision. Alejandro Cremades, the cofounder and…

Funding

DC

DC’s Surprise Ride Accepts Deal from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

For one DC startup, the past year has been quite an adventure. Surprise Ride, a fast-growing e-commerce site for kids, was recently featured in an episode of  Shark Tank spinoff Beyond the Tank. They ended up walking out of the experience with a $50,000 investment from Shark Kevin…

Opinion/Analysis

San Diego

Does the 5-Hour Workday Really Work?

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm

One of the fastest-growing companies hailed by the San Diego Business Journal as San Diego’s #1 Fastest Growing Private company in San Diego is no other than Tower Paddle Boards. With already $17 million in sales, it is Number 239 on INC Magazine’s Top 500…

Hardware

Ilumi.co Announces Second Generation of Smartbulb

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Meet ilumi.co; a Shark Tank alum with backing from Mark Cuban. They recently announced their second generation of smartbulbs that are now available for preorder exclusively through KickStarter. The new and improved A19 and BR30 lightbulbs offer improved Bluetooth Smart mesh wireless connectivity which…

3D Printing

“You Kick Ass” Got Funded by Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

By | May 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

You Kick Ass, a tech company that turns you into an action figure, walked away with a tidy $100,000 from Mark Cuban on a recent episode of Shark Tank. Cofounders Alesia Glidewell and Keri Andrews, whose alter egos are Creatrix and Transformagirl, came onto…

Funding

6 Ways to Raise Money for Your Tech Startup

By | May 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

You’ve got a great tech idea; one that you think tons of people could use in their everyday lives. You want to launch your own tech startup but, first, you’ll need to raise the capital to turn your entrepreneurial dream into a reality. Fortunately,…

Women's issues

DC

4 Double Standards VCs Have for Women

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

When sisters Donna and Rosy Khalife were raising funding for Surprise Ride, a monthly subscription box for kids’ activities, mentors told them to bring on a male cofounder so it would be easier to raise funding. But they resisted this “easy” solution – they wanted…

Trends

RECESS: Cuban’s College Tour Announces Dates, Partners with USA Network

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Call it a crossroads between music, ideas, and entrepreneurship. RECESS is continuing its nationwide tour to help students connect with mentors, grow their businesses, hear from successful entrepreneurs and celebrate with an end-of-the-day concert. “RECESS Pitch is a college ‘Shark Tank’ style competition that…