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Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round

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Earlier this week we published an interview with Rajesh Sawhney – the man behind GSF India and its new accelerator program – in which he voiced his expectation that “nine or ten” of the inaugural class of 15 startups will close funding in the coming months. That first step has been taken after Delhi-based event...
Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round

Lessons from a Seattle startup founder at SxSW

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Yabbly’s Tom Leung pitches at SxSW. Down in Austin, Texas for the huge SxSW conference this past week, 48 of the country’s top startups competed in an Accelerator program and pitched to a nationally-recognized panel of judges. Three of those companies hail from Seattle and here’s something that may surprise you: they...
Lessons from a Seattle startup founder at SxSW
Old World startups peddle their products to New World investors

Startup nation: UpWest Labs introduces its third batch of Israeli teams

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Today, we take a look at the six under-the-radar startups from Israel that were brought to Silicon Valley by the UpWest Labs accelerator program. This is the third batch of startups that have made it through the selection process and made their way from sunny Israel to no less sunny...
Startup nation: UpWest Labs introduces its third batch of Israeli teams

At 500 Startups' 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut

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It’s demo day time once again for 500 Startups, the early stage venture capital fund and startup accelerator headed up by Silicon Valley’s favorite foul-mouthed investor, techie, and man about town Dave McClure. We’re here in a packed room at Microsoft’s Mountain View headquarters, where 32 new startups are set...
At 500 Startups' 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut
Cardiio uses iPhone camera sensor to get your heart rate on the go

Lifecrowd Raises $5 Million From Groupon Founders for Social Activities Site

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Santa Monica, Calif.-based Lifecrowd has raised $5 million in a first round of funding to build a site where users can discover social activities, ranging from wine tastings to dodgeball. Participating investors include Lightbank (started by Groupon founders Eric Lefkosky and Brad Keywell), Bullpen Capital, Baroda Ventures, Prism VentureWorks and...
Lifecrowd Raises $5 Million From Groupon Founders for Social Activities Site
BitTorrent accelerator fights off piracy reputation with innovation

Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene

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Hong Kong’s startup scene is still in its infancy, but the founders of AcceleratorHK, the city’s first accelerator program, have high hopes that it will become one of Asia’s leading tech hubs. AcceleratorHK, which is sponsored by Telerik, is now seeking the second batch of startups from within and outside...
Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene

Nike-backed accelerator to support a new wave of digital fitness startups

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Sports giant Nike is launching the Nike+ Accelerator program — a three-month program to foster startups — in conjunction with Boulder, Colo.-based TechStars. According to Monday’s announcement, the program targets companies that use Nike+ technology, including the FuelBand and Nike+ Running app, to create products and services for athletes to get help in...
Nike-backed accelerator to support a new wave of digital fitness startups

Redeem&Get Offers Daily Deals Sites A New Way Out Of The Offers Mess

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Last year Groupon bought OpenCal. It’s since launched Groupon Scheduler, a management tool for merchants using Groupon. However, there remains a problem in the Daily Deals market. A lot of deal sites use other kinds of platforms for deals, and the market is becoming increasingly confusing. So there remains a...
Redeem&Get Offers Daily Deals Sites A New Way Out Of The Offers Mess
TechStars Says This Is Why Hardly Any Of Its Companies Fail

From The Heart Of Beirut, Startup Accelerator Seeqnce Plans To Thrive

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If you were going to choose an interesting place to run an accelerator program for startups, Beirut would probably be one place you’d pick. I recently travelled to the city to meet with Seeqnce, a unique project which hopes to woo the Lebanese diaspora – spread throughout the world...
From The Heart Of Beirut, Startup Accelerator Seeqnce Plans To Thrive

What you should know before you apply to an accelerator

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Accelerators seem to be the golden ticket for many startup founders. Especially the best-known ones get massive numbers of applicants. Y Combinator is again accepting admissions for its twice-a-year program and is likely to break records again, at least judging by the popularity of the Startup School it ran at...
What you should know before you apply to an accelerator

17-Year Apple Veteran Will Help Startups Pitch Themselves To Media Companies

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In San Francisco, technology rules. However, Media Camp, a new accelerator funded by Turner Broadcasting, is focused on media, not technology.  David Austin, who worked at Apple for 17 years, is heading it up. "The whole idea is to help startups understand that they are selling to a media...
17-Year Apple Veteran Will Help Startups Pitch Themselves To Media Companies

Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators

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This is a guest post by entrepreneur Agu De Marco In the international startup world, there are numerous options when it comes to accelerators. Those options are even greater if you have a solid idea, strong team, and a sound execution plan. Being a startup from Argentina, our team could...
Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators
Diaspora, the privacy-first Facebook competitor, shifts focus to meme generation

Oxygen Accelerator refreshes its course for startup incubation in Birmingham, UK

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Birmingham UK is set to boost tech startups all over again as Oxygen Accelerator prepares its new program for 2012. Companies that register for the hot-house can benefit from investment of up to €41,000 per team and it is taking applications right now. The Oxygen Accelerator program consists of a 13...
Oxygen Accelerator refreshes its course for startup incubation in Birmingham, UK

Startup World: Applications for South America are open now

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Are you building the world’s best startup? The Next Web’s global startup competition Startup World is coming to a city near you.  If you’re an entrepreneur living in Mexico City, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires, São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro you can apply, and if selected, you will have the opportunity...
Startup World: Applications for South America are open now

Chicago's first accelerator for social businesses welcomes its first batch

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OpenTable’s founder, Chuck Templeton, has launched ImpactEngine, a new Chicago-based accelerator to support for-profit businesses that aim to make a positive social or environmental impact in the world. This week, ImpactEngine accepted its first class. These founders hope to become social business leaders, and are tackling global problems like illiteracy...
Chicago's first accelerator for social businesses welcomes its first batch

Will the connection with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play help Axel Springer build a better startup accelerator?

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If we were to cover every European accelerator opening up applications for their programs, we’d have little time to write about anything else. I’m making an exception today for the inaugural business acceleration program started by Germany-headquartered digital media giant Axel Springer and Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center,...
Will the connection with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play help Axel Springer build a better startup accelerator?
Facebook acquires team behind YC alum Caffeinated Mind

5 companies to watch from 500 Startups' Demo Day

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Dave McClure introduces the startups at 500 Startups demo day. 27 companies made their pitches at the 500 Startups demo day on Tuesday in Mountain View, and it was a diverse bunch of startups that took the stage, emphasizing mobile technology and a large number of shopping-related and kid-oriented apps...
5 companies to watch from 500 Startups' Demo Day

Reachli (formerly Pinerly) raises seed money for in-image ads

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Marketers have been anticipating the release of Pinterest’s API for almost a year. In the interim, a myriad of SaaS tools have sprung up, some in the form of new startups like Pinerly, and others under the umbrella of the now-acquired social SaaS tools from Wildfire, Buddy Media and Vitrue....
Reachli (formerly Pinerly) raises seed money for in-image ads
New Instacart feature lets friends and colleagues share a shopping cart (exclusive)

For Stripe Cofounders, Y Combinator Supplies Far More Than Mentoring

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Stripe cofounders (and brothers) John and Patrick Collison, are two of the most successful entrepreneurs to come out of Y Combinator's accelerator program. The natives of Limerick, Ireland built their first startup, Auctomatic, at Y Combinator in 2007--and they sold it for millions. Now, the YC alums have branched out...
For Stripe Cofounders, Y Combinator Supplies Far More Than Mentoring

FinTech Innovation Lab: December 19th deadline

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For the past two springs, a great program has run in NYC called the FinTech Innovation Lab. It's an accelerator program of a different sort. They accept a half dozen innovative financial technology companies into a twelve week program where the companies get direct access to top executives in the...
FinTech Innovation Lab: December 19th deadline

Tigerlabs Accelerator Showcases Its First Batch Of Startups At Princeton Demo Day

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Today, seed fund and startup accelerator Tigerlabs hosted its first Demo Day in Princeton, New Jersey. Co-founded by Jason Glickman (co-founder of Tremor Video) and Bert Navarrete (long-time investor) and with James Smits (recent Princeton graduate) as program director, it provides a 3-month summer accelerator program with $20,000 in funding....
Tigerlabs Accelerator Showcases Its First Batch Of Startups At Princeton Demo Day

EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

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EveryMove, an alum of TechStars’ Seattle accelerator program building what they’ve dubbed a “mileage plan for health benefits, today announced that it has closed a $2.6 million round of series A financing. Participating investors include Penera Blue Cross, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Nebraska, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Founders Co-op,...
EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense

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The expectations for TechStars NY darling Wander are high. Very high. It’s been almost a year since the company graduated from the accelerator program, having raised what VC’s have characterized as a “very hot” $1.2 million seed round. Wander’s mission wasn’t ever entirely clear to me, as evidence by my...
Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense
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