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After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

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If you happened to pass through AOL’s offices in Palo Alto last November or December, you might have had your first run-in with the elusive creature “founder squatter.” Say what? Following in the grand boot-strapping, couch-surfing tradition, last winter, Eric Simons spent two months squatting at AOL’s office, sleeping on...
After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"
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Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. ‘Tis the season when our thoughts often turn to the wee ones in our lives, and that has certainly...
Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

HoneyBook is the Prezi of weddings with service aimed at helping share your special day photos

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A couple’s wedding day is perhaps one of the most important days of anyone’s life, and finding ways to share that happy occasion with as many friends and family members as one has is really important. Presentation and design are really important and need to stand out. HoneyBook, an UpWest...
HoneyBook is the Prezi of weddings with service aimed at helping share your special day photos

Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

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Playcez, a startup out of Delhi, has closed a seed round of several hundred thousand USD for an events discovery app for Indian users. It wouldn’t say how much funding it got exactly, but noted that the figure is under and closer to $1 million. Its founder, Ashwani Gaur, acknowledged...
Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

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
Cloud Backup Service MyShoebox Launches To Synchronize Photos Across All Your Devices
BitTorrent accelerator fights off piracy reputation with innovation

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

Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy

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Humanitarian tech accelerator Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) is helping to organize six international hackathons this weekend to aid crisis response for the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy. In conjunction with Crisis Commons, hackers, developers and designers are invited to join Crisis Camps in Boston, DC, Oregon, Auckland, Galway , San Francisco...
Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy

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

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

500 Startups Grad Waygo Releases New Version With More Chinese Translation Functions, Seeks Android Developer

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Optical character reader (OCR) translation app Waygo, which was part of the 500 Startups accelerator batch that graduated in February, just launched a new version with more functions and social-sharing options. The handy app, which I reviewed back in January, is also currently in the process of closing its first...
500 Startups Grad Waygo Releases New Version With More Chinese Translation Functions, Seeks Android Developer
MoonClerk Allows Non-Programmers To Use Stripe For One-Time Or Recurring Payments
The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

10 Startups, 13 Intense Weeks: The teams grill each other as 3 demo days loom

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For episode 10 in our video series following the Springboard Mobile accelerator in London, we decided to let the teams interview each other. Watch as Flitto, We Are Pop Up, I Judge Fights and House Map – under pressure with three demo days in London, New York and Silicon Valley set to take place just a fortnight from...
10 Startups, 13 Intense Weeks: The teams grill each other as 3 demo days loom

Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million

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If you can’t beat ‘em, aggregate ‘em. That was my take in late 2010 when a host of daily deal aggregators sprang up at the height of the whole Groupon-clone thing. So you’ll be forgiven if this post reeks of déjà vu for you, too. Bownty, the Denmark-based daily deal...
Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million

Can Kia's gamification change the way we drive our cars?

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One of the most difficult things that any developer can do is to try to change user behavior. So difficult is the task, in fact, that’s it’s commonly understood that you simply don’t attempt it. But what if changing behavior is the only option that remains? That’s the task that...
Can Kia's gamification change the way we drive our cars?

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

Infogr.am Launches To Kill The Careers Of Struggling Infographic Designers

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Infogr.am wants to create a sort of Adobe Illustrator in the Cloud, allowing anyone to create cool info-graphics on the fly. Back in February European accelerator HackFwd invested in the startup from Riga, Latvia, and now it’s fully launched its service. It’s competing in the space with Piktochart and Easel.ly....
Infogr.am Launches To Kill The Careers Of Struggling Infographic Designers

NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class

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New York already has a lot to offer an aspiring ed tech entrepreneur: the country’s largest K-12 school district, numerous colleges and publishing houses and a red hot tech scene. But now the city has one more feather in its cap: a new startup accelerator exclusively for education technology. Over the...
NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class
500 Startups Raises $10M '500 Durians' Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia
MediSafe helps families and physicians make sure those pills get taken

Stray Boots turns city tours into games, raises $2 million to expand its app to new cities

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Stray Boots, a New York-based startup that recently graduated from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator with the goal of transforming the city tours market, has announced a $2 million Series A funding round led by Milestone Venture Partners. The company had previously raised $400,000. The startup, which first launched in 2009 as Urban Games, tells TNW that...
Stray Boots turns city tours into games, raises $2 million to expand its app to new cities

Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

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Y Combinator (YC) is among the world’s leading seed-funding and startup accelerator groups. They have funded companies that have gone on to massive success, such as Dropbox and Disqus, and myriad others that have run the gamut from closing, to medium-strength exits. Danielle Morrill of Referly is working to better quantify...
Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies
YC's first non-profit seeks to bring medical care to everyone on the planet

Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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It's a hard truth confronted by many a would-be world-changing entrepreneur that the industries that seem most ripe for disruption are also the businesses most heavily regulated, putting that dream of a tech company that revolutionizes education or health care or transportation a little farther out of reach. So what's...
Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

QuantiaMD raises $12M for online community for doctors

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Social networking for doctors is heating up.  This summer, Sermo, which had raised $40 million for its online physician community, was acquired by health insights company WorldOne.  Last month, Doximity, a LinkedIn-like network for doctors, raised an additional $17 million. And on Tuesday, QuantiaMD, a Waltham, Mass.-based company providing an...
QuantiaMD raises $12M for online community for doctors
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