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10 Latin American startups to look out for in 2013

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As a new year begins, here comes the time to refresh our list of the most promising Latin American startups. It’s worth noting that this isn’t about who is going to IPO next, as we decided to limit ourselves to somewhat early stage names. While they are still in their...
10 Latin American startups to look out for in 2013

90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

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Editor’s note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. Relan founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies. Incubators are now an industry segment...
90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

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Things got a tad hairy for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Blue Waters supercomputer when IBM halted work on it in 2011, but with funding from the National Science Foundation, the one-petaflop system is now crunching numbers 24/7. The behemoth resides within the National Center for Supercomputing Application...
University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

LA Rapid Accelerator StartEngine Reveals Mixed Early Results, Looks For Gems in its Third Class

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Of the handful of accelerators vying for top entrepreneurial talent in Los Angeles, StartEngine has taken a contrarian approach in more ways than one. Rather than set up shop in the hip beachfront cities of Santa Monica or Venice, the program is located an upscale executive tower along the Wilshire...
LA Rapid Accelerator StartEngine Reveals Mixed Early Results, Looks For Gems in its Third Class

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
FounderFuel Demo Day today: here are the startups

Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

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News updates all day from Fast Company.According to well-sourced rumors, Microsoft is poised to reveal Bing Fund, a brand new angel incubator effort. It's not a typical fund, however, and as its name suggests it's actually intended to drive innovation in Microsoft's own Online Services Division (the segment of the...
Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

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

Why Los Angeles could become the next technology epicenter

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Los Angeles is one of the world’s largest and most glamorous cities — it dominates the entertainment industry, produces tremendous wealth and stands as symbol of American promise and success. That’s what made the city’s longtime status as a second or third tier technology hub perplexing. The emerging tech scene...
Why Los Angeles could become the next technology epicenter
TechStars Says This Is Why Hardly Any Of Its Companies Fail

Fast Talk: Acceleration Nation

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The number of accelerators and incubators dotting the globe has grown absurdly fast. In Fast Company's September Fast Talk series, we asked insiders from Y Combinator, TechStars, SeedCamp, and more for their advice on New Age accelerators....
Fast Talk: Acceleration Nation

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 Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi

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Dave McClure’s 500 Startups continues its expansion across the country and world today with two new partner hires: Shai Goldman in New York and Pankaj Jain in New Delhi. The firm is quickly closing in a portfolio large enough to meets its namesake. From what I understand, 500 Startups...
500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi
Bored With Silicon Valley? How To Start a Company In Paradise

Marvell to sell SSD accelerator adapters

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Marvell plans to begin selling PCIe adapter cards that will act as cache accelerators for consumer-class SSDs to be used in enterprise-class servers....
Marvell to sell SSD accelerator adapters

More Than Any Other Industry, FinTech Needs Accelerators

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It’s not hard to glean why a barely-there, idea-stage startup might want to join an accelerator. The programs are designed to pump your company full of enough resources, networking, and advice to get a beta launch out the door. The small chunk of cash they offer in exchange for...
More Than Any Other Industry, FinTech Needs Accelerators

Best Tech Events This Week (ER 50 Party, NJ Tech Meetup, Bubbleproof, Goodnik Hackathon, Brooklyn Tech Meetup, TechHub NY)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. You know...
Best Tech Events This Week (ER 50 Party, NJ Tech Meetup, Bubbleproof, Goodnik Hackathon, Brooklyn Tech Meetup, TechHub NY)
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Hands-on demo with TI's OMAP5 platform at MWC (video)

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It's TI's time to brag. We first met OMAP5 when the company's VP of the OMAP division, Remi El-Ouazzane, unveiled the developer's reference platform on our stage at CES. While there, he boasted OMAP5 as "the greatest platform on Earth right now," but we were given only a few...
Hands-on demo with TI's OMAP5 platform at MWC (video)

Microsoft's incubator play for Azure, Bing, and Kinect: Help young companies launch, then lock them in for life

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Microsoft is a company that you will occasionally hear referred to as one that makes very long bets. It’s always hard to gauge a long-term pronouncement in the short run, but at the moment the company appears to be both thinking and acting out that supposed role. Microsoft is investing...
Microsoft's incubator play for Azure, Bing, and Kinect: Help young companies launch, then lock them in for life

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

Polaris Ventures Closing Dogpatch Labs Locations In New York And Palo Alto, Says No Change In Investment Strategy

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Polaris Venture Partners plans to close two of its Dogpatch Labs incubator spaces — specifically the ones in Palo Alto and New York — while refining the approach in its two remaining locations. The news was first reported in a story on Xconomy. I called John Lacey, the firm’s director...
Polaris Ventures Closing Dogpatch Labs Locations In New York And Palo Alto, Says No Change In Investment Strategy

Dwolla and Etsy launch a brand new eCommerce hackathon in NYC

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It should come as no surprise that New York’s tech scene continues to grow rapidly as of late, and through all the coworking spaces, accelerators, meetups and events, the city has quickly formed a close-knit community. We’re lucky to have the likes of NY Tech Meetup, General Assembly and WeWork...
Dwolla and Etsy launch a brand new eCommerce hackathon in NYC

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
Be Great Partners adds four new tech startups to its portfolio

To LA, with love: photos from VentureBeat/DEMO meetup

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The LA tech scene is hot, and so we hit the town looking for great startups to write about, and to invite to our DEMO conference. The list of Los Angeles companies making waves is growing: HauteLook sold for $270M to Nordstrom, Riot Games recently sold a $400M majority stake to China-based Tencent, Shoedazzle raised $40M...
To LA, with love: photos from VentureBeat/DEMO meetup

Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend

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The Launch48 event for potential startups to get together and each build a completely new online or app business in just 48 hours is back in London this weekend, with space for 100 budding entrepreneurs to take part in the intensive caffeine-fuelled event, at University College London — kicking off...
Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend

Plug and Play Tech Center hits the European startup scene via Spain

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Plug and Play Tech Center is officially expanding to Spain with its first local call for applications, the Silicon Valley accelerator has announced. Known as Plug and Play Spain, its new offices are based in Valencia and will serve as its European base. According to its president Canice Wu, who was a...
Plug and Play Tech Center hits the European startup scene via Spain

Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can't?

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In the past few years just about every country with a high-speed network and a national budget has hatched a "startup ecosystem." From http://readwrite.com/2012/04/17/move-your-startup-to-chile-con to the Silicon Taiga, these programs offer entrepreneurs funding, infrastructure and support in an effort to lure a critical mass of promising young companies and spawn...
Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can't?
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