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These 16 student-led upstarts are trying to transform mobile payments, farming and more

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Entrepreneurial students from colleges and universities throughout the region competed Wednesday in the annual University of Washington Business Plan Competition Investment Round. More than 200 judges — many from leading companies and venture capital firms — whittled down the field from 36 to 16. We always get a kick out of...
These 16 student-led upstarts are trying to transform mobile payments, farming and more

Score your free pass to Startup 2012, May 3

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This sponsored post is produced by Business Insider. Hey VentureBeat readers: want to hear about launching and scaling a successful startup? Come hear from Kevin Ryan (CEO, GIlt Groupe), Arianna Huffington (President & EIC, Huffington Post Media Group) and the founders of Fab, Branch, Gumroad, Lot18 and Dwolla at Startup...
Score your free pass to Startup 2012, May 3
LiquidPiston unveils its ultra efficient, small diesel engine

Hey Startups: Here's An Easy Way To Get 75K For Your Company

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Do you work at a really cool startup? Or are you launching a stealthy new venture? Then Business Insider wants to give you $75,000. Yep. Here's what you have to do: 1. Apply to enter our Startup 2012 business-plan competition. This online form will take about an hour to...
Hey Startups: Here's An Easy Way To Get 75K For Your Company
LinkedIn hatches it owns [in]cubator to develop great ideas

Arch Grants Raises $2.5M To Turn St. Louis Into A Startup Hub; Square Co-founder Signs On

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Entrepreneurs and small businesses are integral to the engine of job creation. According to the White House, companies less than five years old created 44 million jobs over the last three decades in the U.S. and what’s more, accounted for all net new jobs created over that time. In a...
Arch Grants Raises $2.5M To Turn St. Louis Into A Startup Hub; Square Co-founder Signs On

Cadence Biomedical scores $1.1M to help people with disabilities walk

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The Cadence Kickstart system In what the company is describing as an oversubscribed venture round, Seattle medical device maker Cadence Biomedical has raised $1.1 million in new funding led by HealthTech Capital. Other participants include Sand Hill Angels, Tech Coast Angels, ACE Fund, Frontier Angel Fund, WINGS, Alliance of Angels and...
Cadence Biomedical scores $1.1M to help people with disabilities walk

Screw University, Course Hero Curates YouTube Into Free Business and Coding Classes

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You can learn just about anything from YouTube…if you’re willing to dig through millions of videos. Luckily, Course Hero has done the work for you, offering coherent classes by hosting collections of the best educational YouTube videos and other content. The newly launched courses section of the eduTech startup’s site now...
Screw University, Course Hero Curates YouTube Into Free Business and Coding Classes
A brassiere brouhaha: British man in patent fight with Seattle's JoeyBra

Startup Spotlight: This 25-year-old Web entrepreneur built a profitable business on a shoestring

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Josh Neblett of GreenCupboards Josh Neblett was a finance major at Gonzaga University when he heard venture capitalist and adjunct professor Tom Simpson describe the idea for GreenCupboards, an online retail site for eco-friendly products. Neblett didn’t waste much time jumping on the opportunity. He approached Simpson after class, and...
Startup Spotlight: This 25-year-old Web entrepreneur built a profitable business on a shoestring

Arianna Huffington: How I Built A Blog Empire And What's Next for HuffPo

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With its mix of attention-grabbing headlines and opinionated writing, the Huffington Post grew from a rabble-rousing blog in 2005 into a journalistic empire under founder and leader Arianna Huffington by 2011. From the start, the site's bold features were an easy target for snark, yet HuffPo resonated with readers...
Arianna Huffington: How I Built A Blog Empire And What's Next for HuffPo

Here Are Five Reasons You Don't Want To Miss Startup This Thursday

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Cool companies like Facebook, Gilt Groupe, and Dwolla will convene this Thursday at Business Insider's fourth-annual Startup conference on entrepreneurship in New York City's midtown. You should drop everything and reserve a ticket if you want to learn how to: Score an exit like Instagram: Get pivot 411 from Jason...
Here Are Five Reasons You Don't Want To Miss Startup This Thursday

Hey Entrepreneurs: Win A Free Pass To Hear From Smart Founders And VCs At Startup 2012

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Want to hear the best ways to raise money and launch a company from active VCs and the founders of Fab, General Assemb.ly, Lot18, Dwolla, and Lifebooker? Then come to Startup 2012, Business Insider's fourth-annual entrepreneurship conference and business-plan competition, taking place May 3 in New York. BI is...
Hey Entrepreneurs: Win A Free Pass To Hear From Smart Founders And VCs At Startup 2012

Here's Why You Don't Want To Miss Our Startup Conference On Thursday

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Hundreds of entrepreneurs are descending on midtown Manhattan next Thursday, May 3, for Business Insider's fourth-annual Startup conference. Here's why you might want to grab your own ticket: Hear from successful serial entrepreneurs. Like Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe CEO and former DoubleClick CEO, who has built market-leading companies in competitive...
Here's Why You Don't Want To Miss Our Startup Conference On Thursday

Indian tribe backs Microgreen Polymers, plans to use environmentally-friendly cups and trays at casino

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MicroGreen’s cups and trays MicroGreen Polymers, a spin out from the University of Washington that’s developing technologies to convert water bottles into durable and lightweight plastic cups, trays and other foodservice containers, has raised $5 million from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. The tribe also has agreed to use MicroGreen’s environmentally-friendly...
Indian tribe backs Microgreen Polymers, plans to use environmentally-friendly cups and trays at casino

The scene at Facebook’s Hacker Way

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What was Facebook’s wild Friday really like? Here’s a first-hand account. [cnnmoney-byline src="By David A. Kaplan, contributor"] FORTUNE — In the Alice in Wonderland-universe of Silicon Valley, realities can be deceiving. That fellow in a T-shirt and flip-flops is a billionaire and “We’re not in it for the money” means...
The scene at Facebook’s Hacker Way

Find Out How OMGPop Hit One Million Downloads In Ten Days

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Would-be acquirers are reportedly lining up to buy OMGPop, a game-making startup whose latest app, Draw Something, catapulted to one million downloads in ten days in January. Then it hit five million downloads two weeks later, and clocked in at 30 million as of today. How did the game...
Find Out How OMGPop Hit One Million Downloads In Ten Days
Startup innovation: A bra for stashing your phone
With Personalized Advice, SEC Registration, and an iPhone App, LearnVest Leaves Mint in the Dust

LAST CHANCE: Get Your Startup In Front Of Active VCs, Fast -- And Win 75K

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In two days, the chance to get your startup in front of a half-dozen active, company-seeking venture capitalists just by being awesome is going to close. Specifically, Business Insider's Startup 2012 business-plan competition is closing to submissions on March 30. The top startups from the competition go on to...
LAST CHANCE: Get Your Startup In Front Of Active VCs, Fast -- And Win 75K

Coastal Investors Marvel at Pinterest’s Target Market: ‘Regular People’ in Flyover Country

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via LinkedIn Pinterest, the only hockey-stick startup with the distinction of being embraced by women and Mormons, gets the full New York Times treatment today with a profile by Jenna Wortham, well-timed to the clusterfuck hullabaloo currently underway in Austin. While other startups clamor over themselves to preach to the...
Coastal Investors Marvel at Pinterest’s Target Market: ‘Regular People’ in Flyover Country

Best Tech Events This Week (Hearst Fashion Hackathon, Social Commerce Summit, NY Tech Meetup, PandoMonthly)

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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. Congrats to...
Best Tech Events This Week (Hearst Fashion Hackathon, Social Commerce Summit, NY Tech Meetup, PandoMonthly)

6 Ways To Win Every Startup Competition You Enter

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OK. That's an exaggeration. Odds are you can't win every startup competition you enter. But you could win 92.59%. Candace Klein did. Klein is the founder and CEO of a new peer-to-peer lending platform called SoMoLend and she's won 25 of the 27 startup competitions she's (That's a winning percentage...
6 Ways To Win Every Startup Competition You Enter

Best Tech Events This Week (Queens Tech Meetup, Ladies Who Code, Venetian Masquerade Ball, Enterprise Tech, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, SLC Camp)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of Gary’s Guide 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. Hi...
Best Tech Events This Week (Queens Tech Meetup, Ladies Who Code, Venetian Masquerade Ball, Enterprise Tech, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, SLC Camp)

Marijuana candies and brain-powered wheelchairs: Meet the 16 finalists in the UW business plan competition

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The results are in from the initial rounds of the University of Washington Business Plan Competition, and there’s no shortage of diversity in the teams moving on to the final rounds of the competition. More than 200 judges turned out at yesterday’s event, choosing these 16 teams. Among the contenders...
Marijuana candies and brain-powered wheelchairs: Meet the 16 finalists in the UW business plan competition
Cadence receives $1M defense grant to get wounded soldiers walking again

Register NOW: Grab Your Last-Minute Ticket To Startup With This Discount

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Want to hear from top startups like Fab.com and Lot18? And NY's top investors? Join 700 innovation junkies at the Startup conference on May 3, 2012. Register now.Hundreds of entrepreneurs are descending on midtown Manhattan next Thursday, May 3, for Business Insider's fourth-annual Startup conference. They'll hear from Kevin Ryan,...
Register NOW: Grab Your Last-Minute Ticket To Startup With This Discount

Three Things Every Startup Founder Needs To Know

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Idea? Check. Passion? Check. Coffee, coffee, and coffee? Check! If only it were that simple to launch a startup. And while starting out is that straightforward in some sense, every founder also consistently runs up against gaps in skills, knowledge and resources, which complicate things. Here are three knowledge gaps...
Three Things Every Startup Founder Needs To Know

With A Fresh $125 Million Financing, Box Officially Becomes A Billion-Dollar Company

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In 2005, Aaron Levie entered a college business plan competition. One year later, he launched an enterprise file sharing and storing company called Box. Today, Box has raised a big $125 million growth round according to AllThingsD's Arik Hesseldahl.The company is now worth $1.2 billion. Not bad for a 27-year-old...
With A Fresh $125 Million Financing, Box Officially Becomes A Billion-Dollar Company

Rollergirls test the JoeyBra for KING-5′s Jesse Jones

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News of the JoeyBra has spread quickly around the Internet ever since GeekWire’s Rebecca Lovell broke the news of the undergarment for holding phones and credit cards, unveiled by two University of Washington students at the recent UW Business Plan Competition. But no one has covered the story quite like this before....
Rollergirls test the JoeyBra for KING-5′s Jesse Jones
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