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Intuit shows off MicroMint concept app for the WIMM One smartwatch, we go hands-on

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Given the amount of time we spent with the WIMM One smartwatch, you'd think we would have had enough fodder for a full-blown review. Alas, though, one critical piece was missing: apps. Not test apps, like a balance ball game, but honest to goodness apps from major third-party developers....
Intuit shows off MicroMint concept app for the WIMM One smartwatch, we go hands-on
Charlie Kaufman and 'Community' creator turn to Kickstarter for stop-motion animated film

Why Investors Reject Your Startup Pitch

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Why didn't he call? You dressed to impress, you were witty and intelligent, but still the phone isn't ringing. When you think you've made the perfect pitch to an investor (Yes, an investor. What did you think we were talking about?) and shockingly, the person leaves you hanging without a...
Why Investors Reject Your Startup Pitch

The winner of the one-sentence pitch competition is ... Portals

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Photo via Bigstock Well, after more than 40 pitches and nearly 200 comments, here’s our winner of the second annual GeekWire/Founder Institute pitch competition: Portals. As a result of the win, the Seattle startup earns a chance for a full scholarship for the Founder Institute’s fall semester entrepreneurial mentorship program, which...
The winner of the one-sentence pitch competition is ... Portals

Structure 2012: What’s the implication of big data on the cloud?

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GigaOM’s fifth annual Structure conference examines how cloud computing is changing the way business is done around the world. Reserve your seat now and take a peek at just a few of our featured sessions: Big data will drive the network to become the computer. Our increasingly clogged pipes make...
Structure 2012: What’s the implication of big data on the cloud?
Calling all startups: Tell us how you'll change the world, in one simple sentence

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

Startup Day: 'Elevator Pitch' expanded to meet demand, great prizes up for grabs

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GeekWire is gearing up for Seattle 2.0 Startup Day in Bellevue this Saturday, with hundreds of people from the Seattle region’s tech community already signed up for a full day of tips, tricks, lessons and insights from a lineup of startup vets. Tickets are still available, and we’ll have logistics...
Startup Day: 'Elevator Pitch' expanded to meet demand, great prizes up for grabs
PHOTOS: Recapping GeekWire's Fall Meetup

Commentary: Keep it simple, startup

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I was recently asked to judge a Shark Tank style competition hosted by the entrepreneur club at the College of Holy Cross (my alma mater), probably one similar to the elevator pitch events hosted by GeekWire and other organizations in our startup community. Budding young entrepreneurs – two individuals and...
Commentary: Keep it simple, startup

Two More Reasons to Sign Up for Startup Day

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GeekWire is gearing up for Startup Day, coming up Sept. 22 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and we have some new details to share about this definitive one-day conference for tech entrepreneurs. The main attraction is the line-up of killer keynoters, from Box CEO Aaron Levie to zulily’s Darrell Cavens, Kickstarter...
Two More Reasons to Sign Up for Startup Day

Remember: The New York Mini Meet-Up Is Happening Tonight At 6pm

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And we’re off: the TC New York Mini Meet-Up is on for tonight, May 8, from 6pm-10pm at Bar 13 on 13th St. and University Pl. It will be a Blastoise. Special thanks to our volunteers and good old Jordan for spearheading the entire operation. A special thank you...
Remember: The New York Mini Meet-Up Is Happening Tonight At 6pm

Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

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Think Chilean VCs and companies don’t invest in digital startups? Think again: Start-Up Chile‘s alumnus Taggify has just raised $1m from a Chilean fund, Aurus Capital, and an important media group, Copesa. Gustavo Bessone is the co-founder of this ad tech startup, which focuses on adding contextual ads to images and videos...
Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile
New York isn't the next Silicon Valley, and San Francisco isn't the new Manhattan

Thrillist Has Hired Jannic Nielssen​, That Kid With the Kickstarter-Like Resume

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Welcome to New York. (Photo: YouTube) Here’s a lesson for all the soon-to-be college graduates out there looking for work: get off your ass and create some ~viral content~. It just might work! Take Jannic Nielssen, a rather lively young professional who launched a Kickstarter-esque campaign, fit with an elevator...
Thrillist Has Hired Jannic Nielssen​, That Kid With the Kickstarter-Like Resume

Four Companies Demo New Marketing Technology at Daily Deal Summit

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(Daily Deal Media) All the tech world loves a demo, so we couldn’t leave yesterday’s Daily Deal Summit without catching the Tech Showcase. Four CEOs--slowly losing their audience to lunch--were each assigned eight minutes to sell us on new solutions. Billed as having the potential to "dramatically improve" attendees' businesses, how...
Four Companies Demo New Marketing Technology at Daily Deal Summit

QMagico and Crossfy Win Startup World: Brazil

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The hunt for the next Zuckerberg continued in Brazil last week as twenty startups battled it out in São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro in The Next Web’s global startup competition; Startup World. QMagico and Crossfy beat off stiff competition to win the best startup award in São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro respectively. Finalists in...
QMagico and Crossfy Win Startup World: Brazil

Build Business Cases, Not Business Plans

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In the ancient times before the internet, a business plan was what you wrote to appease the Gods of private equity and venture capital. It was a thick document, full of scientific analysis, market data and of course, a J-curve shaped projection of sales. The problem was that few investors...
Build Business Cases, Not Business Plans

The Social Radio Wins Startup World: Buenos Aires

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The hunt for the world’s best startup continued in Buenos Aires last week as The Social Radio won the Buenos Aires semi-final of The Next Web’s global startup competition; Startup World. The Social Radio elevator pitch: “The Social Radio converts Twitter into a radio; Listen to your timeline, lists and...
The Social Radio Wins Startup World: Buenos Aires

Reminder: #TCATL Is Kicking Off At 6pm Tonight

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We’re live in Hotlanta tonight at 6pm to 10pm at Sweetwater Brewery. We have over a thousand RSVPs and we want you guys to beat NYC in terms of turn-out and energy, so head over here to RSVP and bring your best elevator pitch. What can you expect? A scrum...
Reminder: #TCATL Is Kicking Off At 6pm Tonight

Thrillist and Samsung's 30-Second Pitch Contest is 'Speed Dating for Startups,' (Hopefully) Minus the Weirdos

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(Photo: Thrillist) New York is teeming with startups aggressively elbowing for their moment in the spotlight, but sometimes obnoxious levels of networking and gimmicky marketing can only get you so far. Enter Speed Dating for Startups, a new contest born of a Thrillist/Samsung collab that gives wantrepreneurs a chance to...
Thrillist and Samsung's 30-Second Pitch Contest is 'Speed Dating for Startups,' (Hopefully) Minus the Weirdos

Scroll Kit Lets You Make Customizable Valentines for Your Secret Crush

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Scroll Kit, the latest brainchild from the Bushwick-based team of Cody Brown and Kate Ray, demoed their new product at last week's New York Tech Meetup to an admiring crowd. As Mr. Brown's elevator pitch goes, the publishing tool lets anyone "make magazine-style layouts for the web and iPad without...
Scroll Kit Lets You Make Customizable Valentines for Your Secret Crush

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)
BetterDoctor, the 'OpenTable for doctors', launches nationwide (exclusive)

PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

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For exposure, Groupon can be great for businesses. But often times, those new customers receive their one-time discounts and never come back. Seattle startup PaidPunch wants to fix that and is out to solve the “Groupon Problem.” The company, which placed second at our Startup Day elevator pitch competition...
PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'
In cloud storage war, Mover arms developers with data migration tools

RealNetworks cuts another 22 jobs in effort to focus business

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RealNetworks has cut another 22 jobs, shaving its workforce in an ongoing effort to focus its business. The layoffs were made last week, including some at the company’s Seattle headquarters, a company spokesperson confirmed to GeekWire. RealNetworks isn’t providing specifics about the types of positions that were cut, but says...
RealNetworks cuts another 22 jobs in effort to focus business

114 Entrepreneurs On 1 Train For 8 Hours Pitching Ideas

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Think an elevator pitch is hard? Try selling your vision with a beer in each hand, balancing in the aisle of a train barreling north at 80 mph. That's exactly the challenge posed by Geeks on a Train, a veritable Nerd Express from Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, where passengers "rethink business"...
114 Entrepreneurs On 1 Train For 8 Hours Pitching Ideas

Hey, enterprise startups! Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will hear your elevator pitch

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  Steve Ballmer is no diva, but he kept 100 senior technology executives waiting around today. Microsoft‘s CEO was otherwise engaged listening to founders pitch their startup ideas, and offering advice to build an enduring enterprise software business. After making a plea for “total Windows domination,” the war-weary executive took...
Hey, enterprise startups! Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will hear your elevator pitch

Best Tech Events This Week (Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie @ SXSW Edition)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & 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 follow him at @garysguide and reach him at...
Best Tech Events This Week (Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie @ SXSW Edition)
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