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Our Favorite Startups From Women's Demo Night, Hosted by New York Tech Meetup and Change the Ratio

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Jeanne Pinder, the founder and CEO of Clear Health Costs and Jessica Lawrence, managing director of NYTM at the second Women’s Demo Night. “How different is this room right now, in terms of the percentages of women versus men?” Jessica Lawrence, the managing director of New York Tech Meetup asked...
Our Favorite Startups From Women's Demo Night, Hosted by New York Tech Meetup and Change the Ratio

3 more startups to watch from Y Combinator's demo day: evening edition

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Y Combinator’s summer startup class pitched to investors and the media Tuesday at the famed incubator’s demo day in Mountain View, Calif., with everyone hoping to nab big investments and become the next Dropbox or AirBnB. I picked my five favorite startups from the morning pitches, which saw the majority...
3 more startups to watch from Y Combinator's demo day: evening edition

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
FounderFuel Demo Day today: here are the startups

Flubit triumphs in the 2013 London Web Summit startup competition

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The likes of Stripe and Twilio both announced significant news for the UK and European tech ecosystem at the London Web Summit earlier today, while a day of pitches from more than twenty startups were finally whittled down to just four finalists. So it seemed a fitting end to proceedings...
Flubit triumphs in the 2013 London Web Summit startup competition
Randomized food delivery service NomON takes first place at Startup Weekend UW

Shit Entrepreneurs Say

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It takes a special kind of person to be an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur exudes confidence and is highly motivated by nature. The results can be inspiring, producing some of the greatest inventions and innovations that improve our lives every day. But sometimes, their unique qualities that drive greatness can lead...
Shit Entrepreneurs Say

Former Dragon's Den contestant Peter Hart launches Pitchforit, a video pitching service

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Successful Dragon’s Den contestant, Peter Hart of Fun Fancy Dress, has revealed a new business venture that was inspired by his experience on the TV show. Pitchforit is a video pitching site that is described as ‘Dragon’s Den without the nerves’ – so basically getting your pitch in front of...
Former Dragon's Den contestant Peter Hart launches Pitchforit, a video pitching service

Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women's edition in London

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After 54 hours of working, planning, networking, meeting new people and generally having a good but exhausting time, Umbrella People has won the Startup Weekend Women’s Edition. Startup Weekend surges on as a good way for people to explore their ideas as entrepreneurs. It’s a neat platform also to encourage...
Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women's edition in London

25 Amazing Bars And Restaurants Where Cool New York Tech People Schmooze

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This Feature Is Brought To You By Aloft Hotels New York City really isn't all that big. And when you break it down into the trendy tech areas, it becomes a very small world. At certain coffee and drink spots in Flat Iron, Union Square and SoHo, you're sure...
25 Amazing Bars And Restaurants Where Cool New York Tech People Schmooze

Announcing the 19 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally 2012

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The Next Web Conference 2012 is almost upon us, and as with previous years, the Startup Rally is set to be a real highlight of the event. Once again, we’re giving startups the chance to launch new products in front of an audience consisting of journalists, VCs, bloggers, potential users, potential...
Announcing the 19 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally 2012

Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

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Today a “journalist” (Dan Lyons) says I have been hitting up VCs to start my own fund. Really? I didn’t know that! For the record, I’m not raising a fund. This article is NOT accurate. But, it sure comes up in conversation a lot. At two events tonight it came...
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

On The Shoulders Of Giants: Y Combinator Demo Day Brings The Future To Computer History Museum

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Every year, Y Combinator Demo Day, where the latest batch of incubated startups make their pitch to investors, gets a little bigger. (Or a lot.) Now, for the first time since the event began in 2005, it’s moving to a new home — the Computer History Museum. At the last...
On The Shoulders Of Giants: Y Combinator Demo Day Brings The Future To Computer History Museum

9Slides Launches An iPad App For Adding Video To Presentations On The Go

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It was just a few months ago that Redmond, Wash.-based startup 9Slides launched to combine slide presentations with video in a simple and accessible player that could be viewed on nearly any device. Now the startup is taking that mission a step further, with a native iPad app that will...
9Slides Launches An iPad App For Adding Video To Presentations On The Go

9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

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Get it? Disruptive? (Photo: flickr.com/californiawatch) We receive a lot of pitches touting “disruptive” technologies. Healthcare, education, banking–name an old-line industry and someone is attempting to yank the rug out from underneath it. Well, we’ve got a few pressing requests we’d like addressed. Namely: 1. Dry cleaning: It’s expensive, toxic, inconvenient,...
9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

Google's Vint Cerf on Private Clouds v. Public Clouds

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The debate about private clouds continue as the traditional heavyweight enterprise software providers make their big and glossy pitches for their vision of a private cloud. So, it may come from Google, but still, it is refreshing to hear the intellectual tone that a scholar like Vint Cerf provides. Cerf...
Google's Vint Cerf on Private Clouds v. Public Clouds

Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)

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Private equity firms have approached AOL in hopes of buying Huffington Post, but talks aren't going to go anywhere, Arianna Huffington just told Henry Blodget during a keynote interview at our Startup 2012 conference in Manhattan. Last night, we relayed some scuttlebutt: That Arianna Huffington wants to buy HuffingtonPost back from AOL, and...
Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)

Startups: Time For Another One-Sentence Pitch Competition With The Founder Institute

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Last December, TechCrunch worked with Adeo Ressi from The Founder Institute to host a competition for one-sentence pitches. It’s been a few months — so we’re doing it again. Distilling your startup idea into a single sentence can be a big challenge, but it’s crucial for communicating what you’re doing...
Startups: Time For Another One-Sentence Pitch Competition With The Founder Institute

2k Sports Fixes The MLB2K Baseball Contest It Previously Said Wasn't Broke

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If you're a fan of playing baseball the way its inventor intended, meaning on your couch in front of the television with a controller in your hand, you may recall our discussion last year around 2K Sports' famous Perfect Game Challenge. Should you not be familiar with it, that...
2k Sports Fixes The MLB2K Baseball Contest It Previously Said Wasn't Broke
The Valentine's Day drinking game: Tech edition

Meet EvoNexus - the Country's Only Free Startup Incubator

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There are more than 1,000 business incubators in the U.S. But there’s only one pro bono incubator. No, not a professional startup camp run by the U2 frontman. Which is probably a good thing, since Bono was named the 2010 worst investor in America. (OK, that was before he...
Meet EvoNexus - the Country's Only Free Startup Incubator
KnowledgeTree says trust your customers, they might surprise you

Rock Health founders writing prescriptions for high-tech doctors

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For a generation of tech-savvy, smartphone-connected doctors, looking up definitions in printed paper textbooks or searching for medical journal entries by volume and issue number seems downright archaic. Several of the entrepreneurs presenting their startups at Rock Health’s demo day on Wednesday held both medical and business degrees, which was reflected...
Rock Health founders writing prescriptions for high-tech doctors

The best live blogs of Apple v. Samsung closing arguments

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In the epic trial's dramatic finale, the two sides make their last pitches to the jury FORTUNE -- For anyone who has been following Apple's (AAPL) multi-billion dollar patent infringement suit against Samsung, this is a day not to be missed. Two seasoned attorneys -- Harold McElhinny for Apple and Charles Verhoeven...
The best live blogs of Apple v. Samsung closing arguments
How to pitch to Chris Dixon

Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch

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I’ve long hated email. As someone with upwards of 5,000 unread messages at any given time, taking a quick moment to check email is like pushing hot pokers into my eyes. It makes me feel irresponsible and rude every time I see that massive number in bold, yet if I...
Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch

Wendr, an app for planning a night out, wins Thrillist and Samsung's 'Speed Dating for Startups' competition

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More than 100 startups applied to “Speed Dating for Startups,” a joint competition by Thrillist and Samsung to find interesting new business ideas, but it was the nightly planning app Wendr that stood out from the pack. Wendr, founded by Sam Zises and Nick Kaye, allows you to figure...
Wendr, an app for planning a night out, wins Thrillist and Samsung's 'Speed Dating for Startups' competition

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

Next Big Thing in Tech: 30-Second Pitches

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Elva Ramirez What's the hottest new thing? Digits traveled to the Start Series tech conference to get 30-second pitches from tech's most promising start ups such as Rebel Mouse, 3Doodler and Flayvr. Elva Ramirez reports....
Next Big Thing in Tech: 30-Second Pitches
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