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NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg invites Austin to join in on NY’s rising tech scene

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In an introduction to monday’s SXSW panel “Silicon Alley: Startup Ecosystem That Never Sleeps,” NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg touted New York’s emerging tech scene as the place to be. And while arguments for who will be “the next silicon valley” have been done to death, Mayor Bloomberg makes it clear that the city...
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg invites Austin to join in on NY’s rising tech scene
How entrepreneurs are saving tens of thousands on legal bills

Fast Times In East Berlin: Exploring Europe's New Startup Capital

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It is pitch black and freezing and I am in an old, abandoned ice factory in East Berlin. The view from the roof is grand - the iconic, Socialist-era TV tower nicely defines Berlin's skyline from across the Spree River. But we are here to see the art, our guide...
Fast Times In East Berlin: Exploring Europe's New Startup Capital

Blog: Five apps Berlin really needs

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Apps have taken over the world, but there's always room for one more bright idea. Our Berlin bloggers imagine five apps that would improve their city, from making it summer to zapping through red tapeThis article first appeared on the überlin blogNot only is Berlin the startup capital of Europe,...
Blog: Five apps Berlin really needs
WhiteHat raises $31M to extend enterprise website security lead
Crowdfunding Streamlines the Friends and Family Round
European investment bank lights its torch in Silicon Valley

Startup Accelerator FounderFuel Raises $6M, Puts Another $150K On The Table For Each Team

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It’s time for American entrepreneurs to start giving their Northern neighbors some credit. Canada is serious about building out quality entrepreneurial ecosystems in its major cities, and Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal are leading the way. As for Quebec’s largest city, FounderFuel launched its startup accelerator last year, joining Year One...
Startup Accelerator FounderFuel Raises $6M, Puts Another $150K On The Table For Each Team

20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

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On the surface, crowdfunding seems like a panacea for all that ails the venture capital and angel investment community. Instead of creating complex business plans and pitches and hoping influential groups of wealthy investors will decide your business or startup aligns with their vision of public taste, you can instead...
20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

Meet the 10 startups Microsoft just accepted into the TechStars Windows Azure accelerator

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Microsoft is back with a new crop of companies for its Windows Azure accelerator program, operated in conjunction with TechStars. The companies just started working today at Microsoft’s offices in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, with each receiving $20,000 in startup capital, $60,000 in Azure credit and access...
Meet the 10 startups Microsoft just accepted into the TechStars Windows Azure accelerator
Taposé: bringing Microsoft's Courier to the iPad (hands-on)

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RT @pollenizer: RT @MitchelLake: Angels investing millions over dinner - http://ow.ly/1Ppf2 #innovation #startup #capital

NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is at it again: Pitches NY’s rising tech scene

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New York City’s tech-championing mayor, Mike Bloomberg, is at it again with a new video that shows off an inside look at NY’s startup community. From shots of hot co-working spaces like General Assembly, to quotes from NY entrepreneurs themselves, this video is pretty accurate by our standards. And while non-New...
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is at it again: Pitches NY’s rising tech scene
Why Berlin is Europe's next startup capital

Joined at the hip with San Francisco, Silicon Valley has not lost its mojo

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Silicon Valley is joined at the hip with San Francisco, and the hip is hugged by two major vein and artery lines: the 101 and the 280. Every week, a new story appears that predicts the death of Silicon Valley. As entrepreneurs opt to start companies in hip, urban sprawls...
Joined at the hip with San Francisco, Silicon Valley has not lost its mojo

New Zealand Accelerator Lightning Lab Launches Its First Intake Of Nine Startups

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Wellington-based Lightning Lab, which bills itself as “the southern-most digital accelerator program on the globe,” just announced its first intake of nine startups from across New Zealand and Australia, who will work with over 100 mentors. Aside from being New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington is the center of the country’s...
New Zealand Accelerator Lightning Lab Launches Its First Intake Of Nine Startups

Should you avoid raising startup capital early on? 10 founders weigh in

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Should entrepreneurs raise money? Photo via Keith Cooper. There’s more than one school of thought about startup financing. After all, there are some very successful companies that have managed just fine without VC money, often on purpose. But as one entrepreneur we polled puts it below, if you really want...
Should you avoid raising startup capital early on? 10 founders weigh in

The Incredibly Frustrating 'Law Of Physics' Start-Up Founders Know All Too Well

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You may consider me an unexpected source for such a discovery, but I'd like to announce that I've stumbled on an as-yet undocumented law of physics.   Unlike others that help us understand the age of the universe, speed of light and whatnot, this may be the first law of physics...
The Incredibly Frustrating 'Law Of Physics' Start-Up Founders Know All Too Well

NYC is turning payphones into free WiFi hotspots: 10 kiosks launch today

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Today New York has officially launched its pilot program to bring free public Wi-Fi to payphones across the city. We heard wind of this initiative before, but it’s only now bearing fruit. So far, the city has given 10 kiosks the special treatment across three boroughs (soon to be five),...
NYC is turning payphones into free WiFi hotspots: 10 kiosks launch today
9 startups coming to Silicon Valley from Canada's biggest accelerator, FounderFuel
Sequoia Capital confirms stealthy army of early-stage deal scouts

How Berlin became Europe's startup capital

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Startups are springing up all over Berlin, as the once 'poor but sexy' German capital expands into a creative technology hubBerlin is poor, but sexy - Mayor Klaus Wowereit's decade-old slogan still describes Germany's capital very well. Unemployment is high compared with other German cities and businessmen in proper suits...
How Berlin became Europe's startup capital

8 Hard-Earned Insights Into Raising Startup Capital

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Approaching investors for the first time is a daunting exercise for any startup. Regardless of whether you’re raising venture capital, approaching angels or still trying to figure out where to get started, it’s critical to stay level-headed about what you’re really pitching - and what it’s actually worth. The...
8 Hard-Earned Insights Into Raising Startup Capital

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman Gives Kiva $1 Million To “Empower Everyone”

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“How you build the future is you motivate people to pay attention and act, to improve their circumstances and run their own lives”, LinkedIn co-founder and philanthropist Reid Hoffman tells me. That’s why his support of microlending platform Kiva’s kiva.org/free program has a double positive impact. He put up $1 million so 40,000...
LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman Gives Kiva $1 Million To “Empower Everyone”

3D 'Wiki Weapon' guns could go into testing by end of year, maker claims

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The man behind a project to create the world's first printable gun plans to test its first prototypes in the coming monthsPrototypes of what would be the world's first fully 3D-printable plastic weapon could go into testing before the end of the year, the organization behind the controversial project has...
3D 'Wiki Weapon' guns could go into testing by end of year, maker claims

The ‘acquihire’ of the day: TechStars Seattle grad Thinkfuse gobbled up by Salesforce.com

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Thinkfuse, one of the original startups to move through the TechStars Seattle program, is being acquired by Salseforce.com in a deal of undisclosed size. This appears to be a true “acquihire” where larger entities gobble up the team, not the product. As part of the deal, the Thinkfuse service will...
The ‘acquihire’ of the day: TechStars Seattle grad Thinkfuse gobbled up by Salesforce.com
How to ace the VC pitch

How One Startup Managed Its Investment Cash Flow

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Backblaze, a leader in cloud storage, just celebrated its fifth anniversary. While the company is now profitable and its seven founders are getting paid salaries, that wasn't always the case. We got a chance to look deep into the company's balance sheet and see exactly how it managed its...
How One Startup Managed Its Investment Cash Flow

Good News! Angels Are Getting More Optimistic

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If you’re looking for angel investors, there’s good news afoot. The latest 2011 Angel Market Analysis, recently released by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, shows not only that there are more angels around, but that they are investing more money in more companies....
Good News! Angels Are Getting More Optimistic
Crowdfunding via customers is the new startup capital
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