Education startups New York

Education startups New York

Many of you may have heard about, the region-specific and community-led newsletters highlighting the latest and greatest events and opportunities in your area. However, how many of you also know that Startup Digest has an array of, grouped according to…
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Best Startup news

Camila Souza for the Chicago Edition Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats. The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in…

Top tech startups to watch

Top tech startups to watch

The ingenuity of entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh is changing lives, simplifying daily tasks and improving our health. The region is on the forefront of promising technologies and products, from a polka-dot robotic stroller that unfolds in a snap to apps that…

Technology used by startups

Technology used by startups

(Note: the ratios of the lengths of blue/orange/red bars are 1:3, 1:1, and 2:1.) Observations: For great companies, the most popular languages are Javascript, Ruby, Python, and Java. For okay companies, the most popular languages are Javascript, Ruby…

New startups in Philadelphia

New startups in Philadelphia

In October 2013, the City of Philadelphia and First Round Capital announced the first investment in their matching Startup PHL seed fund. Seen here celebrating with kale smoothies are, from left, Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital, Terry Hicks of Ben…

New York Startup tax free

New York Startup tax free

The corporate real estate veteran picked to lead a groundbreaking state program says START-UP NY will do exactly that for the state’s economy. An important provision of the STARTUP-NY program is that “businesses that might compete unfairly with other…

Why do Internet startups fail?

Why do Internet startups fail?

This week’s poll was possibly our most controversial to date. We saw extensive and heated discussions cross the VC4Africa community, Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. It is not easy to make generalizations and clearly each country, sector and business case…

Top startup incubators in India

Top startup incubators in India

Is the startup accelerator bubble ready to burst in India? That’s the question several VCs, entrepreneurs and early to late stage investors have started asking in the country’s fledgling startup ecosystem. Their concerns don’t look unfounded, especially…

Startup tech Jobs

Startup tech Jobs

I moved to Berlin in January this year and lived there for eight months, in which I gained and lost three jobs, two boyfriends, and one flat. Clearly, I had a whale of a time. Nonetheless, it s not quite as wonderful as the media would have you believe…

Green energy startups India

Green energy startups India

“It’s year one for solar in India, ” says Alan Rosling, the chairman and executive director of Kiran Energy, a solar developer startup based in Mumbai. But despite the early stage and small size of the crew at Kiran Energy — the company is two years old…

Successful Engineering startups

Successful Engineering startups

A solar company president who introduced President Barack Obama at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, showcasing how the sun powers the museum’s environmental system. Two engineers who lead what Forbes magazine named the most promising company in…

Seattle tech startups Mailing list

Seattle tech startups Mailing list

Those climbing up the list include Seattle online photo editing startup PicMonkey, which now ranks #4; and cosmetics startup Julep, which ranks #5. Julep, led by former Starbucks exec and GeekWire CEO of the Year winner Jane Park, is flying high after…

Why New business startups fail?

Why New business startups fail?

For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately, the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up the pace. More often than not the results of these acquisitions are disappointing. What can companies…

Startup job fair India

Startup job fair India

FORTUNE – Most entrepreneurs remember vividly when they decided to strike out on their own. For Siddhartha Ahluwalia, the moment came over breakfast, in 2009. Then 22 years old and an engineering student at the Indian Institute of Information Technology…

Jobs at startups India

Jobs at startups India

Entrepreneurship is the latest buzz word. However, to run a startup efficiently, one requires strong passion, conviction, perseverance and determination. I have been close to startup ecosystems for some time now and always find entrepreneurs lamenting…