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5 hrs ago | Business Journal

CNM to host ABQid workshop for entrepreneurs

ABQid is a new program that is trying to build a business-accelerator program similar to those at Y Combinator or Techstars in Albuquerque.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Business Journal

Cambridge security software startup Threat Stack raises $2.7M

Cambridge startup Threat Stack, a TechStars alum offering security software aimed at the cloud, has raised $2.7 million in funding, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Related Topix: US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Venture Capital, Atlas Venture, Emerging Technology

Business Journal

Russian oligarch's son gains cleantech traction

The UpTake: Mikhail Khodorkovsky might have gotten on the wrong side of Vladimir Putin and been jailed and had most of his substantial assets seized.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Boxbee Raises $2.3M to Make Easy Work of Moving and Self-Storage

Storage-by-the-box startup Boxbee Inc. has raised $2.3 million in a seed round led by Floodgate , according to Chief Executive and Founder Kristoph Matthews.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Google, Startups, WebMD, Marketing

Sat Apr 12, 2014

TechCrunch

iOS App Driving Curve Is A Fitness Tracker For Your Car

Some high-profile driving apps, like Automatic , a Y Combinator alum and Techstars-backed Dash , offer their own hardware to connect with smartphones.

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Related Topix: Automatic, Alternative, Wireless, Emerging Technology, World News, Taiwan

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Daily Camera

Boulder's PivotDesk nearing completion of $4 million funding round

PivotDesk, a Boulder-based office-sharing company, has raised at least $3.625 million of a $4 million equity funding round, according to regulatory filings made this week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Wall Street Journal

A Boom in Europe's Accelerators

Innovation is truly thriving in the UK and we are continuing to see support for startups through government schemes, incubators, shared work spaces and of course, accelerators.

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Related Topix: Seedcamp

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors

Mentors are invaluable to entrepreneurs. But what happens when you get conflicting advice from multiple mentors? It can be confusing, as they are all smart people.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Business Journal

Abq Id cultivating seed capital

Tom Stephenson, a partner at Albuquerque's Verge Fund, is teaming up with local consultant Webb Johnson to form ABQ ID.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Boomtown Boulder: Meet the 6 teams in Alex Bogusky's new startup...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) April 06--Alex Bogusky -- former ad man and current Boulder-based serial entrepreneur -- wanted to find a way to converge the local startup and creative industries.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Marketing, Advertising

Wed Apr 02, 2014

NOLA.com

National business accelerator launching a boot camp for the PowerMoves.NOLA minority entrepreneurship event in July

Tanisha Sykes, an editor at Essence Magazine, speaks during an announcement on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, about the debut of the PowerMoves.NOLA entrepreneurship event for minority-owned businesses, in conjunction with Essence 2014.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Business Journal

a Wymsee moves into new Boston office, adds Hollywood veteran to board

Wymsee, a graduate of the fall 2012 Techstars Boston accelerator whose software is used by creative design departments on movies and TV shows, has moved into a new office in Boston as it racks up clients across the country.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA

Techrockies.com

UVize Gets Funding For Veterans Mentoring Site

Boulder-based Uvize has raised a round of funding, from fellow Boulder company the Foundry Group .

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TechCrunch

With $2 Million In New Seed Funding, Classtivity Rebrands As ClassPass To Add Variety To Your Workout

ClassPass, an NY-based company focused on bringing value to athletes and local gyms, has today announced a $2 million seed round from an assortment of angel investors, including Fritz Lanman, SV Angel, Hank Vigil, Blake Krikorian, Gordy Crawford, Owen Van Natta, Vivi Nevo & Keith Nowak, Kal Vepuri, and Dave Tisch.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Business Journal

Sprint Accelerators startups look to KC for talent

After only a few weeks in Kansas City, startups at the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator are looking to add employees from the area.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO

Wed Mar 26, 2014

TechCrunch

Education Technology Startups Raised Nearly Half A Billion Dollars In Q1

Education technology-focused startups raised over $488 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

MSDN Blogs

Mobile health startups focus on wellness, service, safety, and analytics

Yesterday afternoon I had an opportunity to serve as a mentor for ten startup companies that are currently participating in an incubation program in Kansas City known as the Sprint Accelerator powered by TechStars .

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Related Topix: Shark Tank, Entertainment, Television

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Isle News

Barclays accelerates fintech opportunities

Tech start-up companies in the Channel Islands still have time to benefit from a major nationwide scheme launched by Barclays and Techstars but they will need to move quickly to meet the approaching application deadline.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014

TechCrunch

One-On-One Programming Help Site Codementor Raises $600,000

Codementor , a one-on-one learning platform for software developers, has raised $600,000 in seed funding.

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Related Topix: OLX

TechCrunch

TechStars London Unveils Its 2014 Teams - Five Of The 11 Have Already Raised $4M In Total

It's the second year of operation for TechStars London and the accelerator has just named the 11 companies in its 2014 cohort - which this year come from eight different countries including the U.S., Estonia, Germany, Spain, Israel, Ireland, South Korea and the UK.

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