Tag Archives: tech startups

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Have a Great Idea for a Tech Hardware Product? This Accelerator Program Wants to Give You $75,000

A Los Angles-based accelerator wants to help founders and entrepreneurs of color realize their tech hardware dream company.

“There is a big gap in the market for any type of hardware activity in…

By Samara Lynn

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Want to Get Rich? Start an Uber or AirBnB-Like Company

The tech startup you are considering had better be "an Uber" of something

Sharing economy businesses such as Uber will see revenue triple by 2020.

By Samara Lynn

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5 Lessons Startups Can Learn From the Porn Industry

Online porn is a billion-dollar industry, but not just because sex sells

The online porn industry is highly innovative when it comes to tech and web presence.…

By Samara Lynn

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Mother-Daughter Power Team Launch Tech Startup, Mixtroz

Mixtroz seeks to recreate the networking-at-events experience

She says she felt like a “creep”, “Checking out other women’s breast areas to confirm…

By Samara Lynn

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A Co-working Space Grows in Detroit

A Place in Detroit offers startups in the Motor City, affordable and organic co-working office space

We will provide coworking space and opportunity outside of downtown Detroit; once you get outside…

By Samara Lynn

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E-Commerce is Going to Blow Up Even More

If you are going to launch a tech startup, make sure you incorporate e-commerce

Traffic and purchase levels were significantly higher on iOS devices than Android devices…

By Samara Lynn

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Here’s How Ugly Things Get When You Don’t Deliver on Kickstarter

Here's how not to manage your Kickstarter campaign

“…they came up with the somewhat misguided idea to charge customers who had not yet…

By Samara Lynn

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Meet the Engineer with a Revolutionary Idea for ‘Smart’ Plants

Aja Atwood is co-founder of everblume, a smart solution poised to change the way we grow plants

Everblume is a futuristic way to grow plants, no matter what natural environmental conditions the…

By Samara Lynn

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DigitalunDivided Announces Innovation Center for Black and Hispanic Women

digitalundivided launched BIG Innovation Center focusing on women of color-owned startups

DigitalunDivided launched BIG Innovation Center focusing on women of color-owned startups.

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Facebook Accepts Bae

Bae gets accepted into Facebook's FBstart program for app developers

Bae gets accepted into Facebook’s FBstart program for app developers.

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ShearShare Founders ‘Kill It’ at Startup Grind in Silicon Valley

ShearShare founders share their experience at Startup Grind's Silicon Valley startup conference

Tye and Courtney Campbell are tech entrepreneurs.They just unveiled their app at Startup Grind. Black…

By Samara Lynn

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Ask “Big” For Startup Funding—Kanye Style

A 'no" doesn't mean 'never'

While asking a billionaire for money may get the rest of us kicked off of…

By Samara Lynn

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digitalundivided Founder Talks Black Women and Tech Funding

Tech entrepreneur and blogger Kathryn Finney writes about the dismal availability of startup dollars for black women

“The fact that only 11 startups led by black women have raised more than $1MM…

By Samara Lynn

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Married Couple to Pitch Their Startup at Startup Grind

The Caldwells are set for this year's global entrepreneurship accelerator conference

Tye and Courtney Caldwell are husband and wife co-founders of ShearShare, an app that pairs…

By Samara Lynn

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Calling All Entrepreneurs of Color: Get Your CODE2040 Residency Application Submitted

Get your applications in quickly for Code2040's Entrepreneur in Residence program

Code2040 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the representation of black and Hispanics in…

By Samara Lynn

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Alumnify and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Create HBCU Alumni Mobile Platform

Comprehensive social mobile platform will help alumni network and connect

Alumnify is an app that connects high school and college alumni. For TMCF, the company…

By Samara Lynn

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[TechConneXt Summit] Looking for an Investor? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper shares what makes him want to invest in millennial startups

Tim Draper knows what he’s looking for in an investment. If you’re a young tech…

By Alisa Gumbs

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[Op Ed] Peeple App is VC Funding Gone Amok

When black-owned startups have difficulty getting VC dollars, it's maddening when silly apps get millions

The Peeple app is valued in the millions and that’s exactly what’s wrong with VC…

By Samara Lynn

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[TechConneXt Summit] Silicon Valley Billionaire Tim Draper Talks Investing In Millennials at BE TechConneXt

The venture capitalist discusses his reality TV show for millennial entrepreneurs

Tech Venture Capitalist Tim Draper discusses his reality television series, Startup U, for millennial entrepreneurs.

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Walker & Company Brands Gets $24 Million Funding, New Target Deal

Walker & Company Brands scores massive funding and a huge deal.

Walker & Company Brands raises $24 million in a round of Series B funding and…

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