The Rise of Startup Businesses

There is an estimated 27 million people in the United States starting their journey as entrepreneurs. This equates to about 14 percent of the population all choosing to leave the corporate world to do what they love and get paid for it. Unfortunately, more than three-quarters of these individuals will have failed businesses within their first year. Business loans are not often given to new…

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CEO Michael Lynton Jumps from Sony to Snap

Michael Lynton is moving from his CEO position at Sony Entertainment in order attend to the CEO duties at Snap full-time. Snap is the parent to Snapchat, a well-publicized image and message mobile app. The U.S. company recently made news by announcing the United Kingdom would be the location of its headquarters. Now, Snap has garnered headlines in the entertainment media by procuring the talents…

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Kate Hudson’s Fabletics: One Of Most Successful California Start-Ups

The term “start-up” is a buzz word that is bandied about, and yet, many people still aren’t sure about its meaning.

 

We researched Forbes.com to find the appropriate answer and discovered that a start-up is a company that has been designed to grow rapidly. Geography will not make a difference to a start-up, like a new restaurant, whose…

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Free Travel Courtesy of Host Startups

If Airbnb is out of your price range but plane tickets are not, then you still have the chance to travel. First, you will need at least one in-demand skill. Then you will have to apply to Gigrove, a London-based startup that works with other startups who are in need of temporary, skilled workers.

 

The Gigrove platform was established in…

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Moon Mining Colonies Are Closer Than Once Imagined

While mining the moon for natural resources sounds like the plot of a 1950’s science fiction movie, it is really going to happen shortly, thanks to Moon Express, an early stage company and startup Rocket Lab, a firm that has a rocket ready for a test flight. Moon Express plans on being the first company to go to the moon specifically for…

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Voice Powered Startups Camp

Google Home, Alexa and Siri are only the tip of the voice powered iceberg. Pat Montague, vice president of betaworks told TechCrunch that voice powered technologies will help “get computers out of the way.” According to the article, approximately half of the Amazon Echos in users’ homes are located in the kitchen. This is the perfect place for hands-free technology. However, there are…

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Why More People are Getting Started with Startups

The oftentimes mundane lifestyle associated with typical work is what’s prompting many to begin their own businesses. Becoming an entrepreneur requires a certain type or amount of skill and knowledge for marketing, business development and customer relations. A key reason so many are switching from the office life to owning their own companies is because they want to increase their earnings. While there is no…

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Project Entrepreneur: Helping Women to Move Forward with Their Careers

In the world of start-ups, sometimes women can have a harder time getting off to a good start. After all, many of the venture capitalists taking meetings are accustomed to seeing people who look more like them. If you’re not a Caucasian man, it can be difficult to get the attention of the right people. And, in the world of start-ups, great buzz certainly counts…

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Lily Folds, Issues Refunds and Raises the Bar

The tech hardware market is competitive. Startups compete against established companies as well as other startups. They fight for funding and struggle to pitch their idea as original and revolutionary. When Lily first introduced its plan for an AI assisted camera drone, the outlook was good. They received $14 million dollars in Series A funding from sources like Spark Capital and SV Angel. They received…

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Tech Fair LA Highlights Region’s Tech Economy

While Hollywood’s eyes gazed at the past in the award-winning film La La Land, on January 26, 2017, Los Angeles is moving beyond the entertainment industry and looking at other areas of economic growth. Los Angeles-based Mark Suster, a venture investor, has lauded LA for being one of the US’ top start-up markets. The tech startups in the region cut across many…

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