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A three year old startup has reached a million users with an ‘Instagram for doctors’

April 13th, 2016 at 7:18 am » Comments Off

Last month, a Toronto startup, Figure 1, reached a million users, double the amount it had seven months ago. Now more than a million health-care professionals use the platform, that is similar to Instagram, to share images of patient ailments, without identifiable information, to other doctors from around the world, to seek opinions and get […]

Study finds Immigrants are driving billion-dollar startups

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

They’re creating an average of 760 U.S. jobs each, the study finds. Space X’s Elon Musk, Zenefits’ Laks Srini, Uber’s Garrett Camp, and Palentir’s Peter Thiel are all founders of billion-dollar startups and they’re also all immigrants.

The startup scene in India one of the worst in the world for women

July 17th, 2015 at 1:33 pm » Comments Off

Even with the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world, India is a bleak place for women entrepreneurs.  India was ranked 29th, in a new study of 31 countries, for the support it provides to women entrepreneurs.  

Only 3% of Americans are legally allowed to invest in startups

June 23rd, 2015 at 9:42 pm » Comments Off

All of the venture capitalists that are worth more than $1 billion are all men. Most of these men have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.

The American entrepreneur in 2015

May 29th, 2015 at 4:27 pm » Comments Off

Startup activity was in a slump just five years ago.  According to the 2015 Kauffman Index, things are looking up.  

Google opens its first startup campus in Asia

May 12th, 2015 at 2:13 pm » Comments Off

Last Friday, Google opened its first campus for startups and entrepreneurs in Asia, in a glitzy neighborhood of South Korea’s capital Seoul.  

Square has already financed more than $100 million in small business loans

April 24th, 2015 at 1:48 pm » Comments Off

Square CEO Jack Dorsey said in a recent interview that the company has advanced more than $100 million in small business financing to 20,000 over the last year.  

$500,000 for a startup idea sketched on a napkin?

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:35 pm » Comments Off

You have no product, traction, or even a working prototype, but you have an idea for a startup.  Well then you could still get up to $500,000 from a new wave of venture capitalists.  These “pre-seed investors”  will be happy to fund your future business endeavor.  

Micro startup acquisitions on the rise

April 21st, 2015 at 4:32 pm » Comments Off

For most of us the recent news of Pinterest acquiring a two-person startup was probably a head scratcher.  It shouldn’t be.  

The simple secret to Colorado’s startup community success

April 13th, 2015 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

By Dave Mayer If you’re new to Colorado or have recently found yourself in and around the Colorado Technology Community, you’ve probably noticed something strange. We actually like one another. We’re friends with our competitors and we like to help strangers. We help out at every turn.  

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