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Crowdfunding Tips From a Winning Accelerator

HAX, a China/SanFrancisco, California, accelerator that has been investing in crowdfunded projects has some tips for being successful, including: your project should be hard to copy and move fast with it; don’t start your crowdfunding campaign until your technology and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Tech Co. Dissolves

Sorry, 1,300 backers of Vinaya. The company sent a notice to its Indiegogo backers that it would not be delivering its promised Zenta health wrist wearable device, and also, you’re not getting a refund of the $270,000 you paid upfront, … Continue reading

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University of Maryland Approves $25 Million For Startups

The University of Maryland approved a $25 million Early Stage Investment Fund that will invest in UMD-affiliated companies, including start-ups based on UMD-owned intellectual property, companies founded by UMD faculty, students, or recent graduates, and companies located in UMD research … Continue reading

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SBA’s Incubator Competiton Open

The Small Business Administration has opened a new Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators, incubators, co-working startup communities, shared tinker-spaces or other models. These entities can compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $3.95 million. The application period is … Continue reading

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Maryland Continues to Support Start Ups

The 2016 contestants for Maryland Incubator Company of the Year have been selected. “In 1986, the first public incubator was established at the University of Maryland in College Park. Recognizing the economic challenges facing new companies, business incubators are facilities … Continue reading

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MBA Schools Ask Students to Wait

The Wall Street Journal reports that business schools like Stanford are encouraging MBA students to graduate before jumping out to start a company. Although the number of dropouts hovers, for example, at around 9% at Harvard Business School, many schools … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Still Workin’ It

Pitchbook reports that as of (probably Oct. 31) 2015, “… 1,273 V[enture] C [apital] investors have invested in at least one Series A round, with the median deal size at $6 million. Software has garnered the bulk of deal flow, … Continue reading

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Accelerator Firm Offers Crowdfunding Syndicate To Its Startups

Startup Health, a new New York City accelerator, is offering its candidates the ability to be crowdfunded by a syndicate that they plan to set up on Angel List. The accelerator keeps its digital health companies for about 3 years … Continue reading

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Crowdfund or Perish!

Incorporate or perish! Universities are now pushing professors to commercialize their research as the number of university inspired startups have risen 16% in 2013 from an increase of 5% in 2012 over 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal. Called … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Gotta Eat

Death, taxes and…food! Americans spent over $1.6 TRILLION on food every year, but innovations in that industry are slow in coming (like taking away antibiotics from our pigs?). The Greek yogurt maker Chobani is trying to accelerate new products by … Continue reading

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