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Monitoring start-ups, changing business models, and disruptors
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A Silicon Valley for Ad Agencies, Only in the Mountains

A Silicon Valley for Ad Agencies, Only in the Mountains | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
Project WorldWide is opening an agency in Boulder, Colo., which is developing a reputation as a home for advertising start-ups.
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Classroom Revolutionaries - In Photos: Impact 15: Classroom Revolutionaries

Classroom Revolutionaries - In Photos: Impact 15: Classroom Revolutionaries | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
These 15 education innovators are harnessing a slew of disruptive technologies to change everything from the way we teach grade school math to how we train the next generation of teachers.
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Technology Shocks or Coloured Noise? Why real-business-cycle models cannot explain actual business cycles

Technology Shocks or Coloured Noise? Why real-business-cycle models cannot explain actual business cycles | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
(1998). Technology Shocks or Coloured Noise? Why real-business-cycle models cannot explain actual business cycles. Review of Political Economy: Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 299-327.
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Not only Skype

Not only Skype | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
IT TAKES just five minutes to register a firm in Estonia, says Mihkel Tikk, the head of the country’s online portal, a one-stop-shop for e-government services....
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Silicon Alley Startups Aiming for Wall Street

Silicon Alley Startups Aiming for Wall Street | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
A special class of New York City startups aim to help financial services firms better process the oceans of information that the Big Data age has made available. Read the Full Story >
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“There’s particular interest in ‘Big Data’ analytics, because financial services firms are one of the big potential customers in that space.”

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Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine

Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
At an entrepreneurial boot camp in Silicon Valley, they’re churning out billion-dollar ideas — whether we need them or not.
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Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything - Harvard Business Review

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything - Harvard Business Review | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Launching A Neuroscience Startup: From MIT To Silicon Alley - Forbes

Launching A Neuroscience Startup: From MIT To Silicon Alley - Forbes | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
In 2007, after 6 years of PhD work, I arrived at the McGovern Institute at MIT, a mecca for neuroscience research. Nobel laureates roamed the halls. Brilliant MIT undergrads competed to work in your lab.
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Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Life | TechCrunch

Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Life | TechCrunch | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Who Is Tech's Most Inspiring New Founder? | LIVE TO SHARE

Who Is Tech's Most Inspiring New Founder? | LIVE TO SHARE | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
Ron Conway, David Lee, and Brian Pokorny meet new startup founders practically (Who Is Tech's Most Inspiring New Founder?
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A new model of health care — for the well

A new model of health care — for the well | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
As it prepares for Destination Medical Center expansion to transform its Rochester campus, Mayo Clinic is also changing the concept of medical care.
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Proactive model, serving wellness

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Variations on a Theme: Business Models in Branchless Banking

Variations on a Theme: Business Models in Branchless Banking | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
We’ve done a lot of thinking at CGAP about the different business models and partnerships that exist in branchless banking. What I find interesting is that rarely do you find two models that look exactly alike.
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Start-up spring

Start-up spring | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
WHEN Fida Taher decided in early 2011 to launch a website showing recipe videos, her family laughed. Not only were her cooking skills mediocre; she had no experience...
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Shareable, Collectable Content the Next Holy Grail of Advertising

Shareable, Collectable Content the Next Holy Grail of Advertising | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
Say the word “advertising” at a cocktail party and most people will immediately engage in a conversation about their favorite television spots.  To be part of this conversation used to be the hol
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Silicon Valley? Try Kangaroo Alley. | Tech Biz

Silicon Valley? Try Kangaroo Alley. | Tech Biz | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
From Silicon Valley to Mumbai, Sony to Samsung, the Asia-Pacific drives global technology today, which in turn increasingly influences local and international politics, economics and society.
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Is K–12 blended learning disruptive?An introduction of the theory of hybrids | Christensen Institute

Is K–12 blended learning disruptive?An introduction of the theory of hybrids | Christensen Institute | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
By Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Heather Staker This paper analyzes blended learning through the lens of disruptive innovation theory to help people anticipate and plan for the likely effects of blended learning on the classrooms of...
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Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley: Startup Cultures Compared - OnlineMBA.com

Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley: Startup Cultures Compared - OnlineMBA.com | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
It's long been debated whether the East Coast or West Coast is better; how do the startup cultures compare on each coast?
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The United States Of Innovation: Ranking The States (And A District) For Innovation | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The United States Of Innovation: Ranking The States (And A District) For Innovation | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
Our statistical ranking reveals which states have the most thriving startup communities and which states have work to do.
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The love concierge transforming Silicon Valley geeks with 'Weird Science syndrome' using spray tans and style advice

The love concierge transforming Silicon Valley geeks with 'Weird Science syndrome' using spray tans and style advice | Start-Up Watch | Scoop.it
According to Vanity Fair, the 36-year-old founder of Linx Dating took advantage of a gap in the market: Successful but socially awkward single men.
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