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Google Jigsaws Its Tech Incubator

Google Jigsaws Its Tech Incubator | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Google Ideas, the company’s think tank, is relaunching as an incubator named Jigsaw (warning: autoplayed audio) to invest in and develop tech solutions to..
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Google's Jigsaw ...Yes, And...
I'm following the rules of improv here because it is unclear what else to do. Google's move at least as reported on TechCrunch doesn't say if the new accelerator, and there is a word that can cover 1,000 sins, is externally or internally focused. Let's hope both (at least). 

Hard to know if startups should jump for joy or cry in their beer with such an opaque announcement. Startups will cry in their beer anyway, so we will wait and see.  

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Entrepreneurs The Startup Factory Spring Deadline Is This Sunday 1.19.14!

Entrepreneurs The Startup Factory Spring Deadline Is This Sunday 1.19.14! | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Get The RIGHT Startup Education
Twice a year my friends Chris Heivly and Dave Neal offer their "how to start a successful company" experience to another "class" of startups. What started as a Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC) idea is quickly gaining traction across America. 

Triangle Startup Factory's last class was 50% from outside the Triangle. You can read about TSF's last graduating class on a post I wrote for Atlantic BT when I was Marketing Director: http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/triangle-startup-factory-fall-2013-showcase/

If you have "startup dreams" I highly recommend Chris and Dave. I'm applying for TSF's spring class. Even if CrowdFunde doesn't make it the business plan and I will be better for the experience! I can schedule some "open office' time and find out where I missed and what Chris and Dave would change too. 

Chris and Dave take a position in companies they include in their "incubator", but they didn't create such an influential "school" for money. Money, once you get to their level, is a scorecard, another feedback loop. Like everyone they would like to have more, but they will spend what they have supporting entrepreneurs with dreams. 

Supporting entrepreneurial dreams is what Chris and Dave love to do. They are all in and their joy, intelligence and insight are easy to see. Least someone think helping with TSF's content marketing means anything other than my admiration (lol).

I know Chris and Dave well enough to know if my idea doesn't have it they will tell me (by rejecting :). How valuable is that? I have ideas all the time, but figuring out THE idea to spend the next few years of my life and what is left of my poor 401k (after http://curecancerstarter.org), but have Chris and Dave's

But that's okay. Startups are the ultimate meritocracy. Your idea either scales or it doesn't :). Sure I have the best wishes of my "tribe" of supporters. As soon as I stop tweaking CrowdFunde I will share it for open comments before submitting to Chris and Dave. 

Help is always appreciated and how can I fail with the amazing friends I'm lucky enough to know. Friend who, like Chris and Dave, look for way to help and are living their lives for love not money. Funny, my friends who have been rewarding with the most money are grounded, love what they do, believed in themselves and others and wouldn't be stopped come Hell or High Water. 

Get your App into Chris, Dave and the team at TSF for Spring 2014 and maybe I will see you there :). Marty  

 

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Sleep When Dead - Triangle Startup Factory @CrowdFunde App is IN!

Sleep When Dead - Triangle Startup Factory @CrowdFunde App is IN! | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

CrowdFunde's Triangle Startup Factory incubator application is IN a day before their deadline tomorrow Sunday the 19th (YES).


Please follow @CrowdFunde and wish us luck in our application.

Watch a video fo Me (Marty) explaining CrowdFunde here (with cameo from Lucian the crazy cat):
http://youtu.be/CtLStPJ6C4k

Wish us luck! #fingerscrossed Marty

Now sleep is mandatory or "dead" isn't going to be so funny. Thanks for support from an army of friends such as Phil Buckley, Frank Pollack and Nick and the team at Smashing Boxes at the American Underground in Durham. You guys ROCK! Marty

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Peter Relan launches Incubator 9+ Mobile and Infrastructure Startup School

Peter Relan launches Incubator 9+ Mobile and Infrastructure Startup School | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Amazing opportunity to work with serial entrepreneur and VC Peter Relan. Will be applying for this. Peter has already raised $2M for the project, so could be good. 

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Joy Montgomery's curator insight, July 22, 2013 9:00 AM

I wish they did something like this in London.

 

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 25, 2013 10:09 AM
Joy don't wait create it yourself. I can put together the funding if you have the contacts to make it happen :). Marty