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Startup Grind - Jeff Hoffman Shares New Startup Secrets & Save 50% until Thanksgiving - Startup Grind Chicago (Chicago, IL) - Meetup

Startup Grind - Jeff Hoffman Shares New Startup Secrets & Save 50% until Thanksgiving - Startup Grind Chicago (Chicago, IL) - Meetup | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.
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Students get startup smarts, schools get donors: USEED crowdfunds motivation

Students get startup smarts, schools get donors: USEED crowdfunds motivation | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
USEED is like a Kickstarter for education that helps students raise money for research and philanthropic programs, but also provides guidane and encouragement for skills like idea pitching and social media marketing.
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How A 17-Year-Old In India Bootstrapped To $7M In Revenue

How A 17-Year-Old In India Bootstrapped To $7M In Revenue | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Lessons from a 17-year-old Indian entrepreneur that bootstrapped to $7M in revenue.
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Advice For A Twitter World: Demetri Martin On How To Be Succinct

Advice For A Twitter World: Demetri Martin On How To Be Succinct | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Size matters, for sure. Not every opus need be magnum, however, in order to make an outsize impact.
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Buffer bucks the startup secrecy trend as it finds growth

Buffer bucks the startup secrecy trend as it finds growth | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
It might be a marketing tactic, but it's certainly a refreshing one: Buffer, the app best known for scheduling your tweets and Facebook status updates, candidly explains how they've been profitable so far and why they aren't necessarily looking for...
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Election Day and Startup Grind - $140 Gift for All Attendees - Startup Grind Chicago (Chicago, IL) - Meetup

Election Day and Startup Grind - $140 Gift for All Attendees - Startup Grind Chicago (Chicago, IL) - Meetup | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.
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Peter Thiel, Khosla, Bill Gates back air energy storage startup LightSail

Peter Thiel, Khosla, Bill Gates back air energy storage startup LightSail | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Peter Thiel is leading a large investment into an air energy storage startup called LightSail Energy. Thiel joins Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures as investors.
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Melinda Wittstock: Startup Crowdfunding Can Be a Game-Changer

Melinda Wittstock: Startup Crowdfunding Can Be a Game-Changer | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Melinda Wittstock will be a panelist at DCWEEK for “Crowdfunding: Exciting New Hope for Entrepreneurs?” She is the founder of NewsiT, a crowdsourced approach to news that lets readers create and contribute to content.
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How Tech Startups Helped During Hurricane Sandy

How Tech Startups Helped During Hurricane Sandy | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
See how New York tech companies and startups altered their unique services in ways that helped victims of Hurricane Sandy.
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Degreed launches crowdfunding campaign for reimagined ‘digital diploma’

Degreed launches crowdfunding campaign for reimagined ‘digital diploma’ | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
San Francisco startup Degreed is challenging the traditional college diploma with an online service that tracks and scores educational achievements from established institutions as well as new online learning platforms.
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The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup

The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
So here's an idea to try when getting media coverage for your startup - don't start by pitching the product. Start by pitching nothing.
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Shopping Site The Fancy Sells a $26 Million Round

Shopping Site The Fancy Sells a $26 Million Round | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
It's like Pinterest, except you can actually buy stuff there.
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An Open-Source Kit Of Parts, For Making Any Gadget From Scratch

An Open-Source Kit Of Parts, For Making Any Gadget From Scratch | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
The move towards DIY digital fabrication--from MakerBot to Fab@Home--is an undoubtedly great development for consumers. But one thing it’s missing is a standard system for modeling and exchanging components.
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Startups Find Fertile Ground For Explosive Growth In Latin America | TechCrunch

Startups Find Fertile Ground For Explosive Growth In Latin America | TechCrunch | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager at Innku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico.

Mexico 15 years ago may not look very different from today if seen from the right angles.
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Startup pins down locations - Chicago Sun-Times

Startup pins down locations - Chicago Sun-Times | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
An Evanston startup’s breakthrough technology that identifies Tweets, YouTube videos and photos from Flickr, Instagram and Picasa by their locations helped emergency responders find Hurricane Sandy victims and is giving federal authorities a new...
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What Spending $66,372.09 On Paid Advertising Taught Me

What Spending $66,372.09 On Paid Advertising Taught Me | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet A bit more than 3 months ago I launched a landing page on my personal site, NeilPatel.com. I never really completed the landing page as I got a bit lazy and didn’t complete the case studies on it.
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Tech startups need/don't need MBAs? Discuss ...

Tech startups need/don't need MBAs? Discuss ... | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Is an advanced business degree from Harvard or MIT or Stanford something that tech startups really, really want? It didn't seem so at last weekend's Harvard Business School Cyberposium.
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What not to do as a startup: Tips on fundraising and selecting a well-rounded team

What not to do as a startup: Tips on fundraising and selecting a well-rounded team | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Guest Column by Charlie Chi, Ph.D. So you’ve got a great idea! Now you want to raise millions of dollars to start your venture. Excitement abounds! Then you should learn the sobering fact that inst...
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MedStartr Picks Up Kickstarter Slack by Crowdfunding Healthcare - Daily Crowdsource

MedStartr Picks Up Kickstarter Slack by Crowdfunding Healthcare - Daily Crowdsource | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Unless you've avoided newspapers like the plague over the last year or so, you know that some people...
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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.
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Jason Fried: Head Versus Heart Investing

Jason Fried: Head Versus Heart Investing | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Over the years, we've had lots of chances to invest in other businesses. But it never felt right. Until now.
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9 Strategies to Gamify Your Startup

9 Strategies to Gamify Your Startup | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a non-profit organization that promotes youth entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment.
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10 Startups That Will Change Your Future Life

10 Startups That Will Change Your Future Life | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Angel investor Bill Warner calls one of these startups "a geek's dream."...
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10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

10,000 Startups  – Startup Weekend Next | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next. A partnership of Startup Weekend, Startup America, TechStars and Udacity, Startup Weekend Nex...
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Startup Grind Chicago Premier – Not Even the Bears Can Stop Us | Startup Grind

Startup Grind Chicago Premier – Not Even the Bears Can Stop Us | Startup Grind | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Despite being the same night as the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Bears on Monday Night Football and the final presidential debate, the premier event of...
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