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Watch what ‘open’ startups earn in real time with this handy tool

A new initiative is launching today to help draw attention to the growing number of startups that make all their company financial data available to anyone.<p>Courtesy of Alabama-based Baremetrics, a company that provides analytics for Stripe-based payments, Open Startups features seven startups right …

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In "Silicon Valley of the North," It Takes an Ecosystem | The Network | The Network

Blackberry's woes may be dominating the headlines—after losing market share to Apple and Android-based phones, the smartphone pioneer is undergoing a strategic review that could result in a sale or breakup of the company, and is reported to be preparing for more layoffs. It will certainly be a hit …

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A Visual Guide to Atlanta's Startup Scene

ATLANTA -- There is a very definite center to the Atlanta startup scene: it's the Starbucks located at 5th and Spring, just across I-85 from Georgia Tech's main campus.<p>"Most of the cool startup stuff is happening within half a mile of here," Stephen Fleming, a long-time venture capitalist and …

Two startup accelerators merge to grow Canada’s entrepreneur ecosystem

Two of Canada's top business accelerator programs announced a merger at the Toronto Stock Exchange this morning, introducing what they call the country's first pan-Canadian startup platform.<p>Vancouver-based GrowLab and Toronto's Extreme Startups will unite to provide established entrepreneurs and …

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How To Build A Startup Ecosystem From Scratch | Inc.com

One of the most fascinating parts of entrepreneurship is how fast it is spreading across the world. Different countries are now trying to boost their own startup ecosystems in a variety of ways. One of the people who is leading this charge in their country is Qais al-Khonji. Al-Khonji is a board …

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Here's What's Behind Philadelphia's Thriving Startup Scene

The City of Brotherly Love is also a city with a thriving startup ecosystem.<p>The numbers tell you something.<p>When Evan Malone founded the Philadelphia makerspace NextFab in 2009, it occupied 4000 square feet and employed eight people. In 2012, NextFab moved to a 21,000-square-foot space, to …

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

How A $4 Trillion Tech Market Was Radically Changed In 2014

And 2014 was a radical year of change for this market.<p>Companies stopped buying and installing all of that equipment themselves. They started renting more of it, hosted elsewhere, and paying as they use it. This is known as cloud computing.<p>Not only did businesses change the way they buy tech, they …

iOS dev pays off his parents’ mortgage for Christmas

Riding high on the success of his iPhone video editing app Videoshop, developer Joe Riquelme decided to splurge on his parents for Christmas.<p>How much did he splurge? Let’s just say that he made every other kid on Earth look like little ingrates by comparison.<p>He paid off his parents’ <i>mortgage</i> in …

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Russian Startup Livemap Lands $300K Grant For Its Motorcycle Helmet With Built-In Navigation

As we’re coming up on the next Consumer Electronics Show, I got an update from one of the companies that participated in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at the <i>last</i> CES — Russian startup Livemap.<p>The Livemap team is working to create motorcycle helmets with voice control and GPS navigation directly …

New York's Startup State of Mind | US News

New York City began taking tech startups more seriously when the Great Recession hit.Timothy A. Clark/AFP/Getty Images<p>After selling his e-commerce …

France’s BlaBlaCar Gains Traction

Carpooling Service Attracts Riders Across Europe as Alternative to Mass Transit<p>PARIS—Diana Gomiz recently opted for a new way to reach the French capital from Lille, her hometown 130 miles away: She skipped France’s signature bullet train and hopped in a car pool she had booked on her mobile …

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6 healthcare startups that are transforming patient care

It was incredibly hard to restrict myself to a handful of healthcare startups and initiatives that have made an impact this year or made significant …

An Unexpected Source Of Innovation: Asheville, North Carolina

<i>Innovation can crop up where and how you least expect it. In our series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” we will visit some of America’s little-known hubs of technological creativity!</i><p>Perhaps best known as a craft beer and independent restaurant mecca, and as a haven for musicians and artists …

How Zenefits Beat Out Uber, Airbnb To Become 2014's Hottest Startup

There are a lot of big names on this year’s list of hottest startups. But you’ve probably never heard of the #1 overall.<p>That’s because Zenefits, the fastest growing startup of 2014 by valuation, is barely a year old — and it’s disrupting a stodgy industry most people know nothing about: small …

Taxes: Large Corporations vs Small Businesses and Startups

Most people are aware that businesses pay taxes differently than individuals. What you might not realize is that the differences don’t stop there. In …

Request For Startup: Turn Any Spreadsheet Into a REST API + Docs

<i>Someone, please build this and I will be your first customer/investor</i><p>Sometimes I just wish I had more time, there are so many more things we need to …

Michael Burcham named Tennessean of the Year

CLOSE<p>2014 Tennessean of the Year Michael Burcham<p>Michael Burcham had sold his latest health care company for a nine-figure sum, and the non-compete …

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Posts From Richard Branson in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to launching a business, serial entrepreneur Richard Branson has “been there, done that” several times over. Starting with the student magazine he co-created at 16, Branson has founded many, many enterprises, most notably …

Richard Branson's 10 rules for being a great leader

And it's translated into an eclectic empire of companies under the Virgin name, including airlines, a bank, and an upcoming hotel chain. He's a self-made billionaire who dropped out of high school and has never stopped doing things differently in his 40-year-plus career.<p>In his new book "The Virgin …

HereO's GPS kid's watch isn't the first of its kind, it's just cuter and cheaper

GPS leashes trackers for kids are hardly new, but damn if this isn't the cutest we've seen so far. Like other trackers of this sort, the HereO watch allows parents to create so-called safe zones around schools, et cetera, and then receive alerts should the child leave or enter the area. …