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  • Boosting Startups to Success Six Weeks at a Time
    by Techstars on 2018-09-04 at 13:00

    Techstars is excited to be working closely with Startup Boost (who you may remember we partnered with in March this year) for their 3rd cohort starting late September. Applications for the Fall program are open until September 17th here. Between six and eight pre-seed/seed stage tech teams will be selected to take part in the […]

  • Doubling Down on Innovation in Indy: Announcing Techstars Sports Accelerator, Powered by Indy
    by David Brown on 2018-08-21 at 18:05

    Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and the SportsTech founding partners Next Level Fund, Indiana Sports Corp, NCAA and Pacers Sports & Entertainment and supporting partners the Indianapolis Colts, Verizon IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, are joining together to bring a new mentorship-driven accelerator program to Indianapolis: Techstars Sports […]

  • Johann Romefort Joins Techstars as Managing Director for the BSH Future Home Accelerator
    by Johann Romefort on 2018-08-20 at 12:00

    Techstars is launching a mentorship-driven accelerator in Munich: the BSH Future Home Accelerator Powered by Techstars. The Future Home: My Vision Imagine the kitchen as the assembly line of your home: there’s a supply chain of products (your groceries), followed by storage (your fridge and cabinets), processing (appliances, but also your own cooking skills and […]

  • Innovation in Indianapolis: Announcing The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars
    by David Brown on 2018-08-16 at 12:30

    Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and The Heritage Group’s (THG) New Ventures Group today announced The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars. This new mentorship-driven accelerator program will be based in Indianapolis and kicks off in September 2019. The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars will select a group of 10 startup […]

  • Announcing Techstars Global Startup Weekend 2018!
    by Jennifer Cabala on 2018-08-08 at 17:04

    Techstars Global Startup Weekend (TGSW) is back! This November, do something amazing. Join 15,000 entrepreneurs around the world in building a startup in a weekend—plus, winning teams will receive exclusive prizes and perks, and the chance for a showcase in our Techstars Stories! We’re calling entrepreneurs around the world to build a startup in a […]

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    • BREAKING: Springleap’s Eran Eyal released from US prison, posts $250k bail
      by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2018-09-11 at 17:25

      SA entrepreneur Eran Eyal, who faces fraud charges in the US, was today released from prison after he appeared in a New York court and posted bail — which was earlier today set at a whopping $250 000. The portal for New York City’s Department of Correction confirmed his released and payment of bail today (see below screenshot). An earlier visit to the same portal by Ventureburn […]

    • SA journalism network Hashtag Our Stories lands $150k from Snapchat
      by Staff Reporter on 2018-09-11 at 11:23

      SA mobile journalism network Hashtag Our Stories has netted $150 000 in funding from struggling social media Snapchat and a place in the US tech company’s startup accelerator Yellow. The year-old Durban-founded network is run by former social media reporter at CNN, Yusuf Omar (pictured above) and his wife Sumaiya. Techcrunch reported yesterday that the […]

    • SA legal startup Baobab named as Southern African winner of HiiL challenge
      by Staff Reporter on 2018-09-11 at 10:00

      SA legal startup Baobab has been named the Southern Africa winner of justice accelerator The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law’s s (HiiL) annual Innovating Justice Challenge. The news was revealed yesterday in a press release by HiiL. The winner was decided at a special pitching event held last Tuesday (4 September) at Sandton Convention Centre, by a panel of expert […]

    • Blockchain has yet to prove useful for companies – crypto expert [Sponsored]
      by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2018-09-11 at 09:53

      There is not one blockchain that currently provides value for companies or that saves them money, a SA crypto expert argues. Speaking at a panel discussion on the future of blockchain in Africa at the Leaderex expo last Tuesday (4 September), VALR founder Farzam Ehsani questioned the value that blockchains have reaped so far for businesses. “If we ask ourselves with all the money […]

    • Payments startup Sudpay wins 2018 edition of Seedstars Dakar
      by Staff Reporter on 2018-09-11 at 08:59

      Senegalese payments startup Sudpay has been crowned as the winner of the 2018 edition of the Seedstars Dakar pitch competition. The Dakar-based startup placed first for its solution Townpay, which enables municipalities to collect more revenue by digitising the collection of local taxes. Tourism enterprise Dakar Lives and on-demand delivery startup Paps came in second and third, […]

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      • Reducing Memory Footprint While Creating Archive in Django
        by Melvin Koh on 2018-09-11 at 22:52

        Python built-in zip library is commonly used to create archive. However, there is a concern when creating zip files using built-in library. Consider the case which we are zipping files larger than our available memory, we would easily run out of memory.I was building a feature that requires zipping of files and upload to our Django backend storage. After digging around the internet, I […]

      • Lets Discuss Platform Policies For A Better Internet
        by Sarvasv Kulpati on 2018-09-11 at 22:19

        How to prevent conspiracy theorists from destroying people’s livesIn 24 hours between August 5th and 6th 2018, Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and just about every major platform finally banned Alex Jones from their platforms.Of course, this was a long time coming. Jones gained notoriety for calling the Sandy Hook Massacre fake, saying that Obama was not born in the USA, and that Democrats […]

      • Six and a Half Projects Bridging the Gap Between Art and Blockchain Technology
        by Robert D. Knight on 2018-09-11 at 21:42

        As topics of discussion go, the often disparate fields of art and technology rarely share the same breath, but at the cutting edge of the blockchain, the two have found a host of exciting new ways to come together. This is the place where the traditional art market finds itself disrupted, augmented, digitised and in some cases utterly transformed.While blockchain technology and art might appear […]

      • Interview: Phil Labonte of All That Remains and Cryptocurrency
        by Josh McGruff on 2018-09-11 at 21:16

        Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Phil Labonte, an American musician who is best known as the front-man, creator, and lead singer of the heavy metal band All That Remains. The band has released eight studio albums and has sold over a million records worldwide. Phil has also sung for other heavy metal bands such as Killswitch Engage and Five Finger Death Punch.McGruff: For […]

      • Experience from the <code>/earth hackathon for Project Drawdown
        by Robert L. Read on 2018-09-11 at 20:46

        Solving Global Warming requires Understanding It.Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.On Sept. 5, 6, and 7 of 2018, a project founded by Henry Poole named <code>/earth hosted a small hackathon for Project Drawdown. I acted as MC and Agile coach. The Internet Archive kindly offered us meeting space at their beautiful building in San […]

      • Liberal Radicalism and Security Tokens: Quadratic Voting as a Governance Protocol
        by Jesus Rodriguez on 2018-09-11 at 19:54

        I discovered the idea of Radical Markets a few months ago through the brilliant talks of Microsoft Researcher Glen Weyl which are now captured in the book of the same title. Some of the concepts behind Radical Markets have permeated into the blockchain world as Vitalik Buterin embraced the concept in a blog post. Last week, Butterin and Weyl together with Harvard economist Zoë Hitzig […]

      • React VS Vue
        by DashMagazine on 2018-09-11 at 19:54

        We’ve been developing mobile apps for more than two years. During this time we have gained priceless experience and we want to share it with you. We already compared React and Angular so today we’ll have a look at React and Vue. The differences in work will be presented and explained by our tech director/team lead and etc. Here are the six cards.Summing upWe recommend React to […]

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      • 5 Criteria For Splitting Equity In Your New Venture
        by MartinZwilling on 2018-09-10 at 13:30

        I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. You need to find the skills or experience you don’t have in business, technology, or money. So the first question I usually get is what percent of the company or equity is that person worth? Giving a co-founder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the […]

      • How Today’s Full Customer Buying Journey Is Critical
        by MartinZwilling on 2018-09-09 at 13:30

        In today’s totally interconnected world with its abundance of information, choices, and marketing, how your customers buy has drastically changed. Buying has evolved from a simple transaction decision to multi-faceted experience. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur, a marketer, or a salesperson, it’s time to look beyond how you sell, and focus on how your customers buy. For […]

      • 7 Business Realities To Temper Invention Excitement
        by MartinZwilling on 2018-09-08 at 13:30

        Every inventor seems to think their invention is worth a million dollars, but I haven’t seen anyone pay that much for one yet. In fact, I often have to tell aspiring entrepreneurs that their inventions have zero value, at least not until they are put in the context of a business plan, with qualified people committed to executing the plan. Early-stage ideas fall in the same category. […]

      • Grant Applications Often Provide Early-Stage Funding
        by MartinZwilling on 2018-09-07 at 13:30

        A critical stage for most first-time entrepreneurs is getting their idea developed into at least a prototype to validate their technology. This process costs money, which professional investors are not willing to contribute, since their interest is in scaling a proven product and business model into a growth business. Investors want potential for a large and timely return, with reduced risk. […]

      • How to Keep Your Business From Running Your Life
        by MartinZwilling on 2018-09-05 at 13:30

        Every entrepreneur I meet in my role as a small business advisor dreams of making the business run like clockwork, even without them. You are all frustrated when that never happens, even after years of 16-hour days, repeated efforts to hire the right people, and multiple campaigns to delegate more and sign up for less. There is no time for fun, and vacations never happen. For example, Elon Musk, […]

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