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MBA or Accelerator: What's Right for an Aspiring Entrepreneur?
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Trying to pick the best option as you move through the startup paces? Gain insights from someone who's been through both types of programs.
April 18, 2014 in Leadership
This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

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Knowledge powerhouse GLG just turned the startup mentorship model on its head, but small potatoes need not apply. Here's the inside scoop.
March 17, 2014 in Business News
Accelerator-Ready? 3 Pointers for Potential Candidates

Accelerator-Ready? 3 Pointers for Potential Candidates

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Entrepreneurs considering a startup program should do some legwork.
March 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator

Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator

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Sam Altman, previously a co-founder and CEO of the location-based social networking mobile application Loopt, will take the reins when Graham departs.
February 21, 2014 in Technology
Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

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The Magic Kingdom has announced a startup accelerator program that will provide 10 budding tech companies with $120,000 and invaluable mentoring.
February 13, 2014 in Innovation
Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

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Q&A with Corey Ford, the managing partner of an accelerator that urges startups to rethink journalism.
December 11, 2013 in Business Ideas
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

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Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

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Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
November 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

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Boulder, Colo.-based Ubooly has raised $2.5 million in venture capital money and just recently blown its second Kickstarter campaign out of the water.
November 15, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

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Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
November 15, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'

Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'

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When joining a community of other entrepreneurs, look for businesses that share your long-term goals, even if they are in different industries.
November 4, 2013 in Growth Strategies
PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

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The company's new program, Startup Blueprint, provides free transaction services and support to tech startups making less than $3 million a year.
October 30, 2013 in News and Trends
9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Accelerator

9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Accelerator

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Don't let the resources and opportunities available to you through an accelerator pass you by. Here are nine insider tips to keep in mind.
October 23, 2013 in Startup Basics
Would You Enroll in an Accelerator Put On By Zynga?

Would You Enroll in an Accelerator Put On By Zynga?

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The much publicized gaming company is looking to get its hands dirty in ed-tech.
October 16, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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In the category of epic role reversals, the New York Daily News makes big companies pitch to startups and other need-to-know stories from this week.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends
What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business

What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business

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Can entrepreneurship thrive within corporate constructs? Here, the ins and outs of corporate incubators and accelerators--and why they should matter to you.
October 1, 2013 in Startup Basics
How Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Work (Infographic)

How Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Work (Infographic)

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An at-a-glance look at how corporate incubators and accelerators can help entrepreneurs
October 1, 2013 in Grow Your Business
10 Startup Lessons From Kaplan's EdTech Accelerator Demo Day

10 Startup Lessons From Kaplan's EdTech Accelerator Demo Day

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Learn business tips from the 10 companies that are reinventing conventional learning and disrupting the education industry.
September 12, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

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Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
August 29, 2013 in Startup Financing
SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
July 26, 2013 in Innovation
How One U.S. City Became an Unexpected Hub for Tech Startups

How One U.S. City Became an Unexpected Hub for Tech Startups

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California and New York aren't the last word in tech. Read our take on how Cincinnati is becoming a home for startups.
July 16, 2013 in News and Trends

At Startup Accelerators, Expect the Unexpected

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Accelerators may be all the rage today, but college trep AJ Agrawal offers to demystify some key details of the process.
July 9, 2013 in Business Management
Start-Up Chile and Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

Start-Up Chile and Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

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With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. founders are turning to Chile to launch their ventures.
July 2, 2013 in Starting a Business
Unreasonable at Sea Mentor Cathy Rodgers Distills Her View of the Aquatic Accelerator

Unreasonable at Sea Mentor Cathy Rodgers Distills Her View of the Aquatic Accelerator

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With the radical Unreasonable at Sea experiment docked, we asked one of the mentors on board to weigh in on the program.
June 30, 2013 in Starting a Business
Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup Support

Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup Support

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The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant introduces Microsoft Ventures, bringing together its resources for entrepreneurs.
June 26, 2013 in News and Trends

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