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Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

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

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

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

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

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

At Startup Accelerators, Expect the Unexpected

Accelerators may be all the rage today, but college trep AJ Agrawal offers to demystify some key details of the process.
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

With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. founders are turning to Chile to launch their ventures.
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

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

Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup Support

The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant introduces Microsoft Ventures, bringing together its resources for entrepreneurs.
New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

NYU recently unveiled its accelerator Launchpad, hoping to help young entrepreneurs with their ventures.

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

With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. startups are turning to Chile to launch their venture.
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
Lonely Entrepreneur? How to Build a Support System

Lonely Entrepreneur? How to Build a Support System

Starting a business can be an isolating experience. But there are a few ways to surround yourself with good people.
From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
Ahoy! A Look at Startup Incubators and Excursions for Globetrotting Entrepreneurs

Ahoy! A Look at Startup Incubators and Excursions for Globetrotting Entrepreneurs

What is it about traveling to far-flung places that makes the imagination spin?
Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

After four months of sailing around the world, entrepreneurs participating in the Unreasonable at Sea accelerator program convene in Washington D.C. to chat about their experiences and rub elbows with investors.

11 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

RedBull launches a music-tech startup accelerator, 3rd Ward offers a networking opportunity in Brooklyn, HUB Bay Area helps social treps with PR, Berlin startups slay dragons, VCs and treps square off, the SBA gets social, NY Tech Day kicks off, TechCrunch Disrupt unleashes in NYC again, the Webbys wants your votesÂ… This week's notable news and startup events for young treps.
Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Mouhsine Serrar of Prakti Design

Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Mouhsine Serrar of Prakti Design

It's been a few months since the traveling treps of Unreasonable at Sea set sail. We check in with one young entrepreneur about his progress so far.
Less Time, More Money, Mentoring at Accelerators, Incubators

Less Time, More Money, Mentoring at Accelerators, Incubators

Business incubators and their close cousins, business accelerators have been around for decades. But in recent years they've undergone dramatic changes.
Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe
The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together

The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together

1776 Washington D.C.'s is 15,000-square-foot 'incubation platform' that includes an accelerator and co-working space.
Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Cesar Harada of Protei

Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Cesar Harada of Protei

It's been six weeks since the traveling treps of Unreasonable at Sea set sail. We check in with one young entrepreneur about his progress so far.
A Powerful City Finds Its Entrepreneurial Groove

A Powerful City Finds Its Entrepreneurial Groove

With a crop of startups and hot new accelerators, Washington, D.C., finally has "density" when it comes to entrepreneurs.
A Peek Inside Houston's Startup Scene

A Peek Inside Houston's Startup Scene

A low cost of living, diverse population, and deep ties to energy and life sciences are just a few of the perks for new ventures blowing out of H-town.
What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

Accelerator programs are exploding in number, promising cash, mentorship, exposure and prestige. Here's what to look for, how to get in and how to reap the rewards.
Entrepreneurs Take on the World -- By Cruise Ship

Entrepreneurs Take on the World -- By Cruise Ship

In its inaugural run, the Unreasonable at Sea program kicked off earlier this month. Here's a brief intro to the program and three of the entrepreneurs we'll follow during their four-month voyage.

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