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Dressed for Success: How 3 Fashion Startups Are Revamping the Industry

Taking on the magazine, jewelry and men's apparel industry, these startups are vitally changing the way we dress and shop.

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.

500 Startups Opens Up New Manhattan Co-Working Space. Should You Join?

With another co-working space opening its doors, does it make sense for your startup to apply?

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.

Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.

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

Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe

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.

How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

In starting up, sometimes the best experiences can come from the worst ones.

What a Language-Translation Platform Learned From TechStars

VerbalizeIt facilitates global conversations with translators. Here's a look inside their time in the TechStars incubator program in Boulder, Colo.

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.

Finding Your First Investor

Owen Davis from NYC Seed suggests building an initial product and showing off your expertise to impress investors.

Incubator Helps Online Social-Recruitment Tool Take Off

AngelPad helps RolePoint, an online recruitment platform, think bigger.

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.

Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

The news is filled with success stories from incubator-backed startups, but can these programs really help your startup? We weigh the positives and consider the negatives.

How to Hire Key Players

Oliver Guinness, an investor, says you should figure out your hiring needs in advance -- and look for people who are smarter than you.

How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

An app that eases the packing-up process gets some help from the New York City incubator of startup accelerator TechStars.

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?

How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

To highlight Global Entrepreneurship Week, we took a look at how international entrepreneurs are starting to reel in Silicon-Valley-sized investments.

How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

Getting your venture accepted into an accelerator can help immensely when it comes to getting venture capital, thanks to a rigorous screening process and help from mentors and peers.

Why Patents Won't Protect You

Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.

What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator

One of the most attractive reasons for a startup to participate in a business growth program is the expert guidance. Here is an inside look at some of the most common -- and best -- advice they get.

New Ways to Use Social Outlets to Win Customers

Frank Rimalovski, a venture capitalist, says startups are integrating their networks with bigger players like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter.

Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

A look at what really happens at business accelerators and why they can be so attractive to ambitious entrepreneurs.

Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

One of the reality show's most successful startups, Onswipe, offers advice on how they did it.

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