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 5 Startups to Watch at Y Combinator's Demo Day

5 Startups to Watch at Y Combinator's Demo Day

An investor's preview of the companies that have caught his eye at the Californian accelerator's summer event.
After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta’s company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Public Deluges FCC With 677K Comments on Proposed 'Fast Lane' Rule

Public Deluges FCC With 677K Comments on Proposed 'Fast Lane' Rule

A long list of Internet upstarts have demanded tough regulation to protect net neutrality, while tech giants including Google and Facebook have said little.
How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators

How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators

We've polled advice from some of the leading minds in accelerators on what you need to get started.
Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music

Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music

Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify.
Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.
This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

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

Knowledge powerhouse GLG just turned the startup mentorship model on its head, but small potatoes need not apply. Here's the inside scoop.
Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator

Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator

Sam Altman, previously a co-founder and CEO of the location-based social networking mobile application Loopt, will take the reins when Graham departs.
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process

How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process

This company uses technology to read between the lines to find the best hire in a sea of similar applicants.
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

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

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubator

With so many incubators to choose from these days, you want to be sure you're making the right decision. Here are five questions to help you get there.
Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

The buzzed about smartwatch was floundering raising money. Then it streamlined its message and took to Kickstarter.
5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Five strategies for starting a business from the CEO and co-founder of web site creation and hosting service Weebly.
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.

How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up

The questions entrepreneurs ask themselves before launching are often just as pivotal as the idea itself. Here's a look at how one young trep made those tough choices.
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field

Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field

Robert Greene, author of 'The 48 Laws of Power,' talks to Entrepreneur.com about how to become a master.
How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

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.
Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?

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.

From College Dropouts to Y-Combinator Darlings

Here's how one group of young entrepreneurs caught the eye of one of the U.S.'s top start-up accelerators.
How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

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.
Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World

Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World

We speak with James Beshara the co-founder of the group-funding site Crowdtilt about what it's like to run a fast-moving young company with major investors watching.
How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
This Robot Will Do Your Business Traveling for You

This Robot Will Do Your Business Traveling for You

Fed up with traveling for business? Anybot's 'personal avatar' can help.

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