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11 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
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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 votes… This week's notable news and startup events for young treps.
Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Mouhsine Serrar of Prakti Design
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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.
Kristin Luna
How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry
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How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry

Childhood pals find big profits in stripped-down bicycles with their company Pure Fix Cycles.
Startup Survival 101: It's All About Relationships That Work
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Startup Survival 101: It's All About Relationships That Work

In designing a healthy, efficient workplace, your employees have more power than you think.
Martin Zwilling
Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out
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Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out

To get a piece of the $51-billion wedding market, aspiring entrepreneurs embrace specialty planning services.
Emily Meehan
Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off
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Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off

As businesses move their data processing to the cloud, cyber-security is becoming an increasingly prevalent and mission-critical problem.
Catherine Clifford
Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries
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Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries

With a low-cost technology, 21-year-old Eden Full seeks to make solar energy more efficient and affordable.
Sarah J. Robbins
500 Startups Opens Up New Manhattan Co-Working Space. Should You Join?
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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?
Andrea Huspeni
5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea
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5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.
Stephen Key
Study: Fewer Startups Launched in 2012
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Study: Fewer Startups Launched in 2012

A Kauffman Foundation report finds entrepreneurship declined last year, with fewer men starting companies.
Brian Patrick Eha
Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)
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Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.
Scott Shane
Someone Has Your Same Startup Idea? Move Fast, Launch First
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Someone Has Your Same Startup Idea? Move Fast, Launch First

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the importance of moving quickly when competition is stiff.
Mike Jones
How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan
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How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.
Tim Berry
Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry
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Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry

After years of struggle, the golf cap company stands out in a crowded market with a customized approach to selling.
Lisa Girard
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