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November 14, 2016. Source: Techcrunch

Warsaw’s Reaktor X aims to help busy people start businesses

By: John Biggs. While some entrepreneurs are independently wealthy and have no need for a day job, most of them aren’t. That’s why Marta Diana Koziarska and Borys Musielak created ReaktorX, an accelerator for folks who are working or have no time or acumen for creating a business from scratch and want to connect with like-minded […]

November 10, 2016. Source: Bloomberg Technology

These Apps let anyone build a (dumb) chatbot

By: Ellen Huet I built a chatbot. It can only do a handful of things, and it’s even dumber than the average chatbot. But it works, and I can talk to it through Facebook Messenger. More importantly, I’m not a coder. Some of the world’s largest technology companies are banking on a future where people will send text messages […]

November 8, 2016. Source: AlleyWatch

5 Tips for young entrepreneurs who want to be taken seriously

By: Kevon Saber, CEO of Fig. I was a 21 year-old entrepreneur when the dot-com bubble burst in 2001.  Given the unprecedented volume of dying startups, investors and other business partners became less and less inclined to partner with new companies — especially those led by young founders. But, I felt compelled to win over […]

November 7, 2016. Source: Techworld

How I bootstrapped two businesses to profitability the DIY way

By Payman Taei, founder of Visme, a DIY presentations In the startup community, the do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to bootstrapping a business is NOT the most celebrated concept. It is considered inefficient and risk-ridden and, I dare say, not at all sexy. But myths are made to be debunked. Bootstrapping isn’t always a surefire route to […]

October 18, 2016. Source: Techcrunch

IoT startup and smart cam-maker Smartfrog raises further $20M

By: Steve O’Hear Dublin and Berlin-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup Smartfrog has raised $20 million in further funding, meaning that the smart cam maker has managed to pull in $30 million in total despite only launching roughly a year ago. The latest investment breaks down into $15 million equity and $5 million debt financing. Existing investors […]

October 18, 2016. Source: Techworld

Meet the bioinformatics startups applying AI to genetics

By: Scott Carey Since the human genome was successfully mapped in 2003, researchers have been making use of technology to organise the growing mountain of genomics data into a form that will eventually benefit actual patients. When he unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, US president Barack Obama recognised the potential that technology and gene mapping can bring […]

October 18, 2016. Source: Techcrunch

Finally, legislation to support startups

By: Bobby Franklin On any given day in our nation’s capital, you’ll find many lawmakers touting the benefits of entrepreneurship.  Unfortunately, this enthusiasm is all too often forgotten when it comes to our nation’s tax policy, which often either ignores or is outright hostile towards startups. That is why when legislation does gain traction to […]

October 18, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

This startup employs robots that bake pizza en route for delivery

By:  Stephen J. Bronner New Yorkers, as you probably already know, are passionate aboutpizza. So when I get a pitch informing me that a startup is employing robots to prepare cheese-covered pies, I just have to snicker. Really, Silicon Valley, pizza is the latest problem you need to solve with robots? But clearly, Julia Collins, co-CEO […]

October 18, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

Successful entrepreneurs have these 5 traits in common

By: John Rampton Maybe being an entrepreneur is in your DNA but, even if it’s not, it’s in your power to succeed at it. Were you born to be an entrepreneur? Being successful requires a mix of characteristics that are both innate and learned. However, there are a few characteristics many phenomenal entrepreneurs have in common—and it’s not always dropping […]

October 18, 2016. Source: Fast Company

Tiger Woods, entrepreneur: inside the superstar’s new startup, TGR

By: Elizabeth Segran Tiger Woods was planning to make his highly-anticipated return to competitive golf this month, after a 14-month break to recover from a back injury. At the eleventh hour, he dropped out from last week’s Safeway Open, disappointing many of his fans. But it turns out he’s got something else teed up. Today he […]

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