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Angel/Seed - According to sources such as the Center for Venture Research and US Small Business Administration, startups are popping up quickly throughout the country. 565,000 startups launch each month, averaging $78,406 raised each and totaling...
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Crowdfunding - Indiegogo is aiming to be a big player in equity crowdfunding—if the regulations ever get finalized. "I think there is a massive market to be had if equity crowdfunding ever happens," said Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo. "We are...
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Angel/Seed - Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (angels) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments...
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AlleyTalk - There’s something to be said for experience, and last week Columbia, one of the oldest colleges in the country, kicked off its first annual #StartupColumbia entrepreneurs competition with a fireside chat entitled New Venture...
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AlleyTalk - Here at ValueStream Labs, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about crowdfunding and online lending businesses, which have been making headlines for the past two years. Though revenue crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have garnered...
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AlleyTalk - You live in New York - of course security is a consideration. So is space, since you do live in a New York apartment, after all. Canary is an app-enabled sensor-packed home security device, complete with camera, microphone,...
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Advice - The popularity of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have helped thousands of people, including myself, get access to capital to bring products and services to market. Raising money via crowdfunding to launch...
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AlleyTalk - New York is not your typical city – and this is not your typical conference. The Freestyle Fashion Conference will offer a series of focused sessions relating to the business of Fashion and Retail, all presented ‘freestyle:’...
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AlleyTalk - I love trade shows. They serve as one of the birth places of my entrepreneurial spirit (more about this later). As a regular at some of the largest trade shows in the world, I wanted to do a quick highlight at one other: CES. The...
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Crowdfunding - Startups.co’s latest infographic presents the top sources of funding for startups today, some of which may surprise you. For example, the overwhelming majority of funding comes from the entrepreneurs’ personal savings and credit...
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Advice - Looking to put your life savings into an unproven start-up, and hopefully cash out when it hits big? Rules under consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission would allow start-ups to "crowdfund" their businesses,...
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Advice - The number one reason most entrepreneurs don’t start their own business is because of funding or lack thereof. Entrepreneurs spend an average of $70,000 to start a business, while only 30 percent will last three years and 50 percent...
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#NYCTech - This past Wednesday at the Ebay offices, the New York Hardware Meetup held its fifteenth monthly meeting, where sponsor R/GA discussed their connected devices accelerator, and makesimply announced an upcoming PCB workshop...
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AlleyTalk - Max Marmer's Startup Genome research cites New York City as the friendliest startup ecosystem for female founders who are launching their own company. Just ask founders like Katia Beauchamp, Birch Box; Kellee Kahlil, Loverly; Caroline...
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AlleyTalk - Whenever you hear the words “Jamaican Bobsledding Team” you can’t help but think of the early 90′s Disney film “Cool Runnings.” But now that team may be associated with something else: crowdfunding. On Sunday news broke...
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AlleyTalk - While women in the upper echelons of corporate America are singing the same old  tune, “Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” female entrepreneurs have something to rejoice about. The number of $10-million-plus...

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