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Op-Ed: An early-stage valuation primer part 1

Early-stage valuation of a startup is critically important yet is far too often badly misunderstood. There are several key things you need to consider in the valuation of your very young venture.

5 startup lessons from great pet stores

A great pet store anticipates what their clients want and always delivers (literally and figuratively). Here are 5 really simple lessons from great pet stores that all startups should adopt.

Op-Ed: Iowa among the worst for minority business owners Special

Des Moines - According to both the SBA and Bloomberg, Iowa is among the worst states for MBE's (Minority Business Enterprises). Can business owners turn the tide?

Op-Ed: How technology will drive the future of creation and curation

When Kevin Ma founded Hypebeast in 2005, its incarnation was as nothing more than a simple, yet quite elegant, sneaker blog.

Op-Ed: 5 ways startups can dramatically accelerate sales

Given that the simple key to success of any startup is your ability to sell what you make, here are five critically important tips as to how startups can really make their sales machines fire on all (or at least more) cylinders.

What you need to know about the reselling-marketplace Orchard Special

Toronto - We recently caught up with the Co-founder of smartphone app Orchard. Bruno Wong said his company "hosts an entire ecosystem of used devices" and brokers deals for smartphone users who want to sell old devices.

Op-Ed: 500 Startups' Pinshape launches Uprising - 3D printing made easy Special

What do you get when you combine 3D printing, Pinterest-style collections, Dribbble-inspired design portfolios, and Etsy-style shopping capabilities? If three entrepreneurs from Edmonton, AB have their way, Pinshape will soon be the obvious answer.

How a security startup secured $7.5 million in funding

The “Heartbleed attacks” are still being felt as some victims are still suffering the aftershocks (and others aren’t yet aware that they were hacked).

Google buys New Mexico start-up drone maker Titan Aerospace

Is the race for high altitude unmanned drones on? Two major tech giants showed interests in start-up drone companies and another major purchase has been made today.

Google buys New Mexico start-up drone maker Titan Aerospace

Is the race for high altitude unmanned drones on? Two major tech giants showed interests in start-up drone companies and another major purchase has been made today.

Is Philadelphia the new Silicon Valley for tech start-ups? Promoted

Philadelphia - Start-up companies in Philadelphia are backed by venture capital, nonprofits, and city government. Blend all of those positives with a well-educated talent pool in a city filled with impressive amenities and you have a recipe for business success.

Review: Vancouver startup Locasity launches in open beta Special

Vancouver - Now available in beta phase, Vancouver based startup Locasity hopes to connect local shoppers with the undiscovered shopping treasures sprinkled around the city in areas like Gastown, West 4th, and Main Street.

Review: Hshtags.com is the Google of social media

Start-up Hshtags.com combines all hashtagged posts on major social media sources into a single feed facilitating social media browsing.

Media startup Assignmint adds journalist Maer Roshan to Board Special

Journalism startup Assignmint today announced the addition of veteran journalist Maer Roshan to their Board of Directors. The announcement of Roshan's addition comes just as Assignmint launches the private beta version of their software for enterprise.

Tyra Banks invests in Canadian startup's 'living photo' app

The Flixel Cinemagraph smartphone application gains international exposure and new investors by partnering with the hit U.S. reality television series "America’s Next Top Model" (ANTM) for the 2013 season.

Anti-mosquito patch attracts $164,000 in crowd-sourced funding

The Kite Mosquito Patch is billed as a safe way to keep away mosquitoes for 48 hours, and its inventors recently achieved their Indiegogo fundraising goal of $75,000 by receiving more than $164,000.

Famed NCAA coach Andy Enfield shares his 'second act' with Slate

Following on Slate's Second Acts editorial theme, tech start-up wiz Andy Enfield explains how his experiences led him to coach an NCAA basketball team into the Sweet 16.

North Vancouver Startup ePACT to present at GrowLab Demo Day

What do you get when you combine social networking and emergency preparedness? ePACT Network Limited, or at least that is the hope of two entrepreneurs from North Vancouver.

Yahoo acquires startup OnTheAire

On Tuesday, Yahoo announced that it had acquire a small startup called OnTheAir, which specializes in broadcasting video chats or interviews to audiences online.

New York brothers create ads on toilet paper

Look before you wipe! That’s exactly what two young brothers, Jordan and Bryan Silverman, are hoping you will do. The entrepreneurs, 22 and 18-years-old, respectively, began a start-up that allows advertisers to place ads on their rolls of toilet paper.

StartUp Spotlight: Wantr — Comparison shopping meets pinning

Denmark's Wantr is bringing comparison shopping to the visual pinboard craze. While options like Pinterest, Lover.ly, Wanelo, and Gentlemint offer plenty of pinning opportunities, Wantr is the first to a bring comparison shopping angle to pinned images.

Samsung acquires mobile startup mSpot

Samsung announced that the company has acquired mSpot, a mobile startup company, for an undisclosed amount of money. mSpot launched its streaming business two years ago.

Startup 2012 NYC: Entrepreneurial Advice and Silicon Alley Spirit Special

New York - On May 3, 2012, entrepreneurial advice and Silicon Alley spirit took center stage at Business Insider's Startup 2012 event in New York.

Mesh conference offers scholarship program for start-ups

Toronto - A Toronto digital media conference is giving start-up companies a chance to network and learn from mentors in the field. Mesh's Hosted Start-up Program will accept applications until May 9.

Bono invests in online storage start-up Dropbox

San Francisco - Dropbox, the web-based file hosting phenomenon, has yet another believer - Bono. In conjunction with band mate The Edge, Bono has made a substantial personal investment in Dropbox. The amount invested has not been disclosed.

Startup OneReceipt helps track receipts automatically

OneReceipt wants to change how people keep track of their receipts, with a digital database that can automatically upload users receipts.

Google to open London 'innovation centre'

London - Google is to open a multi-million pound innovation centre in London, UK, as part of the Goverment's plan to create a "Tech City" in the capital.

'Mesh' digital media conference begins next week in Toronto

Toronto - On May 25 and 26, Toronto will host the annual Web conference known as mesh, featuring speakers from companies such as Mozilla, the Citizen Lab, Topix, and more. Media outlets with reps at mesh include the Guardian, Al Jazeera and HuffPost Media Group.

How to Boot Up Your Computer Quickly

Is your PC or laptop taking too long to start? The reason for slow boot-up time is due to many programs and window services that are configured to run during start-up. There is a solution to boot up the computer quickly.

Got a Brilliant Business Idea? Get it Voted up and Win $10,000 Start-up Money

A 21-year-old single mother recently voiced the idea to create a secure webcam facility inside daycare centers for kiddies. She listed her idea on a crowdsourced platform, and now PeekYourBoo.com is a runner-up for winning $10,000 (USD) in start-up funds.
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