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Y Combinator set to bring Startup School to India

Y Combinator, an American seed accelerator, is said to be looking at offering its famed Startup School in India. The school offers upcoming entrepreneurs a chance to interact and get feedback and advice from investor and successful entrepreneurs.

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.

Op-Ed: Why Google bought Songza — Brains, innovation and advertising

While Google is “organizing the world’s information,” advertising still accounts for its core revenue. Why buy Songza, of all music-focused startups out there? Here's my take on what Songza did differently, and how Songza might save advertising.

Op-Ed: When you don't know what you want, that's what you get

Given that things must be produced for a sufficiently broad segment of the population, how can we ever expect to find what it is that we truly want?

Op-Ed: Startup marketing goes old school

Toronto - At a time when digital tools such as social media and content marketing are all the rage, some startups are discovering that going un-digital can be an effective approach to marketing.

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.

Waterloo's startup weekend crowns an All-Girl Champions Special

Cambridge - From a competition of 12 dynamic teams, the winner of Waterloo's Startup Weekend has been selected: Barn Raiser — the only all-girl team in the running.

Op-Ed: Has the animated demo video jumped the shark?

Toronto - For many start-ups, animated explainer video have become par for the course. But have they become boring, less effective and blasé?

Startup scene flourishes in US capital

Washington - In a large warehouse-type office, software coders work on apps, as "angel" investors and mentors help budding entrepreneurs figure out strategy for their startups.This technology "incubator" called 1776 in downtown Washington has some 200 startup firms...

GrowLab announces spring 2014 cohort

What do ebooks, 3D printing, green living, and real estate have in common? As of this morning, they all have Vancouver's GrowLab as a connecting factor.

Op-Ed: The insider's guide to attracting start-up media coverage

Start-ups love the idea of getting media coverage but often their efforts go unrewarded. Here's how to capture the spotlight.

ZenDay platform passes 250,000 downloads — iOS testing to begin Special

ZenDay CEO and co-founder Richard Phan has disclosed that ZenDay will launch private beta testing of the iOS version of their time management platform next week.

Review: Vancouver startup Wantering updates fashion search engine Special

Just in time for last minute holiday shopping, Vancouver startup Wantering has added updated browse functionality to their fashion search engine.

500Startups Grad Curious Hat launches Curious Playground Special

Just in time for holiday travel, San Mateo’s Curious Hat today released their latest educational iOS app for young children (ages 3-7).

Freelancer.com shares soar

Sydney - The stock market debut of Freelancer.com, the Australian on-line jobs site, has been a success. The share price rose 400 percent on Friday.

Digital Journal ranks 11th in Canadian Startup Index of Top 100

Toronto - After debuting in 13th position in Techvibes’ quarterly ranking of Canadian startups in April, Digital Journal has moved up and now ranks 11th out of the Top 100 Canadian startups.

/newsrooms coverage of mesh, Toronto's digital media conference

Toronto - In Toronto the mesh digital media conference wrapped up on Thursday. The mesh team gathered together leading thinkers and talented innovators who have earned their stripes accomplishing impressive digital work.

Digital Journal ranks 13th in Canadian Startup Index of Top 100

Digital Journal Inc., a global digital media company headquartered in Toronto, has debuted on the TechVibes Top 100 Canadian Startup Index, securing the No. 13 spot out of 100 companies listed.

Vancouver Startup Weeve Acquired by LX Ventures

What do you get when you cross a surge in crowdsourced investment funding with a software package focused on raising funds for non-profits? A prime investment opportunity, apparently.

Interactive Ad Creation available Thanks to Toronto's Art Jam Special

With mobile tablet device sales set to outpace PC sales in 2013, the race is on for businesses wishing to capitalize on the mobile trend.

In tough economy angel investors still itching to help startups

Chicago - In this tough economy, there are still venture capitalists and investors looking to spend a portion of their money on the next big startup. Trying to connect an entrepreneur and an investor can be quite a difficult step.

StartUp Spotlight — Vancouver's Food.ee Delivers Fresh Feasts

The team behind HootSuite has done it again. Known around the globe for their intuitive social media dashboard suite, a trio of co-founders from HootSuite have a runaway success on their hands with their Vancouver startup Food.ee.

Vancouver startup Weeve set to disrupt non-profit fundraising

Ever wanted to donate to a charity and wondered just how much of your donation makes it to the actual charity? Thanks to Vancouver startup Weeve, the answer is 100%.

Why every entrepreneur should do '48 Hours in Silicon Valley' Special

San Francisco - If you’ve ever worked in a startup, you know what it’s like to attack one of the most exciting and uncertain beasts you’ll ever encounter.

Digital Journal among Top 20 most promising startups in Canada, invited to C100 event in Silicon Valley

Toronto - Digital Journal is proud to announce it has been hand-picked from hundreds of companies across Canada as one of the 20 most promising startups by the C100, an organization representing accomplished Canadian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

Vancouver's GrowLab announces spring 2012 participants

Following a whirlwind tour across Canada, Vancouver’s GrowLab yesterday announced the successful winning applicants for its spring 2012 acceleration program.
 

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