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Deborah Oster Pannell is a freelance writer & blogger and the founder of Project Mavens (http://projectmavens.com), a literary based content creation firm. She is also the former director of communications at eventwist.com. She writes her own blog, shesaysyes.wordpress.com and is a regular contributor at ModernLifeBlogs.com and LizKingEvents.com. She specializes in the arts, innovative & socially responsible businesses and organizations, health & wellness and special events. Her online portfolio can be found at https://projectmaven.contently.com/

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Jay Shek and Centzy – Bringing Local Businesses to the Internet

Jay Shek and Centzy – Bringing Local Businesses to the Internet

| July 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Did you know that less than 25% of all local businesses have websites, and less than 10% of them post their pricing anywhere on the internet? Well say hello to Centzy, the local search engine that offers pricing and store hours alongside basic contact information, ratings and reviews for the local businesses you use on […]

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Olivier Lasry and Wingsplay – Leveraging the Advertising Power of Social Media

Olivier Lasry and Wingsplay – Leveraging the Advertising Power of Social Media

| July 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Olivier Lasry, the Founder and CEO of Wingsplay, a new and innovative network for advertisers seeking to distribute their viral videos through influential social media users. These influencers are given the opportunity to earn money by leveraging the power of their networks on Facebook and Twitter and […]

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Jordan Edelson and Appetizer Mobile’s Unique Recipe for Success

Jordan Edelson and Appetizer Mobile’s Unique Recipe for Success

| July 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

Pop quiz. What company started out with the idea to create a few simple little apps and has developed into a successful software developer and tech incubator with an impressive list of clients across the spectrum of private industry and government? That would be Appetizer Mobile. The brainchild of CEO Jordan Edelson, Appetizer Mobile is […]

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“I Work Harder, I Stress More. I Wouldn’t Trade it for Anything” – Derek Webster of LocalBonus

“I Work Harder, I Stress More. I Wouldn’t Trade it for Anything” – Derek Webster of LocalBonus

| June 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

Does anyone out there remember S&H Green Stamps? Well, back in the day, people would earn these stamps from grocery stores and other local merchants every time they bought something, and paste them into books, and once you filled up a certain number of books, you could win a toaster, or other sorts of prizes. […]

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Free Event: gdgt Live in New York

Free Event: gdgt Live in New York

| June 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ever wish you could try out some of the hottest new tech gadgets before they hit the shelves? Well, if you’re going to be in New York City on June 25th, you can. That’s when gdgt live in New York will be kicking off CE Week (Consumer Electronics Week) with a free event at the […]

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Inspiration From a Serial Entrepreneur – Gina Mancuso and LoveThatFit

Inspiration From a Serial Entrepreneur – Gina Mancuso and LoveThatFit

| June 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Gina Mancuso is the owner of LoveThatFit, a new online, virtual fit technology that is set to revolutionize the way we go shopping for clothing. Currently in private beta, the company is looking towards a beta launch this summer, with a wide release slated for the fall, in time to showcase winter fashions. A former […]

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Turning Fun Into a Business – Avi Millman and Stray Boots

Turning Fun Into a Business – Avi Millman and Stray Boots

A few years ago, Avi Millman was on a family trip in Rome, his face buried in a guidebook, shuttling from one historical site to another, thinking to himself, “Wow, this could be so much more interactive.” That glimmer of an idea would eventually grow to become Stray Boots, which Avi describes as “your own […]

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Mikhail Naumov and the GREEN Team – Creating a Global Clean Tech Workforce

Mikhail Naumov and the GREEN Team – Creating a Global Clean Tech Workforce

The Global Renewal Renewal Energy Education Network (GREEN) is an innovative program that exposes students and young professionals to renewable energy technologies in Costa Rica. It was created in 2009 by three Rutgers University students, Mikhail Naumov, Melissa Lee and Ben Lapidus, together with a visionary sustainable architecture engineer from that country. Concerned with the […]

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Balazs Alexa and DateMySchool.com – Helping Students Find the Right Dates

Balazs Alexa and DateMySchool.com – Helping Students Find the Right Dates

| May 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

What do you get when two Columbia Business School grad students apply their tech and business savvy to the age old problem of finding the right girl to date? You get DateMySchool.com. Co-founders Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer got the idea for this innovative online dating service for college students and alumni, when they realized […]

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Alex Torrenegra’s Secret to Success – Surround Yourself with Amazing People

Alex Torrenegra’s Secret to Success – Surround Yourself with Amazing People

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Alex Torrenegra, the founder of Torrenegra Labs, a suite of online marketplaces and companies. Part development laboratory, part accelerator, Torrenegra Labs has overseen the creation and or development of 16 different companies, in fields ranging from travel and booking to voice-over talent and translation services. Born into […]

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