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Hip Hop Stock Market: Trade Stock of Pop Icons While Learning Finance

Hip Hop Stock Market: Trade Stock of Pop Icons While Learning Finance

| October 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

A love for finance turns into a innovative new educational platform. Hip Hop Stock Market was founded by Adam Blaire and Sherif Balogun to help educate and inform users on investing and finance. The platform lets you interactively trade stock for pop icons based on what you think they will do next. Things like album […]

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Startup Hot Seat: Come Recommended vs Blue Reserve

Startup Hot Seat: Come Recommended vs Blue Reserve

| September 18, 2010 | 6 Comments

This week we have two pretty cool startups to mention. Come Recommended helps connect employers and candidates by encouraging interaction rather than just posting to a job board. Heather Huhman founded it during her own days working at a company sifting through potential candidates for open positions.  Our other company is Blue Reserve which is […]

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Startup Hot Seat: Trademark Armor vs Business Empire Consulting

Startup Hot Seat: Trademark Armor vs Business Empire Consulting

| August 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

What do you think of this start-ups below? They are all run by young entrepreneurs looking to make their name in this world. Everyone needs advice to mold and shape their idea. Each start-up has some questions that they need answering or just leave your thoughts on the companies in the comments below. Lets see […]

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Startup Hot Seat: Cupcake Central vs Cashier Live vs Music Dealers

Startup Hot Seat: Cupcake Central vs Cashier Live vs Music Dealers

| August 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

What do you think of this start-ups below? They are all run by young entrepreneurs looking to make their name in this world. Everyone needs advice to mold and shape their idea. Each start-up has some questions that they need answering or just leave your thoughts on the companies in the comments below. Lets see […]

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Startup Hot Seat: isWearing, Mapachat, Lexani Limousines

Startup Hot Seat: isWearing, Mapachat, Lexani Limousines

| July 30, 2010 | 11 Comments

What do you think of this startups below? They are all run by young entrepreneurs looking to make their name in this world. Everyone needs advice to mold and shape their idea. Each startup has some questions that they need answering or just leave your thoughts on the companies in the comments below. Lets see […]

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Finding a Passion in Shoes: Startup Musa Shoes

Finding a Passion in Shoes: Startup Musa Shoes

| June 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

What is the story behind your company? I originally wanted to be a shoe designer making custom, handmade shoes.  I took a 5-day class in San Francisco with a London-based accessory school, Prescott and Mackay, to learn how to hand make a pair of women’s pumps.  After taking the class, I realized that it wasn’t […]

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Micromobs is Making it Easier to Communicate With Your Group

Micromobs is Making it Easier to Communicate With Your Group

| June 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

What is the story behind the company: My co-founder Himani and I were discussing our frustrations with email threads and web based group applications and soon realized there was an enormous problem to solve. Messaging regularly with your groups was just not easy enough. We decided to take our rough ideas to the Founder Institute […]

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Find a Competition With Startup Student Competitions

Find a Competition With Startup Student Competitions

| June 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

What is the story behind your company? It is a funny story. The four founders met randomly in the business incubator “Business Lab”, which is connected to the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. We are all passionate about competing and found that there were no one good website for Student Competitions on the market. […]

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Startup Udemy is Building a Virtual Classroom

Startup Udemy is Building a Virtual Classroom

| May 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

What is the story behind Udemy? Udemy began as a project by two brilliant developers in Turkey, Eren Bali and Oktay Caglar, who were building a live virtual classroom on contract for another company. By the end of the project, the company had dissolved and the pair owned the rights to the virtual classroom tool. […]

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Startup Profile: Alister & Paine is Building a Digital Magazine

Startup Profile: Alister & Paine is Building a Digital Magazine

| May 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

What is the story behind your company? Alister & Paine is a digital magazine for 21st century executives… nothing new, we know.  Sure, we have awesome writers (Jeffrey Miron, Harvard Economist–for one) and great interviewees spouting amazing advice (Rick Alden, CEO of SkullCandy) but our real value is what we do behind the scenes… our […]

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