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Tampa Bay Wave Accelerator
Sarah Marshall
on June 15, 2021

Tampa Bay Wave Accepting Applications for 2021 TechWomen Rising Accelerator Program

Tampa Bay Wave has announced that they are accepting applications for their 2nd TechWomen Rising accelerator program, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. At last year’s Synapse Summit, JPMorgan Chase awarded a $500,000 grant a two-year partnership between Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc Collective that will focus on supporting women tech entrepreneurship and the pipeline of women entrepreneurs. […]

Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on June 8, 2021

TechBBQ Is Back in 2021. Here’s What to Expect.

TechBBQ has returned after having a digital-only event in 2020 due to the pandemic. Held on September 16-17 in Copenhagen, Denmark, it’s one of Europe’s biggest tech conferences working to bring entrepreneurs together to improve their craft and network. Along with its infamous BBQ and craft beer on tap, it has various other content for […]

Danni Peck
on June 6, 2021

Digital-Health Juggernaut, Ro, Just Bought Another Fertility Startup. Here’s What It Means for Investors.

Since the onset of the pandemic, telehealth has dominated the market, allowing more people to get medical care without scrambling to a clinic. With new startups popping up, more and more people are using these healthcare platforms to get the care they need. The 800-pound gorilla in the room Ro, is a telehealth startup aimed at […]

Brian Garcia
on May 10, 2021

For Startups, What Makes a ‘Good’ CFO?

Executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company has worked with Cyclica Inc., a leading biotech firm focused on accelerating drug discovery through AI, to place its new Chief Financial Officer, Pratik Shah. A supporting player in the search was Drive Capital, a prominent venture capital fund out of Ohio that backs Cyclica. Since Drive’s inception in […]

Melinda Gates
Ahad Sanwari
on May 4, 2021

What Does the Bill and Melinda Gates Split Mean for Their Startup ‘Pet Projects?’

On Monday, Bill and Melinda Gates, two of the richest people in the world and some of the most well-known philanthropists of the modern era, announced that they were getting a divorce. The 65 year-old billionaire Microsoft co-founder first met Melinda French at a trade fair in New York in 1987. The two got married […]

S'More TV
on April 26, 2021

Anti-Superficial Dating App S’More Launches S’More TV

The first of its kind, S’More TV– in-app, original, celebrity video content–was created to facilitate more organic conversations around content. Based on the concept of getting to know a person before matching with them, S’More brings a less superficial approach to the dating app landscape. S’More is the first mainstream dating app to launch a […]

Lexi Jones
on April 8, 2021

At 800 Employees Strong, Rightpoint’s Startup Culture Remains Intact

Rightpoint, a Chicago-based digital consultancy, has helped hundreds of well-known brands enhance their user and customer experiences over the last 13 years. From starting out with only 15 employees, and growing to having over 700, the team at Rightpoint still finds a way to make sure that every employee is allowed to have a say […]

online payments
Sarah Marshall
on March 23, 2021

Stripe Now Highest Valued Startup in America

Stripe recently became the most valuable startup in America, valued at $95B. The online payment portal, used by Instacart, Google and Amazon, nearly tripled in value after its latest funding round where the company raised $600M from major investors including Fidelity, Sequoia Capital, Ireland’s National Treasury Management Agency and Allianz. There are murmurs among investors […]

Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on March 21, 2021

EffinFunny: How a Small Comedy Production Studio Accidentally Raised $15K for Charity Overnight

The comedy boutique with a cult following has blown up on Twitch. For uberfans, the name Sandeep Parikh is legendary. In the early days of YouTube, his role in Felicia Day’s internet sitcom, The Guild, earned him a cult following among gamers. Legend of Neil – a show about a slacker who gets sucked into […]

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on March 1, 2021

The Caribbean Lures Startups in Renewed Bid as a Tech Hotspot

We’ve already heard a lot about some of the new Latin American tech hubs: Santiago and Buenos Aires, for example. But there are others emerging, and pandemic conditions may actually be pushing things in their direction. The Caribbean is one such case study in emerging economies of the Americas breaking away from their dependency on […]

Joseph Meuse
on February 4, 2021

Getting Paid on Contingency During the Pandemic

Most companies require payment upon delivery of products or services, but some companies work on contingency. What does that mean?  A contingent payment is dependent on completion of a particular event or level of performance. For example, many personal injury lawyer take cases contingency. The clients only pay the lawyer if the lawyer wins or […]

Sarah Marshall
on February 1, 2021

Branding is More Important Than Ever

Quarantine moved everything online – from work and wine parties to global summits and grocery shopping. Branding expert Frank Rodriguez says branding and creating a streamlined user experience is more important than ever because, “virtual is the new front porch.” When lockdowns started, businesses that hadn’t created easy-to-navigate, interactive user experiences found themselves at a […]

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