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Startups - Silicon Nation: New York

10 NYC entrepreneurs looking to capture lightning in a bottle

by Michael del Castillo Lightning in a bottle

NEW YORK CITY — Some familiar faces are scattered throughout N.Y.C.'s ever expanding landscape of newbie startups proving themselves competitive on the national scene.

To prove the point that sometimes lightning does strike twice, on a list published today by Business Insider of the 65 “hottest” New York City startups there were several mainstays in the business community.

These ten stood  ...

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Loot - The Big Picture

Trouble ahead? Way more money going into tech startups than coming out

by Cromwell Schubarth

In a dramatic shift, a lot more money is being invested this year in private tech companies in the United States than is coming out via IPOs and M&A.

The amount invested in venture-backed tech companies in the first three quarters of 2015 — $42.5 billion — has already eclipsed the total funding of any of the previous five years, according to investment research firm CB Insights.

But the real  ...

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PHOTOS: The geeky goodness of New York Comic Con

by Anthony Noto Spider-Man

New York Business Journal takes you inside the Javits Center for one of Manhattan's biggest events of the year: New York Comic Con.

And it's gaining ground! This year, in its ten year history, is the first time NYCC has gotten out of the convention center and made its way into other venues. This year, events are taking place at the The Hammerstein Ballroom (the famous 12,000-square-foot ballroom  ...

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Rebel Brands - The On-Demand Economy

The anti-Uber: Lyft wants to ‘treat you better’ with Hertz, Shell, Stripe partnerships

by Annie Gaus Lyft co-founders Logan Green and John Zimmer.

SAN FRANCISCO — In a continuing bid to establish itself as the kinder, gentler ridesharing alternative, Lyft has added a slate of partnerships aimed at better serving drivers, the company wrote in a blog post.

One, a custom tool called Express Pay, is a new system allowing drivers to cash out their earnings at any time. Developed with the help of Stripe, the tool lets drivers who have earned  ...

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Lifestyle - Guest Contributor

The real reason why you should be hiring millennial talent

by Young Entrepreneur Council Millennial

According to the Pew Research Center, there are more than 75 million Millennials in the U.S. today — and employers are apparently disgusted with every single one of them. Born between 1980 and 1999, Millennials are often pigeonholed by employers as unreliable, entitled and untested. Their multiple tattoos and selfie-cluttered social media accounts seem to reveal a narcissism and self-obsession  ...

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Harvard startup promises progress in treating deadly sepsis

by Jessica Bartlett Sepsis, Wyss Institute

BOSTON — Harvard University has launched a new startup, intent on using an external device to clean the blood of patients with sepsis.

Opsonix Inc. was launched Thursday thanks to a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement between the company and Harvard’s Office of Technology Development. The company will progress the device into clinical trials thanks to Series A funding led by Baxter  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Boston

Why the DraftKings scandal is good for one startup scene

by Sara Castellanos DraftKings

BOSTON — DraftKings, the Boston-based company that has taken over the city with its fantasy football advertisements, is currently embroiled in a scandal. But if Boston is going to go head-to-head with a tech mecca like Silicon Valley, or a finance mecca like Manhattan, then we need more industry-disrupting companies like it.

DraftKings has quashed rumors that an act of "insider trading"  ...

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