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Parody or parable? Real legal trouble for startup in HBO's 'Silicon Valle

Silicon Valley is a place where dreams often become reality. But, as HBO's fictional version shows, it’s also a graveyard for companies with great technologies and disruptive ideas that get into fatal legal problems early on. Read more »


Investors seeing major dollars in the innovation economy

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T he “DIY economy,” the “maker movement,” or whatever buzzword you want to call it, entrepreneurship is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy.

With the tools for leveraging technology, finding and recruiting talent, and promoting business at the fingertips of nearly anyone with a good idea and a solid market plan, the new innovation economy is as much about democracy as it is  ...

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How to use startups to solve corporate problems

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T ech Wildcatters has spent years building up its network of corporations interested in working with the startup community. After planning and much feedback from both sides, the accelerator program found a new way to connect the two.

The program is called the Corporate Innovation Network, which Tech Wildcatters launched this year as a beta test for its new class of startups, its largest yet at  ...

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After selling company, serial entrepreneur turns to waste prevention (Video)

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I dris Mokhtarzada had built and sold Webs.com with his brothers before he turned 30. Now, he’s turned his attention to a social cause, hunger, by helping provide tech support and advice for a mobile food recovery system, built by San Francisco-based Peninsula Food Runners Inc., for the newly formed Montgomery County Food Security Collaborative. The project, prompted by Bethesda PR firm  ...

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Startup scores big with games

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A fter six years in the game, Maximum Games is taking business to the next level.

In 2014, the video game publishing company more than doubled its $4 million revenue, where it hovered for several years. And according to CEO Christina Seelye, the company is track to reach its goal of $20 million in 2015. How’d they do it?

“You’ll hear me say over and over again it’s really no grand  ...

May 24, 2015 | 3:00pm EDT
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How an entrepreneur grew her business thanks to environmental commitment

by Vince Brennan Carmen,Allison180 2015

For Allison Carmen, preserving the environment was always a priority. But her interest in making it a career began in college when she earned a bachelor’s degree in underwater ecology from San Diego State University.

Soon after, she began working for the City of San Diego to enforce the area’s environmental code. When she decided to pursue her MBA at Saint Louis University in 2011, Carmen  ...

May 24, 2015 | 12:00pm EDT

Seattle’s surprising Kickstarter bounce

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O ne of the largest funding rounds for a Seattle startup so far this year didn’t come from a professional investor. It came from thousands of individuals handing over small amounts in response to online pitches.

That’s how Seattle comic artist Matthew Inman’s “Exploding Kittens” card game raised $8.8 million this year.


May 24, 2015 | 9:00am EDT
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How an entrepreneur expanded top training from elite athletes to desk jockeys

by Angela Gonzales Mark Verstegen

W hen Mark Verstegen founded Athletes’ Performance in 1999, his goal was to maximize the potential of elite and professional athletes.

His Phoenix facility served as a refuge, offering one-on-one support for not only their nutrition, movement and recovery, but for their mind-set as well.


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