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“Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’ - The New York Times” plus 2 more

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“Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’ - The New York Times” plus 2 moreStart-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’ - The New York TimesThis New York City Pharma Startup Wants To Turn LSD Into An FDA-Approved Medicine For Anxiety Disorder - ForbesApplications Are Open for Grow-NY's Food and Agtech Startup Competition - The SpoonStart-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’ - The New York TimesPosted: 01 Apr 2020 11:45 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO — After a crush of travel cancellations in March, WanderJaunt, a short-term home rental start-up in San Francisco, laid off 56 of its 240 employees last week.Demand for services from Wonderschool, a start-up that helps people find day care and preschool providers, dropped by half, leading it to cut most of its 60-person staff.And at ClassPass, which offers a membership program for fitness classes, over 95 percent of revenue evaporated in just 10 days as studios and gyms around the world shut down. To survive, the start-up slas…

Marietta Chamber planning business startup guide | News, Sports, Jobs - Marietta Times

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Erin Stevens cuts a client’s hair in her Front Street salon, The Modest Peacock, Wednesday. (Photo by Janelle Patterson)Starting a business in Marietta can be daunting.“You start a business because you want to help people,” said new business owner Erin Stevens, as she cut hair in her salon, The Modest Peacock, on Wednesday. “And people in the different agencies and organizations are incredibly helpful when you make the calls, but I kind of felt like a detective trying to figure out what the right sequence was and who to call when.”Stevens opened her Front Street business in December and has since had time to reflect on her experience and review what would have made it easier.“I went into it and it’s a little overwhelming, trying to come up with the right business loan amount to plan for things you don’t know may come up,” she said.And some unexpected hiccups did stand in her way of opening at first.“In the case with Erin the previous shop that was there had done their plumbing work th…

This Startup Is Trying to Automate Law Firms - Futurism

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LawBotAutomation is coming after even the most highly-trained workers.This time, the targets are legal professionals: a new startup called Ironclad has raised millions of dollars to automate the work of law firms. The company says its technology will do the tedious paperwork that keeps lawyers busy on contracts and other deals, according to CNBC — a mission which, if it succeeds, could send shockwaves through the staid world of legal practice.Time-SaverAccording to Ironclad’s founders, the idea is to give lawyers and other professionals the tools to automate their own jobs, not to actually replace the humans actually doing the work.“Wouldn’t it be great if you could have associates who could code and automate their own jobs and would make the firm more efficient?” CEO Jason Boehmig asked CNBC, paraphrasing his original elevator pitch back when he was first starting Ironclad in 2012.

Rebooted startup program WeWork Labs celebrates its one-year anniversary - TechCrunch

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It has been just about a year since the relaunch of WeWork Labs, an accelerator-type program operating under the WeWork umbrella. Since then, it has grown to 37 locations in 22 cities. And it’s truly international, operating in 12 countries, including Brazil, China, Germany and India.These Labs offices are often — but not always — housed within a larger WeWork space, and, like an accelerator, they offer mentorship and programming. However, WeWork doesn’t take any equity; instead, it simply makes money by charging rent. (In New York, a desk costs between $450 and $550 a month, but the price varies by location.)I spoke to Roee Adler, the program’s global head, about how Labs has evolved over the past year. Adler actually has a long history with startups — in fact, his company Soluto won the very first Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt. He’s held a number of positions at WeWork, including chief product officer, and he said that as his role was evolving, he found himself asking, “…

On-demand home services startup closes $750K round - Kansas City Business Journal

[unable to retrieve full-text content]On-demand home services startup closes $750K roundKansas City Business JournalBo Lais, CEO and founder of Overland Park-based Lula, talks about the startup's funding boost and what's next.

Bosch Demo Day raises a toast to graduating startups and mentors from DNA 2.0 Cohort - YourStory.com

Niche funds helping Startups to jump start - Economic Times

Opinion: Diversity Is Good for San Diego Business—Especially Startups - Times of San Diego

10 excellent email examples for job hunters - CNBC

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There's a free tool that can help all job hunters give their careers an important boost: email.While unemployment is currently low, competition is always tougher at top companies and for any role considered a "dream job." Getting into the inbox of the right people can help you create important relationships and stand out among a sea of talented applicants.Furthermore, some of the most successful leaders and entrepreneurs have proven that the right emails can yield some surprising results.Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey once cold emailed a dispatch company in New York as a college student in Missouri. He found a bug in the company's web site and also mentioned he wrote software. The CEO wound up talking to Dorsey and eventually offering him a programming job, according to a 2011 article in Vanity Fair. Emails can also expand networks and get important conversations started. Birchbox CEO Katia Beauchamp had no experience in tech or beauty before launching her startup…

What Oracle wants: more small companies, non-tech users for its enterprise technology - ZDNet

University of Hawai'i's Accelerator Selects 6th Cohort - Big Island Now

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XLR8UH, the multi-phase education and investment program designed to help grow University of Hawaiʻi entrepreneurs and startups, has selected four companies to participate in the program’s sixth cohort. Recognized in 2017 by Forbes as one of the top 30 accelerator programs in the United States, XLR8UH is a public-private partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi and Sultan Ventures, a venture firm that supports visionary founders in building successful, long-lasting businesses by guiding them at every stage of their journey.University of Hawaii’s nationally recognized accelerator selects sixth cohort. Coutesy photo “As we continue to build out a complete innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem for the entire UH System, we are pleased to see a high number of strong applicants competing for the few seats in this round,” said David Ai, chief innovation officer and director of the UH Office of Innovation and Commercialization.  “It is a clear sign that UH has a robust entrepreneurial…

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This Startup Shows How To Grow Your Wealth Without Compromising Values - Forbes

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LA-based Swell Investing is marrying UN's SDGs with personal finance.Swell Investing LA-based Swell Investing wants to bring transparency and solutions-driven investing to the convoluted world of personal finance. Founder and CEO Dave Fanger says Millennials are "far from being the 'avocado toast' generation."  They're also thinking about money, how to build wealth, and save for their futures -- however, without compromising their values and goals.At the beginning of the year, as many people prepare to do their taxes and plan for 2019, it's worth looking at the different options in the market today. With big banks being scrutinized for their investments, treatment of customers, and general practices, digital companies in the financial sector are rethinking the future of finance.Esha Chhabra: What does your average customer look like?Dave Fanger: Swell’s investors tend to be older Millennials between 28 and 32. This age group turns to Swellprimarily because…

Five Rules That Could Help Keep Your Startup Alive - Forbes

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GettyGetty Many people start their businesses thinking they are going to make a lot of money — then they don’t. It’s a very dark place when you start to think your company may be failing. And the truth is, most successful entrepreneurs have experienced this time and time again.There is an endless list of reasons people find themselves in this position, and the fact is, sometimes difficult situations just cannot be avoided. However, there are a few rules you should adopt when you're starting a business before grinding forward. If you adhere to them, they could increase your probability of survival and set the foundation for your success.1. Figure out how to make your money right now.You have to think about how you are going to stay afloat and pay yourself. This means providing for your lifestyle and family and making sure the bills and rent are paid. The last thing you want to do is start your business only for it to die slowly due to lack of cash flowing in. Unless you have some se…

How Northern California's Reality Distortion Field Is Reflected In Startup Funding - Crunchbase News

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The San Francisco Bay Area 1 may be best understood as one giant reality distortion field. People live on top of earthquake faults. Many are billionaires; the rest barely afford rent. It is always 60 degrees in some microclimate. And every week, another multi-billion-dollar company crops up that sounds either hare-brained, impossibly risky, or both.Amidst all this, California ranks anywhere frommediocretolast placefor business friendliness. Yet three of the five most valuable American tech companies are headquartered in Northern California. And while it seems like a terrible place to set up a manufacturing hub, the nation’s most prolificelectric carmakerwasn’t deterred.The region’s startup culture is particularly singular, spawning category leaders in industries (ride-hailing, e-cigarettes) that barely existed a decade ago. A staggering seven out of the estimated ten most valuable U.S. unicorns are headquartered here.Can it persist? I hear a lot of sensible arguments from sensible peo…

What Happens When a Startup Goes Bust - Fortune

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When a startup goes out of business, it’s typically a line item in a newsletter like Term Sheet about how much capital it had raised and from whom.That’s exactly what happened when we reported last week that Munchery had officially ceased operations. The San Francisco-based food delivery startup had raised more than $125 million in venture funding and reached a valuation of $300 million at its peak. Investors included Menlo Ventures, Sherpa Capital, Greycroft, and e.ventures.But to a small business owner like Lenore Estrada, the startup’s shutdown is more than just a line item — it’s payroll.Estrada, who owns a San Francisco-based bakery business called Three Babes Bakeshop, published a Medium post that claims she’s owed more than $20,000 — most of which was for an order she had delivered to Munchery prior to Thanksgiving that remained unpaid.Other small business owners also went without payment — Charles Farriér, the owner of Crumble & Whisk Patisserie, is waiting on a $1,700 pay…

Fort Collins Startup Weekend: Music Innovation - scenenoco.com

Top startup news for today, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Startups News | Tech News - TechStartups.com

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Good morning! Here are some of the top technology startup news stories for today, Tuesday, January 29.Zan Compute bags over $1 million in Seed funding for North America expansion. Zan Compute, a Smart Facility Management AI platform startup, has raised over $1m in seed funding to expand its reach in North America. The round was led by Daycon and Impala Ventures, with participation from existing investors. Founded in 2014 and led by Junaith Shahabdeen, CEO, ZAN Compute provides an intelligent building IoT platform (SFMP) with advanced sensing, and machine learning that better suits the needs of property owners, managers and occupants. Its Smart Washroom AI Platform (SWAP) is a cloud-based AI solution that enables facility managers and operators to adopt a predictive cleaning process and maintain a higher quality of service, in an efficient manner. The solution is already installed in major commercial office buildings and airports. Its Smart Facility Management Platform can be described…

Validate Your Startup Idea by Doing the Things That Don't Scale - Entrepreneur

EDC gets outside investors to hear startup ideas - The Navhind Times

PANAJI: For the first time Goan entrepreneurs will be able to pitch their ventures to outside funds with the EDC roping in investors from Bangalore and Hyderabad to participate at the investor pitch day for its startups being incubated at Ignite- EDC Innovation Hub.On Tuesday, Santosh Kenkre, vice chairman, EDC, said that, the investor pitch day would provide its own incubatees with a potential platform to raise funds. He said that, four investors have agreed to hear out the business potential of the startups. And they include reputed players in the IT industry such as, Suryaprakash Konanuru, Idea Spring Cap, Amitabh Srivastava, AN Fund, Arun Raghavan, Arali Venture, Murali Krishna Gunturu Paramparas.“Our startups are looking at early stage capital in the range of Rs one crore and will receive funding if they are successful in selling their ideas to the investors, said Kenkre. He added that, six startups would be initially pitching their ideas to the investors.EDC’s 78-seat incubator …

Exxon: Beaumont Expansion Project To Create 1,850 Jobs - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

How a Screaming Boss Helped Steve Blank Develop His Brilliant Startup Philosophy - Inc.

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Steve Blank is best-known for being the creator of "The Lean Startup," a movement that became popular after the dot-com bust of 2000 and continues to be widely practiced today. Its tenets, such as iterating fast and following what your customers tell you rather than your long-term plans, grew out of his thinking and writing on customer development. Blank previously had started or been involved with eight upstart companies in Silicon Valley, so he'd absorbed more than a few lessons about how scrappy endeavors struggle or grow. In 1999, he "retired" and moved into writing and teaching about startups. But while he's built up considerable renown as a startup expert over the years, his philosophies would not have fully formed without some harsh words from a superior early in his career. --As told to Christine Lagorio-ChafkinI was a do-no-wrong young marketing executive with the title of VP of marketing when I got some advice delivered with a two-by-four to the s…

Toronto maintenance-software startup Fiix raises $40-million - The Globe and Mail

Tampa Software Startup Poised to Expand in the Outdoor Recreation Market - EIN News

Key Amazon exec Jeff Wilke invests in furniture rental startup Fernish as part of $30M round - GeekWire

Windows 10 Startup & Boot problems – Advanced Troubleshooting - TWCN Tech News

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Are you an IT admin and need to troubleshoot Windows boot problems? If the answer is yes, then in this guide, we will share advanced troubleshooting for Windows 10 startup and boot problems. Before you begin, we recommend you check out our following post:If the basic troubleshooting there does not help you, read on!Windows 10 Startup & Boot problemsBoot Phases of a Windows 10 computerWhen you push the power button, the boot process goes through many phases. Before we go ahead and troubleshoot the problems which occur during the stages, lets first get to know about them, and what happens during the process.PhaseBoot ProcessBIOSUEFI 1PreBootMBR/PBR (Bootstrap Code)UEFI Firmware2Windows Boot Manager%SystemDrive%\bootmgr\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi3Windows OS Loader%SystemRoot%\system32\winload.exe%SystemRoot%\system32\winload.efi4Windows NT OS Kernel%SystemRoot%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe1]  PreBootWhen you hit the power button, the computer firmware starts POST or Power-On Self test …

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