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A look at the company behind Ello

As you will now be well aware, over the past few weeks, the ad-free social network Ello has blown up. Members of the tech media have clambered over each other to proclaim Ello as either a Facebook killer or just another social ...

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How to choose a startup accelerator

Question Marks

Startmate applications have just closed for another year. You got your application in, right? Or perhaps you submitted to muru-D a few weeks ago. Then again, maybe you’re thinking of applying for iLab Germinate‘s summer program or SURFAccelerator‘s second intake.  What about ...

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On Unicorns and the “Four Pillar Economy”

Sweetly the Air Flew Overhead: Battle With Unicorns, by Cathy de Monchaux

Amongst the more interesting parts of Minister Ian Walker’s otherwise unremarkable Startup Summit — the less said about “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” in relation to startup communities, the better — were the presentations given by Bill Bartee, Managing Director of Blackbird VC, founding partner of Southern ...

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Meet the philosopher kings of Silicon Valley

Le Penseur

In startup land, getting out of the building and moving fast are prerequisites for finding a repeatable and scalable business model before the money runs out. Philosophy — oft maligned as self-indulgent and impractical — has no place in the world ...

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What’s in a name?

A silicon rod. By Warut Roonguthai (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons from Wikimedia Commons

Terman couldn’t help but cringe, just a little, when this invitation turned up in his inbox the other day: WE ARE BACK, this time to celebrate 4th of July and all things that inspire us about Silicon Valley! (Perhaps some ...

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