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Month: November 2019

The Basque startup Poween devised a smart kit to achieve 30% energy savings in homes

The Basque startup Poween devised a smart kit to achieve 30% energy savings in homes The initiative, which has received support from the SPRI Group, leads to cheaper water, electricity and heating consumption. The product, within the Internet of Things sector, controls the consumption through the mobile. Poween is a…

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Don’t let this happen to you!: Why Is JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Being Sued?

Canadian startup carrier Canada Jetlines has filed a lawsuit against David Neeleman and two of his companies after alleging that Neeleman and his companies derailed Jetlines’ financial plans when they poached Jetlines’ CEO Lukas Johnson. In the lawsuit, Jetlines is seeking $27 million USD in damages as they believe that…

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Alberta’s Newest Innovators Take The Entrepreneurial Leap

Platform Calgary and The League of Innovators have joined forces to celebrate the achievements of the startup founders who have graduated from the fall cohorts of the League of Innovators (LOI) Labs in Edmonton, and Junction in Calgary. Founder Showcase takes place November 28, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn…

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Gorgias raises $14M to help e-commerce companies deliver faster (and more lucrative) customer service

Gorgias, a startup offering artificial intelligence tools for customer service and support, is announcing that it has raised $14 million in Series A funding. Co-founder and CEO Romain Lapeyre told me that the startup is taking advantage of a broader shift as brands are looking to sell directly to consumers,…

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Entrepreneurial Impulse returns to Nuevo Laredo

César Hernández, Director of Startup Mexico in Nuevo Laredo and founder of Impulso 4 years ago, reported that ‘Entrepreneurial Impulse’ returns stronger and more structured. About the initiative “It is an initiative that I founded with other colleagues four years ago, today this initiative evolves and what we want to…

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Instagram founders join $30M raise for Loom work video messenger

Why are we all trapped in enterprise chat apps if we talk 6X faster than we type, and our brain processes visual info 60,000X faster than text? Thanks to Instagram, we’re not as camera-shy anymore. And everyone’s trying to remain in flow instead of being distracted by multi-tasking. That’s why…

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Real estate startup aims to take stress out of buying and selling homes

Long-time entrepreneur Amit Haller was frustrated with the traditional process of buying and selling houses and thought the real estate market was ripe for disruption. So in 2016, he and Ami Avrahami co-founded Reali. Today, the San Mateo-based company helps customers across California with everything from finding the right home…

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French startup ThrustMe found fast route to orbit through China’s Spacety

French propulsion startup ThrustMe unexpectedly made it into orbit early this month with its innovative propulsion system placed aboard a Chinese cubesat. Dianfeng, or Xiaoxiang-1 (08), a six-unit cubesat developed by privately owned Spacety, was a secondary payload on the launch of the Gaofen-7 civilian Earth observation satellite Nov. 2,…

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