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Students Develop Entrepreneurial Ideas at Startup Weekend

Eight student teams received critical feedback and encouragement about their entrepreneurial ideas while making presentations before a panel of Rose-Hulman alumni during this year’s Techstars Startup Weekend on campus. There was no shortage of entrepreneurial ideas from teams of Rose-Hulman students that spent a weekend participating in the Techstars Startup…

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Duolingo Scores $1.5B Valuation With Latest Funding Round

Language-learning company Duolingo said Wednesday it reached so-called unicorn status with a $1.5 billion valuation after raising $30 million in its latest funding round. Alphabet Inc. investment fund CapitalG led the Series F financing round that helped Duolingo become the first Pittsburgh technology startup to become a unicorn, or reach…

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Who said it?: “I can imagine easier ways to make a lot of money”

Investing in startups is fashionable. For a long time now, not only “professional” full-time investors have been involved, but people who have earned money in the business are now investing in promising projects and are now thinking of how to deal with them. Usually they are called angel investors and…

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An Israeli startup qualified for the Ali Baba competition

Each year, the Chinese Ali-Baba editor, owner of Ali Express, competes for rising startups called Create. Out of 1000 competitors, they finished 7th, including the Israeli Wise-Smoker. What is being tested in the competition is technology, business potential, and product adaptation to the Chinese market. This year, a white-and-white startup…

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Crowdfunding in Britain? Up to hundreds of thousands of pounds for energy startups

British energy accelerator Energy Systems Catapult solves clever refueling of electric cars or low-carbon heating control in British homes. Not only the possibilities of crowdfunding and energy innovation were discussed in the video interview for Roklen24 server accelerator manager Eric Appleton. What is your Energy Systems Catapult doing? Energy Systems…

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French startup Diabeloop announces €31m Series B funding round

Grenoble, France-based startup Diabeloop has secured €31m in a Series B funding round led by Cemag Invest, with ADAG, Odyssée Venture, previous backers Supernova Invest, Air Liquide Venture Capital and others also participating. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2015 out of a medical research project, the company’s primary product is…

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Green companies: Bill Gates invests in a startup that generates heat without polluting the planet

The Heliogen firm managed to generate extreme solar heat that could be used in the production of steel and cement without polluting emissions. A very reserved startup backed by Bill Gates, has achieved a solar advance to save the planet. Heliogen is a company that recently discovered a way to…

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Tech Startups Gravitate Toward Cities with Strong Social Networks

AUSTIN, Texas — The presence of technology startups can drive economic growth for their home cities. So how can cities better appeal to entrepreneurs? A new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin shows the connections they can offer matter more than big…

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