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These Startups Are Keeping Austin’s Economy Weird (and Booming)

Considering launching a startup in Austin? There's plenty of incentive to take the entrepreneurial leap in the heart of the Lone Star State.

These Startups Are Keeping Austin’s Economy Weird (and Booming)

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This Startup is Deploying an Army of Wall-Crawling Robots to Teach Kids Coding

These Harvard-trained engineer-entrepreneurs are educating the next generation of American coders, and they’re enlisting the help of – what else – robots.

This Startup is Deploying an Army of Wall-Crawling Robots to Teach Kids Coding

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How a Boston Gym Chain Handles New Year’s Resolutions

How do health clubs handle the spike in new gym memberships at the start of the new year? Plenty of planning, for starters.

How a Boston Gym Chain Handles New Year’s Resolutions

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How This Atlanta Startup Is Smashing Barriers to Real Estate Investment Through Crowdfunding

Meet Groundfloor Finance, the Atlanta-based real estate crowdfunding startup taking private lending public.

How This Atlanta Startup Is Smashing Barriers to Real Estate Investment Through Crowdfunding

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3 Reasons Miami’s Sizzling Tech Startup Scene Is Here to Stay

When you think Miami, you might imagine sun, sand, and a drink in your hand. Add to that beautiful vision tech talent and innovation, two things the multicultural mecca teems with today, and you’re closer to the area’s exciting new reality. In fact, the Magic City is now the number two city in the nation for startup creation, with thousands of technology entrepreneurs vying to push the tropical metropolis to the top spot. Venture capitalists aren’t far behind them, injecting hundreds of millions into the fast-growing Southeastern tech epicenter last year alone. Tech companies big (Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Uber) and small are flocking to the breezy cultural hub—not only to extend their reach into the lucrative Latin American and Caribbean worlds of trade but also to tap into its massive multicultural and aging markets. Related: HOW SALT LAKE CITY BECAME UTAH’S SILICON VALLEY Attractive tax incentives (a 5.5 percent […]

3 Reasons Miami’s Sizzling Tech Startup Scene Is Here to Stay

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Better Together: How Miami’s Co-Working Spaces Incubate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Serial technology entrepreneur Jose “Hutch” Rasco has always done business a little differently, starting with doing business in Miami. Last summer, he co-founded an innovative co-working space called Building in heart of the city. The year before, he launched a health-tech upstart DotHealth there, as well. Had he listened to the naysayers—and he’s had a few, as he tells it—he might never have started up in The Magic City. After all, it’s no Silicon Valley… at least, not yet. But Rasco was undeterred. “We’ve been entrepreneurs in Miami our entire lives,” he tells Free Enterprise, referring to himself and his Building co-founder Juan Diego Calle, “and we experienced a lot of pushback from well-intentioned partners and colleagues who told us that, in order to succeed, we needed to relocate our headquarters from Miami to San Francisco or New York. We knew that wasn’t the case, and we set out to […]

Better Together: How Miami’s Co-Working Spaces Incubate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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A Promising Crop of Health Tech Startups Is Fueling Miami’s Innovation Boom

Miami is perhaps best known as America’s multicultural gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, but it’s also in the midst of reinventing itself as a vibrant epicenter of technological innovation. Brimming with a new generation of digital entrepreneurs and tech startups, the Magic City is cooking up a new kind of magic at the tip of the Sunshine State — a revolution in healthcare innovation. A growing crop of local health tech startups nestled in the nation’s fourth most populated urban sprawl are transforming the medical industry—from the way nurses and caretakers track elder loved ones’ health between doctor’s visits, to how physicians remotely monitor patients’ vital signs, to how people remember to take their meds, and beyond. A Southeastern City on the Rise The recent spike in healthcare innovation across the Southeastern metropolis isn’t necessarily surprising, not when you consider that Miami is now the second most entrepreneurial […]

A Promising Crop of Health Tech Startups Is Fueling Miami’s Innovation Boom

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The New Newark: A City Rejuvenated by Education and Entrepreneurship

The last few decades haven’t been kind to Newark from an economic perspective. Especially since the recession in 2008, the city has seen crime rates and unemployment surge, while much of its population dipped below the poverty line. But, this is changing. In more recent years, support from entrepreneurs, private corporations, and the government has helped bolster Newark’s rise, as it reinvents itself into a prominent hub for opportunity and growth. From a focus on technology to educating the tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, here are some of the key reasons fueling Newark’s recovery. A New Focus on Technology and Entrepreneurship Over the past decade, several major technology companies, including Amazon-owned Audible and Panasonic, have migrated to Newark in search of more affordable real-estate prices and generally a lower cost of doing business. This has not only brought wealth into the proverbial gates of the city, but also jobs and the opportunity to build a […]

The New Newark: A City Rejuvenated by Education and Entrepreneurship

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How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Spearheading Newark’s Comeback

There’s a strong reason why Newark has been nicknamed the “Gateway City.” Together with Port Newark-Elizabeth and Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey’s largest city has grown to become a significant economic hub for the East Coast. For decades now, Newark’s accessibility has also situated the metropolis as a hub for a robust foreign-born population. Immigrants have flocked to the city ever since the 1820s, when the first wave of Irish immigrants moved into the urban center and bolstered its industrial boom. Today, out of over 277,000 residents, more than a quarter are foreign-born and supplement the economy in a variety of ways, both small and large. According to the Kauffman Foundation, immigrants across the United States are twice as likely to start a business as compared to native-born Americans. As of 2014, 28.5 percent of all new entrepreneurs were foreign-born. That ratio stands for residents of Newark as well, […]

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Spearheading Newark’s Comeback

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Newark’s Route to Economic Revival Runs Through Its Classrooms

Despite being the largest city in New Jersey and one of the busiest transportation hubs in the United States, Newark has experienced its share of social and economic turbulence over the last decade. Most recently, the 2008 recession sent unemployment soaring in some sections of the city. However, those challengers haven’t deterred a city that’s determined to reclaim its reputation as a hotbed for business and entrepreneurial growth. Newark’s leaders know that their success driving that revival hinges in large part on how effectively the city supports the its next generation of business leaders — today’s students. Newark is home to more than 50,000 college students enrolled in a variety of different institutions, including a business school, medical school, dental school, and law school associated with Rutgers University; Seton Hall Law School; and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Many of the city’s recent economic development efforts have been targeted […]

Newark’s Route to Economic Revival Runs Through Its Classrooms

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