Sep 30, 2015 On Our Blog

Startups are hard, so is TV

Last week Syfy piloted the first episode of our new docu-series called the Bazillion Dollar Club.  The initial episode followed Vango on their journey from the beginning of our accelerator program (500 Startups Batch 12) to Demo Day, where they raised over $1.5M. It was received positively by those who watched; Vango saw 12,000 new visitors to their website and 5,000 new downloads of their app the day after the pilot aired. Missed it? Check it out — the first episode is available free on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Hulu and     Starting early this year, we filmed the series with hardware accelerator Highway1 and Zero Point Zero Productions, the uber-talented folks behind Anthony Bourdain’s food and travel …

Sep 30, 2015 On the Web

TiECon Dubai reaches out to start-ups

Fostering entrepreneurship, connecting investors and mentors with start-ups and giving fledgling businesses a helping hand, are the topics of focus for the forthcoming TiECon Dubai event. TiE Dubai is the Middle East chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs – a global non-profit organization founded in Silicon Valley in 1992, which aims to “foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking and education”.

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Sep 28, 2015 On the Web

Top Startup news of the day

The idea of Start Ups is as ancient as this world, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a speech at California. Each economic age has been defined by disruption of the previous one, by the evolution of ideas and products that displace the old ones. Start Ups have always been the engine of progress. The mega corporations of today were Startsup of yesterday. Today, the Startups defy the natural rates of growth. An idea can become a global name within a year. Customers can multiply at the rate of millions, employees at the rate of thousands and valuation at the rate of billions.The convergence of technology, integration across diverse fields, distributed architecture and people willing to back an idea, have opened …

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