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  • Sundar Raises $1.3 Million From NEA To Bring Transparency To Fashion’s Supply Chain

    Sundar Raises $1.3 Million From NEA To Bring Transparency To Fashion’s Supply Chain

    It was in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster, amid a growing push for greater oversight and an increasing number of startup fashion brands catering to this sustainable sensibility, that Jag Gill began working on Sundar, which offers a new way for designers to source materials for clothes. Read More

  • The Pros And Cons Of Accelerating Your Startup Crunch Network

    The Pros And Cons Of Accelerating Your Startup

    Startup accelerators are an excellent way for early stage startups to get up to speed quickly, identifying their best growth strategy and a reasonable plan to achieve it. The number of accelerators has dramatically increased over the past few years. At the same time, competition for participation in these accelerators has increased. But is participation in an accelerator program the best next… Read More

  • Target Teams Up With Techstars To Create A Retail-Focused Startup Accelerator

    Target Teams Up With Techstars To Create A Retail-Focused Startup Accelerator

    Target is the latest big company to launch its own startup accelerator. This will a partnership between Target and Techstars, and it’s being led by West Stringfellow, former chief product officer at Big Commerce and Rosetta Stone. (There are plans to hire a managing director as well.) Stringfellow said this was one of his initial ideas when he joined Target’s entrepreneur in… Read More

  • Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here Crunch Network

    Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here

    Compass recently published its second report on the global startup ecosystem. The report is the result of more than 200 interviews with entrepreneurs from 25 different countries, 11,000 startup surveys and insight from data partners like CrunchBase, Deloitte and Dealroom, as well as more than 60 local partners. Our CEO, Ray Walia, was also quoted; he summarized Vancouver’s strengths in… Read More

  • Accelerators Are The New Business School Crunch Network

    Accelerators Are The New Business School

    It’s no secret that most startups fail. What’s a bit less obvious is that most startup accelerators also fail. While a few top-tier programs get the cream of the crop unicorns of the future, the hundreds of others struggle to attract teams that will produce the investment-grade companies on which their models so depend. Read More

  • Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars’ Detroit Program

    Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars’ Detroit Program

    Startups participating in Techstars Mobility have a new option for housing: Foundry Group purchased a lovely house in the Cass Corridor neighborhood. Believe it or not, there’s actually a real estate crunch in downtown Detroit. Sure, houses are a dime a dozen in Detroit, but it’s tough finding a nice house in a nice neighborhood with like-minded people. And this house is free for… Read More

  • Techstars Buys UP Global, The Non-Profit Behind Startup Weekend

    Techstars Buys UP Global, The Non-Profit Behind Startup Weekend

    Techstars — the startup incubator that has built up a network of programs across the U.S. and Europe and specific verticals like health and education — is expanding once again. The company has acquired UP Global, the non-profit group that organizes the entrepreneur events Startup Weekend, Startup Week, Startup Next, and Startup Digest. Terms of the deal, which closed on Monday… Read More

  • How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience Crunch Network

    How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

    Seed accelerators have been around for 10 years now and their popularity doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon. Sure, criticism for the programs themselves and the proliferation of different programs around the world have taken some wind out of the sails, but primarily, joining an accelerator program – or rather, being accepted to an accelerator – is still considered… Read More