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2014-06-13 23:03:56

PROFIT magazine unveils 26th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked CloudOps No. 148 on the 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years. CloudOps made the 2014 PROFIT 500 list with five-year...

2014-06-13 12:27:27

SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EvoNexus, San Diego's only fully pro-bono startup incubator, is now housing 28 companies in its downtown and UTC offices. EvoNexus is the technology incubator of CommNexus, a leading non-profit trade organization that works to bolster Southern California high-tech industries. "Every application round typically brings in a wide range of startups. We found it interesting that of the 9 companies we admitted in this round of 104...

2014-06-12 08:34:17

BRUSSELS, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Europioneers will reward the people behind the companies! The European Commission, Deloitte, European Young Innovators Forum and HUB Institute, have launched the second edition of the Europioneers Awards, a competition to reward the best European Web Entrepreneurs and their successful initiatives, as part of the EC StartUp Europe activities framework for web entrepreneurship. This Award is a unique opportunity to...

2014-06-12 08:30:15

DETROIT, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Henry Ford Innovation Institute is seeking talented individuals with a passion for healthcare innovation to become leaders in the growing field. Under the Davidson Fellowship for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health, the Fellows will be educated and trained for one year, beginning in September 2014. Fellows will be asked to commit up to 12 hours per month to the Fellowship and applications are due by June 26. "The demand for innovation in...

2014-06-12 04:21:54

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideacoil (https://ideacoil.com) is excited to highlight their new product at the Northside Festival, and build on their successful beta launch at New York Tech Day 2014. Ideacoil is an innovative new service giving entrepreneurs, innovators, creative thinkers, and start-ups a feedback tool to move their ideas from initial thought to refined project. Ideacoil allows users to leverage the internet to gain insight from a multitalented community of...

2014-06-11 23:13:54

The initial agenda and speaker lineup for the Sales 2.0 Conference in Boston has been released. The event will take place on July 14, 2014, at the Intercontinental Hotel. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Sales Dot Two, Inc., producer of a leading industry event series for B2B sales managers and executives, is pleased to announce that the agenda and speaker lineup for the Boston Sales 2.0 Conference in July is now live. The event, which is centered on the theme “Success in Real...

2014-06-11 23:06:25

Memorial Day Weekend sales increased 3.9% as shoppers spent $1.9 billion more in 2014 compared to 2013. Overall May Restaurant Sales Comps Increase 1%. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) today announced that U.S. retail sales for the month of May grew [+0.9%] nationwide. Memorial Day Weekend sales had a larger increase year over year, growing by [+3.9%] versus the 2013 holiday weekend. Americans spent $50.7 billion dollars during Memorial Day...

2014-06-10 23:05:23

Announcement made as part of Global Accelerator held at the United Nations to explore intersection of entrepreneurship and global development. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Today, the United Nations Foundation introduced Michael Dell as the Foundation’s Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship. The announcement was made at the Global Accelerator, a gathering of top entrepreneurs and UN leaders seeking creative approaches accelerating progress on global development goals. In attendance...

2014-06-05 23:01:44

Initial investments of $100,000 each for Goddard Labs, Green Sulfcrete, PolyNova, SynchroPET and Traverse Biosciences will transition technologies from research labs to tech startup companies Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Accelerate Long Island (ALI) Seed Fund and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund (LIETF) today announced initial investments in five Long Island-based biotech and clean energy startups. A total of $500,000 in seed funding will be provided, with $100,000 each...

2014-06-05 08:34:50

Locally-Based Startups and Successful Entrepreneurs Share Pivotal Moments at Old Faneuil Hall BOSTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET on June 12, six startups will kick off the largest and most diverse innovation event in the region when they take the stage and pitch their business ideas to an all-star panel of local VCs. The "Startup Pitch Heard 'Round the World" opens the second Boston TechJam and is a Shark Tank-like event where new entrepreneurs vie for exposure,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'