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KillerStartups Weekly Roundup

You’re busy. We get it.





The fast pace and crazy work hours of startup life make it impossible to keep up with all the latest startup news, trends, and tips – and worrying that you’ve missed out is no way to begin the weekend. That’s why we’ve rounded up this week’s hottest startup stories from KillerStartups below.


Killer Startups

  • Think you’re a veteran, pro traveler? Do you know if the miles from your latest flight have been added to your frequent flyer account? …something always escapes our attention, potentially ruining plans. Travel smarter: TripIt.
  • CounterCrop is one helluva bright way to grow your own food indoors. If you can press a button, you’re green thumb enough.
  • Who has the energy and inspiration to plan meals at the end of the day then write out a shopping list? Not you. Not me. MealPlannr does the work for you, preventing hanger attacks.
  • Process online payments, provide customer support, design a website… OElite simplifies life for online business owners by providing an array of services. No wondering where to turn for help, no technical expertise required. Easy peasy.


Living the Startup Life

  • Why, why, why do we risk all of our data being wiped out? Because we’re lazy, forgetful. We delay. We think it won’t happen to us. Are we completely nuts? It’s so easy to back up your data.
  • Pitch your startup in 5 cities in 5 days. Piece of cake. From coast to coast to… Oh, not so easy. There is a way to fly and avoid suffering jet lag.
  • After so many crazy experiences together – so many hours spent working together – it’s hardly an exaggeration to call team members family. Which is why, unpleasant as it might sound, you should maybe think about what you’d do if you lost someone close to you.


Startup Tips & Trends

  • Real work & opportunity: just 2 excellent reasons for working with startups. Check out the other fab benefits of choosing to go small.
  • Artists and business go together better than anyone might first think. Get a load of the latest incubator created by The New York Foundation for the Arts for an inspiring example.
  • It’s the motion of the ocean – look for running video to edge out static web pages. Subscribe for free videos while you still can.


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Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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