KillerStartups Roundup: The Best Of Startup Life

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…



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Killer Startups

  • You know you want one. Oh, to be the first on the block to have a 3D printer, Just maybe NVBOTS will nudge us closer to that reality with their fully-automated beauties, currently making a push in the Crow2Shelf Contest to land on Staples shelves.
  • Now you see it, now you don’t – Minder is an app that gives time-limited and geographic ally specific access to content. It’s a creative take on giving content publishers & sharers greater control over their materials.
  • Worms rejoice! Bookworms, that is. BooksMinority is building a platform to put bestselling fiction onto people’s screens for free. All literacy initiatives deserve celebration.
  • Saying “thank you” feels good. To the person hearing it and for the person saying it. ZenQ wants to make it super simple to show appreciation. Don’t miss this interview with the vivacious founder.


Living the Startup Life

  • Cities around the globe are courting startups, offering resources and talent to lure new companies. Have a look at some places that afford surprising opportunities and the startups that have taken early advantage.
  • What’s all the fuss over GIFs and emojis? Learn how to join the fun by checking out some delightful, new visual tools.
  • Maybe the worst aspect of being a mobile society: all that moving. And the expenses. You’re gonna wish you’d thought of this one. What we need is an AirBnB of movers, a “peer-to-peer and on-demand moving and large-item delivery platform.” Meet Buddytruk.


Startup Tips & Trends

  • If you’ve ever needed to feel better about a disastrous pitch, or you’re interested in making sure you don’t blow your big shot, do yourself a huge favor and behold the mess This American Life producer Alex Blumberg made of his moment. Instructive, fun and cringeworthy pitch fail.
  • The freemium model is the pricing structure in vogue with startups, and it makes a lot of sense for many companies. However, there are some pitfalls to avoid to ensure the freemium plan serves your company best in the long run.
  • Every business owner has something to learn. The most successful entrepreneurs find a way to keep learning. Thrive15 is a new way for business owners to learn what they need as they need it – through fun, interactive, and action-oriented lessons that work directly toward growing businesses. Hell yeah.


Photo Credits

Nana B Agyei