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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

  • Fundable. Why should everyone involved with startups know about this amazing platform? $100 million in funding commitments. 500,000 startups supported. $100 million…
  • SpotRocket. We love rankings. SpotRocket ranks startups so that students can find the hottest startups to work for. Plus, huge bragging rights. Is it too early to ask for a March Madness style tournament of startups?
  • ItsOn. Sick of having a smartphone with dumb service? This telecommunications company is going to shake up rigid plans and archaic pricing, big time.
  • Wunderlist. “Work better with less effort.” Using an app for managing projects shouldn’t be its own project requiring management. Lists for (hang with me for a little language play here) the listless.


Killer Entrepreneurs

  • Talia Y. Leman. She had her first presidential endorsement probably before she had braces. She’s won a youth version of a Nobel Prize. If we want to encourage entrepreneurship early in life, Talia is a brilliant example.
  • Sean Kelly. He upended the $42B vending machine industry. Here he upends management structure to create space for better team performance.
  • Joshua Cassidy and Adrian Piotrowicz. Like so many entrepreneurs, they love travel. They found a way to quit their jobs because they loved sharing experiences so much. Well, at least they’re out to let fellow explorers in on the fun by building a visual diary for everyone to use.


Killer Tips & Trends

  • Working from home. It’s a dream come true for a growing number of people… until they lose their minds!!!!!! Here’s how to keep it together if your abode is your office.
  • Values startup employees should have. Each person brings different skills and traits to the table. Find out what qualities top entrepreneurs find best serve their companies.
  • Take a break! Best advice ever, right? No, it’s not an excuse to slack. No one is saying you should walk away from work. However, science proves that the right break is sometimes the best way to get things done.


Photo Credits

Benny Mazur

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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