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Brazil, Babies And The Startup That Will Nurture Them Both

Brazil isn’t necessarily a place you think of as a tech startup mecca. After all, nine years ago, only 8 percent of the population of Brazil used the Internet. But, things are changing, hockey stick growth is happening and Brazilian babies are, well, in serious need of an eCommerce site where their parents can find all their baby goods. Thank the Rio heavens for Baby.com.br, a startup that will help do just that. And, investors think...

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Startup Funding Strategies

Bootstrapping, or self-funding, is what most people do when starting up their own ventures. And usually they have little choice in the matter as outside investors are unlikely to put money into a new program which has yet to demonstrate any possible return.   So most new ventures start out in college rooms, kitchens and garages, and this keeps expenses to a minimum. And, unlike most commercial enterprises such as manufacturing,...

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Online Classified Ads On MySchoolSwap Help Fund Schools
Jun14

Online Classified Ads On MySchoolSwap Help Fund Schools

Think all startups are about fancy apps, revolutionary ideas, or becoming a tech-savvy millionaire before earning a diploma? Think again. MySchoolSwap.com helps fund schools nationwide with online classified ads.   Their business model is simple. Members buy credits to post classified ads, and 50% of all credit sales are donated to the schools that members choose. MySchoolSwap.com offers individual pages for each public and...

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SendAsGift Solves Your Gift Giving Dilemmas

Gift giving is a talent that not everyone has. In fact, it has been known to cause full-blown panic attacks amongst those with dreadful present presenting track records. Luckily there’s SendAsGift.com, a website that screens potential gifts with recipients before they are bought.     Here’s how it works:   You enter your email address or log in with Facebook You select a gift from any website SendAsGift checks whether...

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Too Cheap For Movie Theaters? Dealflicks Is Set To Change That
Jun13

Too Cheap For Movie Theaters? Dealflicks Is Set To Change That

Going to see a movie in theaters has become crazy expensive and, to be honest, I usually feel like I have better things (like beer, clothing, rent) to spend my limited income on.   So I’m pumped about Dealflicks, a startup that’s currently operating in beta in Los Angeles. Dealflicks wants to connect movie theaters with customers, selling their empty seats for 40%-60% off the normal ticket price. Movie theaters get...

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