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  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by mariogi
    +19 +1

    How I Went From Being a Lifer at McDonald’s to Making 6 Figures at an Investment Firm, Overnight

    I started at McDonald’s when I was 17 years old in the hopes of saving up and buying a car. Sadly, this was just about my only significant financial goal for the next 10 years of my life. I did what most young men seem to do today, live life by the minute. I watched tons of shows and put thousands of hours into video games. I worked as little as possible. In my entire 10 years at this company, I had a surprising amount of opportunity for advancement. I met my best friend here, we started the same week and forged our friendship on the heat of the grease traps, side by side. The difference was, he actually had a little bit of ambition.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TheSpirit
    +22 +1

    4 Success Strategies From My 16-Year-Old Self That I Still Use Today — $20 Million Later

    I first entered the world of entrepreneurship as a 16-year-old website developer. Since then, I’ve moved onto bigger enterprises, like founding Adventure Capital, a venture fund and incubator that starts businesses in developing countries.

  • How-to
    3 years ago
    by baconfedora
    +10 +1

    Walk-In Freezer Organization Tips for Restaurants

    Use the Proper Shelving NSF-approved shelving has been tested by the National Sanitation Foundation and was found to be safe to use for storing things such as food and medicine. Be sure to pick the proper epoxy coating that will withstand frequent cleaning and cold and damp environments. Lowest Shelves Should Be At Least 6 Read the full article...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by zritic
    +14 +1

    Bill Gates and Richard Branson Back Startup That Grows ‘Clean Meat’

    Cargill Inc., one of the largest global agricultural companies, has joined Bill Gates and other business giants to invest in a nascent technology to make meat from self-producing animal cells amid rising consumer demand for protein that’s less reliant on feed, land and water.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by TheSpirit
    +17 +1

    Folding stool-sharing service in Beijing sees half its seats go missing on first day

    A folding stool-sharing service saw over half its seats go missing and presumed stolen on the very first day. The service was launched on Sunday (Aug 13), with over a thousand stools placed at bus stops in the Chinese capital, according to the Beijing Morning Post. There was a slow start to business due to the rainy weather, but by the end of the day, many of the seats had disappeared.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by everlost
    +1 +1

    Hampton Creek is now growing its own meat in labs—and it says it will get to stores first

    The maker of vegan mayonnaise has been working on getting lab-made meat onto dinner tables everywhere. It’s just that nobody knew about it. Hampton Creek—a company that built its name on plant-based condiments and vegan-friendly cookie doughs—today revealed that, for the last year, it has been secretly developing the technology necessary for producing lab-made meat and seafood, or as the industry likes to call it, “clean meat.”

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by digilenz
    Current Event
    +5 +1

    April 2017 Event - Canterbury Tech Cluster

    Date: 04/04/2017 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Tait Communications, 245 Wooldridge Rd, Harewood, Christchurch Our monthly Canterbury Tech Cluster events provide a great opportunity to network and listen to speakers present on a wide range of topics. For our April event of 2017 we are kindly being hosted by Tait Communications and will be …

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by Nelson
    +35 +2

    A San Francisco startup just created the world's first lab-grown chicken

    San Francisco-based startup Memphis Meats says it has made the world's first lab-grown chicken strips from animal cells. On March 14, Memphis Meats invited a handful of taste-testers to their kitchen to try it. And according to the company, they said it tastes just like chicken. "It is thrilling to introduce the first chicken and duck that didn’t require raising animals. This is a historic moment for the clean meat movement," Memphis Meats' cofounder and CEO, Uma Valeti, said in a press release.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by hxxp
    +26 +1

    Airbnb just closed a $1 billion round and became profitable in 2016

    Airbnb has closed on a more than $1 billion round of funding, a source close to the company told CNBC. The round was confirmed in an SEC filing that dropped on Thursday. It is now worth approximately $31 billion. The company raised roughly an additional $450 million as part of its Series F round, making the round nearly twice as much as it stood last fall. The total amount raised was $1,003,312,065, according to the filing.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +17 +1

    Instacart Raises Funding Valuing Grocery Startup at $3.4 Billion

    Online grocery delivery startup Instacart Inc. has raised a $400 million round of venture funding, said people familiar with the deal. With the additional capital, the San Francisco-based company’s valuation has risen to $3.4 billion, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter isn’t public. The investment was led by Sequoia Capital, which had led an earlier round, the people said.

  • Video/Audio
    4 years ago
    by Chubros
    +30 +1

    $300 000 'Self-Filling water bottle' FAILURE

    If I wanted to be rich (instead of being a scientist) it would be SOOOO much easier, especially if I didnt care about predating on people ignorance. It does however get depressing sometimes seing someone trot out a clearly stupid idea (like fontus), get $300 000 of crowd funder money, and design awards. They then proceeded to work out that I was right all along, and eventually reinvent a very VERY poor ripoff of a commercial peltier dehumidifier. .... and now... after all that..... they've just won a 'top 4 Austrian startup' award. Words just kinda fail me at this point. This video supported by donations on patreon, which for me is honestly a silver lining for this cloud. At least there are people out there who will support this kind of work! https://www.patreon.com/Thunderf00t

  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +27 +1

    MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Start-Up

    No venture capital, no Bay Area presence, no crazy burn rate: MailChimp’s founders built the company slowly by anticipating customers’ needs and following their instincts. The typical start-up fairy tale goes something like this: You begin with young entrepreneurs from Stanford or Harvard who have come up with some novel idea for disrupting restaurants or dog walking or whatever else.

  • Expression
    4 years ago
    by rexall
    +25 +1

    Someone created a tech job board for people over 30

    When the interviewers at a startup told John Wheeler he wouldn’t be a good “cultural fit,” he knew they were referring, at least in part, to his age. Wheeler, who lives in Temecula, California, doesn’t believe he was outright discriminated against, but at 37, he knows his interests are likely different from the 20-something “brogrammers” commonly found at startups. “The interview was generally positive,” he writes in an email. But after reading two stories this week about age discrimination in the tech industry...

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by tukka
    +1 +1

    Airbnb raising a reported $850M at a $30B valuation

    Tech unicorn and sharing economy darling Airbnb has informed the State of Delaware that it’s raising another heap of cash. TechCrunch independently verified that Airbnb indicated in a 28 page filing on July 28th that it has plans to bring in additional late-stage capital. Almost a year after its last raise of $1.6 billion, the company is said to be adding $850 million to its coffers, according to information obtained by Equidate.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by wildcat
    +36 +2

    Medium is now blocked in China

    Blogging platform Medium is now blocked in China, according to tests. The site, co-founded by former Twitter CEO Evan Williams, launched in August 2012. Even though other blog services like Google’s Blogspot got whacked by China’s Great Firewall many years ago, Medium had gone uncensored until now. A network ping test on Medium’s homepage within mainland China confirms that the site cannot be reached. We’ve found the site to be inaccessible on all three Chinese telcos.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by ppp
    +24 +1

    The MIT blackjack prodigy who inspired the movie ‘21’ sold his first startup for $500 million — now he’s back with another one

    Playing blackjack helps in business, according to Allego CEO Yuchun Lee. He would know because he was part of the infamous MIT blackjack team that inspired the 2008 Kevin Spacey movie "21." "Blackjack has really strengthened me over the years, to go through the ups and downs of business," Lee told Business Insider. Lee has the track record to back it up. He took his first startup, a marketing software maker Unica, public in 2005, before selling it to IBM for about $500 million in 2010.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by hxxp
    +10 +1

    SurveyMonkey to Lay Off 100 and Retool Business Product

    Cloud-based polling service SurveyMonkey informed employees today that it is letting go of about 100 people in a plan to retool its product aimed at businesses, which is not living up to expectations. The layoffs were to be disclosed at an internal meeting this afternoon. The cuts amount to about 13 percent of SurveyMonkey’s workforce of about 750. The cuts were made primarily among the sales team devoted to SurveyMonkey for Business.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by geoleo
    +39 +1

    Gogo is getting sued by American Airlines over its in-flight Wi-Fi

    American Airlines is suing Gogo, saying that the in-flight Wi-Fi provider must either improve its internet speeds or end its contract with the airline. According to a regulatory filing from Gogo, as spotted by BuzzFeed News, American claims it has found an alternative service provider, ViaSat, offering better service. Under the contract, Gogo must create a new, competing proposal or allow American to terminate the contract, which Gogo says represents about 200 planes.

  • Current Event
    5 years ago
    by hiihii
    +34 +1

    SoundCloud could be forced to go silent after $44m losses

    A report casts “significant doubt on the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.” SoundCloud struck a landmark deal with Universal Music Group last month, but its latest financial filings suggest the company is in dire financial straits. As Music Business Worldwide reports, the company’s recently published financial report for 2014 reveals that its overheads have increased faster than its revenue in recent years.

  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by geoleo
    +22 +1

    The End Of The Big Venture Formula

    Well, do I have the deal of the century for you! Investors – the smartest investors in the world – are throwing billions at it! The price can only go up! People are flocking from around the globe to get their share! Time is very limited, so you have to act now! It’s so exciting, I even forgot how to use normal punctuation!!! Then there’s the crash and suddenly, the exclamation points all seem to quietly melt back into the puddle of periods from which they came from.