The Graduates of ERA’s Demo Day Want to Solve All Your Problems, from Paperwork to Catering

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Well, here we are again: Time to unleash a new class of freshly minted accelerator graduates upon the New York tech scene. This morning investors, reporters and supporters gathered in the Starfleet Academy-like environs of IAC’s Chelsea headquarters for Demo Day.

But first, a few facts and figures from managing director Murat Aktihanoglu re: the state Read More


Entrepreneurs Roundtable Announces 10 Start-ups for Summer Accelerator

Betabeat will be getting some new neighbors June 6th, when ten start-ups move into Times Square offices for a three month accelerator program run by Entrepreneurs Roundtable.

“We are very excited to have received interest from such a wide group of top-flight entrepreneurs for our inaugural ERA program,” said Murat Aktihanoglu, managing director. “We are thrilled with the group of companies which will be participating, and we look forward to working with them and our extensive mentor network to help these companies succeed.” Read More

The Third Degree

Charlie Kemper Has No Regrets About Missing Cisco’s Big Bucks

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Charlie Kemper is the Managing Director at the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator.

Q – You always remember the ones that got away. Tell us about the startup you regret passing on the most.

A – I don’t regret any. Life is too short to regret much. But, I have missed my fair share of big hits. We passed on FlipVideo, ultimately we were right and ultimately the market confirmed out judgement, since the product is now dead. But we could have gotten in before Cisco, and that would have been a huge win. Read More