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Energy-Tech Startup Competition Won By Another Taxi App

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For most utility companies, the most “disruption” they ever deal with is when a power grid is overloaded by everyone’s air conditioners. But this week, major utilities and power companies met with members of the local tech community to try and figure out how to bring good ol’ Silicon Alley innovation to the New York utility Read More

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Now We’re Disrupting Juice and Coffee: Meet ERA’s Graduating Class of Startups

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Down by the frigid waterfront in Chelsea this morning, investors, engineers and entrepreneurs convened on IAC Headquarters to listen to the latest batch of startup superstars pitch their companies at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator’s Demo Day.

The startups of ERA’s Winter 2014 class presented their services and business plans to a crowd of over 800. Each company spent about fifteen minutes on stage giving their pitches — prepared for with the help of presentation coaches — to a packed room of techies and potential investors. Read More

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Demo Day Dispatches: Meet the Latest Batch of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Alums

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It’s graduation day at the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, and the audience for the demos–heavy on the enterprise offerings, but with a buzzy online dating startup spicing up the proceedings–was the biggest we’ve seen it. Betabeat arrived at the IAC HQ even later than usual and so found ourselves relegated to the standing-room-only section, behind a small mob of dudes with messenger bags.

Sidling up to a table, we almost bumped into the fashionably attired cofounder of Trendalytics, practicing her speech in a mutter and pacing the floor in sky-high nude heels.

Without further ado, the companies: Read More

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TechStars NY Demo Day: The Live Blog

Let’s get this party started.

GO: Ben Lerer and Roger Ehrenberg do a fist bump and talk about having a coding sleepover #brogramming

1 – Companies are coming out to Empire State of Mind. Investors high fiving them as they walk down the aisle.

2 – Unlike last year, when Bloomberg was filming, the lunch with investors after demos is private this time.

3 – David Kidder introduces Contently, says he’s an investor, and promises this thing has legs. Mr. Kidder says its gotten to $1 million a year.

4 – Contently’s Shane Snow talk about how LinkedIn became their client after trying Demand Media and other content farms. Read More