Featured Startup Pitch: FreeFly881 offers a free, smartphone-based global business calling directory

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By Raymond Kwan, FreeFly881 co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH FreeFly881 is an app that is aims to revolutionize the telecom industry. With its Searchable Global Phone Book feature, businesses of any size can now find any company, located in any part of the world, and call them for free. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION FreeFly881 is a free app that can be downloaded to any … [Read more...]

Women and startups – the numbers

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By Monica Eaton-Cardone, Chargebacks911 founder Women own approximately 30 percent of small businesses in America. In fact, according to the National Women’s Business Council, there are over 7.8 million businesses in the United States that are owned by women. Despite this, only three percent of tech startups have women owners. The technology industry, while growing at a … [Read more...]

Lightning Pitch: FAVVIES – A social network for favorites

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COMPANY: FAVVIES ELEVATOR PITCH: Social network for favorites. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Ever want to know what other people’s favorites are? On social media you can ‘like’ a lot of things, but what are the favorites? What are the go-to products and places of friends, family and influencers? Introducing FAVVIES—a social networking site for favorite places, … [Read more...]

Lightning Pitch: Travefy


COMPANY: Travefy ELEVATOR PITCH: The easiest online and mobile group travel planner. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Travefy is the easiest online and mobile group travel planner. Through Travefy groups can plan together and pay together with the ability to collaborate on trip details, build a rich shared itinerary, and collect shared expenses so no one is stuck … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: TeamRunner wants to take the headaches out of sports team travel and tap into a potentially huge market

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By Colette Kuhnsman, TeamRunner.com co-founder and VP marketing ELEVATOR PITCH TeamRunner is the first truly integrated cloud-based solution that connects athletes, teams, sports organizations and businesses to make sports travel easier and more streamlined for everybody. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION TeamRunner is a cloud-based service built on Ruby on Rails with … [Read more...]

Lightning Pitch: Slope

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COMPANY: Slope ELEVATOR PITCH: Dropbox for media content. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Slope is a cloud-based platform for marketing and creative teams to store, organize, and collaborate on video and other media projects. In an effort to help grow their business, companies are producing more videos, graphics, and images than ever before. Currently, marketing … [Read more...]

Lightning Pitch: Splice.sr

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COMPANY: Splice.sr ELEVATOR PITCH: Explain anything from anywhere. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: It is difficult to share your ideas effectively when you can’t engage your audience in real-time. Key elements of your message are left out when you distribute silent presentation slides, while lengthy reports do not capture the crux of your idea … [Read more...]

Lightning Pitch: SmartCare

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COMPANY: SmartCare ELEVATOR PITCH: Child care is now connected. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Mobile and web-based child care management software and app. SmartCare encompasses all aspects of child care management—check in/check out, scheduling, billing, payments, meals, immunizations, and keeping parents connected throughout the day. Our services are free to … [Read more...]

Lightning Pitch: Decibite

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COMPANY: Decibite ELEVATOR PITCH: Zappos for web hosting. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Decibite offers non-technical entrepreneurs the benefits of owning a server without the headache of maintaining one. Direct technical support. Full resource accountability and transparency. Encryption-based security and privacy features. An asset customized to fit your … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Newslines looks to take on Wikipedia and Google News with its crowdsourced news search platform

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By Mark Devlin, Newslines co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Newslines is a crowdsourced news search engine that combines the best of Google News, Wikipedia and YouTube. Our aim is to organize the world’s news. We offer 50 percent revenue share to contributors. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Our contributors compile all the newsworthy information (news and life events, … [Read more...]