The next era for StartUp Beat

There comes a point in the lifespan of a small media venture when an entrepreneur realizes that they’ve reached the point where they either need to throw in all their chips and begin to transform into a big media venture, or pass it along to someone new to take it to the next level. StartUp Beat has reached that point, and I am announcing that the site is up for sale. It will … [Read more...]

StartUp Beat’s next phase: A monthly subscription model

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat editorI have some news about StartUp Beat that I want to share because it directly impacts you, the readers, and the site you’ve help build with your loyalty and support over the years.This month I am phasing in an ad-free, subscription model for StartUp Beat. Access to the site will cost $1.99 per month, moving forward (you’ll get two … [Read more...]

A note from the editor…

You may have noticed that there are no new postings over the last 24 hours or so. Don’t worry, StartUp Beat is on a brief, two day hiatus in order to make some important new site changes and add some new features that will add real value for readers.Thank you for your patience—I hope you like the changes, and as always, I welcome all comments and suggestions at brian (at) … [Read more...]

New on StartUp Beat: ‘Reader Contributed’

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat editorYou may have noticed a new feature on StartUp Beat called ‘Reader Contributed.’ It’s a section of the site that gives anyone the opportunity to contribute to the conversation about startups. Submissions can include a broad range of content, including opinion pieces, press releases, infographics, and blog posts. However, advertising … [Read more...]

Editor’s Note: A quick look back, and a longer look forward

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat EditorIn the spirit of StartUp Beat’s mission to shine a light on innovative, early-stage startups that often get little attention from the mainstream media, I rarely post anything about StartUp Beat as…well, a startup news site. However, I thought the start of the first full week of the year would be a good time to give a brief update on … [Read more...]