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City of Boulder Opens Small Business Grant Program With $675,000 Fund Application Period Aug. 31 – Sept. 11, 2020 - City of Boulder

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative backs Indian education startup Eruditus in $113 million fundraise - TechCrunch

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Mumbai-based Eruditus, which works with top universities globally to offer more than 100 executive-level courses to students in over 80 nations, said on Monday it has raised $113 million in a new financing round as it looks to further scale its business to reach more learners.The Series D financing round for the 10-year-old startup was co-led by Leeds Illuminate and Prosus Ventures. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and existing investors Sequoia India and Ved Capital also participated in the round, which brings Eruditus’ to-date raise to over $160 million. Eruditus is now valued at over $700 million, a person familiar with the matter said. Avendus Capital was the financial advisor to Eruditus on this transaction.Eruditus maintains a tie-up with over 30 top-tier universities including MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, INSEAD, Wharton, UC Berkeley, IIT, IIM, and NUS. The universities and Eruditus work to develop courses that are aimed at offering higher education to students. These courses c…

RevBits Named Winner as Top 100 Cybersecurity Startup for 2020 - PRNewswire

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"We're pleased to name RevBits as a winner among the Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups for 2020 in our second annual Black Unicorn awards.  This award showcases those companies like RevBits with this kind of incredible potential in the cybersecurity marketplace," said Judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of www.allegiscyber.com, David DeWalt of www.nightdragon.com and Gary Miliefsky of www.cyberdefensemediagroup.com. "We are honored to be recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine as a Top 100 Cybersecurity Startup. As the threat level in the cyberspace continues to rise with an alarming increase in the number of companies compromised and hacked, it has become crystal clear that mainstream solutions are failing to provide adequate protection," said David Schiffer, CEO "That is why we are confident that our full suite of solutions will greatly reduce clients' exposure and loses worldwide, while providing more protection and actionable information about their networks.&…

Letters to the Editor: Escobedo understands small business owners - Santa Maria Times

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Letters to the Editor: Escobedo understands small business owners - Santa Maria TimesLetters to the Editor: Escobedo understands small business owners - Santa Maria TimesPosted: 30 Aug 2020 08:00 AM PDT Escobedo understands small business ownersAs a small business owner, I am grateful to have a candidate like Carlos Escobedo running for Santa Maria City Council. He understands the value of hard work and how difficult it can be to start and maintain a business in a world full of permits and red tape.Starting a business and trying to build oneself up from nothing is not impossible but is becoming less feasible in California with each passing day. Business regulations continue to increase, and permits require growing amounts of money and time.We are no longer living in our grandparents' world where starting a business required little more than an idea. Carlos Escobedo hopes to streamline the business permitting process to be simpler, easier, and more efficient.Eliminating unnecessary …

Top 10 Business Books for Kids - Small Business Trends

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Top 10 Business Books for Kids - Small Business TrendsTop 10 Business Books for Kids - Small Business TrendsPosted: 06 Aug 2020 12:00 AM PDT If your young business person has read all the business books on the list or is looking for more resources, we have more suggestions.  After all, there's more advice than books.  Check out the following free resources for budding entrepreneurs and kid businesses:Kidpreneur Magazine — This is our digital magazine for young entrepreneurs. It's a collection of our articles with advice and guidance for children and high school students — and their parents. From preparing your child to be an entrepreneur to encouraging their ideas, you will find practical help and inspiration. Read: Kidpreneur Magazine.Business Ideas for Teens – Ready to jump right into starting a business? Or perhaps you want to research business startup concepts along with reading a good business book or two. If you need ideas, we have plenty! High school students can easily …

Downtown Corpus Christi: What projects are under development? - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

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2020 Cancer Diagnostics Startup Identification Market - 74 Startup Profiles - ResearchAndMarkets.com - oaoa.com

Updated2 days agoDUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2020--The "Cancer Diagnostics Startup Identification" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.The World Health Organization estimates that cancer was responsible for the death of about 9.6 million people in 2018 making of it a leading cause of death worldwide. A delay in the treatment of cancer can result in a considerable decrease of the patient's chance of survival.Therefore the cancer diagnostics market is booming and highly competitive with a large number of big and small players operating in different market segments. Moreover, a strong need for new diagnostics exists to allow earlier detection with higher sensitivity and higher specificity. New startups are founded every year with the aim of developing the next big diagnostic technology. In this highly diverse and rapidly changing ecosystem, it is crucial to identify new players and monitor their activities to determine opportunities, threats,…

Local startup garners fresh round of investing, expands operations - Richmond.com

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Only $5 for 5 months Photo courtesy of SEQL A company founded by two former Trinity Episcopal football players has garnered an influx of investments as it undergoes a rebranding that includes a name change and shift in its long-term vision. STAC, which launched in May and aims to aid young athletes in the recruiting process, is now SEQL, short for Sport Equality. Co-founder Robert de Wolff said $450,000 has come in during the past six weeks, putting the company at more than $1 million raised since its inception. That money is predominantly locally sourced, de Wolff said, coming from “high net-worth individuals in the Richmond area,” many of whom are new to the company. He added that most investors say they’re excited about the company’s rebranding and recent additions to its team, and that they plan to continue contributing as SEQL grows. Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook, a D.C. area native, recently joined the SEQL team as a partner, shareholder and ambassador. In its new structure, SE…

EnerVenue looks to shake up the battery market with metal hydrogen technology - pv magazine USA

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The company launched today with $12 million in seed funding, boasting advantages over lithium-ion in performance, price, operability in extreme weather and decades of use in the aerospace industry. August 27, 2020Tim Sylvia In what has become the summer of battery storage, a new chemistry has entered the fray, with battery startup EnerVenue launching today with $12 million in seed funding.The company is betting on the success of metal hydrogen batteries, specifically nickel-hydrogen batteries. This chemistry has proven to be an incredibly powerful energy storage technology for the aerospace industry for quite some time, but was always held back from greater commercial success due to its high price.According to Dr. Yi Cui, chief technology advisor with EnerVenue, the company has been able to achieve commercialization via “a breakthrough competitive price using new low-cost materials.” The company was able to do this by working with EEnotech, a startup that incubates and accelerates nanot…

Why Trademarks Are So Valuable for Your Small Business - AllBusiness.com

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Why Trademarks Are So Valuable for Your Small Business - AllBusiness.comWhy Trademarks Are So Valuable for Your Small Business - AllBusiness.comPosted: 29 Aug 2020 10:20 AM PDT Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, small business confidence is slowly rising in the third quarter of 2020.According to the CNBC | SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, the Confidence Index Score for small businesses was 49 in Q2 of 2020; it has since risen to 53 for Q3. This uptick, however slight it may be, signifies small businesses still have a difficult road ahead in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.One positive note from the survey is that 36% of businesses state that current operating conditions are "good" in Q3. This is a significant rise from Q2, which was at 18%, and a sign that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for existing and new businesses alike.What if you are starting a business during this time? As entrepreneurs incorporate and form LLCs, they will be coming up with unique names, p…