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I was recently listening to a rant from an associate who was perturbed that his team had not won a pitch event the night before. To be more accurate; he was more upset that he was beaten by a concept that he had bested before in similar contests. He could not understand why the judges chose to bestow first place on a concept that was clearly inferior to his.

Launched August this year in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Boston by Pat Kinsel, Alex Lambert, and Simon Yun, the location based application is an asset for people who want to discover what is happening around them in real time.

Being an entrepreneur is about, “The journey through the ‘NO’ to get to the YES’ ” said by Ryan Caldbeck, CEO of CircleUp, on a panel at the Connections Conference in Indianapolis. CircleUp is an online social marketplace that supports direct equity investments from individual investors to small private consumer and retail companies. He was talking about the history of VitaminWater and how the creator went through bankruptcy, had a failed marriage and spent years going from local mom n’ pop to mom n’ pop store trying to convince each one to carry Vitamin Water out of his car… eventually it went national as we all know

Based in Columbus, Ohio and community management in Washington, D.C, Huddlewoo a live video platform set to launch early 2013 to give people the ability to access extraordinary people for one-on-one conversations and mentoring.

Co-founders Myke Armstrong and Jacob Fatoorechi have today launched Tapshare,an app to allow one share their photos instantly and earn equity as well.

According to the founders people around the world will this Halloween knock on strangers’ doors filling pillowcases with candy but the founders want to do something amazing in the same spirit of giving on this spooky holiday, on their launch today October 30

If you weren’t able to make it out to Wokcano to mix and mingle with the hottest startups this week, you missed out. Not to worry because we’ll recap the night with some information on the demos from these up and coming companies located in LA.

Inspired by the vast amounts of data from videos, photos, music, websites and blogs shared by the many friends and people they follow online and seeing how much time it takes to check all the content across many platforms, friends set out to come up with a solution and CHNL was born.

Armed with a degree in Marketing and Business from University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and an Operations experience from Ireland, UAE and Egypt , Ciaran Connolly, 36 teamed up with Ernist Turdubaev 33, with a Master of Arts – Retail and Government Sector to launch ProfileTree.

Facebook just hit 1 billion active users globally and that was great but a new social payment application is set to make Facebook users across the world get more from their connections and even allowing companies to sell or receive payments from their pages.

TechZulu caught up Robert Sussman, Co-CEO of Zunguz, the Facebook payment app.

The team at Recycled Bride knows weddings are expensive, time-consuming to plan, and that’s the reason they want to make it easy to source great deals on pricey wedding items, and help you recover some of the money spent.