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New accelerator program for student-made ventures launches in New York

A new startup accelerator oriented on student-made creations launched Monday through a partnership between the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Techstars. The program called LaunchPad Lift will support entrepreneurs who are in college by identifying some of the best ideas coming from the university level and pairing those future startup leaders with resources and connections that both the foundation and Techstars have readily available. “Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars offers students valuable on-campus support during a critical time in their entrepreneurial journey,”…

New York City Startups Making Waves on Instagram

It’s no secret that New York City has quickly turned into a hotbed of innovation. More and more tech companies are opting to set up shop in NYC, over a crowded and competitive Silicon Valley. Some of these startups have built the most incredible online brands in such a short period of time, but how have they achieved this? Well, one thing that a lot of these successful startups have in common is that they’ve turned to Instagram as the…

Manhattan-based pill dispensing startup bags $12 million in funding

The New York pill dispensing startup Hero has secured $12 million in its latest round of funding, according to Crain’s New York Business and a company announcement. The sizable funding round came thanks to the efforts of Brainchild Holdings, which the investment firm of Hero CEO Kal Vepuri. Additional funding was from Naval Ravikant, Box Group, Third Kind Venture Capital and Refactor Capital. Hero’s main product is a countertop device that dispenses up to 10 different medications for the exact amounts and…

Gotham Tech’s media incubator Espacio announces launch of new publication – En Serie

Espacio announced this morning the launch of their newest project, En Serie. The online publication will be focused on keeping up with the latest films, series, and everything related to the exciting world of visual entertainment. The project, which began to take shape at the end of 2017, aims to respond to the demands of contemporary audiences with up-to-date reporting on the fast-moving film and entertainment industry, in Spanish.