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Microsoft Ventures: The Original Startup Goes Back To Its Roots

Rahul Sood, General Manager of Microsoft Ventures, is changing how we help startups accelerate. Targeting markets across the globe, Microsoft Ventures is bringing entrepreneurial mentoring, backed by Microsoft's products and support, to give their accelerator companies an unfair advantage in the market.

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Nathan Kurtz
on February 14, 2014
Emerging Entrepreneurs in the Big D

Can you guess where the follow startups were founded-- GameStop, Woot, Words with Friends, SOFTLAYER? Probably Silicon Valley, right? No. How about Boston? Wrong again. I'll give you a hint: it's the fourth largest media market in the country, home to 18 Fortune 500 companies and boasts two major airports, serving as headquarters for two major airlines. Sounds like a pretty good place to start a company, right? Dallas, and the surrounding area called the "Metroplex", sure thinks so and it wants you to start thinking so as well. On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the emerging startup scene in Dallas. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found here.

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Cameron Cushman
on December 06, 2013
A Take on Why It's Time for Startup Africa

Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow and Policy Dialogue blogger Jonathan Ortmans shares his insight into why Africa's emerging startup scene is living up to the hype.

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Thom Ruhe
on April 11, 2013
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