Boulder has more tech startups per capita than any U.S. metropolitan area

Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder County has more tech startups per capita than any U.S. metropolitan area, and it’s no wonder – the brightest minds flock to Boulder to work with companies that define innovation on a daily basis. And not only do startups thrive, seasoned technology companies and professionals find that being in this vibrant community is a large contributing factor to their long-term success.

 

 

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Uber teams with GM and Toyota to help 100k drivers buy cars to get more Ubers on the road

The expansion means hundreds of thousands more cars must come onto the Uber system.

To overcome its growing pains, Uber has come up with a brilliant new strategy. Uber is launching a pilot program to finance new cars. The company is partnering with GM, Toyota, and financial institutions to offer 100,000 driversreduced monthly car payments, in an effort get more Uber drivers on the road.

 

 

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Nutritious 3D printed food is now a reality

Natural Machines is working on a 3D printer that will be able to produce pasta and bread.

Natural Machines is a  Barcelona-based startup that is working on a 3D printer that will be able to produce pasta, bread, and other food item that starts out as a dough, paste or stiff liquid. The breakthrough could be the start of a new era for 3D printing and the possible foods it can produce.

 

 

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Copenhagen Wheel will make your bike faster, smarter, and connected

Copenhagen Wheel

An MIT SENSEable City Lab  team has developed technology called the “Copenhagen Wheel” that turns regular bikes into electric, connected bikes that are loaded with sensors and transmit a wealth of data.

 

 

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Coursera earned $1 million in revenue from its verified certificate program

Coursera students who completed the verified certificate program.

Online education startup Coursera, for the first time is sharing details on how it’s faring on the money-making front: the company said it’s earned $1 million from the verified certificate program it launched in January.

 

 

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UK’s Angel CoFund can super-charge angel syndicates with extra cash

The Angel CoFund is a government-backed fund in the UK.

Startups in the UK that are raising financing have a new route to funds in the shape of a government-backed fund which can super-charge an Angel round with extra cash. The UK government-backed fund, Angel CoFund ,is able to make initial investments of between £100,000 to £1 million into businesses, alongside syndicates of business angels. Angel CoFund launched in November 2011, and it was an early backer of Yplan, the events app which this year raised $12 million and PlayJam (a games maker for smart TVs). The fund started out investing in just some parts of the UK, but now it works nationwide. And it’s now had its first exit in its short, two year history.

 

 

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Coca-Cola to open startup accelerators in nine countries around the world

Coca-Cola has already launched accelerators in Sydney and San Francisco.

When you think of Coca-Cola do startups come to mind?  The beverage giant has plans for accelerator programs in nine cities including Berlin and Istanbul by the end of the year.

 

 

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Social business remade the economy while most companies weren’t looking

The online world has clearly and systematically changed the rules of business, and companies must adapt or risk irrelevance. This often seemed self-evident to many of us, even if the ranks of the Fortune 500 and Global 2000 didn’t actually seem to change very much as a result. But the times, they have recently changed.

 

 

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