Giving and being charitable is good for the soul, but knowing how to track down your favorite charity so that you can donate is often a problem. One4All has come up with an ingenious way for you to donate to your favorite charities and share them with friends!
There are always a few gambles taken when you go on vacation, with the biggest risk usually being the hotel you choose to stay at. Yes, there are hundreds of hotel sites out there that claim to have the best deals available, but they don't quite match-up to TheSuitest.
Learning how to code is not something that many would describe as a fun experience, and that is exactly what the folks at Code Avengers are trying to change. They have put together a program that can either be used at home by students or integrated into the classroom.
We met up with Lee Starusta, founder of ziipa, the service that "discovers the best mobile and web apps that interest you." How does it work? ziipa's "proprietary algorithm enables users to rank mobile & web apps and connects them based on the user's interest."
Marco Aponte, one of the guys behind Have 1 On Me, introduces us to his app that delivers a truly-social gift by allowing you to send drinks to friends nationwide across the US. Have 1 On Me drinks are redeemable at thousands of restaurants like Chili's, Red Robin, On the Border, and several other well-known establishments.
Victoria Arnold, creator of Desk Union, joined us for a behind-the-scenes look at her venture Desk Union, "an online platform connecting micro businesses that need workspace with companies that have extra space. It's like the AirBnB for workspace."
"A lot of the hot startups that ultimately fail are actually novelties, they're things that people enjoy for a little bit of time but they're not businesses for the long-term...so real products solving real problems is the commonality of all the really solid startups."
"The only rational thing is to throw in the towel. Everyone around me told me that that was going to be the case. But what made me not throw in the towel was that I realized that if I threw in the towel now I will never be able to forgive myself. I would always be asking myself: What if I hadn't thrown in the towel?"
A Stanford University lecture held by Gary Morgenthaler, partner at Morgenthaler Ventures. Gary focuses on information technology and artificial intelligence. He's a past director at Siri which was acquired by Apple and the director at Bluearc which was acquired by Hitachi. Gary started out his career as an entrepreneur and a self-taught programmer.