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America’s Top 6 Startup Accelerators and What Makes Each Unique

Startup accelerators have been a critical component in the creation of thousands of startups, including such familiar names as Airbnb, Twitch, Stripe, Dropbox, Twilio, Simple, Pluto TV and ClassPass. These startup-creation machines provide some combination of education, capital, co-working space, product-development support and access to a strong support network. They enable companies that are ready

Rebuffed By ‘Shark Tank,’ Michael Elliot Raised $200K From Its Viewers To Build Nail Salons For Guys

Michael Elliot made a name for himself writing screenplays for movies that include Brown Sugar and Just Wright. But as he approached his 50th birthday, he worried that he’d never built anything real – and started to think about business. Entering a nail salon in Santa Monica for a pedicure one day, Elliot realized what he wanted to do: