Maryland Startup: Beagle Takes Zaarly, On Craigslist And TaskRabbit On Campus

Beagle, a startup born at the University of Maryland, is quietly taking on the likes of Zaarly, Craigslist and TaskRabbit on college campuses. By offering the Beagle service only to college students with .edu email addresses they harness the power of the highly coveted college consumer. Traditionally college students are often early adopters, and when

Startup Grind Announced For Philly!

Startup Grind, the global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs through monthly top tier fireside chats is sweeping the nation. Philadelphia is the latest city to add a chapter for the organization. Startup Grind Philadelphia is being headed by Mike Maher the founder and CEO of Benjamin’s Desk, Philadelphia’s premiere shared office

Austin Startup Burpy Is The Latest In The Grocery Delivery Phenomena [video][sxsw]

We got a chance to catch up with Aseem Ali, one of the cofounders of Austin startup Burpy. The Burpy platform allows you to order groceries, beverages, snacks/candy, beer, health and beauty needs, cigarettes, household essentials and more. Essentially, anything that can be purchased at WalMart can be delivered via Burpy. “Our vision was inspired

Where Do You Go With An Idea? Startup Weekend Of Course! [video][sxsw]

Startup Weekend is a great event. To date they’ve done over 560 Startup Weekend’s in 107 countries and that keeps on growing. While they hold events in Silicon Valley, Startup Weekend is a huge, community catalyst “everywhere else”. Many cities like New York, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas and Los Angeles have had multiple Startup Weekend events,

Powerhouse Team Behind Raises $1 Million For Max Headroom Like News Startup

A new startup based in Miami, called Guide, promises to bring technology that will turn online news, social streams and blogs into videos guided by 20 different anchors or avatars. Included in the 20 anchors are a dog, a robot, and anime characters. These characters will read articles, and present photos and videos like your

Swiss Startup Nearbors, Let Your Neighbors Pick Up Your Shopping List

In reading the pitch from Swiss startup Nearbors I immediately started thinking about Zaarly. The pitch talks about being too busy to go out shopping for groceries or food and having someone else do it for you. Zaarly has done well in some big city markets and is deploying across other medium markets in the

SXSW Bringing Startup Event To Vegas Baby: SXSWV2V

The SXSWi or South By Southwest Interactive show, as part of the annual South By Southwest festival held in March every year, continues to grow. This year all hotel rooms in the immediate vicinity are already sold out. Last year, despite torrential downpours for three days SXSWi had it’s biggest year ever. SXSWi has been

Startup Weekend Hits Houston Next Weekend July 27th

If you read or any other startup focused website for that matter than you’re familiar with Startup Weekend. The official Startup Weekend events are held in conjunction with Startup Weekend an organization in Seattle backed by the Kauffman Foundation. Over 200 Startup Weekend organizers can be found around the country and the world. There

5 Great Angel.Co Startups From Everywhere Else: Minnesota

A few weeks ago we started a series here on of startups from everywhere else that appear on the Angel List ( We get a weekly email from, and while they’ve been getting better, typically they are dominated by startups from Silicon Valley and New York. In our series we feature a handful