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Two-time entrepreneur finds the one with dating app startup

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A UNC-Chapel Hill alumna is bringing her Chicago-based dating service to Raleigh for her first East Coast expansion.

The entrepreneurial scene in the Triangle heavily influenced Project Fixup, says CEO Sarah Press. It's her second startup, and she says she aims to make online dating more personal.

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Not worried about scaling? A Nashville co-working space has an approach for you

by Eleanor Kennedy Matt Dudley

S o far this year, Nashville startup The Skillery has started offering a new business development program and opened the doors of its Germantown co-working space, complete with coffee shop.

Both represent an expanded mission from the company's original model, which was to offer workshops and classes connecting small businesses, primarily, and people interested in their product or service.

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Monica Lewinsky tweets and 8 other links

by J Jennings Moss Monica Lewinsky

I magine, if you dare to really go there, what the world would have been like if Twitter was around when Bill Clinton's tryst with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was all the news.

Seventeen years since that episode, which led to Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives, Lewinsky joined Twitter with a Tweet in the form of a hashtag: #HereWeGo. She talked about her experience in  ...

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Startup bridges gap between banks, nonprofits

by Rachel Aretakis Velocity Indiana copy

T he language that banks and nonprofits speak don't always match.

That's especially true when it comes to the Community Reinvestment Act, which requires banks to meet the needs of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by reducing discriminatory credit practices.

Banks look for community partners, but they need specific information.


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She's helping get women founders in front of investors

by Lauren Hertzler archna

A rchna Sahay has a passion for helping women. On top of that, she's racked up more than 12 years on Wall Street, making her an expert financial advice-giver.

With that background, she thought up a special organization that aims to connect women entrepreneurs to capital. Consequently, Female Founders Network was born.

FFN has already proven its value in Philadelphia. Its first networking event,  ...

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Foursquare goes old school for its first-ever ad campaign

by Ben Fischer Foursquare

F oursquare is embracing advertising for the first time.

The one-time Silicon Alley darling is kicking off an outdoor marketing campaign in New York and Chicago today, two months after relaunching its core product to emphasize local search over location sharing, games and social networking. The ads, which you'll see in the subway, are designed to introduce the new Foursquare to those who  ...

16 hours ago
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Facebook asks DEA to quit using fake IDs

by Jason McCormick, Contributor BOY 2013

F acebook Inc. wants to know whether the Drug Enforcement Administration follows the social network's rules against using accounts with false names.

Joe Sullivan, the chief security officer of Facebook, expressed "deep concern about the DEA's conduct" in a letter sent Friday to the federal law enforcement agency. Sullivan accused the DEA's agents of impersonating others on the social network. The  ...

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