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Think with your eyes

After a few months of development, design, testing, and repeating, Venngage has opened up from a closed, handpicked beta to an open beta program. The road that we took to get here was far from a straight line, but we have created…

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A little thing called gravity

The big push within ShelfLife leading up to JOLT Demo Day is to build out our user base. A huge part of that process is imbuing our site with what we like to refer to as “gravity.” Gravity is more than just…

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JOLT Info Session – Oct. 16

Have questions or just curious about the JOLT program? Join us for an information session in advance of our next JOLT cohort! Register now! Event Details: During the session, both Kerri Golden, General Partner of the JOLT Fund LP and Nathan…

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Apply to JOLT!

Great news! The application period for JOLT’s WINTER 2013 COHORT is NOW OPEN! JOLT is looking to accelerate high growth web and mobile startups that cross both the consumer and enterprise markets.  We’re exclusively focused on the IT, communications and…

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Apply to JOLT!

Great news! The application period for JOLT’s WINTER 2013 COHORT is NOW OPEN! JOLT is looking to accelerate high growth web and mobile startups that cross both the consumer and enterprise markets.  We’re exclusively focused on the IT, communications and…

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True sports fans know what they like, and we listened

Tout.it was asked: “How instrumental has user experience; user interface been in your product development?” We are fortunate in that we have a core group of über sports fans who have been testing our product and providing invaluable feedback. Tout.it…

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Reshaping kitchen sink approach to pitch pays off

Our pitch has changed tremendously since we joined the program. Although our team has had a lot of academic training for presentation skills prior to the JOLT program, we have learned many valuable lessons since. Perhaps the best lessons we…

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SlingRide focuses on the trust factor

With a wealth of social media communities before them, SlingRide founders Mike Holmes and Bryan Hurren decided the time was right to build a ride-sharing network. “We started working on the idea of allowing people with cars to ‘rent out’…

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The key to a good pitch: be human

I’ll admit it, when SlingRide started at JOLT we had a rambling, frenetic, and rapid fire pitch that resembled those old micromachine toy commercials from the 80s. Unless you were laser focused on us, you would never walk away understanding…

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Why having a lot of users doesn’t matter for startups

A year ago, I started a website called Vizualize.me. The premise was simple — in one click, it would transform your online resume from LinkedIn into a beautiful infographic. The site became phenomenally popular. All the popular tech blogs covered us. People…

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