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Amazon Names Newark and New York City as ‘HQ2’ Finalists

The New York metropolitan area picked up a one-two punch Thursday in the battle among North American cities hoping to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters, when both Newark and New York City landed on the retail giant’s shortlist. The Seattle-based retailer had set off a frenzy among cities in the United States and Canada […]

Canadian-Fronted Hyr Raises $1.3 Million Seed Round

Hyr has announced it has raised a $1.3 million USD seed round. The New York City company, founded by Canadian Erika Mozes, saw the funding led by Flybridge Capital Partners with participation from Newark Venture Partners and XFactor Ventures. The new capital brings Hyr’s total raised financing to $2.4 million USD. The new financing will […]

In Newark, a Startup Plans to Convert Trash Into Usable Products

Soil erosion, loss of farmland, increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, rising temperatures, water scarcity, food waste, landfills—these are the unsustainable realities that keep Industrial/Organic (IO) co-founder and CEO Amanda Weeks up at night. But after a year of research, three years of testing, and a successful seed round of funding, IO is opening […]

Introducing NVP Labs’ Fall 2017 Accelerator Class

It has been a busy (and exciting) couple of months here in Newark, and we are very pleased to announce the launch of our NVP Labs fall 2017 Accelerator class. One year and three classes later, we are as laser focused as ever on attracting leading entrepreneurs to Newark to build distinctive businesses that will […]

This Unexpected City Says It Has Everything Amazon Wants for a New Headquarters

Kansas City’s mayor reviewed 1,000 products on Amazon. Basketball star Michael Jordan wrote a personal letter to the e-commerce giant’s CEO Jeff Bezos. Meanwhile, Georgia offered to name in new city after the company. But as creative as those attempts are to woo Amazon for its second headquarters, it’s far more likely that the big […]

Canonical expands enterprise Kubernetes

Canonical supports enterprise Kubernetes on cloud and on-premises Two turnkey consulting packages for rapid deployment Support for Galactic Fog serverless, Rancher container management and Weave Cloud Reference architectures for Kubernetes operations on cloud or bare-metal LONDON, U.K, Aug 23rd, 2017, Canonical today announced two consulting packages for enterprise Kubernetes deployments, and expanded enterprise support to […]

All Accelerators Are Not Created Equal

Product launch ☑ Incredible team of founders ☑ Traction with customers ☑ …Congrats! You’ve launched a business, built a product and are now beginning to focus on finding product market fit, scaling and fundraising. In examining how to scale, your team might be considering participating in an accelerator program. Once dubbed a fad, accelerators are […]