UpWest Labs Demo Day Spring 2013

Congrats to all the startups graduating from UpWest Labs’ latest class!

It’s hard to pick a favorite out of this bunch as all five had solid ideas and strong, motivated teams. No doubt they will all get funding to continue to prove out their ideas.

Two that stood out to me were Ondigo and Qlika. Ondigo with automated CRM for sole proprietors and small businesses and Qlika with a tool to manage and optimize millions of ‘micro’ market local campaigns across all digital media. Check them out – I would love to hear what you think.

For more on all the companies, check out TechCrunch’s coverage: UpWest Labs’ Fourth Batch Looks To Go Big By Taking The B2B Approach

Qlika logo  Ondigo logo

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Does It Pay to Become an Entrepreneur?

Intriguing article by Dave Girouard – 

In short, the study found that the mean, median, and standard deviation of incomes for entrepreneurs ― controlled for education, general ability (as measured by standardized test scores), and demographics (including age and parental income) ― tended to be higher than those for good old-fashioned employees.

Looking for the hottest startups of 2013?

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Want to know where to look this year for the hottest startups? Get started by checking out this list of startup forums and events coming in 2013.

Which ones did I miss?

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