Australian web site StartupSmart has ranked the We Media PitchIt! Challenge among the world’s top 10 startup challenges. Wow – and thanks! We’re humbled to be listed among some truly ambitious challenges conducted by IBM, MIT, SXSW and others. Here’s the full list. One thing the Aussies liked, and we do too, is that the […]
We’re rooting for two of the eight companies presenting at a startup pitch event this week in Tysons Corner, Virginia. NewsIT was one of the winners of the We Media PitchIt seed investment challenge earlier this year in Miami. Ringio, a slick virtual PBX service with built-in CRM. Ringio works out of WeSpace, the co-working studio we opened in Reston, Virginia, this past summer.
Amra Tareen, the savvy and ebullient founder of AllVoices, has just closed a $3 million funding round for the innovative, citizen journalism site. That brings funding to $9 million for the two-year-old start-up. Not bad. TechCrunch has a good take on the AllVoices funding. How does she do it? Amra returns to We Media Miami […]
Worth a read at Forbes.com: Knight Foundation Head Alberto Ibargüen is bankrolling dozens of experiments to save the news business. Can he rescue newspapers? You may recall Knight was one of the winners of our We Media Game Changer Awards earlier this year, for reasons cited by Forbes: the foundation has pledged to invest $100 […]
Over on my Fast Company Experts blog, I have issued a challenge. Here is what I wrote: I have come to the conclusion that most (maybe all) business and strategy books are useless. They over-generalize. They offer little value. I go in with such high expectations, based on reviews and descriptions, and am almost universally […]
From our friends at Naked Media and Scribe Media, tune in at Noon ET April 14 (tomorrow) for a live interview with online publishing visionary Larry Kramer. Larry is an old friend and participant in We Media programs. He’s best known as founder of CBS.Marketwatch. More recently he’s been an advisor to a variety of […]