The Best Startup Accelerators — The Definitive List for 2021

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Looking for the best startup accelerators? Cool, we got you! And the rankings are sure to surprise you. Did you know there are over 3,000 accelerators worldwide and over 1,000 in the United States alone? No wonder it’s confusing to figure out which ones are worth applying to. Unlike other lists that are totally subjective … more

A Booming 2020

In a way, 2020 was set in motion for us at Beta Boom on Friday, October 25, 2019. Sergio and I were in the Bay Area for SOCAP and at the end of an exciting and tiring week, we were driving up to Napa to see our good friends Dan and Estrella. I vividly remember … more

Beta Boom EdTech Startup, Fiveable Raises $2.3M Seed Round

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Fiveable, a Milwaukee-based Edtech platform, has raised $2.3M led by BBG Ventures with participation from new investors including Metrodora Ventures (Chelsea Clinton’s fund), Matchstick Ventures, Spero Ventures, and Edtech angel Deborah Quazzo. Fiveable offers students a massive library of materials to help study for the AP tests, including livestreams, Q&As, cram sessions, and study guides … more

How to Determine Product-Market Fit in Your Industry

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A year after its launch, Uber’s growth was so strong that it managed to gain one new rider for every seven rides—without spending a single penny on marketing. Dropbox went from 5,000 to 75,000 sign ups for the waiting list within a single day after launching a beta video. Instagram had 25,000 signups on the … more

SureShow: Solving the $16B No-Show Problem

One in four medical appointments ends in a “no-show.” Financially, that’s a $16 billion loss annually to health clinics and hospitals not to mention the human and hidden costs associated with interrupted care as a result of missed appointments. SureShow is a patent-pending solution that replaces no-shows with billable telehealth visits resulting in better continuity of care as well as increased revenue for medical practices.

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