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NewME DC PopUp Winner Zoobean to Appear on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Zoobean, a web service that recommends apps and books for children, announced that co-founders and NewME PopUp DC winners Jordan Lloyd Bookey and Felix Brandon Lloyd will pitch their business to ABC’s “Shark Tank” investors in an episode airing Friday, April 18 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

NewME VR: How to Create Viral Content Success

General Manager at Reddit Erik Martin joined our NewME VR founders to share his insights on the key elements that make content go viral, what triggers users to share content and the biggest misconceptions on viral growth.

NewME VR: How to Build a Viable Social App

We tapped David Weekly, product manager at Facebook, to discuss how today’s social networking sites are thriving, nailing social app design and tips to making one’s social product a success.

How to Refine Your Business Model & Raise Early-Stage Funding

Harsh Patel, investment team director at Claremont Creek Ventures, discussed finessing your business model and securing early-stage funding with NewME VR founders on March 20.

NewME VR: Scrappy User Acquisition Strategies for Startups

We tapped tech entrepreneur and NewME mentor Kurt Collins to outline the dos and don’ts of user acquisition for early-stage startups.

NewME VR: Growth Hacking for Startups

We tapped NewME mentor Joshua Parks, senior product manager and data scientist at social discovery site Tagged, for advice on increasing one’s customer base and growth hacking tactics entrepreneurs can start using today.

NewME Alum Kairos Closes $1.2MM Series A Funding, Plans to Expand

Kairos, an innovative facial-recognition company that graduated from NewME Accelerator’s Spring 2012 class, recently landed a $1.2 million series A funding round from a group of angels and a venture capitalist. The south and central Florida-based backers include New World Angels, Florida Angel Nexus, Innovision Ventures, True Venture Innovations, Lyonsden Investments and venVelo, as well as several other angels and high-net worth individuals.

Pigeonly, NewME Alumn, Closes $1MM Seed Investment

Pigeonly, a data company that empowers connections between the disfranchised and the free world, has secured a $1 million dollar seed round of financing from a leading group of technology investors that include Mitch Kapor (Kapor Capital), Erik Moore (Base VC), and Kesha Cash (Jalia Ventures).  The company, which participated in the fourth cycle of […]

The Wait Is Over…….

We’re extremely excited to announce the latest entrepreneurs to join the NewME family! We’re only 72 hours away from their arrival and the excitement around NewME HQ is starting to build up.  After much anticipation we’re thrilled to have them join us in San Francisco after meeting each one of them in person during a […]

NewME Accelerator Moves to ‘Invite-Only’

I’ve personally learned so much since launching NewME Accelerator in June 2011.  Initially we, like most other accelerators, operated very similar to some of the most popular programs around.  Our only exceptions starting out were: Not investing seed capital.  Aside from launching NewME as an experiment (we had no idea if it would work merely […]