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How to fund an MVP-stage startup? An ultimate guide to initial funding

Start-up development Finance in IT
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Free money to fund your own business is probably the most cherished dream of every budding entrepreneur.

And getting a grant is what can bring it to life. While small business owners dream of a grant to fund their startup, the process of its obtaining is not as easy and cloudless as it may seem.

However, if you know where to look for the right fund and how to apply, one can significantly nick in the path to getting seed money.

Difference between a grant, attracted investment, and loan.

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Improving the quality and formatting of the code in the TypeScript

JavaScript *Node.JS *Start-up development TypeScript *
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With the help of the ESLint and Prettier features, you can automate the formatting of your code, make it more expressive and accurate, correspond to specific rules, and avoid errors and bottlenecks even before uploading the code to the shared source storage...

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Content marketing stamina — the easy way for startup founders to get ahead of their competition

ITMO University corporate blog Project management *Display advertising Content-marketing Start-up development

Content marketing is an endless endurance race. You can’t put a cap on business growth, even if you’re a tech industry giant. A single success is not enough — every time you reach the finish line, it moves further away. Retaining your existing customers is no walk in the park either. When you go silent, you are actively ignoring your audience. There’s no way around it — you need to pump out content.

However, doing that day in and day out requires a lot of stamina. So let’s look at why we get tired in the first place, and figure out how to avoid it. [Previous article: The true cost of free labour].

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The true cost of free labour — and how startup founders can find their way around it

ITMO University corporate blog Internet marketing Content-marketing Start-up development Product Management *

Starting a startup can be tricky. To make money, you need clients. To attract clients, you need a portfolio. To have an attractive portfolio, you need to… Well, you see where I’m going with this. A lot of founders offer their services for free to escape this cycle. However, there are plenty of issues with this approach. It’s certainly not the silver bullet it might seem. Here we are discussing this topic in detail.

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Startups going global: a guide to Startup Digest

ITMO University corporate blog Display advertising Content-marketing Start-up development Lifehacks for geeks

Techstars Startup Digest was designed as a discovery tool for entrepreneurs looking for tech events in their area. It was founded in 2009 by Chris McCann who just moved to the Valley. He created an old-school newsletter, featuring promising events in the Bay Area. There was no website, all the events were hand-picked by Chris himself, and the newsletter had 22 subscribers. People liked the idea and that number quickly grew. In 2012 it was acquired by Startup Weekend. Three years later, Startup Weekend’s parent company UP Global was acquired by Techstars — and that’s how the project got its name.

Startup Digest can be a useful tool for startups and event coordinators. If you can successfully leverage it, your event, blog post and/or tech product can reach thousands of people at no cost.

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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t: how tech companies can cut through passive-aggressive media

ITMO University corporate blog Display advertising Content-marketing Start-up development Media management *

Entrepreneurs make for easy targets. Whatever your business is doing, it’s guaranteed to ruffle some feathers. But don’t be quick to blame the public. Most times, being sceptical of change is only logical.

Even those who buy into your product will probably expect it to fail. 20% of businesses shut their doors during their first year, and less then half survive for more than five. We may not know these numbers, but we know it from experience — most of them overpromise, underdeliver and ultimately disappoint.

As such, it’s no surprise that the internet is full of passive-aggressive tech coverage. No matter what you do, your business is going to be attacked and demeaned. No one is immune.

Look no further than the original iPhone’s early reviews. It generated a lot of negative coverage for the sake of negative coverage. CNET’s main complaints revolved over a lack of physical buttons, completely missing the entire point of having a touchscreen. A Techcrunch columnist went even further and outright damned it to failure. Sounds funny now, but 14 years ago these people were dead serious.

Of course, these days everyone is an expert and the comment sections matter more than the articles they follow. Unlike traditionally restrained media professionals, the overconfident amateurs on popular UGC platforms openly take pleasure in attacking whatever they come across. It might be their way of letting off steam from being bullied at work or having financial difficulties, but no matter the reason, you still have to deal with a bunch of people trying to paint you in a negative light. And that’s not easy.

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The founder’s guide to AngelList

ITMO University corporate blog Venture investment Content-marketing Start-up development Social networks and communities

AngelList is a social network designed to connect startups with investors and vice versa. The founders of it were dissatisfied with how opaque the VC world was, and found a way to increase the amount of available data. The project began in partnership with just 50 volunteer investors wishing to allocate $80 million in capital, and has grown to be the leading website of its kind. Over the past three years more than 75% of startups that received seed funding from American investors used AngelList to make it happen.

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Startups going global: a guide to Product Hunt

ITMO University corporate blog Project management *Internet marketing Content-marketing Start-up development

Product Hunt is a Y-combinator backed discovery platform, founded by Ryan Hoover in 2013. Conceived as an email list, it has gone on to become one of the most popular directories, raised $7.5 million in backing and was acquired by AngelList — a social network for entrepreneurs — in December 2016.

Exposure on the platform contributed to viral successes of Yo and Ship Your Enemies Glitter, and brought multi-million dollar companies, like Robinhood and Gimlet Media, to the public eye.

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Modern Google-level STT Models Released

Big Data *Machine learning *Start-up development Sound


We are proud to announce that we have built from ground up and released our high-quality (i.e. on par with premium Google models) speech-to-text Models for the following languages:


  • English;
  • German;
  • Spanish;

You can find all of our models in our repository together with examples, quality and performance benchmarks. Also we invested some time into making our models as accessible as possible — you can try our examples as well as PyTorch, ONNX, TensorFlow checkpoints. You can also load our model via TorchHub.


PyTorch ONNX TensorFlow Quality Colab
English (en_v1) link Open In Colab
German (de_v1) link Open In Colab
Spanish (es_v1) link Open In Colab
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Top 10 Blockchain Development Companies To Partner With In 2020-21

Development of mobile applications *Development for Android *Start-up development Offices of IT companies Cryptocurrencies
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Global Blockchain solutions spending is expected to surpass $15.9 billion in 2023. At the same time, this expenditure was $1.5 billion in 2018. Indeed, this is a huge influx in global spending, which depicts how companies will be investing more in blockchain solutions and blockchain-based mobile apps.

In this group, the major contribution will be seen from industries including finance, banking, healthcare, agriculture, and more. Amidst, outsourcing Blockchain development companies will also gain prominent attention.

If you are thinking about having Blockchain integration within your business solution, you must be having several questions in your mind, such as: what are the benefits of blockchain? Which are the best companies to hire? And more.
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Guide for entrepreneurs to launch an on-demand grocery delivery app amid the coronavirus pandemic

Development of mobile applications *Start-up development Business Models Software


After the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Instacart, a popular online grocery platform, hired 300,000 workers to meet the demands of the people. In addition, they are planning to hire 250,000 more. Such is the demand for online grocery platforms nowadays. People are in self-isolation with restricted outdoor movements. The fear of contracting the disease is so high that people are looking for alternative ways even to access essential services. As a result, smartphone applications are gaining increased attention from people all over the world.
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GoROBO: an educational initiative from the ITMO University startup accelerator

ITMO University corporate blog Robotics development *Start-up development Robotics Electronics for beginners
GoROBO is an ITMO University project through and through: one of the co-owners graduated our mechatronics MA program, and two other employees are current postgrad students.

Let’s talk about the educational environment they want to create, why they chose to build such an unusual startup, and what awaits GoROBO clubs in the future.

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Indebted to the Pioneers: How the Need for Innovation Sparked the Birth of the Tech Industry

vscextv corporate blog Start-up development History of IT Biography of geeks IT-companies
Successful startups often emphasize their grassroots aspects. In part one of this series, we talked about the origins of startup culture and the DIY attitude that is prevalent in the tech industry. However, there’s more to modern startup culture than that. Today, it is in many ways defined by the innovation infrastructure that got things started and allowed the tech space to blossom, and that is the focus of this article.

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Top Web Development Companies To Seek In 2020 For Startups

Web design *Website development *Programming *Start-up development
2020 is going to be a competitive year especially for business people. A large number of startups and small businesses are outsourcing their projects to the best web development agencies because of the skilled resources, outsourcing-friendly policies, high-quality work, affordable price and favorable time zones they have.

But selecting a good company can be a daunting task because we are surrounded by a pool of such companies today. Keeping this in my mind, I have shortlisted some of these companies to help you choose the best one which offers world-class web development services at affordable rates.

I have checked the diversified portfolio, their tech teams expertise, client’s feedback, reviews from sites like Goodfirms and Clutch before making this list. Moreover, I have taken references from some popular platforms viz. hackernoon, dev.to, yourstory, quora, medium and habr.

Lets' dive into my research work on this which would surely meet your business requirements.

1) Sysbee

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Locale: Pula, Croatia
Budget array: $1,000+
Employees strength:200 -250
Clientele: Infobip, Atheneum, IKEA

Sysbee is a group of systems engineers and infrastructure architects dedicated to bringing modern DevOps culture to small and medium enterprises, with more than 15 years of experience in the field of web services and cloud hosting.

Provides top-notch web development services for a transmission and media company. The client needed IT experts to help with the organization and maintenance of their AWS infrastructure. As a result of this project, the media company saw an influx of new users and improved its market position.
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Top 10 Mobile Application Development companies startups can partner with in 2020

Development of mobile applications *Mobile applications design *Mobile applications monetization *Start-up development Offices of IT companies

In the current business landscape, it is important for small and mid-scale organizations to adopt modern app development strategies in order to win the race. Innovative mobile application development solutions provided by top mobile app development companies are the success fruits for any business.


As per Statista, mobile app programmers have developed apps for various business verticals viz. sports games, ride-hailing, taxi-apps, and video apps in the year 2019. There are about 2.46 million apps available in the Google play store as of Q2 2019.


But finding a company that can deliver cost-effective mobile application services could be a daunting task for many business owners as they have to pour their time as well as their efforts. Keeping this in mind, I have encapsulated a list of top 10 mobile app development companies that would surely help grow your business.


The list given below is prepared by taking care of various parameters like google search, company's portfolio, reviews of the clients, ratings from firms like Clutch, Goodfirms, and Youtube.


Find the list below:


1) Mobcoder


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Project Cost: $5,000+


Locale: Seattle, WA


Rating on Clutch: 5.0


It is a leading app development company providing useful mobile application development solutions to its clients since 2014. Hire mobile application developers from this company as they build solutions, map a strategy and elevate product experience with their amazing product delivery. They work on all the latest technologies including Flutter, Ionic, Kotlin etc. Hence, they build innovative mobile application development solutions for their clientele.

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Creating a taxi booking business in Dubai: How to launch customer-centric taxi app like Careem & Hala?

Development of mobile applications *Start-up development Business Models Software


Dubai has been an extra-ordinary territory when it comes to adopting technology and the offshoots of any innovation. It might be surprising for everyone to know that Dubai, which today stands as an epicenter of modernity had just 13 registered cars in 1989.


Dubai is quite an oxymoron. In spite of its global image, Dubai has an affinity for homegrown Brands. This mindset is not just confined to the Emirates but to the whole of the Middle East, stretching right from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan.

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