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How to Pitch Investors and Get Funded Webinar

Wondering how to get investors’ attention or how to deliver a perfect pitch? Gust has teamed up with LivePlan to equip you with the best tips for pitching investors and expert advice to increase your chances of getting funded. Join us for this revealing webinar, How to Pitch and Get Funded, on November 20th at 1pm ET (10am PT). The

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If you could work at any startup in New York City, where would you choose and why?

Well, I’m biased, but let me just describe yesterday’s Summer Outing at Gust:

For background, you should know that by long-standing company tradition, our outings are surprises. And that means a complete and total surprise to everyone, as in “not a single person knows a single thing about it in advance”…except for the CEO, who personally sets everything up, from designing the t-shirts

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What are the best ways to obtain seed or angel funding in the U.K.?

Interestingly, for this past quarter, according to the Gust statistics we released thus week, the UK accounted for the largest number of entrepreneurs seeking funding of any country outside the US!  The take away is that you’ve got a very vibrant and competitive startup economy, which is a Good Thing…unless you happen to be one of the vibrant competitors seeking

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Gust Launches Startup Contest CATAPULT NYC 2013

Are you ready to catapult your venture into the stratosphere?

At Gust we’re all about helping startups reach their potential. As part of this mission, we’re launching CATAPULT NYC to award two high-caliber, New York-based startups the platform and tools to take their ventures to the next level.

THE PRIZES

The First Prize winner will receive 3 months of startup

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The Marketing Devil is Really in the Details

It’s a fine line between an audacious-yet-successful marketing stunt and a total disaster. So fine that most marketing executives in charge of brands who have anything at all to lose often defer to safer approaches. Recently though a couple of daring and brilliant stunts have caught my attention, deserving a post with some deeper insight.

Much has been written about

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Startup Map & Trends Analysis – December 2012

December update and insights about new startups:

India became second last month as the country with the highest count of new Startups, right below the United States. India’s average position for the year has been fourth, it came up to third in February and between June to August, but only reached second for the first time this past month.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012

For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising. This trend is mostly led by a decrease in product ready internet web service companies in the US, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom, and with an increase in concept stage companies in Spain, India, Brazil and the United States.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012

September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1st and September 30th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their startup profiles private and therefore are labeled as unpublished in this month’s map, and were not included in the trends analysis.

Gust Startup Trend Map

Gust Startup Map & Trends Analysis – August 2012

Attention startup enthusiasts! Gust is thrilled to have nearly 7,000 new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles each month. To help us visualize the scale and global reach of these entrepreneurs we have put together a monthly startup map, which captures all new startup profiles on Gust. The map showcases new entrepreneur sign-ups

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Special Attendee Rate for DEMO Fall 2012

We are delighted to present a special rate to attend DEMO in Santa Clara, California on October 1-3, 2012. Please apply the registration code ‘DF12ANL’ to receive 50% off the published rate.

During the two-day conference, DEMO provides an environment for companies to secure venture funding, establish critical relationships, influence early adopters, and meet with top tier press. DEMO has built an unmatched

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