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Fashion tech startup raised funding round entirely over Zoom during Covid - Tech Insider

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Fashion tech startup raised funding round entirely over Zoom during Covid - Tech InsiderFashion tech startup raised funding round entirely over Zoom during Covid - Tech InsiderPosted: 26 May 2020 03:30 AM PDT E-commerce platform Blackcart is set to launch later this month having raised $2 million in venture funding, solely over Zoom, during the coronavirus pandemic. The try-before-you-buy fashion startup has fast-tracked its launch process with Covid-19 closing physical clothes stores across North America."We were going to keep the platform in beta for a few more months, but then Covid came along," Blackcart founder and CEO Donny Ouyang told Business Insider in an interview. "We messaged all potential investors to fast-track the fundraising process to launch, it was five weeks of back and forth, 100s of emails and five or six meetings every day." Click here for more BI Prime stories.E-commerce platform Blackcart is set to launch later this month having raised $2 mil…

10 Best New Age Business Ideas - CT Post

10 Best New Age Business Ideas - CT Post


10 Best New Age Business Ideas - CT Post

Posted: 02 Mar 2020 10:00 AM PST

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2020 Arts Business Ideas Competition now accepting entries - Penn State News

Posted: 05 Feb 2020 12:00 AM PST

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 2020 Arts Business Ideas Competition is now accepting entries. In its fifth year, the competition is College of Arts and Architecture's annual showcase of arts entrepreneurship that asks students to present an arts-based business plan that could earn entrants up to $5,000 to develop the concept.

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any major and any Penn State campus. The only requirement is that the business concept is arts-based.  Freelance, nonprofit, for profit, hybrid, and small or large-scale ideas are welcome.

First-round entries are due on Feb. 23 and finalists will be announced on March 16, 2020. The final round, which is free to attend and open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m. on April 1, at a location on the University Park campus to be determined.

During the final round, the four finalists will make a 15- minute presentation to a panel of judges and the winners will be announced on April 2, time to be determined, at the Pegula Ice Arena. First-place will receive $5,000, second-place will receive $2,500, third-place will receive $1,500 and fourth-place will receive $1,000.

Interested students can click here for contest rules and the application process. All questions and entries can be submitted to Jonathan Gangi, assistant professor of music and arts entrepreneurship, at jjg27@psu.edu.

Last Updated February 05, 2020

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