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Grit Media: Oakland-based startup highlights raw stories in sports

Up a flight of stairs, half a block up from the junction of Telegraph and Broadway, sits a small startup trying to change the way people interact with sports. A handful of staff gather at a communal table in a...
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Oakland’s 2015 Coworking Space Guide: Finding Your Groove

With start-ups and tech companies popping up at every corner of the Bay Area nowadays, it might be tough sometimes to figure out where you fit in. Where do you work if the kitchen table doesn't suffice...
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Oakland’s Enlisted Design changes the studio biz model

“We've had many opportunities to leave Oakland, but we love Oakland. Every designer we have, with the exception of maybe one, lives in the East Bay. What we're betting on and investing in is that Oakland is...
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Oakland’s Music Tech Scene: Lance Coleman’s Playground

Lance Coleman is only 23 years old and probably more accomplished than you. Hailing from Howard University, the Oakland-based digital strategist has had his hands in a number of music-related...
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CityCamp Oakland Returns to City Hall Jan. 10

CityCamp Oakland, a participant-driven civic innovation conference to be held on Saturday, January 10, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, aims to redefine the way we perceive and collaborate with government. Organized...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 innovation stories

Oakland has long been an innovative city, but lately, the outside world has finally started to catch on (as evidenced by frequent New York Times coverage, Oakland ranking 9th among U.S. cities attracting tech...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 Oakland leader profiles

Who has been shaping Oakland's landscape? At Oakland Local, we've been honored to profile exceptional leaders in business, in politics, in technology, and in the arts. The following five stories give a peek...
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Pitch Mixer’s Ayori Selassie: Helping startups succeed in Oakland and the Bay

Photo by Tamara Orozco Having been born and raised in West Oakland, it is safe to say that Ayori Se has developed a deep connection to her native city. Growing up as one of eight children, Ayori’s...
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Why Oakland’s a tech start-up game changer

Oakland-based Mindblown Labs put gaming into education and garnered the largest Kickstarter campaign for any mobile game ever. E-commerce site Mayvenn found an unserved market and is growing 40 to 60 percent...
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Use your winter break to retool your pitch

By Isaac “Yitz” Applbaum and Dan Cohen We are often in meetings with talented entrepreneurs who have great ideas but also have a hard time communicating them. This isn’t uncommon. Founders often have...