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Startups: Apply Now for the ExtremeU Accelerator Program

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Xtreme Labs is a development shop which has a venture capital wing called Extreme Venture Partners. BlackBerry users may recognize some of Xtreme Labs’ handy work with app such as Fixmo, Unify4Life, and others. Exteme Venture Partners has announced a new year of ExtremeU, an accelerator-type program that provides seed funding and mentorship to startups.
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Watch Startup School Videos from Justin.TV (Ashton Kutcher, Zuckerberg, Conway et al)

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If you’re in the mobile industry then you’re probably a startup. There are a few companies out there that have managed to break the 100 employee benchmark in mobile but the vast majority have fewer than 50 employees. Anyone in a startup loves to hear about other startups and what’s going on in the market and Startup School has videos from the conference online. You can watch Ashton Kutcher, Zuckerberg, Conway and more.
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Missed GROW2011 Conference? Check Out These Videos For Great Advice

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The GROW2011 Conference was held in Vancouver and had some really interesting insight from entrepreneurs and tech leaders. The conference brought together Silicon Valley and Canada to help drive innovation and give some cool startups a chance to meet each other. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, there are some great videos for you to check out.
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Too Many Innovative Startups Are Lacking BlackBerry Support

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Startup culture and the mobile industry are perfect for each other. Small companies define the modern economy and a lot of what makes startups so appealing is the speed at which you can get an innovative product to market. Mobile is so suited to startups because you can code an app and begin making money very quickly. The barriers to entry are low and we’ve seen valuations for mobile companies that are bordering another dot com style bubble. But how come we don’t see much BlackBerry support in the startup world? Here is a list of cool mobile startups, what they do, and the platforms they support. What’s your guess as to why BlackBerry is consistently ignored?
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Guardly Free Personal Security App Goes Live in App World

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Right on the heels of SmrtGuard announcing it has released its panic button feature as a standalone app, Guardly is now available in App World. Keep reading to learn more about this app.
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Guardly Personal Safety App Coming to BlackBerry Next Week

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Guardly CEO Josh Sookman demos the app for iPhone.

Guardly will be launching its mobile personal safety app for BlackBerry next week. The app turns a BlackBerry into a next-generation mobile personal safety service and has been available for iPhone since April. The app is geared towards students, young professionals, travelers, seniors living alone, or anyone who frequently walks alone at night, and people who may find themselves in abusive relationships or faced with medical conditions. Friends and family can also use Guardly to watch over each other during natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, floods and tornadoes.

The app provides 1-tap connection to a trusted safety network via conference call, email, text message, the web and real-time location tracking. Guardly can even auto-dial 911, campus security or other first responders as part of the alert. The app includes a free basic alerting service and a premium version that includes powerful collaboration features.

Interestingly, the founder and CEO, Josh Sookman, is ex-BlackBerry Partners Fund so he clearly knows how to raise money for the startup.

Stay tuned to guardly.com for the app announcement.