Fashion Startup CLAWZ Glitzes Your Fingernails with 3D-printed Jewelry

Geek culture and fashion have slowly been merging to develop their own thing. If you are taken by this trend, chances are that you're going to love startup CLAWZ, an online retailer of 3D-printed fingernail jewelry. CLAWZ creates 3D-printed nail art featuring adhesive nails with unique designs. While today’s flamboyant nail art can cause functionality problems, CLAWZ allows users to wear and…

Video Crowdfunding Platform Kliptap Appeals for Social Causes

Still remember that summer when everyone was dunking buckets of ice water over themselves to raise funds for people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease? The ALS Ice Bucket Campaign engaged more than 400 million people in the cause, raising over US$100 million for the ALS Association to help their patients. The projects demonstrated the power of social media as an effective marketing tool. Kliptap is a…

Nearby Happy Hours When You Want Them with Olifun

Location-based apps are great tools to find places nearby with happy hours and promotions on. Of course, these apps are handy when simply looking for nice bars or restaurants nearby. But location is not necessarily the only parameter when screening out irrelevant options. There’s no benefit in recommending users a bar in the morning, when they're actually looking for a brunch or afternoon tea,…

Indian Interactive How-to Guide Whatfix Wins DreamPlus Startup Battlefield in Seoul

Co-founders of Whatfix with Hanwha CEO S&C Kim Yong Wook Whilst Asian Games in Incheon is coming to an end, Asian startup battlefield heats up in Seoul with passionate entrepreneurs competing for their innovative ideas. DreamPlus Alliance, an alliance composed of top accelerators from 12 Asian regions, announced the winner of its two-day startup competition DreamPlus Day 2014 in the South…

Talent Management Platform Rumarocket Wins Seedstars World Battlefield in Shanghai

Rumarocket CEO Kathleen Yu (R2) with SSW Regional Winner Ticket After successful first edition in 2013 across 20 cities, Seedstars World (SSW), a global startup competition focused on emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, continues its initiatives this year and heads to 35 cities across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America for promising startups. Shanghai leg of the…

You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Editor's Note: This article is written by Monica Chao and edited by Todd Embley at Chinaccelerator, China’s first and foremost technology startup accelerator. Launched in 2010, Chinaccelerator is based in Shanghai and currently running its 6th on Weixin/WeChat by searching CHINA-ACCELERATOR for updated news and events as well as more infographics and articles on entrepreneurship in China.…

Hardware Accelerator HAXLR8R Partner Benjamin Joffe: What Projects We Don’t Accept

Benjamin Joffe at 2014 TechCrunch China/TechNode Conference Benjamin Joffe, General Partner at hardware accelerator HAXLR8R, took the stage of 2014 TechCrunch China/TechNode event this week, saying there're a dozen of categories of hardware projects they don't accept. Based in Shenzhen, China, HAXLR8R is an accelerator for hardware device makers, offering seed fund, office space and…

Fashion is the New Geek: TechNode.fr and XFounder Set to Upend Your Mindset for Startup Geeks

What will pop up into your mind on hearing the word “GEEK”? Probably a bunch of The Big Bang Theory protagonists who are surprisingly talented on the one hand, but also extremely inward or even look nerdy on the other hand. Your mindset would be changed if you joined us last Friday at Shanghai’s art gallery Island6 for the launch party of TechNode French as well as the first gathering of our…

[Infographic] Why 8/10 Businesses Fail

It is natural for the ever-changing tech industry to see startups come and go. As China-based startup database Itjuzi has shared with us, several once prominent startups died in 2013. But the crucial point here is that are there any generalizations for the new startups to avoid failure and maintain sustainability? CHINACCELERATOR, a Shanghai-based startup incubator, made an infographic to address…