Throwback Thursday!

Take a rest, after all, it is Thursday.  Click the link to this article and check out the picture…  How many items can you name?

Can you name these “Throwback Thursday” devices?

For Throwback Thursday, we’ll reflect on the simpler times. Shown below are images of eleven different items that were popular in the office 20 years ago – do you recognize any? If so, we want to hear your stories! Share in the comments section below to explain how these devices played a role in your day-to-day life 20 years ago. (Humorous anecdotes welcome).

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Tesla and Lithium: Find Out What They Have in Common…

Tesla is making moves once again.  This time it is acquiring the lithium hydroxide needed to start production at the gigafactory, once completed.  What is great about this current deal is that our local company will be affected positively again.

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Tesla secures lithium deal from Nevada site Tesla Motors could be acquiring lithium closer to gigafactory site following supply deal with Pure Energy Minerals.

The lithium will be procured from Pure Energy’s’ Nevada Lithium Brine Project at Clayton Valley, just three and a half hours away from Tesla’s “Gigafactory 1” site east of Reno-Sparks. It is also on the same basin as Albermarle’s Silver Peak lithium brine mine. Silver peak is the only producing lithium operation in the United States.

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Adams Hub start-up client, Fundera, has huge funding news…

Congratulations to new Adams Hub start-up client, Fundera, for securing $11.5 million in additional funding…

Fundera Picks Up $11.5 Million In Series B Funding  |  TechCrunch

Fundera, the online credit marketplace that helps small business secure loans started by GroupMe cofounder Jared Hecht, has today announced the close of a $11.5 million Series B funding round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity with participation from existing investors including QED Investors, Khosla Ventures, and First Round Capital.

At its core, Fundera works as a match-maker for SMB lending, letting entrepreneurs who need a small financial infusion (but aren’t interested in the VC path) search for lenders that are trusted and shop around for the best possible deal.

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New Tips From a Sierra Angel Investor…

A great article full of tips and sage advice from one of our very own Mentors at the Hub, Roland Schuman.  Roland is an active angel investor, serving on both the Executive Committee and Screening Committee of the Sierra Angels and wrote this article for the Angel Capital Association, check it out below:

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Angel Group Members

These habits are not only increasing my chances of success through angel group investments, but are making my membership in Sierra Angels all the more fun.  The next time your group asks you to get more involved, take them up on the offer!

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What did Apple announce yesterday?

Wow, our heads are spinning at all the hardware and software updates that Apple announced yesterday. The new iPhone 6S will be even more amazing than their predecessors with upgraded photo technology and the all new upgrade program that includes Apple Care. The all new iPad Pro looks fantastic! Check out this article from TechCrunch that will give you a quick overview of what Apple announced at the live event yesterday…

Everything You Need To Know From Today’s Massive Apple Event

How to Watch Apple’s Big iPhone 6S Event Today

Are you ready to see what Apple is unveiling today?  We are ready here at the Hub.  Check out the link in the article below to connect using your Apple device and Windows users will not be left out.

How to Watch Apple’s Big iPhone 6S Event Today

The countdown is on. In just a few short hours, Apple will pull out all the stops and unveil the next iPhone. The big reveal kicks off live today, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT.

On top of a first look at the next gen iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus, if rumors prove right, we might also get glimpses of a brand new , new Apple Watch straps and colors, a “monster” iPad Pro and perhaps a new iPad mini 4. Apple might also debut iOS 9. Who knows what surprises Tim Cook has in store? Will he defend Apple Music? Like everyone else, we’ll have to wait and see.

Click the link to watch the Apple event… How to Watch Apple’s Big iPhone 6S Event Today


Perseverance is Key

As Apple prepares to make its grandest launch of products ever this Wednesday we are reminded about the number one factor in the success of every start-up and how Steve Jobs made Apple the most successful tech company in history…


I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

Steve Jobs

When You Enemy’s Making Mistakes…

As a startup one of the greatest feelings you will have is knowing your product, service or business is going to change the world.  If you are solving real pain for real people, you have the chance to create something long lasting and durable that will literally change how people live their lives.