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Category Archives: Leap Year

MyStartupStory: Learn How Tumblr Got its Start

Tumblr founder David Karp turned his company into a billion dollar business. This video highlights how it all got started. The big tech announcement that kicked off the week is Tumblr’s acquisition by Internet giant Yahoo! for $1.1 billion. If you’re not familiar with the story of Tumblr’s 27 year-old founder, David Karp, he started […]

Leap Year Wins Best Branded Entertainment Series at Streamy Awards

The 3rd Annual Streamy Awards recognizing excellence in original online video took place on Sunday, February 17th in a ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium produced by Dick Clark Productions. Leap Year had nominations in three categories and was the winner of Best Branded Entertainment Series beating out series produced by DuPont, Microsoft Xbox, Symantec/Norton and CliffsNotes/AOL/Mark […]

Leap Year Wins Best Drama Series for its Second Season

Hiscox’s small business web series, Leap Year, won Best Drama Series and has been nominated for three awards following its second season. Leap Year Season 2 wrapped up in August and the awards are starting to come in. Following the awards Leap Year received for Season 1, on January 8 Leap Year’s second season won […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Ten: How to Bite

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Now this is where the C3D team is at their best – all working together against a common (and real) foe. It’s all a team effort, so when Aaron neglects his critical task to try and make up with Lisa, his good old slacker/turncoat/thief brother is there to make […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Nine: What We’re Capable Of

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Well, that didn’t work out exactly as they planned. Bryn’s power move to kidnap June Pepper and get her to divulge the location of their prototypes didn’t get them any closer to the truth. Turns out, all this time they were fighting a mirage – Livefye was a fake […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Eight: Behind the Hologram

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Maybe Olivia actually learned something about marketing from her paramour, the Livefy CEO, after all. Turns out she was secretly filming the C3D team and posting their startup adventures as a new online series – Behind the Hologram. A startup web series as a plot point in Leap Year, […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Seven: A Moment of Weakness

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance A scorned woman, a programmer with dual personalities, a rival executive literally in the closet and a double-crossing brother. That’s a good foundation for a Greek tragedy or a modern day telenovela, or the current season of Leap Year. In a near perfect storm of personal and professional challenges […]

MyStartupStory: Burt Herman, founder of Storify

Is founding a startup harder than reporting from Iraq? Bert Herman, Founder of Storify, says in some ways it is. Listen as he shares how he drew on his reporting experience in hot spots around the globe to create a way for people to express themselves with words and images through Storify.

Leap Year Season Two Episode Six: What it takes to Win

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance The C3D team are facing a typical entrepreneurial reality. Just when they thought things couldn’t get any tougher, yet another challenge presents itself. Thanks to Aaron and Bryn’s spontaneous make out session at the bar, Bryn hopped on a plane back to San Fran and it’s up to Aaron […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Five: The Very Idea of Loving Love

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Some covert operations, an exploding flour robot and a majorly non-inspiring pep talk from Glenn Cheeky about his childhood pet pig — and now C3D is back in NY. Jack, Aaron and Bryn are back home for the Techstars competition hosted by the still strangely inspiring Mr. Cheeky. With […]


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