From Prison to Politics: Mexico’s Hot Land (Dispatch 4)

The former leader of a group of vigilantes in Mexico has just been released from prison, and is now eyeing a career in politics. Hipólito Mora was imprisoned on murder charges following a December 2014 shootout in Michoacán between his and another vigilante group led by Luis Antonio Torres, a.k.a. “El Americano.” The clash resulted in 11 deaths — including Mora’s son. VICE News met with Mora in Michoacán to find out what his political goals are following his release from prison, and whether the release of “El Americano” means another shootout can be expected. Watch “How “The Viagras” Got Their Name: Mexico’s Hot Land (Dispatch 3)” – http://bit.ly/19f0rj8 Watch “The Fortress of the Knights Templar: Mexico’s Hot Land (Dispatch 2)” – http://bit.ly/1FbEnlD Read “Mexico Releases Michoacan Vigilante Leader Involved in Fatal Gun Fight With Rival Militia” – http://bit.ly/1C9JjX8 Read “Leader of Knights Templar Cartel ‘La Tuta’ Is Captured in Mexico” – http://bit.ly/1BpIwzr Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Prisoners of War in Donetsk Airport: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 101)

In dispatch 101 of “Russian Roulette,” VICE News travels to the bomb-ridden remnants of Donetsk Airport in eastern Ukraine, where under the command of pro-Russia separatists, Ukrainian prisoners of war are being ordered to dig out the bodies of their fallen comrades. Watch “Preparing for a Siege: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 100)” – http://bit.ly/1Mv7lwX Watch “Russia’s Ghost Army in Ukraine” – http://bit.ly/1AOAZGI Read “Plot Thickens as Suspect Who Said He Killed Boris Nemtsov Retracts Confession” – http://bit.ly/1AihcQO Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Peshmerga Fighters Closing in on Mosul: The Battle for Iraq (Dispatch 9)

With the timeline unclear for a forthcoming US-led coalition assault on the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul, Kurdish peshmerga fighters continue to man the trenches at the strategic junction of Keske, just outside the northern Iraqi city. VICE News traveled to Keske to meet with peshmerga fighters and to learn their thoughts on the coalition’s mulled offensive, as they continue to cut off IS’s vital supply lines from Syria. Watch “The Battle for Iraq: Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State” – http://bit.ly/1EgHqG8 Watch “The Battle For Iraq (Dispatch 8)” – http://bit.ly/1wlUJGp Read “Publicity Blitz Hypes Iran-Backed Offensive Against Islamic State in Iraq” – http://bit.ly/1Hp9jxK Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Michoacan’s Most Wanted Drug Kingpin: Mexico’s Hot Land (Dispatch 1)

Mexico has nabbed the leader of the infamous Knights Templar drug gang, and now the territory he once controlled is up for grabs. VICE News travels to the contested Mexican state of Michoacan to find out whether the power balance will shift following his arrest. Watch “Parents Storm a Military Base: Mexico’s Missing Students (Dispatch 2)” – http://bit.ly/184Vc4p Watch “The New King of Coke (Full Length)” – http://bit.ly/1zchU6u Read “Leader of Knights Templar Cartel ‘La Tuta’ Is Captured in Mexico” – http://bit.ly/1BpIwzr Read “Mexican Drug Lord Lived in a Cave and Was Caught Because His Girlfriend Brought Him Birthday Cake” – http://bit.ly/1AbhTeK Read “Drug Lord Known as ‘Z-42’ Is Second Mexican Capo to Fall In Less Than a Week” – http://bit.ly/1F4aZxD Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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TechColumbus Spurs Startup Success with Relaunch as Rev1

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The goal at Rev1 Ventures is to turn Columbus, Ohio, into the Silicon Prairie.

The technology and business incubator, originally TechColumbus, has re-branded itself to take a more multi-faceted approach to fostering an environment for startups.

Tom Walker, the president and CEO of Rev1, says in a statement announcing the relaunch:

“Our new name signals our dedication to helping entrepreneurs master their firsts – from validating their first product to securing their first capital, landing their first customer, and everything in between. Backed by an impressive team of the industry’s best and brightest minds, Rev1 is steadfast in our goal to making Columbus one of the most successful startup communities in the country.

A video posted with the relaunch gives an overview of the organization’s vision:

Rev1 doesn’t simply give startups the capital they need to survive and grow. It also aligns these companies with services to help keep them afloat.

The company says it combines the capital of a venture fund with the resources of an accelerator program.

Rev1 notes that about one-third of all startups fail to get their product into a marketplace and never make a sale.

To help startups in the Columbus area avoid this, Rev1 provides not only venture funding but also expert help.

An expert provided by Rev1 gives guidance helpful in getting a product into the market, for example by investigating the need for a particular product or service on a startup’s behalf.

Rev1 has 100 experienced partners at the ready to assist startups in their earliest stages. In addition to this initial guidance, the company also provides some startups with recruitment experts to help them successfully grow.

Rev1 claims it is already close to making Columbus one of the fastest-growing start-up centers in the country. The company says it is on track for a 40 percent increase in its investments this year over last.

One startup to benefit from Rev1’s capital and expertise so far is Print Syndicate, an apparel and home goods e-commerce site based in Columbus. In a prepared statement included with Rev1’s release, Print Syndicate co-founder and CEO Tanisha Robinson, explains:

“As a Columbus-based company, we were so thrilled that Rev1 stepped up to bring hometown support into our Series A funding, helping us successfully raise critical capital in our early stages. Rev1 has phenomenal resources in place to assist entrepreneurs every step of the way. Their vision and support is paramount for helping companies like ours thrive.”

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