We often get asked how startups can successfully work with government – it's been a challenge where many startups have failed. Chariot, a Tumml alum, provides a great case study on productive partnerships. Read our take on how startups need to fix their government problem in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In other news, Tumml alum HandUp launched a donation gift card programHandup is a crowd funding platform for the homeless. Check out more press on the gift card launch below. And a bunch of Tumml companies are hiring – help us spread the word on Twitter!

You can read more updates from Tumml here, as well as news stories we're following. TechCrunch has an interesting story about how startup Lugg has raised $3.8 million in seed funding to provide a ride-sharing platform for on-demand, short-distance moves.