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Gear & Gadgets

Comfort and Simplicity Define the Utillian720 Vaporizer [Review]

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Ever since the Volcano from Storz & Bickel, vaporizers have been a large part of smoking culture. And with the advent of portable models, more and more people have taken to vaping on a regular basis. But with so many different sizes, types, temperatures, colors,…

Startups & Apps

Flag Offers Free Photo Prints, a Great Marketing Campaign

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The photo print startup Flag just emerged firing on all cylinders this week. It’s an impressive concept, but I’m almost more impressed with the smart marketing behind it. Here’s why both are so good. Ad-Supported Model for Physical Photos Makes Sense Flag lets you order…

Gear & Gadgets

Luxembourg

Foobot Sees What People Can’t: Indoor Air Quality [Review]

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Every day we cook, sleep, breathe, clean, and exist within our homes and offices. Each day we breathe in air, and unless there is a strange odor or direct effect on our physical health, people will not adjust the quality of their air. This…

Entrepreneur

What Makes a Great Brand and How to Cut Through the Noise

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  David Gardner is the founder and CEO of ColorJar, a Chicago-based creative tech agency. Before founding ColorJar, David was a professional basketball…

Google

Google App Is Now As Advanced as a 20-Year-Old Desktop

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

Pokémon Go proved that nostalgia sells. Whether its for small creatures with funny names or just for walking around, people are more than willing to throw money at old products. Because nostalgic consumers have become such a force to be reckoned with, companies are…

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Tips & How To’s

The Biggest Reason a Startup Pitch Is Like a Job Interview

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 10:20 am

You sit down across from an imposing businessperson. You take a deep breath in your button-down shirt. It’s just a job interview, you tell yourself. No wait, it’s a startup pitch. Regardless, there’s just one main thing you need to remember: Avoid the Interview…

Case Study

Study Shows Businesses Gain Pokemon Go-Induced Revenue Boosts

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 9:45 am

Even in an interconnected age where fads can gain traction in a matter of hours, it’s very rare that a craze sweeps the nation quite like Pokemon Go has this summer. The augmented reality mobile exploration game has surpassed Twitter’s percentage of daily active…

Opinion/Analysis

Top Trends to Watch in Sustainable Technology

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 9:00 am

Some of the biggest opportunities in business have been and will continue to be in the areas of green technology. There are startups popping up seemingly everywhere that are using technologies in new ways to harness alternative energy sources, to solve problems solved by…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips for Startups Seeking Employees

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Starting a new business is what being an entrepreneur is all about, but every successful entrepreneur knows they can’t do it alone! Often a team is needed long before finding financing and putting your product on the market. Your startups needs to start seeking employees. But…

Opinion/Analysis

Why 2017 Might Finally See Less Internet Content

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Internet content is a joke. Case in point: Every two minutes, humans take more photos than the total number in existence 150 years ago. Of those, we upload 657 billion per year. Video is increasing, too: Video is eating the internet, as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and…

Trends

Oklahoma City

Most of the 50 States Are Ramping Up Startup Activity in 2016

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Which states and metro areas experienced the greatest upward movement in startup activity in 2016? How changed the most from last year? What’s the rate of new entrepreneurs in each state? These questions are the focus of the Kaufman Foundation’s latest study, which released its…

Jobs

Most Bosses Are Terrible and They Know It

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Bad bosses can ruin a great job. Whether they’re drunk with power or completely clueless, when you hate your leader, you inevitably start hating your job. And while you might assume that most bosses are viewed as terrible in the eyes of their employees,…

Internet of Things

For the Internet of Things, an Opportunity in Industrial Manufacturing

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm

The plugged-in world has churned out huge opportunities for businesses. As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, its applications in businesses are on the rise. From finding new ways to connect devices to analyzing and accessing data with an IoT dashboard, IoT has helped…

Startups & Apps

Melbourne

7 Australian Startups to Put on Your Radar

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

There are a few Australian startups you want to watch. The ones we’re going to discuss are all unique in their own way. Here are the top startups you need to keep an eye on. 1. Stockspot Stockspot is a fund management services but…