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Funding

Chicago

Whittl Raises $3.3M to Cut Down Waiting in Line

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

Chicago-based online appointment booking platform Whittl has announced that they raised $3.3 million in series A round. Since being founded in 2012, this is their second venture fund after an initial round of $1.3M in June 2013. Whittl will use the additional funds to expand…

Opinion/Analysis

Politics of Business “Trumped” by Macy’s Boycott

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Just days preceding the annual sponsorship of New York City’s Fourth of July Fireworks celebration, the largest department store company in the U.S. was pounded with a boycott threat. Enjoyed by millions of spectators, this iconic window-dressing to year-round support for important causes is…

Google

Mobile SEO Guidelines to Survive Mobilegeddon [Infographic]

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

A recent study revealed that the total smartphone users worldwide will surpass the 2 billion mark by 2016. This growth shows how fast smartphone industry is growing. People are now using more smartphones than desktop computers to search on Google. Binoculars Image Credit: Flickr/gerlos…

Gaming

Play Ramboat This Fourth of July Weekend

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Inspired by Metal Slug and the Contra saga, along with some aspects of Jetpack Joyride, Ramboat is a nice game with classic arcade-style shooting action, but in a boat. Now that the holiday is here, the developers, Genera Games, have updated the game with…

HR and Recruiting

How to Promote Employee Health and Fitness with Welbe

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Meet Nathan. Nathan is a top-performing employee with high potential. He’s always on time, doesn’t make a run for it when five o’clock strikes, willingly assists his team members, and sees projects through to the end. Unfortunately, by dedicating so much time to work,…

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Tips & How To’s

How to Get Press for Your Startup

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Getting the attention of the media for your startup can be as important as getting funding. Your startup is new and will benefit from the promotion and consumer trust that a mention on a large news outlet brings. Most founders have a hard time…

Entrepreneur

5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #4: Learn the Art of the Pivot

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Entrepreneurs spend countless hours preparing for the perfect pitch to potential investors. They’ll sometimes come armed with robust business plans, spreadsheets, decks, and thoughtful projections to back up their assertions about the exact path they’ll take to scale and grow. This is the fourth in…

Social Good

Dallas

Using a Birthday Celebration to Help Fund a Service Dog

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Dapo Oremade is a University of North Texas (UNT) graduate, member of the US Army, and he’s turning 28 years old this year. Like most people he wants to do something special for his birthday, but unlike most people that something special is for…

Hardware

San Francisco

T-Rex’s Cord Free Earbud Design Skyrockets on Indiegogo

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

When he was a sophomore in college Michael McCarthy spent a sizeable amount of time running on the treadmill each day to rehab an injury. Every time he got on the treadmill he put his headphones on, turned up Spotify, and put his phone…

Announcements

DC

Messaging App On Second Thought Wins First Women Startup Challenge

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

The number of women launching businesses has grown 68% between 1997-2014, more than twice the rate of men. However, women have a harder time getting funding for a number of reasons. Only 7% of investor money goes to women led startups, but Women Who…

Accelerator

Las Vegas

Successful Accelerators are Catering to Niche Markets

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

What makes an accelerator successful? You could argue that the success should be measured by looking at the traction graduated companies have built after their time in the program. However, I would counter that unless the program has a certain ‘it’ factor to begin…

Startups & Apps

MyMusaic: Let Your Moments Come Alive in Fun Photographic Video Stories

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

One could say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but you know what: A video is worth a thousand images. With the iPhone 6 in my hands and two wonderful children, I usually end the day with tons of images concentrated around a…

Tips & How To’s

How to Recruit Star Talent on Social Media

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

There’s no question; social media has become a crucial part of our lives and our businesses. We use social media to connect with far away friends and families, maintain casual social connections, and to connect with brands and companies in which we have interest….

Gaming

Know the Score: The Benefits of Gamification in Online Communities

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Ever since gaming became its own subculture it has been fraught with controversy, taking the blame for everything from laziness in young adults to the horrors of the Columbine shooting. However, despite the standard media narrative that gaming is destructive, the fundamentals of gaming…