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Fargo is a Shining Example of How to Create a Strong Community

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 6:43 pm

How do you create a community you want to be a part of? It’s an enduring question that most, if not all, startup ecosystems have to tackle as they grow and attract entrepreneurial talent. For Greg Tehven, cofounder of Emerging Prairie out of Fargo,…


What can marketers learn from the music industry?

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

No matter what business you’re in, if you work as a sales person or marketing professional, or if you’re a small business owner or business executive, if you are interested in marketing, technology, or music and pop culture, you should read the blog of…

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Jason Putorti: The Value of Your Company is Dependent on Good Design

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm

What is the purpose of design? When it comes to the topic of design, many people tend to focus on just the pure aesthetics of design: how does something look, how do people respond to it, and does it reflect the values of the…

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Hsieh on Culture and Change: ‘It’s Just a Matter of Prioritization’

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Kicking off the first day of Celebrate in Las Vegas, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Tech.Co CEO Frank Gruber took the stage to discuss change and culture. For Hsieh, some notable examples come from the company he’s built and a project focused on improving…

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Creating a Diverse Tech Ecosystem with Melinda Briana Epler

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Even as major players like Google and Twitter have made efforts to create a more diverse work culture and hire more underrpresented population, the numbers remain abysmal for women and people of color in tech. There’s been a lot of conversation around diversity in startup…

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There’s No Question About it: The Accelerator is Evolving

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

At some point in their lifespan, most startup companies have to consider if joining an accelerator is the right move for them. Given that there’s been a major influx of accelerators over the last few years, some reports saying that the numbers are doubling at…

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The Internet of Things Explained by Maria Thomas

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

You hear so much about the Internet of Things (IoT) from tech blogs and journalists, including It’s a buzz topic for sure, but still shrouded in a lot of mystery for many of us. Even as new devices and products are getting “smart”– home…

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Know Your Value When Starting a Partnership for Your Business

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

You’ve heard the saying “no man is an island?” Well, the same goes for startups. Despite the image of the lone-wolf entrepreneur, the truth is that no business can succeed alone, and partnerships can speed the growth of a startup, especially in its early…


How to Get Funded: A Chat with Kaz Shimizu, Investor at KDDI

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Kaz Shimizu is an investor in San Francisco at KDDI Open Innovation Fund. Prior to that, he was based in Japan at KDDI where he was in charge of mobile content business with Google. KDDI is Japan’s second largest mobile carrier with 43 million smartphones…


Is No One Safe From Drones?

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

Last Christmas, drones saw a huge boom in sales and many people later asked themselves if they should have bought one for their kids as a present. These devices can be entertaining, as long their battery lasts. However, it’s not all fun and games…


4 Great Software Options for Running an Online Business

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

Today’s business environment is more competitive than ever. Having the right software, however, can significantly improve your chances of success. If you run an online business, consider using these four pieces of software. Topica for Email Marketing Social media marketing gets a lot of…

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Developing Your Brand in 7 Simple Steps

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

This article is not just focused on getting high rank with search engines like Google and having a lot of traffic to your site, but rather, it’s about building a brand for long term. Without further ado, let’s get started with these simple but powerful…

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Meet the Chicago Startup of the Year Semi-Finalists

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

From the start of the 2015, has been on a journey to find the very best startups across the globe. From Chicago to Las Vegas and everything in between, we’ve identified more than 50 startups deserving of the title Startup of the Year….

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Read About This Year’s Northern Region ‘Startup of the Year’ Semifinalists

By | Oct 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm

After spending months on the road going around the country, looking for this year’s best companies to compete in Tech.Co’s Celebrate Startup Tour, we’ve finally arrived at the Semifinal round in Downtown Las Vegas. At this year’s Celebrate 2015, 52 startups from around the…