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Communication

The Evolution of Texting and Its Potential Impact on Business

By | May 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Back to the future? In the aftermath of the app revolution, its good old texting that has the capability of revolutionizing business and its communication with customers. When the iPhone came out, every business had to integrate with top applications or, better yet, have…

Programming education

Los Angeles

2 New Programming Bootcamp Scholarships for Women

By | May 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Two new programming bootcamp scholarships will award free tuition for women to attend Hack Reactor and MakerSquare Los Angeles, the coding schools announced recently. The I/Own It scholarship offers free tuition and a paid internship at Optimizely, an experience optimization platform for A/B testing…

Funding

Denver

Notion Raises $2M for Heightened Home Awareness Sensor

By | May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Last week I wrote a post about a Denver-based company called Notion that’s made it their mission to bring a heightened level of consciousness to your home. Childhood friends Brett Jurgens and Ryan Margoles – CTO – built the device in response to one…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

HedgeChatter Gives You a Clean Edge in the Stock Market

By | May 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Hedgechatter is a software service that brings forward the social chatter online for investors to use as an indicator for stock options. Before Hedgechatter, no one placed the vast pool of information found online in one place. There also wasn’t an application that analyzed…

Product Launch

Bellabeat Debuts the LEAF, Smart Jewelry That Monitors Women’s Health

By | May 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Last October, we covered Bellabeat‘s Shell as one of the essential tools that expecting mothers need to know about and use during their pregnancy. Today, Bellabeat has debuted the LEAF, smart jewelry that will allow women to monitor their stress, sleep, activity, and reproductive…

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Education

These are Blinkist’s top 10 Ranked Entrepreneur Books

By | May 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

I knew plenty of people in high school and college who swore by CliffNotes. To be honest, I never used them myself (what with being an English languages and literature major), but I absolutely see the benefit it provides. There’s a company in Berlin, Germany…

SaaS

San Francisco

HelpCrunch Wants to be Top Dog for Customer-Centric Apps

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

As the team at HelpCrunch tells me, over 60 percent of online traffic now comes from mobile and that statistic is exponentially growing. In response to that, businesses have acknowledged this trend and begun shifting their platforms to mobile or even going so far…

Funding

Chicago

Advertising Tech Innovator edo Interactive Raises $20M

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

Last week, Chicago’s edo Interactive announced that they raised $20M Series E Round mostly from existing investors including VantagePoint Capital Partners, Chicago-based Baird Capital, and several Nashville-based investment firms (edo also has a home base in Nashville). Along with this news they also announced…

Dev & Design

Apple Watch: New Possibilities For App Developers

By | May 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

While buyers anxiously wait for official sales to get started in June, app developers are equally anxious about the next Apple Watch update, rumored to provide them with more tools and options when it comes to displaying content. Watch OS 1.0.1, released on May…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Virtual Visit: Engaging Families, Improving Care

By | May 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia Walker One of the hardest decisions a family has to make is the decision to put their elderly loved ones in assisted living. Our biggest worry is always…

Marketing

Email Marketing Breakthroughs: 9 Insights to Drive Clicks

By | May 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm

According to Smart Insights, on an average, only about 22.87% of your email subscribers – the people who actually said they want to hear from you – open what you send. Even worse, only 3.26% click your calls-to-action. This means that 96.74% of your…

Ecosystems

Going Abroad: A Guideline to Entrepreneur Visas [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | May 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Sometimes, the United States simply isn’t the best option for some startups. And, that’s perfectly fine – after all, there are several great startup economies outside the United States that are definitely well on their way to competing with the likes of even America’s…

Startup

How to Hire the Right Kind of Product Manager for Each Startup Phase

By | May 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in, the definition of “great” can vary considerably. Different phases require different skill sets and sensibilities. You can easily find a product manager who’s a great fit for a…

Startup

Vancouver

How To Grow Your Startup 3000% In The First Year

By | May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Imagine issuing a press release for your startup announcing an almost 3000% year-over-year growth. I recently joined LemonStand, a Vancouver-based SaaS eCommerce platform startup as VP Growth, and I’ve spent a good chunk of my first few weeks digging into where we’re at, how we…

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