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Startups & Apps

5 Apps for Your Kids to Learn a New Language

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, there are many advantages to teaching your child another language. Studies suggest that those who learn a second language tend to be better at solving complex problems and thinking creatively. And even if you’re not personally committed…

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Prepping For an Investor Pitch? Don’t Get Blinded by Tunnel Vision

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

For a startup founder, enthusiasm is a necessary piece of the personality puzzle. You took the leap and started your business because you believe in it. Whether you’re solving a major technology problem, disrupting a stagnant industry or providing a service that will make…

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Voiceovers, Waymo, and Bootstrapping

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Being an entrepreneur guarantees you have a busy schedule. Between meeting with partners, talking to investors, and firing that one employee that keeps stealing everyone’s food from the fridge. Fortunately, you don’t have to miss out on any of Tech.Co’s top stories because we’ve…

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The Difference Between Social Media Influencers and Brand Ambassadors

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As the influence of social media personalities grow, how companies choose to advertise their products must innovate and grow as well. In this period of growth and development, two career tracks have developed: brand ambassadors and social media influencers. Although they often appear to…

Startups & Apps

3 Expert Tips on Choosing the Best Location for Your Startup

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Until very recently, entrepreneurs and startup founders were turning to San Francisco as the best location for starting up a new company. This is especially true with tech startups, mainly because there are already so many companies established in the area. Connecting with the…

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Startup Spotlight: Smart Clothes, Accounting Made Easy & Smart Lights For Seniors

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm

With spring in full bloom, people will finally be able to put away those winter coats, save some money on heating costs, and enjoy some outdoor activities. That’s why it was so easy for us to find a lot of startup activity geared towards summer…

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Columbus

7 Columbus Startups You Need to Know About

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Art galleries, gardens and playgrounds to breweries and Buckeye football, Columbus brings out some of the best from the Ohio community. In between all the activities there is a bubbling entrepreneurial ecosystem filled with startups from a variety of verticals including fashion, finance and…

Business

Here’s How Angel Investors Are Handling 2017

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

Pitchbook and the Angel Resource Institute have just released the 2016 edition of their Annual ARI HALO Report, a research paper designed to explain the most recent trends and activity from top-ranked angel groups across the nation. The report isn’t just a look at 2016: It’s a…

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8 Things They Don’t Teach in Business School About Being an Entrepreneur

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

Here’s something they don’t teach in business school about being an entrepreneur: at some point, starting a company will give you a stomachache. It will be caused by some combination of unrelenting stress, constant uncertainty, and too much late night takeout from that greasy Chinese…

Marketing

7 Influencer Marketing Tools for Startups

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

Networking is an essential aspect of growing a startup. For startups that barely have any online presence, the key to getting an audience’s attention is to leverage the reach of influencers. These are bloggers, social media celebrities, actors, or anyone else who can sway…

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How to Manage Workplace Stress in Tech

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Workers in all types of jobs are often expected to be “on call” at all times, creating a significant problem with workplace stress and work-life balance — and it’s especially bad in the tech industry. In fact, The 2016 Health IT Stress Report found that…

Drones

5 Applications of Drones You May Not Know About

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The rising popularity and proliferation of drones in recent years has surprised even those in the industry. The FAA predicted a few years ago that there might be a total of fifteen thousand civilian drones in the U.S. by the year 2020. We’re well…

Security

Ethical Hacking Emerges as Unique Career Path in Cybersecurity

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Companies, now more than ever, are seeking qualified cybersecurity professionals to keep pace with the growing number of cyberattacks. Today, corporations and organizations across all sectors face millions of attacks each day, which cost more than $1 billion in losses annually. While the biggest…

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Edtech Startup LeapLearner Wants to Teach Kids to Program Robots

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The future of computer science jobs are bright. But in anticipation of a talent shortage, preparing the next generation with the skills to advance technology will be critical to future innovation. One startup is taking a global approach to developing children’s skill sets for the future….