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3 Pieces of PR Advice Startup Founders Can Use

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm

I’ve witnessed the adversarial relationships that can grow between startup founders and the media that cover them because part of my job is to sit in between the two so that they both get some of what they want. Seeing the conflicting interests are…

Tips & How To’s

5 Instagram Content Tips Your Business Can’t Live Without

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Social media use is growing at a rapid pace. With 300 million monthly active users, Instagram in particular is a social platform that many brands are turning to. Everyone is on it, and it’s where companies need to be to reach their audience. In…

Startups & Apps


You Don’t Have to be Rich to Collect Art

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s a simple, but poignant statement from Kollecto‘s founder Tara Reed: “You don’t have to be rich to collect art.” She’s carried that philosophy with her since starting Kollecto up in Detroit as a way for people to buy art for their homes. It…



Top Tech and Innovation Events to Check Out in NYC This Fall

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Fall in New York is great – the leaves changing in Central Park/Prospect Park/Washington Square Park, the warmth of comfy sweaters coming out from their hibernation, and the temporal peace that seems to emanate from all New Yorkers. The end of summer also brings…

Women's issues

Why Don’t More Women Want to Work in Tech?

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

While equality in the workplace is slowly improving for women in general, the percentage of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers — particularly tech and engineering — is actually declining. In 2013, only 23 percent of U.S. computing jobs were held…

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San Diego

The Venue Report Helps You Find a Unique Venue for Your Next Event

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Anyone who’s ever planned a wedding or a destination event knows the struggle associated with finding the right venue. There are a lot of sites that offer venue suggestions, but they’re often not well-aggregated or -curated. You have to sort through a lot of mediocre…

Startups & Apps

There’s an App That Will Help You Name Your Startup

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

“It too hard,” shouted the founder to the void. There are simply too many startups out there and having to come up with a name for your planned venture is tough when you’re trying to position yourself against your competitors and an entire field…


Roundup: Uber Clears $1 Billion for Expansion Efforts in China

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

We’ve got funding for a few smaller stage startup companies today, which is always good to see. However, the news taking the cake this morning is Uber’s $1 billion in funding to expand efforts into China – it’s absolutely massive and pushes their valuation…



The Greener Side of Chicago Startups

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago is no stranger to being green and focusing on sustainability. As far back as 1909, city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham created a plan focusing on urban growth and greenbelt around the metro area. Now there is more than 5.5M square feet of green…

Reports & Rankings

The 5 Hottest Series C Startups from 2014 

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Mattermark ranked the five fastest-growing Series C startups from last year in its Startup Traction Report, and they are a snapshot of modern trends. We are taking our education into our own hands, learning new skills through General Assembly and Udemy. We are pursuing…



Financial Trading Data is More Accessible with Money.Net

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Financial trading is a long-told story, glamorized in movies and splashed across the news showcasing the highs and lows of its lifestyle. What’s rarely showcased is the technology behind what makes it all possible. For decades, trading floors have been a disaster of intertwining…


The Tech Bubble 2.0 is Cooling: How to Weather the Coming Slowdown

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

History is doomed to repeat itself: just as the golden years of Silicon Valley 1.0 ended in horrifying fashion in the 2000-1 bust, the boom times of the 2010-2015 tech bubble will end very soon. Always listen to the naysayers but with a caveat:…

Tips & How To’s

The 4 Step Guide To Blogging As a Business

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Blogging can be hard. Especially for a business that has numerous other channels to cater – sales, user-experience marketing, etc. However, blogging for businesses is still most traffic-boosting and lead-generating content delivery platform. Here are 5 facts to prove the point of having a…


Fantasy Football’s History is a Metaphor for Your Startup

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

The official kickoff for the 2015 NFL season is right around the corner, we’re burning through preseason, but right now it’s all about fantasy football drafts. Literally everybody’s doing it: all you need is a laptop, internet, and one of the many free platforms…