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Opinion/Analysis

Why Mobile Payments Are Still a Big Mess

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 11:45 am

You’re at the grocery store, ready to make your payment. You swipe your card. It doesn’t take. You swipe it again, still nothing happens. The cashier peers over at your card. “Oh, that’s a chip card. You have to insert it.” they tell you….

Startups & Apps

A New Plugin Lets You Replace 404 Pages with Archived Versions

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 11:00 am

Hate 404 pages? Hate how the internet is rapidly disappearing and will inevitably continue its decay until nothing we’ve accomplished will ever remain? Have I got the plugin for you. The Internet Archive, at archive.org, remains the top resource for saving the easily lost…

Product Launch

Due: a Digital Wallet System Made for Businesses

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 10:20 am

The concept of digital wallet is definitely not new. They have been known to provide a different way to make payments. Essentially, they make life easier for those who don’t want pay using a check, cash or credit cards (directly). Digital wallets can be…

Trends

FAA: Expect 600K Commercial Drones in the Air Within a Year

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 9:46 am

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) itself, there will be about 600,000 commercial drones airborne before 2017 is over. This is surprising partially due to the number of commercially registered drones currently available: 20,000. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx calls this “one of the most dramatic periods…

Work-life balance

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Avoiding Work-Life Conflicts

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Work-life balance is obviously a huge topic of conversation for entrepreneurs and their families. After all, many entrepreneurs work in startup environments where 70 and 80-hour weeks are the norm. The key to success is to avoid work-life conflicts. Create Separation Between Work and…

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Tips & How To’s

7 Tips for Publishing on Medium

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Medium – what exactly is its purpose? We understand that it is a platform for writers of any and all kinds, but is it also a social platform, like Facebook or Twitter, or is it somewhat of a publisher? And how can marketing fit…

Entrepreneur

Study: Higher Student Loans Mean Fewer Young Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm

Young Invincibles, a research and advocacy non-profit centered on exploring economic opportunity for young adults, released a new brief titled At the Extremes: Student Debt and Entrepreneurship. The study uncovered four related facts about the state of student loans, entrepreneurs, and their future earnings. Here they are: Higher…

Programs & Resources

Connecticut

Connecticut’s Calendar of Entrepreneurial Events Supports State-Wide Startup Efforts

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Connecticut is just like many other emerging entrepreneurial communities across the country and world. There are plenty of people involved in the effort to grow and connect entrepreneurs to resources. There are plenty of organizations and resources to help entrepreneurs put their dreams in…

Startups & Apps

Negotiate Your Questionable Medical Bills with MedBill-IQ

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The healthcare industry has been a bit of a mixed bag in recent years. While Obamacare has helped millions of people get covered, exorbitant copays and complicated networks have made it difficult for everyone to get the medical care they need on a regular basis….

Marketing

3 Technologies Changing the Landscape of Startup Advertising

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The power of the Internet is an incredibly effective tool for startups, if it can be effectively harnessed. For some, this is an expensive journey, relying on help from outside professionals. For others, the journey can be self-taught; but the time it takes to…

Startups & Apps

Salt Lake City

Spera Crowdsourced Its Launch to Serve the Sharing Economy

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Can you crowdsource the launch of a startup by asking future customers to help shape a product and a company? That was Greg Pesci’s approach to create Spera, which offers an online platform to help freelancers manage all aspects of their businesses. “We weren’t…

Announcements

San Francisco

Tech Trends and Holiday Spending at Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! In the past year, the tech world has been privileged to a number of revolutionary innovations that have made the…

Startups & Apps

Easily Discover Content and Collaborate with Cronycle’s New App

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In this world dominated by the Internet, content is a huge deal. According to Domo’s data from 2014, per minute nearly two and a half millions pieces of content are shared on Facebook, and Twitter users tweet 270,000 times – numbers that have likely…

Tips & How To’s

How to Attract Publicity for Your Launch

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 11:45 am

The countdown has begun. After months or even years of effort, your startup or new product is about to launch. You’re excited about this for sure! All that’s left to do is getting everybody else as enthused as you are. That means you have…