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How to Find Startup Funding in Tampa Bay

By | Feb 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

The question of how to find startup funding in Tampa Bay is on the minds of many of the young entrepreneurs and would-be business owners who attend Tampa Bay Startup Week. Central Florida has not yet established a firm network of angel investors and venture capitalists…

Gear & Gadgets

Virtual Reality on the Cheap with the Elegiant Headset [REVIEW]

By | Feb 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

Virtual reality is the next big thing to happen to the gaming and entertainment world, and currently there is a mad dash to get involved. From Google Cardboard to Oculus, VR is all over the pricing and feature spectrum, and although the technology is…

Startups & Apps

The Serendipitous Encounter That Became Project Halcyon

By | Feb 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

Who doesn’t love a good serendipitous meeting?  Serendipity was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Downtown Project as Tony Hsieh first envisioned it. Since Tech.Co is headquartered in downtown Las Vegas it shouldn’t be too big of a surprise that Tech.Co’s Celebrate…

Opinion/Analysis

Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Despite the importance that online presence has nowadays, many people have doubts about choosing the domain name for their web sites. This really is an important decision and will absolutely make a big difference in the future, especially for people looking to start a…

Opinion/Analysis

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur?

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm

For whatever reason, what it means to be an entrepreneur is always a popular topic among people independently chasing their dreams and goals. I think that this question is always asked, at least in part, because those it applies to feel such a connection…

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Startups & Apps

4 Couples Apps Perfect for This Year’s Valentine’s Day

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

What is red, white, pink and shines romance all over the place? Valentine’s Day, of course! The “love holiday”, which many attribute to consumerism, is approaching for most countries around the world, so if that is the case of your country, you should hurry…

Startups & Apps

OneHive: Powerful and Simple Checklists to Make Teamwork Effective

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Whether you are a two-person organization or a firm with 10 or more employees, the key to success is good project management, which assumes clear tasks and a good checklist updated frequently. Some use complex project management software or to-do lists, while others prefer…

News

Are We Nearing the End of Email?

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

If you have noticed Facebook’s move to combine their instant message and private message functions into one, then you are likely aware of the recent wave of people proclaiming that email, as a medium, is obsolete and that interactivity is the new norm. But…

Funding

Chicago

TurboAppeal Raises $3M to Fuel Nationwide Launch

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

It’s true that home ownership is on the decline these days as more young people are opting to rent instead, but one startup that provides a service specifically for homeowners is seeing a lot of success. TurboAppeal, a residential tax appeal technology service, has…

Opinion/Analysis

Impact Investing without ‘Impact Investing’

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I think of myself as an Impact Investor. I think of myself that way because I clearly look for companies that are pursuing large, transformational opportunities with global implications. I don’t care about stage or sector, I care only about founder(s)’ quality and potential…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Ways Startups Leverage Social Media to Generate Buzz

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Building a company from scratch takes guts and perseverance. Understanding the difference between generating buzz / excitement versus just making noise is key to your company’s short-term growth. Anyone can post on social media, but is the information you’re posting exciting your target demographic?…

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Innovations for the Trendy Business Traveler

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The hustle and bustle of traveling for business can get pretty hectic, but there are a few cool products that are coming out in 2016 which will take the fuss out of life on the road and make the time away from home a…

Trends

Companies Are Banking on the Internet of Things to Fuel Growth

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm

If recent announcements are a sign of a new trend, today’s companies are banking on the Internet of Things (IoT) to fuel their growth in 2016. This is not surprising, because the Internet of Things is one of the fastest growing entities in the…

Startups & Apps

The Best Apps for People Who ‘Just Can’t’

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Welcome to 2016, where technology is advanced, responses are immediate, information is readily available…and we are lazy. Now don’t get me wrong – I love lazy. I respect lazy. And I think lazy is highly underrated. Thanks to current technology I can video call,…