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Accelerator

San Francisco

TractionTank: Build for Traction, Reap the Funding

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

Why is it so difficult to pick great startups out of the crowd? I was recently asked this question by the entrepreneurial duo Kraettli Epperson and Eric Morrow. You see, they’ve built an accelerator in San Francisco based on the foundation of this question,…

Social Media

Philadelphia

For Spotlight Users, Nothing Beats a Fun Challenge

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

Don’t you love competing against your friends? Maybe it’s just me, but nothing beats a good board game, card game, or even trivia match against them – it’s always a blast, we laugh a lot, but we all play to win. After all, there’s…

Opinion/Analysis

Petition for Reddit CEO to Step Down Hits 200,000

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

A month after its launch on change.org, a petition requesting Reddit Interim CEO Ellen Pao step down has collected more than 200,000 signatures. Reddit, also known as the front page of the internet, currently has more than 36M active users on the network and 843K…

Healthy Entrepreneur

10 Productive Lifestyle Hacks from the World’s Most Successful People

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

When we think of how high income earners became so successful, we often think about their work philosophies inside of the office, but what they do outside of the office is equally important. Their philosophies regarding their free time enable them to actuate their…

Conferences

3 Marketing Tips for Startups from Performance Marketing Insights Berlin

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Reently, Berlin welcomed advertisers, publishers, affiliate networks, startups, and adtechs from around the world for Performance Marketing Insights 2015. This two-day event brought together industry leaders including Ken Segall, Apple’s former creative director and Jeremy Waite, Head of Digital Strategy at Salesforce Marketing Cloud,…

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Trends

Technology Empowers Content Creators to Earn in New Ways

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Historically content creators have struggled with media and record companies to gain more control over releasing their material and making fairer incomes from their work. Recent advances in technology are providing options that can make this a reality. The pervasiveness of smartphones, tablets, and…

Acquisition

DC

Following Speek Exit, What Comes Next?

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 7:08 pm

There is no doubt that 2015 has been a bumpy year for Washington DC based Speek, but with an acquisition by Jive Communications there is a silver lining. In a followup to our piece breaking the acquisition news in June, we spoke with Speek…

Jobs

3 Takeaways from the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Recently, Fortune.com published a list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The Millennial generation encompasses those born between 1980 and 2004, and according to a Pew Research Center study, Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce. Below are three takeaways…

Funding

Louisville

Machine Marketplace MakeTime Raises $2.65 Million in Series A

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Lexington, KY based startup, MakeTime connects makers with the machines that they need. The company recently raised $2.65 million in a Series A Round led by Almaz Capital and included participation from Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC). MakeTime has created a marketplace where machine time…

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Chicago

Tech.Co is Heading to Chi-Town to Find This Year’s Top Startups

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Chicago, we love. While Tech.Co’s headquarters is now based in Downtown Las Vegas, our early roots are founded in the Chi. And, I mean, there’s plenty of reasons why a lot of great startups are born in Chicago – it’s simply a great place…

Funding

Boston

Boston’s Salsify Raises $16.6M Series B Omnichannel Content Platform

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

This morning, the Boston, MA-based Salsify – a leading SaaS, omnichannel content platform that allows easy and seamless creation and exchange of product content between manufacturers and retail partners – announced that it had raised $16.6 million in Series B funding. This recent round…

Entrepreneur

16 Women Founders Making Moves in Tech

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

When Marissa Meyer took over as Yahoo‘s CEO, the tech industry and media praised it a win: the end of the glass ceiling. In reality, there is still an outrageous shortage of women entering the technology sector, particularly software engineers. Companies like PowerToFly understand the need to diversify…

Marketplace

Los Angeles

BloomNation is Succeeding in Empowering Small Businesses

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

No one goes into to the florist industry for the money. Florists are passionate about what they do. They should be seen as craftspeople and their work should be taken seriously. The big companies  in the industry (think FTD, Teleflora, 1800Flowers) that dole out…

Incubators

DC

Big Ideas Coming out of UMD’s Startup Shell Incubator

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

The University of Maryland is part of the reason that Maryland, as a state, is producing some really innovative entrepreneurial talent. Their student-run incubator and co-working space Startup Shell (shell, because the UMD mascot is the Terrapin -very clever, guys), which opened in 2012, is home to…