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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 Banking Are 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…

Events

Tampa

Tampa Bay Startup Week: Startups to Pay Attention to

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Tampa Bay startups are well represented at Chase basecamp in downtown Tampa’s District 3 event space. It’s day three of Tampa Bay Startup Week, and energy is still high from the ‘halfway to Social Media Day’ celebration at a lively sports bar on night…

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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,…

Startups & Apps

Seoul

Korean Hardware Startups to Watch in 2016

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

Working in the startup scene in Korea, it’s been quite amazing how hardware startups consistently surprise me. Not a knock on software, but something about being able to physically touch and hold a device has me hooked every time (well not every time, but…

Reports & Rankings

The Best and Worst Dating Apps of the Year

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

You may not be a fan of Valentine’s Day, but who doesn’t love love? There’s a reason that hundreds of dating sites and apps exist; and a good number of them are doing pretty well (except for the one you’re trying to get funded)….

Healthy Entrepreneur

This Is What Coffee Is Doing to Your Body

By | Feb 10, 2016 at 9:00 am

It is estimated that 83 percent of people in America drink coffee on a regular basis. While coffee is often praised for its health benefits, it is important to note that coffee can have many negative effects on your health. Below is a list…

Gear & Gadgets

Let the Internet of Things Spice Up Your Love Life

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) has invaded nearly every aspect of our lives. So this Valentine’s Day spice things up with that special someone by bringing a new, high tech and networked connected device into the bedroom. BLUEMOTION Since you probably didn’t make it through…

Trends

What the Future of ID Card Technology Looks Like

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Over the last several years, the technology behind securing and validating identification cards and driver’s licenses in the United States has evolved dramatically and is expected to continue to do so. As a result of the REAL ID Act of 2005, American citizens need…

Tips & How To’s

A Guide to Top Security Risks in Android App Development

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Mobile application development is no child’s play. Protecting the privacy of app users is becoming one of the biggest challenges for developers due to myriad security risks. Android is the most widely used mobile operating system today, and this makes Google’s mobile app development…

Tips & How To’s

The Most Effective Writing Tips for Bloggers and Content Marketers

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Blogging is a lot of fun. It offers a creative outlet for your business or just for yourself. But even though they’re meant to offer entertainment, there are still a few guidelines that, should you choose to follow them, will improve your writing and…

Opinion/Analysis

The Best Business Advice: Don’t Be Afraid to Start Over

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

It’s a simple and self-evident truth: not all business ideas were created equal. Sometimes you hit the right mark but at the wrong time, and sometimes you simply didn’t have the necessary skills to get your business to a sustainable level. Sometimes it’s time…