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Detroit’s Build Institute Trains Aspiring Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Build Institute – based in downtown Detroit – was birthed out of D:hive, a kind of welcome center for Detroit residents and visitors started in 2012. There, people could find resources that were not easily accessible by the city, such as information on…

Startups & Apps

Top Five Apps to Check Out This Week: Gluru, Inkboard, Swipe it, and More

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Now that the weekend has already started, it’s time to unleash the silly, creative you. It’s time to have fun! That’s why this week I put together a top five list of apps that will challenge your creativity, your silliness, and much more! Image…


Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Microsoft and BlackBerry Make Acquisitions

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got acquisitions by BlackBerry and Microsoft. Some things to pay attention to in the news: 500 Startups closed its third global fund at $85 million – 15 percent below their initial target after one and a half years…

Startups & Apps

20 Apps to Help Make Your Labor Day Epic

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The only thing that beats a normal Friday is a Friday that kicks off a long weekend. My friends, with Labor Day on Monday we’re officially enjoying one of those extra special Fridays right this very moment. I’m sure the majority of you are all…

Gear & Gadgets

Fusion Guitar: iPhone, Amp and Speakers in One

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Being a guitarist requires a lot of gear, which tends to be big in size and, therefore, very hard to carry. Other than the guitar itself, there is the amp and the speakers (or a combo having both things together), which can be quite…

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ABODO: Apartment Rentals Built for College Students

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

When I was an undergraduate, there wasn’t one person I knew who didn’t use Craigslist to find an off-campus apartment. It wasn’t like we had much of a choice though: there really wasn’t another option available to find open properties short of driving around in…


After 5 Years, Google Plans Re-Entry to China

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Five years after leaving the the Chinese market, Google/Alphabet is launching a strategy to re-enter the world’s largest Internet market. According to a report by The Information, the company will work with the Chinese government in order to release versions of the company’s Android…


San Francisco

Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Talks Civic Tech in San Francisco

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 11:08 am

Recently, former Maryland Governor and current Democratic presidential candidate, Martin O’Malley visited San Francisco to fundraise and to connect with leaders in the civic-tech community. The former governor of Maryland hosted events which focused on social entrepreneurship and the use of technology to solve…



Sidewalk Ventures Connects Small Businesses with Community Investors

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

There are a lot of businesses based in Detroit that are doing well believe it or not. But there’s many more that need some help. The businesses that rely on the city itself as a market are the ones in need of the most…



Savvy Apps is Not Your Typical Developer Shop

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

Walking through your typical tech startup you’re often met with a few common sightings: generic coffee machines everywhere, a lack of suits and ties, the occasional kegerator or bar, and a plethora of Apple products. For Reston, Virginia based Savvy Apps, they are going…


5 Customer Success Centered Marketing Strategies

By | Sep 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

Marketing professionals are held accountable to key parts of a company’s business: new sales, existing sales, brand awareness and recognition, product marketing, and much more. Leaders in marketing spearhead new initiatives to scale success, and we were able to speak directly with some of…


How to Promote your App on Social Media

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Social media is in many ways a level playing field that all app developers can play on. Whether your company is operating on a shoestring or has deep pockets, everyone has the same chance to build a powerful following via social platforms. Here are…

HR and Recruiting

How to Hire an Android Developer

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Android, Google’s open source mobile operating system, has changed the landscape of mobile computing in many ways. Since its inception, Android has become the dominant mobile platform, and has made its way into the realm of cars, TVs, wristwatches, and even video game consoles….


7 Things Fantasy Sports Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

It’s mid-November: you stare into your computer screen dejectedly after another Sunday has passed. Your big name draftees have all underperformed again. Your  season is over; the hole is too deep overcome. You sulk back into your chair, wanting to keep playing but knowing…