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5 Ways to Improve Productivity in Your Startup Environment

By | Jul 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

While startup life is a popular and fun work life, it isn’t something for everyone. Startup life is a lot more demanding on its workforce with its tighter schedules and resource constraints. Making the most of every minute, while avoiding burning out in the…

Sports

Tel Aviv

Pulse Play: One Step Closer to Changing Racket Sports Forever

By | Jul 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

A little while back I wrote an article about Pulse Play, a sports wearable designed by three time Grand Slam tennis champion Andy Ram. They were only in their early Indiegogo phase, but they claimed that it “could potentially change the face of racket…

Marketing & Social Media

Dallas

The ABCs of Digital Marketing

By | Jul 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

Michael Jackson once said: “…ABC, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. As simple as, do re mi…”. Although he was teaching a girl all about love in this scenario, the truth is that this simple equation can be applied to most fields outside of cupid’s domain –…

Partnership

NYC

Mobile Retail Provider Grability Partners with Chile’s Cencosud

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The world of mobile retail is growing, but there is a lot of room for improvement, especially when it comes to grocery shopping. Most mobile retail apps are not very intuitive or user friendly, and shopping for groceries through a mobile app is basically unheard of. In…

Programming education

Miami

Miami’s Wyncode Academy Launches 6-Week iOS Development Course

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Wyncode Academy – South Florida’s very first coding school, announced yesterday the addition of a 6-week, part-time iOS development course that will be aimed at teaching students how to build iOS apps using Objective-C, Xcode IDE, Parse APIs, and Apple very own Swift. The…

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Accelerator

Telluride

The 2015 Telluride Accelerator Class is Hungry for Success

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

When I tell people that I live at the beach in San Diego I get a lot of responses. Most frequently is: how do you ever get any work done? If I’m being honest, it’s not that difficult. The trigger for this question is…

Cloud Storage

Chicago

Chicago Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Web Services Users To Get Hit With Cloud Tax

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Are you living in Chicago and enjoying binge-watching the latest season of Orange Is The New Black or House of Cards on Netflix? If so, you may soon have to start paying more for your Netflix fix. The Chicago Tribune reports that streaming service…

Psychology

5 Tips for Avoiding Stagnation (in Life and Business)

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

“People often don’t learn the skills they need or use the skills they have,” psychologist Carol Dweck writes in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In other words, we stagnate. We stop growing, stop learning, and wonder why success eludes us. Stagnation…

Reports & Rankings

Chicago

Top 20 Chicago Startup Founders Under 30

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you’re unaware: Chicago is a damn good place to start a company. Whether it’s the great community of entrepreneurs and support for women startup founders, to even just the mere beauty of the city itself, there’s plenty of reasons why many Chicago startup…

Jobs

Big Data Careers: Data Scientist or Statistician?

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I was recently on a panel at a packed PyData conference to talk about data scientists and tech in Europe. Besides buzzwords like Python, Hadoop, R, and Machine Learning, the first question on everyone’s mind was defining Data Science. According to Vasant Dhar, Professor…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

DC

The Internet of Things Dissected By SmartThings CTO Jeff Hagins

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

It’s Thursday and we’re one day away from a holiday weekend, so let’s take a quick break to flashback with a fun throwback video for Throwback Thursday. This particular video is from our Celebrate Conference last year when SmartThings CTO Jeff Hagins had a conversation with Yahoo! Tech…

Inspiration

How to Always Reach Your Goals

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

Do you dream of always reaching your goals? The ability to set goals is a unique human ability. The problem isn’t with goal setting but reaching your goals. Have you ever found yourself mentally committing to starting a business, learning a new programming language,…

HR and Recruiting

3 Stages of Efficient Recruiting of Engineers

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

The experienced engineer is perpetually solicited via LinkedIn, meet ups, phone, text, and email about transitioning careers. To many geeks (read: engineers), they view recruiters as meat-market proprietors. They call blindly and ask for engineers by name, or send emails titled “Re: career follow-up”…

Funding

Chicago

Whittl Raises $3.3M to Cut Down Waiting in Line

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

Chicago-based online appointment booking platform Whittl has announced that they raised $3.3 million in series A round. Since being founded in 2012, this is their second venture fund after an initial round of $1.3M in June 2013. Whittl will use the additional funds to expand…