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Startups & Apps

Lead Layer: Email Marketing Arrives on Mobile Apps

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

When Apple pulled the discovery service and daily deal application App Gratis from the App Store in 2013, everyone thought the business was gone.  After all with no app in the App Store, you are dead. End of story. But wait! That’s just the…


Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Here’s What Happened While we Were at Celebrate

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

You may have noticed our Tech.Co funding roundup hasn’t been published for the last few days, but that’s because we’ve been busy in Downtown Vegas at our annual Celebrate Conference. In today’s roundup, we wanted to bring you the highlights from the last few days,…



Getting Around Chicagoland: Transportation Startups Improving Logistics

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in America – one glace at the blue sky on any given day proves this – but walking around or taking the train may not always be the option to go around the city. Thankfully, there…


CANNYBOTS, the Robotic Toy That Teaches Programming

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

A brand new programmable robo-toy building kit called Cannybots has found astonishing success on Kickstarter. The project has amassed just over $122,000 of support, far surpassing their original goal of $40,000. The Cannybot is a wheeled toy that arrives in a multi-part construction kit….

Internet of Things

How Will Smart Cities Impact The Workplace?

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

The world is becoming more connected by the day. Not only are people carrying with them vast collections of web-enabled devices, we’re seeing more and more ‘regular’ items being hooked up to wider networks. It’s a concept known as the Internet of Things, or…

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3D Printing

3D Print Your Own Jewelry With Trove

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

3D printing is one of the most exciting technologies in recent years. The concept behind it is truly brilliant: if you can imagine it, you can make it, regardless of your location, and the applications are virtually endless: organs to save lives, pieces for…


How to Communicate to Get What You Want

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

Once every few weeks, I’ll get an email or LinkedIn message from the CEO of some “hot” new tech company who is “asking for advice” about user acquisition or some other aspect of the company. As the conversation drags on, it becomes more and more evident…


3 Successful Businesses Built by Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 8:18 am

Bravery in the face of opposition, stalwart leadership, and unyielding ingenuity. These traits sound like the definitions of a Medal of Honor recipient, but have proven to be invaluable secrets to success in the economic realm. The United States in particular has a lion’s…


Time Tracking: Why Every Developer Should Do It

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Every software and web developer has probably heard that hourly time tracking just doesn’t stick in this line of work. They name different reasons: programmers’ output can be very uneven and may be dramatically different from day to day or even from hour to…

Startups & Apps

7Dayz: The Story of Your Last 7 Days in Pictures

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Digital photography changed everything: according to Infotrends, by the end of this year, we will have taken 810 billion photos across the globe. Some say that number will reach a trillion in 2016. So what do we do with all those pictures? Social media…


15 Tips for Keeping Your Best Employees

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Job hopping is the new norm these days, especially for millennials. In fact, 91 percent of millennials expect to stay in a job for fewer than three years, meaning they would have to hold 15-20 jobs over the course of their careers. That’s a…


Tips on Maximizing Business Development Trips as an Entrepreneur

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Business development is necessary but expensive, particularly for very early stage startups on a shoestring budget. So what are ways you can maximize your effectiveness on your trip? When maximizing every second on business development trips  as an entrepreneur, I focus on three factors:…

Social Networking

3 Strategies To Rock Out on LinkedIn

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

LinkedIn is a 380 million user powerhouse when it comes to business opportunities. The platform became an essential source for hiring talents, networking, finding and pitching investors and getting peer advice on your business.  However, statistics say that the average user spends only 17 minutes…


Startups and the Power of Simple Language

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 10:21 am

Even the most brilliant idea will sink quickly if its creator can’t communicate it to a wide range of audiences. And before you roll your eyes and mutter something along the lines of “Well, duh!” think of the number of companies you’ve encountered in…