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Reports & Rankings

The Top 25 “Next in Tech” Cities Fostering Startup Growth [Infographic]

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Being a startup in a tech hub can be pretty stressful. Whether it’s Silicon Valley or New York City, you have to be pretty lucky to make it as a small fish in a big pond. Between vying for funding and fighting for media attention,…

Security

How to Train Your Staff on Workplace Cybersecurity

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In today’s world, there’s no doubt that cybersecurity is crucial for the sustainability of any business. But are you really doing enough to keep your data safe from the hackers that want to steal? Take note that, when it comes to security, your employees are…

News

3 Tips To Help You Negotiate The Salary You’ve Always Wanted

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 11:20 am

Recent Galvanize web development graduate Tosin Awofeso happened to be sitting in a workshop about salary negotiation when he got a call with a job offer. He says in that moment he had the confidence to fight for the salary he wanted — and…

Productivity

4 Things You Do That Waste IT Employee Time

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

More and more employees are spending large chunks of their workday on tasks they weren’t hired for, a recent survey conducted by Workfront found. In the survey, employees said they only spent 39 percent of their day on their primary job duties, down from…

Video

This Video Conferencing Tech Is Quietly Revolutionizing the Web

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

From Jules Verne’s 19th century short story In the Year 2889 to Stanley Kubrik’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, video chatting was nothing more than a fixture of science fiction for many year. However, in the technology age of today, almost everyone with access to a…

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Ecommerce

The 3 Biggest Trends in Artificial Intelligence for Ecommerce in 2017

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm

By now we’ve realized the power of artificial intelligence is here to stay and has applications far more practical than the sci-fi robots we once envisioned a decade ago. While the robot space is indeed growing, so are the behind-the-scenes bots powering everyday life….

Diversity

12 Inspirational Stories About Women Who Code

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Currently, women only represent 18 percent of the workforce in tech. While you might look towards education to fill this gap, the number of women obtaining computer science degrees hovers around the same percentage. And yet, in 2014, 38 percent of graduates from coding…

Events

Dallas

The 5 Hottest Events at Dallas Startup Week

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm

No startup is an island. Surviving the business world takes more than a good idea and a quality team. If you want to see your idea come to fruition, you’re going to need support from your local ecosystem. Whether it’s capital or mentoring, your…

technology

New Pew Report: Yeah, the Internet Is Getting Worse

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

When the opening to a Pew report notes that “2016 was the first year that an internet meme made its way into the Anti-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols,” you know it’ll be good. The Pew Research Center’s new survey, out today, offers an…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Reasons to Hire People on Characteristics

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

At any given point in time at a fast growing startup, you’re hiring across functions, levels and specific disciplines. It’s difficult to find someone who checks all the boxes across the most important skills, let alone someone who has the combination of those talents…

Coworking spaces

WeWork Is Committing $20 Million to Innovators with Creator Awards

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While the coworking revolution has taken over cities across the world, no one has made more of an impact on the business world than WeWork. Their mission of creating a world where people work to make a life, not just a living rings true…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways Slow Load Times Are Ruining Your Online Business

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

Every business knows that they need a strong online presence to thrive in 2017. Unfortunately, founders often ignore some of the most important factors when trying to improve their standing. They invest heavily in aesthetics, but don’t pay nearly enough attention to website loading times….

Culture

Why Maintaining Your Startup Culture Will Be Key to Rapid Growth

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

Growth inevitably brings changes — some welcomed and some not. And while adaptability is a must in business, there are some changes that, if not managed appropriately, can send a growing company into a tailspin. One of the areas that businesses must remain vigilant…

Gaming

Not All Gaming Chairs Are Created Equal

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The average desk chair is made for offices and study rooms. In most cases, gaming isn’t something that brands consider when designing chairs. That’s why it can be frustrating to look for a chair that has everything you need for gaming – and that’s why…