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Hashtags: Viral Activism Changing the Face of Society

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Twitter is HUGE. It seems that anyone who is anyone has a Twitter handle. Politicians, CEOs, industry movers and shakers, even businesses have Twitter accounts that they use to keep in close contact with their customers and even address their concerns.  One of the most prominent features of Twitter is the “hashtag.”  The hashtag progressed quickly… Read more »


5 Ways to Make Your Startup Culture More Loving

startup culture

When we talk about startup culture, we often talk about “fun” – that’s where ping pong, happy hours, and silly mascots come in. But fun can be superficial, especially when there aren’t strong values underpinning it. What type of culture will help startup employees survive the grind? A 2014 study hints at the answer: a culture… Read more »


6 Ways Product Managers Actually Manage Fear

product managers

Product managers spend a lot of time interacting with different teams – executive management, engineering, marketing, sales, customer support to name a few. We spend a large percentage of our time communicating, meeting, emailing, conference calling and talking in general. The reason we do this is because a big part of a product manager’s job is… Read more »


TailsUp! App Launches to Raise Awareness about Animal Extinction

wildlife app

Forget brochures and pamphlets — there’s a new way for kids to learn about animal extinction. The Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) has created an app called TailsUp! that will help get children more excited to learn about endangered species. “We were challenged by the perception that an online and mobile app component to… Read more »


MasterCard Wants to Make Commuting a Breeze

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More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and a lot of those cities don’t have the best public transportation options – have you ever been to LA? This issue has led a lot of transportation authorities to search for new ways to better manage the existing demand and create new investments in… Read more »


No More Boxes – Designing UI/UX in Real- Life

UX/UI

Spending hours and hours creating boxes, circles, and rectangles all to show exactly how an app will look and feel is frustrating and confusing. But those days are over. The team behind Velocis has released UI Magnets. UI Magnets are an innovative way of capturing your app design ideas and working through the early ideation process. Velocis Creative Director… Read more »


Aspiring Israeli Tech Startups to Meet with American Investors

Israeli startups

On March 24, ending on March 25, The Israel Dealmakers Summit will take place in New York City. The two-day, invitation only conference was designed for senior global thought leaders to discuss the tech, trends, and innovation shaping key sectors like Smart Cities, Internet of Things, and Mobile and Wireless. “Israel has more active startups per… Read more »


Company Values Guide You through Those Harder Situations

startup culture

In the startup world, we’re constantly talking about the importance of company culture. We define our corporate values and put them on t-shirts and posters all over our offices. But company cultural values don’t mean much until you find yourself in real life situations where they’re put to the test. I work remotely for AddThis… Read more »


BoomBoom Prints: A Marketplace of Art for Young Families

BoomBoom Prints

Not too long ago Ryan Broshar was looking, without success mind you, for nursery wall art to match a quilt made by his newborn’s grandmother. When he and his wife couldn’t find anything that fit their taste, Broshar decided that it was a problem only an entrepreneur could solve. So, he teamed up with Brett… Read more »


Worldpay Commits $1M to Accelerate FinTech Innovation in Atlanta

Georgia Tech

International payment and service company, Worldplay, announced that it will grant $1 million to establish a financial technology entrepreneur program at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). The company will fund a new accelerator at ATDC for the next three years, which will include hiring a FinTech expert to serve as an entrepreneur-in-residence to mentor… Read more »


Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Follow this Harvard Startup Guide

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According to the most recent ranking of entrepreneurship programs – as determined by the Princeton Review and published in Entrepreneur magazine – Harvard places first as the top college offering an entrepreneurship course of study (on the graduate level, at least, since Harvard doesn’t offer an undergraduate entrepreneur track). It’s not surprising when you consider that… Read more »


Hang Out with Google Cloud Platform at SXSW

Google Cloud Platform Austin

The SXSW Interactive Conference and Festival is just about the greatest place for creators and builders in the tech space to gather for learning, connections, and unique party experiences. We’re proud to partner with Google Cloud Platform to promote a series of events in Austin from March 13-16 called Hang out with Google Cloud Platform @ SXSW. Next-generation… Read more »


RoboCORE: A Heart to Power Any Robot you Imagine

Robots

It’s an important question to ask: are robots and robotics not a cornerstone of the mainstream because there’s an inherent trust issue between humans and robots? Or is it something entirely different? Husarion, a Poland based startup is seeking funding via Kickstarter for RoboCORE, a device that acts as the ‘heart’ of a DIY robot. They’re… Read more »


Andreessen Horowitz: 10 Most Common Funding Questions

startup funding

Stephen McDermid of Andreessen Horowitz recently shared a list of the most common questions investors hear from founders raising capital. Raising capital can be a frustrating and difficult process for founders. Understanding the process before hitting the ground running can help the process. Tech.Co selected the top 10 questions startup founders ask investors, followed by advice… Read more »