Opinion/Analysis

Consolidation of Tech Is Hurting the Industry, But Delocations Might Help

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Startup Genome‘s recent 150-page report, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report and Ranking 2017, incorporates research from 10,000 startups and 300 partner companies. It also highlights a major concern in the tech and startup world: Geographic centralization which is leading to increasing inequality. What the report doesn’t give…

SXSW

Austin

SXSW Startup Night Winners: WiseBanyan, SPLT, & Eddy by FLUX

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm

If you walked down the infamous 6th Street in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2017, you’d see plenty of bars and barbecue opportunities as well as your fair share of interesting people. Among the excitement of the festival, 24 startups competed at the Tech.Co Startup…

Social Media

Reddit Tests New Profiles, Sets Potential For Personal Followers

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

Over the past few years, Reddit has seen quite a bit of change both internal and external. From leadership shake ups, to breaking away from Advance Publications (still the largest shareholder), and raising a $50 million round led by celebrities like Snoop Dogg, the…

Opinion/Analysis

3 Reasons Why You Should Still Invest In SEO

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) continues to be one of those areas of business that still puzzles entrepreneurs, both new and established, across the web. However, this isn’t because there’s lack of information about it. On the contrary, there is far too much information floating around and, unfortunately…

Interviews

Austin

Felecia Hatcher on How Diversity Impacts the Bottom Line – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

In a research study by McKinsey and Company, companies that have an ethnically diverse work culture are “35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” While there are hundreds of programs designed to help minorities get established in burgeoning…

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Interviews

Austin

Amy Webb: A Curved Path to Becoming A Futurist – Interview

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Most people associate predicting the future with superheroes, but there are people in the tech industry who have the ability to predict trends and emerging technology way in advance of what consumers will see on the market. Futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, Amy Webb…

Security

5 Cybersecurity Strategies Businesses Need to Implement in 2017

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite the prominence of cyber-attacks nationally, from politics-to-healthcare, most companies are doing little to protect themselves from hackers. According to Symantec, there were more than 429 million identities exposed in 2015 alone. Companies are at a higher risk of breaches now more than ever – 2016 breaches…

News

Maine

The UMaine Business Challenge Has Named Its 2017 Finalists

By | Mar 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Five teams of college…

Interviews

Austin

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen on Transformative Technology for Social Good – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Entrepreneurs are not waiters. After all, why wait for technology to emerge when you can invent it. That’s how Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen approaches solving social issues with technology, just pioneer it. Mary Lou is widely known for her talent in optical engineering and…

Interviews

Austin

Adam Lyons on Being Scrappy, Mark Cuban and Mentorship – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being scrappy is a trait that every startup founder needs to embrace to find different ways to solve problems while building one’s business. Adam Lyons, cofounder of The Zebra, said in our Tech.Co interview that being scrappy is at the heart of their culture….

SXSW

Austin

Meet The Finalists of SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Entrepreneurs, techies, and anyone with an appetite for innovation began to crowd the halls as the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards announced the winners of its competition. Thirteen awards and six special honors were given to exceptional innovators of all fields, including sustainability, music, healthcare,…

Interviews

Austin

Rohit Bhargava: How to Tell a Story With Your Personal Brand – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

In the startup world, having a well-established brand is the key to success. Between getting customers to recognize your value and spreading your message around the world, a solid personal brand can be the difference between fame and failure. And if you ask Rohit Bhargava,…

Interviews

Austin

Lisa Fetterman on Kickstarter, Raising Capital & Couplepreneurs – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While only some people are good at cooking, almost everyone is good at eating. And because there are few things more uplifting than a high quality meal, going out to restaurants is a time honored tradition for foodies around the world, mostly because they…

Interviews

Austin

Kira Blackwell of NASA iTech Talks Space, Girls in Tech and Startups – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Upon the discovery of seven Earth-size planets and the goal to travel to Mars in 2030, NASA is seeking out new solutions to help them reach new moonshots. NASA iTech is a collaborative initiative designed to help address gaps in future technologies needed for…