Ecosystems

Detroit

You Are ‘Brave’ to Startup in Detroit, Says Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company

By | May 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

In a filled theater in downtown Detroit, Bill Ford, Jr. – the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford – addressed a crowd of startup and tech enthusiasts to kickoff Detroit Startup Week. Ford, Jr. was welcomed by Detroit Mayor…

Trends

The Internet and the Rise of Microbrand Watches

By | May 23, 2016 at 12:09 pm

The Internet is making it easier for people to start their own ventures, follow their passions, or even successfully make a career jump. Obviously, there is still risk involved, but it is easier to calculate the risk and find resources and support online. Sites…

Amazon

A History of Amazon’s Acquisitions [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | May 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

One way successful companies continue being successful is through acquisitions. These are often seen as win-win situations for both the acquired and the ones that are doing the acquiring. While it’s not the only exit strategy out there – and there were actually less of this…

Opinion/Analysis

Will Lilium Aviation Revolutionize the Private Flight World?

By | May 23, 2016 at 9:49 am

Lilium is a brand new vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) private airplane. Or rather, it will be when the craft is debuted in 2018. The self-titled: “future of aviation” will be the world’s first electric VTOL jet, capable of speeds of up to 400km/h….

Ecosystems

National Day of Civic Hacking Helps Micro-Businesses In Local Ecosystems

By | May 23, 2016 at 9:08 am

A micro-business can be defined as an enterprise with five or fewer employees. There are thousands of them across the country and they are a key part of what keeps local business ecosystems alive. Almost all companies start out as a micro-business, with one,…

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Opinion/Analysis

12 Reasons Every Online Marketer Should Learn Code

By | May 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

You’ve heard it said before that learning how to code is a beneficial skill for everyone today. But maybe, as an online marketer – SEO expert, SMM expert or PPC/SEM expert – you probably don’t think that applies to you. Surely you can do…

Business

3 Steps To Merge Millennials to the Office

By | May 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

With more millennials flooding the job market, there should be a turn of events to tackle how we better assimilate millennials into the workforce. Though a majority of millennials are planning to job hop, others are looking to expand and work their way up…

News

The Top Post-Grad Educational Opportunities To Consider

By | May 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The cost of higher education is rising. Even with college grads moving into the workforce in larger numbers, a good amount is still considering furthering their education. Still, where can we go when learning is still a viable option in our lives, without committing…

News

Pittsburgh

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Is On The Streets in Pittsburgh

By | May 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Uber has revolutionized the transportation game on more than one occasion. Whether it be their simple ride-sharing service or their unique logo change, you would be hard-pressed to go a single day without seeing Uber in the news. But now, Uber is making waves in…

Opinion/Analysis

How You Can Develop Better Software

By | May 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

With an app for everything and SaaS startups popping like mushrooms after the rain the competition for users has gotten fierce at the software domain. Coding just another product that “does some stuff” is no longer enough. Users who spend 10+ hours a day…

Opinion/Analysis

Will Coding Bootcamps Replace the Need for Higher Education?

By | May 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

With the rising costs of higher education, more and more people are seeking alternative options. In particular, the increase of popularity with coding bootcamps has led to a destigmatization of coding, as well as opened the door for individuals from all kinds of backgrounds…

Case Study

Why Are Millennials So Unhappy at Work?

By | May 20, 2016 at 9:42 am

Happiness can come in many forms. Whether you derive pleasure from spending time with friends or working on a creative project, the subjectivity of joy is well-documented. But if you hate the place you work, being unhappy will be a staple of your day….

Opinion/Analysis

The Power of Social Selling

By | May 19, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Social selling has been touted as the future of sales, but many forward-thinking businesses have already begun fully harnessing this approach. Ssocial selling is based around the concept of using social media to closely connect with current and prospective prospects. This can include everything…