Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Daycations, Socks for Social Good, and Job Hunting

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In another installment of our weekly spotlight series, we’re taking a look at some startups that are finding new and creative ways to help people. From chilling poolside this summer at your favorite hotel to data-driven platforms that empower job-hunters, the well of innovation never…

Social Media

7 Ways to Keep Up With Social Media Trends

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Let’s face it, if your brand can’t be found online, your company isn’t going to survive long. In this day and age, a digital presence is a necessity for any budding startup. Even if you’re already online, keeping up with the trend of the…

Product Launch

San Francisco

BlendScore Rates Tech Companies Bias, Diversity, and Inclusion

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

This month, Blendoor founder and TechCo’s 2015 Startup of the Year winner, Stephanie Lampkin, launched a new rating system, BlendScore, that measures how well a tech company is recruiting, compensating, retaining, and promoting women and underrepresented minorities. Using what the team is calling the…

Business

Portland, Maine

3 Signs That Vets First Choice Is Preparing for an IPO

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Going public is a big deal for any company. It requires months of preparation, years of hard work, and decades of innovative thinking. And if you’re pay attention, it can be easy to spot these companies before they make the move. And while I…

Ecosystems

Madison

How One Cofounder Found Their Accelerator During an Elevator Ride

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Find any city in America with a booming job market and affordable rent prices, and you’ll find a seemingly endless stream of young Millennials in search of the perfect place to live. Enter Alec Slocum: The CEO and cofounder at ABODO Apartments, an online…

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Opinion/Analysis

Internet Privacy Concerns Just Reached an All-Time High

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Internet privacy has been a top concern for nearly a decade. Over the last couple of years, a number of new developments have heightened their fears. Edward Snowden’s revelation that the NSA was spying on American citizens and a series of high-profile security breaches…

Business

How to Successfully Move Forward After Getting Rejected

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

Nobody likes getting rejected. Unfortunately, it’s an integral part of the startup life. But for entrepreneurs, it can actually be a learning experience. Rejection, in any setting, is difficult to swallow. Often times it’s this test that can make or break you as an entrepreneur….

Opinion/Analysis

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Bolster Sales in the Near Future

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Despite being in development for decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has made leaps and bounds in the past several years, largely thanks to the availability of mass amounts of data and cheap computing power. While data is a good thing for sales, processing it without…

Ecosystems

San Diego

14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like To Be a Startup in San Diego

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

California has become a magnet for aspiring entrepreneurs and startup aficionados. But when you think California startups, you might think of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, or even Silicon Beach. But some of the best startups and entrepreneurs might be hiding in plain sight. San…

Opinion/Analysis

How Google Home Trained Me to Look Stupid in Social Situations

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Technology gets a lot of guff from critics. Whether it’s taking our jobs, ruining conversation, or damning an entire generation of Millennials to future neck problems, technology gets a bad wrap for a lot of different reasons. But unless you’ve recently purchased a Segway,…

Jobs

Late Bloomer? 7 Tips for a Successful Transition to the IT Industry

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

Long gone are the days when American employees were expected to work for one business for 40 years and retire with a pension. Now, most people switch jobs 10 to 15 times during their career. The IT field may seem like it would be…

Opinion/Analysis

Is Codeless Automated Testing the Future of DevOps?

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

For years, testing has proved a steep challenge for efficient and effective software development. Even today, testing is clunky, inconsistent, and time consuming. It’s widely recognized that testing automation is at best partial, and is the number one bottleneck in the software development and…

Jobs

Netflix Will Spend 10x More on New Employees Than Other Corporations

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The various corporations in the tech world survive on the strength of their employee talent. Naturally, it makes sense that the most successful businesses would pay the most to attract the best. There are plenty of other ways to attract or retain employees — a…

Social Media

How to Market to Generation X and Baby Boomers on Social Media [Infographic]

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Let’s be honest; there’s more than enough information out there on the Millennial presence in the business world. Whether it’s their buying behavior, their social media tendencies, their workplace productivity, or which Disney Princess they are, this generation has been studied, analyzed, and researched…