Startups & Apps

Wholeshare Provides Access to Healthy Food in Local Communities

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 10:15 am

Access to healthy food should be a right, not a privilege. But in a lot of towns across America, there isn’t a Whole Foods for hundreds of miles. And while a lot of families rely on fast food drive-throughs and frozen dinners for sustenance, one startup aims…

Health

Allay Helps Smaller Companies Provide Health Insurance

By | Apr 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Unless your ears are welded shut, you know that healthcare is a pressing issue in the US. Whether it’s the political discourse pertaining to a single-payer system or the desire for a repeal of Obamacare, the need for citizens to have affordable access to healthcare…

Security

8 Online Security Tips for Startups

By | Apr 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

A report, published by Moya K. Mason highlights the fact that there are approximately 150 million startups being launched every day by 300 million people the world over. Out of these, only one-third make it to the first three months after the initiation process.;…

Infographics / Images

How Millennials and Gen Z Use Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Apr 8, 2016 at 9:19 am

Each year mobile adoption continues to grow, but for some generations it’s more rapid than others. For others, adoption may be high, but their age may also affect how often they use smartphones and other mobile devices. In a recent study conducted by Pocket…

Product Launch

BlueCrew Upgrades Its Blue Collar Staffing Platform

By | Mar 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

If you’ve ever been in between jobs and had to look for temporary employment, you’ve probably reached out to a staffing agency. You’ve also probably learned the kinds of jobs that these agencies typically recruit for; it’s a lot of paper pushing in law…

News

San Francisco Targets Social Issues with the Startup in Residence Project

By | Feb 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

From housing to parking, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is calling on the startup community to find a solution for the city’s problems using innovative technology. Home to Silicon Valley, San Francisco is known around the world for being the center for high-tech inventions…

Funding

Lever Raises $20M to Improve How Companies Hire

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

Looking for a job is about more than having a polished resume or great background, it’s practically an art form. Some cities require extensive networking and internal sourcing, large tech companies employ unconventional tactics to find the best candidates, and then there are the…

Opinion/Analysis

7 Habits of Successful Startup Founders

By | Jan 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

While successful startup founders clearly have habits in common, one thing sets them apart from other mere mortals — they don’t play by the same rules as their less-successful peers. These seven habits allow successful startup founders to create and sustain growth through all of…

Startups & Apps

Nurx Brings Birth Control to Your Door

By | Dec 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

There is a startup out of San Francisco, CA that is leading the charge in the next on-demand necessity. Nurx has started delivering birth control to subscribers in the Bay Area. The contraceptives that they provide are free for people with health insurance and only $15…

Mobile

What You Need to Know About Digital Wallets

By | Dec 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Over the last 200 plus years, the concept of money has seen some major changes. It all started with trade by barter in exchange of goods and services. Later, goldsmiths started issuing receipts for the gold that they have in safekeeping and before long,…

Education

Elevating Online Coding Education Via On Demand Mentorship

By | Dec 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

What’s one of the biggest things holding back online education courses? For a lot of people, the simple answer is that they have no outside assistance or help aside from the internet. It’s why people still choose to go into a physical classroom to…

Opinion/Analysis

The Aftermath of San Francisco’s Prop F

By | Dec 5, 2015 at 9:15 am

Housing in San Francisco is expensive, as most of us are aware. Add that to the fact that just being able to find housing can be difficult, and we come to the reason Prop F was even proposed in San Francisco. For those unaware…

Product Launch

Townsquared Connects Small Business Owners Locally

By | Nov 27, 2015 at 12:42 pm

In honor of Small Business Saturday, here’s a  startup that is specifically designed to help small businesses connect with each other on a hyperlocal scale: Townsquared Townsquared made two big announcements earlier this month. They announced a $5.26M funding round from August Capital and…

Dev & Design

Jason Putorti on Why Design Matters [VIDEO]

By | Nov 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Jason Putorti is a designer (Mint, Causes.com, Bessemer Venture Partners) and entrepreneur (Brigade Media, elegant.ly) who for the last several years has called San Francisco home (however I have to give a shout out to his Pittsburgh roots after I realized we have the same…

Startups & Apps

How Alumnify Is Using Mobile to Increase Alumni Engagement

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

According to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, 87 percent of Millennials always have their smartphone at their side, day and night. Nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone and 19 percent of Americans rely on a smartphone to access online services and stay…

Art

The Future of Digital Art is Spelled K-L-I-O

By | Nov 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Am I alone in noticing that there’s been a major surge of art and technology recently? I mean, it kind of makes sense given that art and technology have always been closely intertwined, and it makes sense that they would evolve in a positive…

Data

Plotly Bets Big on Open Sourcing Their Platform

By | Nov 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It seems everywhere I look these days there’s something new about data science, but that’s a good thing. After all, with the majority of the world’s data being created only in the last few years, it logically follows that there’s going to be a surge…

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