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…


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…


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…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Hint Water: From Boots on the Ground to Whole Foods Shelves

By | Nov 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

Looking back at Celebrate this year, we learned firsthand from a lot of entrepreneurs about raising money, making products suck less, and maybe evening ziplining through Fremont. Although marketing and brand awareness was not a major theme, it was brought to light during a…


LA and SF Prepare to Receive the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. This fall, the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour will be stopping off in 11 different cities across the US. It’s all…


ZenHub: Bringing Order to Task Management Chaos

By | Nov 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Does the name ZenHub ring any bells? It totally should, because I covered their platform about two weeks ago: cofounder Matt Butler talked a lot about how extending an open source, coding community to students could only be a good thing. Butler and his…


In the Cannabis Tech World? You Have to go to New West Summit

By | Nov 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

If you’re a tech entrepreneur and you’re tapped into, or interested about, the legal cannabis market in any way, shape, or form, you need to buy a ticket to San Francisco now. On November 20 to the 21, the first ever gathering of the New…


Mattermark and Quire unveil results of the 2015 Startup Investing Survey

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

In an ideal world, anyone who’d like to invest in startups would be able to. However, because of a law created nearly 80 years ago, a whopping 97 percent of American households are legally unable to participate in investing in private businesses. But that…


Workplace Communications is Evolving…Where will the conversation take you?

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Most of us still work in environments where email is king, but several workplace shifts are driving a transformation in business collaboration as we know it—including the rise of today’s remote workforce. This phenomenon is increasing the need for team communication tools that fit the unique workstyles…


Find the Best Wineries with CorkSharing

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

Drinking wine is, for some people, some sort of art form. It is not simply drinking alcohol, like one would do with beer or some other drinks, as it has a certain cult attached to it. To take advantage of that, many people with experience…

Tips & How To’s

Tips for Off-Season Apartment Hunting in San Francisco

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm

There are many ways to find an apartment in San Francisco: Traditional real estate sites, Craigslist, word of mouth. Craigslist started here and while it is a good place to look, going through Craigslist is time-consuming and amazingly ineffective. Craigslist started here and while it…


SCALE and The Incredible Spirit Of San Francisco

By | Oct 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

We have all heard of the incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem in San Francisco. Last week, I had the opportunity to visit San Francisco, thanks to Jason Calacanis who was kind enough to invite hundreds of founders for free access to his two-day conference called SCALE,…


Roominate Expands Their Pantheon of STEM Education Toys

By | Oct 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

When Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen initially founded Roominate in San Francisco, they implemented a driving mission to ignite young girls’ interest in STEM fields via their technological toy sets. To that end they designed and developed a fully customizable line of building systems…


Can Cooperative Video Games Help With World Peace?

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Recent research conducted by ScienceDaily shows that playing cooperative video games, as opposed to playing competitive or solo games, elicits a host of social benefits among players of different backgrounds. The evidence suggests that it encourages teammates to see helpful, collaborative behaviors as both…


Extending a Free, Open Source Community to Our Students

By | Oct 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Matt Butler, the cofounder of ZenHub, might be one of the more pro-open source community enthusiasts I’ve come across in my time in the tech world. On a personal level, I’m a huge fan,  but I think Butler says it better than I could: “As…


Meet AdHusky: Microsoft Ventures Alum from Palo Alto

By | Oct 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator programs…


HelpCrunch Expands Live Chat Services Into a Web Platform

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

HelpCrunch has only been available since the end of May 2015, and they’ve only been available to mobile users. However, when I spoke with them during their launch, the team indicated that it would only be a matter of time before they rolled out…