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Tips & How To’s

5 Network Security Tips You Should Implement Now

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Cyber attacks are no joke. As reports of security breaches at small and medium-sized companies continue to escalate each week, making double-sure your company’s network is well-protected has never been more critical. Here are 5 actionable network security tips you should consider implementing today….

Reports & Rankings

U.S. Places 7th in Ranking of Digital Savvy

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

How tech savvy is your country? According to the 2015 edition of The Global Information Technology Report published by the World Economic Forum, the United States ranks 7th in terms of its digital savvy. The report looks at countries around the world per their…

Public Relations

How to Pitch Journalists about Your Startup

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Ali Tehrani had his first experience with how to pitch journalists while running a Kickstarter campaign. The typical process goes: reach out to journalists you’ve heard of, Google your competition to find more journalists, keep track of everything in a spreadsheet, and inevitably get…

Dev & Design

Toronto

Rover Releases Major Update in Open Source iBeacon SDK

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Over the past year, since we last spoke to him, John Coombs has been collecting feedback from marketers and developers who are using his Rover platform to build beacon-based content and experiences into their apps. All of the feedback has gone towards implementing the…

Marketing

3 Ways to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing with Video

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

Growth-hacking is the “lean startup” term coined by Sean Ellis for using conversion marketing tactics like content marketing, A/B testing, and analytics to grow a company quickly and efficiently. This strategy has helped many companies accelerate their growth by focusing each and every tactic…

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Remote work

76 Companies You Can Work Remotely At

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

A friend of mine is a programmer who refuses to work in an office. If he interviews with a company who wants to bring him on board but won’t let him work remotely, he tells me they don’t “get it” (and declines). For many…

Psychological Guide

This Myers-Briggs Personality Type is Likely to Earn a Higher Income

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

It’s been suggested that in order for people to succeed at certain jobs, they need to have the right kind of personality type for whatever career they choose for themselves. Indeed, there are companies like Good.Co who believe that the personality of a prospective…

Venture Capital

This Real-Life Startup Story Sounds Like Last Night’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Plot

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

While the premiere of the newest season of Game of Thrones was on the radar for most of the human population this past weekend, a sizable slice of that population was also on the lookout for another HBO series that returned on Sunday. Last…

Tips & How To’s

4 Smart Tips for Working with Online Influencers

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Influencer marking is the hottest marketing trend in 2015. According to a recent study by the Journal of Consumer Research, modern consumers often form opinions or make positive judgments about products and services based on the opinions of those they follow on social media….

Trends

Cheryl Shuman, The Queen of Cannabis

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

The first time a doctor suggested Cheryl Shuman to smoke a joint in order to overcome depression, this businesswoman thought she was being made fun of. However, almost 20 years later, she manages a millionaire fund that deals with cannabis and is the founder…

Women's issues

DC

4 Double Standards VCs Have for Women

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

When sisters Donna and Rosy Khalife were raising funding for Surprise Ride, a monthly subscription box for kids’ activities, mentors told them to bring on a male cofounder so it would be easier to raise funding. But they resisted this “easy” solution – they wanted…

Programs & Resources

DC

High Schooler Creates Tech Competition to Mentor Middle School Girls

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Marketing

5 Tech Solutions to Boost Your Marketing Efforts

By | Apr 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Technology is a tool that can help amplify your company’s marketing efforts. During your early startup phase, it’s probably best to keep it simple and stick to the basics. But once you’ve hit your stride, you should start looking for ways to use technology…

News

Workboard Releases Updates to Help Track Company Goals

By | Apr 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Your team can’t achieve a goal it doesn’t know about. Far too few employees fully understand the goals of their organization and what they need to do to achieve those goals. Workboard has announced a major release to its suite of apps to help teams set…

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