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Rokk3r Labs: Investing in the Entrepreneur, Not the Idea

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One way to get your startup off the ground is to leverage the mentorship and investor relationship opportunities of a startup incubator and accelerator. But that is not the ONLY way to do so, and many times it’s not the best alternative for the startup founder. “There are other alternatives for entrepreneurs to come into… Read more »


Photo Editing Options in the SnapChat World

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We can all see that visual media is storming our world, especially through the rise of social media giants like SnapChat, Pinterest, and Instagram. As we become drawn towards communicating through photos, check out the newest photo editing programs to keep ahead of the photo game. What’s new for desktop? Picktorial has gained a lot of… Read more »


The Dawn of the Experience Era

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Gone are the days where we are forced to fit our digital environments. Gone are the days where the human experience accommodates technology. Like it or not, we are entering into a new era of human-technology interaction where human experience is the driver. Where technology practically disappears and weaves itself into the fabric of our… Read more »


Learning Ruby On Rails? There’s a Support Group for That

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When new programming languages and platforms are developed, they are often successful due to their ease of use, adaptability, flexibility, and affordability. But even more than that, a successful platform is supported by a wide community of professionals with an almost evangelical enthusiasm about the product, which results in a desire to help others understand and… Read more »



The Number One Reason Your Infographics Aren’t Working

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In recent years, infographics have been one of the biggest trends in online marketing. Harnessing the power of an image, an infographic takes important information about a topic and incorporates it into a work of art. Marketers have found this to be a much more effective method of presenting information than using text alone, which… Read more »


What EdTech Entrepreneurs Sometimes Forget

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This year’s first-quarter investments in the edtech sector reached record highs, filling the $1.3 trillion-dollar space with new companies eager to get their products into the hands of every teacher. This growth presents challenges for entrepreneurs and educators alike. As the cofounder of an edtech company who originated in consumer and B2B technology, I’ve learned… Read more »


16 Coding Bootcamps That Offer Scholarships for Women

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In a recent study, RJMetrics found that the tech community was about 29% female, with some cities scoring as low as 17% or 20%. Sam Altman just released some Y Combinator statistics on diversity, revealing that 19.5% of the startups they’ve funded this year have women on the founding team. Women are underrepresented in startups,… Read more »


How to Speak Like Your Graphic Designer

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Graphic design is all about communicating and solving problems through creative imagery and formatting. These days, everything is done using specialized computer programs and tools. Designers work with digital images more than anything else, and these images come in all kinds of formats with their individual pros and cons. To really connect with graphic designers,… Read more »


UK Web Development Shop TheGenieLab Opens US Office in Miami

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A team of web developers from Wales, TheGenieLab, is setting up shop in Miami’s trendy neighborhood Wynwood. The new office – located within incubator campus The Lab Miami – is a way to expand a further footprint into the US market where they have an already high-demand for their offerings. The company, founded by Andrew Cargill and Daniel Lewis,… Read more »


Open the Bidding! Crowdsourcing Logo Design for Startups

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If you’re having difficulty conjuring up a logo for your business, crowdsourcing is the solution. An impressive logo allows you to communicate instantly with your target customer base. By crowdsourcing a logo design, you can take advantage of the newest trends and concepts in creating brand identities. Finding the right designer is easy with crowdsourcing,… Read more »


5 Reasons to Outsource Your Ruby On Rails Developer

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Finding a decent Ruby on Rails developer is hard enough when you’re trying to create new apps and mobile sites for your business. It gets even worse when you try to find someone who really understands the language well who doesn’t charge an arm and a leg. If you want to hire a Ruby developer… Read more »


9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

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Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership ratio of the DC tech community. The Meetup was inspired by… Read more »