Programs & Resources

Prison Entrepreneurship: A Program that Works

By | Mar 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In the classic novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, ex-convict Jean Valjean underwent a complete transformation after receiving unmerited forgiveness from the bishop he was trying to rob.  Valjean later became a dignified businessman and pillar of the community, advocating for the poor and…

Dev & Design

4 Web Scraping Tools To Save You Time On Data Extraction

By | Mar 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

Either you are working on a product website, struggling to add live data feed to your app or merely need to pull out a huge amount of online data for analysis, an accurate web scraping tool can save you loads of time and keep…

Lifestyle

How Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Luck

By | Mar 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and it seems the appropriate time to talk about getting lucky. Whoever said that having the “luck of the Irish” is something one can’t control is wrong. There’s a popular saying in business that “you make your own luck.” According to the…

Profiles

Boston

She Cofounded a Startup While Trying to Cure Cancer

By | Mar 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Before Boston startup Wardrobe Wake-up shut down last week, Barbra Dickerman’s daily to-do list might have looked something like this: Pick up dry cleaning Class at Harvard Pack for New York Work on curing cancer Founding a startup and going to Harvard are probably…

Pitch

3 Tips for Nailing Your Startup Pitch

By | Mar 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are constantly pitching, it comes with the startup life. From pitch events to one-on-one meetings with VCs, it’s all about that pitch. If you’re at SXSW–or any major tech event for that matter–startup pitching is part of the soundtrack of the festival mayhem….

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Books

22 Techstars Mentors Share Their Advice for Startups

By | Mar 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

A startup accelerator will cost you a percentage of your company’s equity – or sometimes actual cold, hard cash – for one reason: mentors. Last summer, Kellogg School of Management professor and angel investor Andrew Razeghi sat in on all the mentor presentations at…

Entrepreneur

San Jose

Failure: One More Step on Your Road to Success

By | Mar 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

As a famous saying by Thomas Edison goes, ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work’, there are many who follow this principle precisely in life. When you fail a thousand times, you actually learn the secret to success. While…

Harsh Reality

The Harsh Reality of Working for an Early Stage Startup

By | Mar 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

What do you think of when you hear “I work for a start-up”? Probably something that resembles the latest GoDaddy Superbowl commercial of a self-employed man hard at work instead of watching the game like everyone else. Or maybe you’re thinking of something out…

Marketing & Social Media

6 Tips for Breaking Through with Branded Videos

By | Mar 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Ever since video streaming capabilities first arrived, marketers have been convinced that the versatile format is the way of the future. And they weren’t wrong. Video isn’t just a platform that elevates the status of companies – it’s a strategic tool that brands of…

Programs & Resources

DC

Tech.Co’s Guide to the D.C. Tech Scene

By | Mar 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

At this year’s SXSW Interactive, come stop by the We DC House to learn more about what Washington, D.C.’s startup ecosystem is doing these days, and how you can become a part of it. From meeting with D.C. officials like Mayor Muriel Bowser, to…

Programs & Resources

DC

24 VC Firms in Northern Virginia You Should Know About

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

If you’re at SXSWi, join us this Sunday, March 15 from 12 to 2 pm at Maggie Mae’s for “Tap Into Government: The Sweet and Spicy Side of Startups”, an event cohosted by both the Arlington Economic Development and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership that will look at the obstacles and the opportunities…

Programs & Resources

A Comprehensive List of Women Investors Who Blog

By | Mar 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I’ve recently come across an interesting list that includes women investors with awesome blogs. The list was curated by Joshua Henderson, VP of Springboard, after CB Insights released its Periodic Table of VC Bloggers where only five of the 89 blogs were female VCs. More women investors…

Profiles

Meet the Female Version of Elon Musk

By | Mar 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

Jane Poynter wants to invite you to sip a cocktail at the edge of space, peacefully ensconced in her elegant, balloon-powered capsule that will float customers outside the earth’s atmosphere and back – almost 20 miles high – starting around 2016. This project, called World…

Programs & Resources

Straight Up Startup Advice from 150 Entrepreneurs

By | Mar 11, 2015 at 8:00 am

Do you think you know everything about what it takes to start and build a startup? It’s okay if you don’t – there’s a huge community of entrepreneurs out in the world that are likely willing to offer you some startup advice. But in case…

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