Dev & Design

Key Challenges Faced by Apple Watch App Developers

By | May 16, 2015 at 4:00 am

Thousands of customers are waiting for the Apple Watch to become available to them. But developers have warned consumers not to expect too much from the apps initially. There is a bizarre challenge for developers all over the world in creating a smooth performance of the apps….

Marketing & Social Media

Marketing is So Much More Than Facebook Posts and Tweeting

By | May 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

When you start looking around the Internet for advice on how to up your content marketing game, you’ll find lots of advice on how to write a great Facebook post, or a compelling tweet, or an amazing and engaging Instagram picture that will get…

Reports & Rankings

Your STEM Degree May Not Be Worth as Much as You Think

By | May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

According to a recent report released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), going after that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree won’t necessarily make you a rich man or woman later on in life. The report – titled The…

Inspiration

How To Create a Memorable Narrative to Include in Your Pitch

By | May 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When raising money for your startup, the narrative matters. That’s advice many VCs have given, including Mark Suster from Upfront Ventures. He recently wrote about the power of narrative in his blog, especially for companies looking to be the next “unicorn.” Most investors, as…

Marketing & Social Media

Startups Share Their Tactics and Thoughts on Community Management

By | May 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Earlier this week, we learned that Instagram is a company whose growth could be attributed to their focus on community. Instead of taking a product-first approach and bringing in a designer or developer as its first hire, the company brought in a community manager….

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Reports & Rankings

How Much Funding to Raise in Each Round

By | May 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Unless you come from the world of finance, sitting down with your startup team and figuring out how much funding to raise can be a bit daunting. Hundreds of thousands of dollars? Millions? Our brains can barely make sense of such huge amounts. If…

Programs & Resources

Miami

LaunchCode and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College to Offer Harvard-Based Computer Science Class

By | May 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Non-profit LaunchCode and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College have partnered to offer the introductory computer science course CS50xMiami to the Miami community following the Harvard and edX class’s success as a pilot program. LaunchCode co-founder Jim McKelvey announced that the class will…

Reports & Rankings

10 Countries with the Top Skills & Education in This Economy

By | May 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

According to a recent report released by the World Economic Forum, the United States is not doing enough to leverage their human capital. The World Economic Form’s Human Capital Report 2015 shows that the U.S. doesn’t even rank among the top ten countries in…

Reports & Rankings

The 5 Fastest-Growing Seed Startups of 2014

By | May 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

To succeed today, you have to anticipate the future – and the fastest-growing seed startups of 2014 are nothing if not futuristic. A cup that detects calories, an app for 24-hour friendships, a service to loan Bitcoins – all these ideas would have been…

Women's issues

The Story of Etsy’s Success Is the Story of the Success of Women Entrepreneurs

By | May 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last month, the Brooklyn, NY-based ecommerce platform Etsy debuted its IPO at a surprising $31 per share – nearly double the amount of its initial $16 pricing. And, while that on its own is a great achievement (especially for a company that has yet…

Public Relations

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Startup’s Media Pitch

By | May 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

You’re at your desk, ready to press Send on your media pitch, and the niggling doubts begin. Is this the best it can be? Am I missing something crucial? Once you hit Send, you can’t take it back. To give you a bit more…

Finance

The Best Financial Management Tools for Startups

By | May 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

Financial management may not be one of the most glamorous parts of starting up (assuming you consider pulling sober all-nighters, eating nothing but ramen for a year, and regularly going to meetings in unwashed clothes to be glamorous), but it’s arguably the most important. Because, unless…

Productivity

4 Spring Cleaning Tips to Organize Your Business

By | May 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

You should have a goal to organize your business year-round, but we all tend to fall behind. Spring is the perfect time to start fresh. Consider these four key tips to cleaning up your business this spring and getting organized. How to Organize Your…

Culture

What Makes some Teams Better than Others

By | May 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Putting together a team that will work and grow together is tough. Are there certain factors that help people work together more effectively? According to business leader and author Margaret Heffernan, there is one essential ingredient that makes some teams better than others: social capital….

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