Tips & How To’s

Paul Graham’s Hacker Guide to Investors [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Back in 2007, Y Combinator cofounder and partner Paul Graham wrote an essay that focused on the world of investors. More specifically, he outlined an entire guide for hackers on the nature of investors and how to approach them. While the post is from…

TED talks

The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In his TED2015 talk, Idealab founder Bill Gross asks the audience to guess which factor is most important to startup success: Idea Team: How well you execute and adapt Business model: Your path to generating revenue Funding Timing: How early or late you are….

Digital nomad

This Site Lists 1-Year Startup Jobs Around the World

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

One of the biggest obstacles to traveling and working – or being a “digital nomad” – is finding a job that allows remote work. But what if you could find work in your destination country? Not as an English teacher, but in a real,…

Lifestyle

Release Burdens Through Anonymous Storytelling with Cathartic.co

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

According to the internet (so it must be true), the word cathartic means “providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions.” This is exactly what the site Cathartic.co is attempting to do as a non-profit that uses the anonymous Darknet to help people share their…

Public Relations

3 Ways To Make News For Your Business

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Unless you are a giant multinational conglomerate, the probability of scoring major media profiles is dim at best. This advice is based on 25-years of “making news,” without the advantage and oppressive cost of engaging leading public relations advocates. These three simple footsteps can…

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Programs & Resources

Girls in Tech Appoints 11 Phenomenal Leaders to Board of Directors

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

Girls in Tech has announced eleven new appointments to their Board of Directors. All of the new board members are executives and/or entrepreneurs. They come from large corporations, non-profits, and the startup world and bring with them a high quality combination of leadership, experience, mentorship, and…

Tips & How To’s

8 Smart Tips To Land Your First Thousand Customers

By | Jun 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Landing the first thousand customers can be tough. It’s not your immediate guarantee for success; however, it’s an incredible way to get some real-world feedback that creates the basis for your business to grow. Here are 8 tips to help you reach your goal….

Marketing

Does Your Business Really Need a Local SEO Firm?

By | Jun 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Search engine optimization can be a drain on your capital, especially with the cost of specialized SEO these days. However, when you get down to it, some facets of SEO aren’t all that difficult. Increasing your local SEO is simple enough so that you…

Marketing

The Real Relationship between Digital Marketing and SEO

By | Jun 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) are two entities that have separate definitions and have different functions. But many consider them similar, as they both complement each other and each cannot work on their own. An SEO agency is hired by businesses to…

Lifestyle

Give Tinder a Left Swipe With These Alternatives

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Online dating is not exactly a new thing, as it has been around for some time now, ever since Internet got really popular. However, this stream of dating services and apps really is something new, and is a very successful market, without a doubt….

Venture Capital

DreamFunded: Bringing Investors and Startups Together

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Whether you are in the process of building a tech startup or are an experienced angel funder, it can be extremely beneficial to gain quick access to the right projects and people to help bring your dreams to fruition. After all, there are new…

Entrepreneur

Smart Ways to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Starting a business can involve huge financial risks for the owner. If you’re missing some business skills, you may need additional training to start your business. Most entrepreneurs also face tremendous competition for customers. Use these tips to differentiate yourself in the marketplace and…

Entrepreneur

5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #1: Be a Problem Solver

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It goes without saying that launching and building a company takes a special type of person. And if you’re a social entrepreneur, tackling some of the world’s most daunting challenges requires a truly unique set of characteristics. These characteristics — five of which I’ll cover in…

Funding

Fitbit IPO Price Opens 52% Higher Than Expected

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Last month, we reported that the San Francisco, CA-based fitness tracking company Fitbit had filed for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Initially aimed at raising $100 million in its IPO, the company performed much better than anticipated today upon…