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5 Ways to Survive in San Francisco as a Broke Startup


Moving to and living in San Francisco is expensive – this is just a simple fact of life. I live in NYC, where I’m constantly broke, and I honestly cannot even imagine what my life would be like if I had to live in a city that’s just slightly a little more expensive (more happy people around… Read more »

The Crippling Anxiety of Being a Startup CEO


“The hard part is waking up at 3 am in the morning just drenched in sweat, where your bed is soaked, because the anxiety is just gnawing at you even when you’re not awake.” Matt MacInnis had spent over 7 years at Apple, including time running their global market development for education, but he still… Read more »

The First 100 Days: Crucial Decisions that Could Make or Break Your Startup


For entrepreneurs who are constantly coming up with ideas and wanting to “build a thing”, the actual start portion of a startup is pretty easy. “I’m gonna build a thing,” you tell yourself, and-voila! You’re starting up. What comes next, though, are a series of startup decisions that you must make in rapid succession. AskforTask CEO Muneeb Mushtaq wrote… Read more »

Mobile First Development is Shifting Paradigms


Think for a minute about all the different services you used that are based in a web application. Brady Forrest, VP of Highway1, and Matt Galligan, founder of Circa, asked us this question at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference during their fireside chat. We might use a few web-based apps here and there, but… Read more »

7 Creative or Unexpected Crowdfunding Concepts That Seem Obvious In Retrospect


Crowdfunding: many have strong opinions about it. For some entrepreneurs, websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo hold the golden ticket to their making their “Million-Dollar Idea” a reality. Inversely, some critics argue that the new “trend” attracts unorganized dreamers. In actuality, crowdfunding’s concept is not new, and has existed for centuries in the form of patronage…. Read more »

Tim Cook Comes Out, What it Means for LGBT Entrepreneurship


Recently the CEO of the most valuable company of the world publicly announced: “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay one of the greatest gifts God has given me.” That of course was Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. Cook becomes the third openly gay CEO of a publicly traded company and… Read more »

5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Orlando


Central Florida is getting a lot of attention and it has nothing to do with Disney World.  It’s all about Orlando’s buzzing tech scene, which is attracting startups from Silicon Valley as more investment is being pumped to into building a downtown for entrepreneurs. According to the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, travel and tourism is… Read more »

Surprise! We’re Multitasking Too Much During Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]


Multitasking is a myth – or, at least, the belief that one can successfully accomplish more than one task at any one time is certainly grounded on shaky foundations. As much as anyone wants to claim that they’re prolific multitaskers, research on the subject proves otherwise. According to video conferencing platform Fuze, a continuation in… Read more »

14 Reasons Why Your Employees Don’t Care


According to a Gallup study, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Surprised? How about this: 24% are actively disengaged – which means they spend their time undermining everyone else’s hard work. Here’s why your employees don’t care:   You Don’t Let Them Do Their Job Meetings have gotten out of control. The… Read more »

VeteranCrowd Seeks Investors for Vet Ventures


Timed with this year’s Veteran’s Day, VeteranCrowd, LLC a Richmond, Va-based equity crowdfunding portal, is opening the door to help veteran-managed companies find accredited investors. The portal is itself led by a founder and a board full of military veterans, including founder Robert P. Louthan, who served 14 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as a combat… Read more »

Modernizing Medicine Raises $15M of an Expected $20M in Funding


Boca-Raton based Modernizing Medicine, Inc., announced that it has closed on approximately $15M of an expected $20M funding round. The latest funding comes from existing investors, led by Summit Partners and Pentland Group, many of whom are medical specialists who use EMA. The company expects its employee base to continue to grow with approximately 100… Read more »

StayFaster Offers Online Hotel Booking From a Veteran-Backed Venture


In the Army National Guard, John K. Hart rappelled out of helicopters, which took almost as much nerve as starting his own online hotel booking service. This Veteran’s Day, we’d like highlight the profile of this entrepreneur and the company that he is leading to revolutionize the way consumers find hotel rooms online. Entering a very crowded market that… Read more »