Programs & Resources

7 Resources to Improve Your Programming Skills

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Programming used to be a tedious (and expensive) task to learn.  But in the last few years, a great number of cloud-based tools and organizations have emerged to make it easier for people and companies to learn programming, improve their code, and develop better…

Lifestyle

A Selfie Stick Saved a Family from Drowning

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

Earlier this week, a close friend from Taiwan came to New York to catch up with some friends; she also brought with her a selfie stick, which she presented to me as a gift. While I’ve never had any intention to buy a selfie…

Entrepreneur

“40 Women Over 40 To Watch” Announces 2015 Honorees

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

Now in its third year, 40 Women Over 40 To Watch showcases power players that prove that being over 40 can be the most productive era for a women. The honorees run the gamut from artists to CEOs along with several startup mavens. The…

Coworking spaces

Miami

WeWork Expands to Miami, Five Spaces In Development

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm

This week one of the largest co-working spaces has moseyed on down south and opened its very first location in Miami, Florida. This week, WeWork Lincoln Road opened its doors to startups in the area, but this time with a specific focus in mind:…

Incubators

Chicago

Roniin Connects Experienced Entrepreneurs with New Blood

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Paul Lee is an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He spent years investing in startups as a General Partner at Lightbank, and sat on the board of directors of many of them. All of this experience led him to do what comes naturally to…

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Work-life balance

Meditation Apps: Are they Actually Useful?

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The emergence of affordable technology that fits snugly in the pocket or backpack has changed our lives. We can talk, email, video chat and compile data with a vast number of apps. But have we lost the ability to turn off? There’s increasing talk of…

Dev & Design

Building a 5-Star App with an Offshore Team

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

Small tech startups sink or swim based on their ability to do a lot with a little. We have to get a fledgling business off the ground with limited resources and beat out larger, stronger and better-resourced competitors. Great developers are absolutely essential to…

Tips & How To’s

3 Keys to Developing your Startup Brand

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Establishing a brand is one of the hardest, yet often most valuable parts of a business. Your brand is what your company represents and people take that to heart. Everything from your logo to the way you interact with your customers is a part…

Healthy Entrepreneur

These are Some Simple Things That Can Make Us Happier

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It seems that something as minor as leaving work at the end of the day can put us in significantly better moods. That’s according to a recent analysis of user data from Jawbone, the audio and wearable tech company behind the popular Jawbone UP…

Healthy Entrepreneur

10 Productive Lifestyle Hacks from the World’s Most Successful People

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

When we think of how high income earners became so successful, we often think about their work philosophies inside of the office, but what they do outside of the office is equally important. Their philosophies regarding their free time enable them to actuate their…

Entrepreneur

16 Women Founders Making Moves in Tech

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

When Marissa Meyer took over as Yahoo‘s CEO, the tech industry and media praised it a win: the end of the glass ceiling. In reality, there is still an outrageous shortage of women entering the technology sector, particularly software engineers. Companies like PowerToFly understand the need to diversify…

Incubators

Baltimore

Big Ideas Coming out of UMD’s Startup Shell Incubator

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

The University of Maryland is part of the reason that Maryland, as a state, is producing some really innovative entrepreneurial talent. Their student-run incubator and co-working space Startup Shell (shell, because the UMD mascot is the Terrapin -very clever, guys), which opened in 2012, is home to…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Capture a Social Media Following

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Since the beginning of the modern marketing era it has been obvious that the absolute best way to attract attention to a brand or product is to get the people on your side. It is common knowledge that word of mouth is more powerful…

Trends

US Jobs Increasing in 2015: What That Means

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

For many, the reality is that the U.S. economy has been a struggle to handle since the 2008 market crash. Not only were people easily out of work, but finding a job has been extremely difficult. While some of those difficulties still remain today…

Trends

Unplag Looks to do Away With Plagiarism in Education

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

I remember in high school when my friend paid me to write a book review of Treasure Island. Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t that good of a writer. My idea was to get half of the money upfront and purchase Cliff Notes, using it…

Dev & Design

Innovative Tips & Tricks for Measuring the Success of Mobile Apps

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

How do you know if your app has been successful? For most app entrepreneurs, the challenge is measuring the app success and tinkering with the app marketing strategies to get improved results. There are 5 key ways with which you can measure the success…

Entrepreneur

Peter Thiel’s Key Advice For Entrepreneurs And Investors (In 2 Quotes)

By | Jul 4, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Early Facebook investor and Paypal billionaire, Peter Thiel, revealed two key pieces of advice he gives aspiring entrepreneurs and investors this week at the Atlantic Aspen Ideas Festival. They can be distilled into two simple quotes: To investors — Buzzwords should be a red flag “If…