Lifestyle

38 Black Entrepreneurs Share Their Origin Stories

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Last week, we shared with you a list of some of the most successful black entrepreneurs in American history; while people tend to have some level of knowledge on the more-modern, successful, black entrepreneurs – such as BET founder Robert “Bob” L. Johnson or first,…

Tips & How To’s

Relax, Retreat, and Learn How to Invest in Cannabis

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

I don’t have to say that the legal cannabis market is on fire anymore because you all know, whether from reading my content or just paying attention to the news. However, it can be difficult for everyday people to capitalize on the burgeoning market…

Reports & Rankings

Buenos Aires

9 Warm Startups Scenes to Visit

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

February is about that time when you get fed up with winter and want to peace out to someplace warm – sayonara, polar vortex! Luckily, many entrepreneurs can do just that, as long as you bring your laptop along with you. It’s easy to…

Marketing

5 Tools to Step up Your Marketing Game

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

The marketing department of every company often makes the difference between failure and success. However, coming up with a foolproof marketing plan in 2015 won’t be easy, unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on the services of the best specialists….

Inspiration

35 Timeless Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

The startup life can be a rough life: fact. Every day, both founders and employees of startups can experience several road blocks to success, and anything that can help them get through the day is always welcomed. And, really, what can be more supportive than some…

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Profiles

DC

Tech Lady Hackathon: Civic Hacking for Women in Tech

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Marketing

17 Free Tools To Become A Growth Hacking Expert

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Whether you love the term or hate the term, growth hacking is the way startups today are describing their method of figuring out which marketing tools work, and which don’t; but doing so in a brief iterative cycle. Try it, test it, dump it…

Tips & How To’s

6 Questions to Answer Before Considering a Startup IPO

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 7:00 am

This information is brought to you through a sponsorship from our partner Advaion. Every year we see dozens of companies going public, usually attempting to raise capital in the hopes of expanding. This process of getting an initial public offering (IPO) isn’t a walk in…

Tips & How To’s

4 Smart Tips For Protecting Your Online Privacy

By | Feb 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Privacy is an incredibly rare commodity in today’s world.  Governments worldwide are known for spying on their citizens‘ online activity and blocking certain sites; Google is reading your emails and collecting all sorts of private data to share it with the advertisers and online…

Videos

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is Better in Lego Form [VIDEO]

By | Feb 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I know close to nothing about Fifty Shades of Grey, aside from the widely-held belief that (despite its mass popularity) it’s a horribly written piece of modern fiction targeted at our innate human lechery. I also know that Jamie Dornan is super hot, and…

Productivity

San Diego

Mammoth is a Dynamic Communication Tool Born of Frustration

By | Feb 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

What if one day all of your communication could be centralized? Karan Gupta, Amit Narayanan, and Ashish Krishna are the founders of Mammoth, a communication and publishing tool for groups. The Mammoth mission is to centralize communication. Gupta and Krishna have been friends for over 18…

Productivity

A Quick Guide to Hacking Workplace Procrastination

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm

We’ve all been there; we wake up and go to bed thinking about our endless to-do lists. Yet, we find ourselves doing everything except what’s on that list. Being productive has a lot to do with habits and also mindset. Impediments to productivity is…

Tips & How To’s

Four Ways to Change Your Cold Calling Mindset

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 10:50 am

When it comes to cold calling, you either love it or hate it. But either way, cold calling is one of the most effective ways to generate new business for your startup. Simultaneously, cold calling can be quite intimidating and nerve racking. When I first…

Reports & Rankings

73 Startups Valued at $1 Billion or More

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource announced the Billion Dollar Startup Club, their updated list of startups who are valued at $1 billion or more. To be considered for the list, companies must be private, have at least one venture capital investor,…

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