Are you Helping to Waste $37 Billion?

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

There is a problem with a project? Have a meeting. We need to brainstorm new ideas? Meeting. We need to give feedback for employees? 1 on 1 meetings with everyone. We need to decide what brand of coffee should be in the office? That’s right,…


8 Tips for Successful (and Quick) Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

At the core of every successful company are productive and effective team meetings. There are likely very few people in the world who love meetings, but successful meetings are a necessity for business. How are team members supposed to collaborate, brainstorm, make group decisions, or build a…

Reports & Rankings

The 13 Most Powerful Women in Tech (by Fortune) 

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Last week, Fortune released its annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Business – including thirteen female executives from the US tech industry. HP CEO Meg Whitman and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came in at #7 and #8, with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer…


San Francisco

My Date With Diversity at the Tech Inclusion Conference

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

At the beginning of July Wayne Sutton, General Partner at BUILDUP VC, reached out to me about a side project he had been working on for a while: Anonymously Ask a Black Person. I had the privilege to get Sutton on the phone and dig…



5 Steps to Take Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

While some people manage to maintain a 9-to-5 job and work on their personal business projects on the side, at a certain point you’ll need to make the big choice: your business or your day job. These days, the “quit the job to become…

Tips & How To’s

3 Common Email Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Do you want to gain your customers’ full attention at the ideal time to make the most sales? That’s the exact power of email marketing – the one channel that brings the most consistent ROI in today’s online marketing world. Yet at the end of…

Venture Capital


10 Chicago VC Firms You Need to Know About

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Chicago is usually towards the top of the list when it comes to startup hubs in the United States. It’s no surprise that Tech.Co had its first events in that city, (back when we were simply known as Tech Cocktail), providing demo space and networking opportunities for Chicago…

Healthy Entrepreneur

How a Better Morning Routine Can Increase Productivity

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

When it comes to productivity, I’m an experimenter. I struggle at being efficient and productive, so I find myself constantly on the lookout for new advice (and now I’m wondering if all this time spent reading and searching is actually counterproductive to my ultimate goal…). A…

Reports & Rankings

What Are the Top Mobile Apps of All Time?

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

I should probably wait until the end to tell you the most downloaded app of all time, but I myself hate being kept in suspense, so I won’t do that to you. The most downloaded app of all time is…drumroll please…   Facebook.  …


6 Reasons Most Mobile App Startups Fail

By | Sep 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It might seem to be a bit too difficult to believe but most startups investing in mobile app development are not able to make profits or even break even. The number of mobile apps are growing, but the revenue from each are falling. Why…

Tips & How To’s

Key Don’ts for Startup Founders Seeking Investment

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

The more I think about my reasons for investing, I find it often comes down to my reasons for not investing. Many founders I meet, through one action or the other, set off one of my tics that makes me check out and pass…


How to Make Sure You Properly Use Your Marketing Budget

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

A marketing budget is not as easy to deal with as you may believe. That is mainly because of the fact that most of the plans created do not include all the variables that are necessary. Unfortunately, many of the marketing campaigns that are…


Striking a Healthy Aesthetic Balance With Smart Home Tech

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Much has been written about the smart home technologies of tomorrow, and for those in the tech industry, it is easy to go overboard with the latest and greatest home automation devices. But a very real issue within the world of custom integration is…

Reports & Rankings

Blacks and Latinos Make Up 4 to 5 Percent of Tech Workforce

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Looking at statistics from some of the world’s top technology companies, it’s difficult to not feel defeated by the lack of diversity in the tech. While being touted as some of the most welcoming tech companies for women and minorities, diversity numbers from tech…

Tips & How To’s

How to Design a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Kickstarter is a website that allows inventors, business owners, and freelance creators from around the world to turn their projects into a reality. This is accomplished by allowing people with ideas of all kinds to pledge money to see the goal to its end,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

If You Want to Prevent Workplace Burnout, Get Exercising [STUDY]

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

While we’ve all known that there are some sure benefits to exercise – from keeping your heart in check to improving the state of your brain – a recent study has additional evidence to support the benefits of exercise for everyday working professionals. Released…