5 Ways to Make the Most of Any Accelerator Program

By | Oct 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

This past summer I was a member of 500 Startups, one of the top accelerator programs in the world.  For those who aren’t familiar with 500 Startups or other accelerators (like Y Combinator or Tech Stars,) it’s helpful to understand how these organizations function to fund…


How the Best Content Marketers Use Infographics to Boost Brand Exposure

By | Oct 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Ask 10 people what content marketing is, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. It’s often this nebulous, undefinable thing passed around marketing teams like a hot potato. And because it’s so undefinable, it’s often tough to really nail down solid, actionable tactics you…

HR and Recruiting

The Best Tools for Improving Employee Engagement

By | Oct 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

To run an efficient business, companies must have employees that do more than simply complete tasks. Any digital system can ensure that objectives are reached according to specifications, but human involvement creates results that are unique, passionate, and engaging to consumers. In order to…

Tips & How To’s

5 Research-Backed Tips to Boost Website Conversions

By | Oct 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Do you know that a one-second delay in your website speed can cost you 7 percent in conversions? Or that 99 percecnt of people who visit your website won’t buy on their first visit? It’s easy to obsess over minor things like font size…



Scaling Your Start Up Means Nailing Market Timing

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Knowing when to scale is the single most important reason for startup success. Janis Machala of Paladin Partners says that market timing is the biggest reason by orders of magnitude. This part is more art than science and is a function of product market…



Website Design: 5 Hot Trends To Get Ahead In The Game

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The first-ever website, developed by the World Wide Web’s creator Tim Berners-Lee, published on August 6, 1991 was totally text-based.  It explained the World Wide Web project, how to setup a web server, create websites and pages, and how to search for information. In…



Seattle Startup Week welcomes Lee Ngo of Galvanize

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Startups are all about breaking paradigms and creating new possibilities. At Seattle Startup Week 2015, Lee Ngo is interested in educational models that condenses the time frame necessary to learn. Lee was inspired by his experiences of Startup Weekend and their premise of “What if we…


What we learned about pitching to investors from running demo days in NYC

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Since I joined SeedInvest, I’ve been helping companies to prepare their presentation for our investor demo days in New York. Once a month we invite companies that are listed on SeedInvest to present their companies in an in-person demo day format. We limit each pitch to…

Tips & How To’s

How Should You Be Thinking About Affiliate Partnerships?

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Small businesses and startups are being launched at an incredible rate in the U.S. They represent more than 99 percent of employers nationwide, and over one-third of the country’s GDP. They may start small, but it’s clear that together, they make up a lot…

HR and Recruiting

Crowdsourcing: How to Get the Best Global Talent to Work for Your Startup

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Startups approach their operations with one eye on controlling their overhead and another on business growth and profits. In this scenario, attracting top-notch talent to work for their startups looks like a distant dream for most. All businesses, regardless of their size, want a…

Tips & How To’s

Tips for Mastering the Art of Great Packaging

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 10:06 pm

With so many companies unveiling great new innovations every day (and so many products competing for shelf space), it’s important to determine what makes one tech tool sell better than another. According to Nielsen Research, 52 percent of consumers say their purchase decisions are partially…


3 Skills Every IT Professional Needs To Stand Out

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

3 Skills Every IT Professional Needs To Stand Out When you think of your job as an IT professional, what required skills usually come to mind? Most in the IT business would answer that an understanding of computers and their processes is essential for…


5 Characteristics of Successful Startup Digital Marketing Campaigns

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

While every digital marketing campaign is different, the reality is that most are built on common fundamentals and key elements. As a startup looking to make a splash, it’s important that you’re able to hone in on these important characteristics while simultaneously putting a…


5 Entrepreneur Hacks for Boosting Confidence and Networking

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

If you’re in business for yourself, you are well aware of the fact that you have the ultimate responsibility for nearly every facet of your business. Whether it’s landing new clients, or keeping your office space clean and functional, entrepreneurs are constantly pulled in…

Tips & How To’s

8 Best Places to Recruit Millennials for Your Company

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

According to Pew, it’s estimated that there are are 75.2 million Millennials in the United States this year; by 2020, this Millennial population (those between the ages of 18 years and 34 years) is projected to make up half of the overall working population….

Programming education

Toptal Launches Scholarships For Female Developers

By | Oct 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

While there is the general idea that the history of computing and programming has been solely made by men, that is far from the reality. Margaret Hamilton, for example, has been brought to the spotlight by social media, especially with this amazing photo of…

Tips & How To’s

How Survey Software Can Help Your Business

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

With competition at an all-time high, and from all corners of the world, even small businesses must be able to have a keen understanding of their customers. There are several ways online survey software can help your business obtain that information.Getting consumers to leave information with…