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Top 25 Highest-Paying College Majors

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

As we approach the period at which college students begin (or continue) their higher education journeys, those of us who have already been through those transformative years are once again reminded of our misguided decisions to pursue that art history/creative writing/music/religious studies/[insert your creative…

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San Francisco

The Top 20 Startup Ecosystems Ranked

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Silicon Valley, New York City, and Los Angeles topped the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015, a list of the best startup cities released today. A wealth of research went into this ranking, including 11,000 surveys by entrepreneurs and experts in the past five months,…

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These are the 20 Best Cities in the U.S. Where You Can Find a Job Right Now

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to the most recent data from the United States Bureau of Labors Statistics (as recent as June of this year), the unemployment rate currently stands at 5.3 percent. That’s a far improvement from numbers during the 2007-2009 Great Recession, during which the country’s…

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Which Universities Produce the Best Startup Talent?

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s an ongoing debate just how much influence universities have over the startup landscape anymore. There’s an exhaustive list of entrepreneurs who never finished their degrees who actively speak out against the importance of higher ed in the tech industry, and accessing all the…

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The 18 Most-Funded Startup Industries in 2014

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

In 2014, the health care industry garnered the highest amount of venture funding and the second-highest number of venture deals: $9.74 billion invested in 1,100 deals, reported Mattermark. And it’s not surprising, with so many opportunities to improve our medical system. Filling out a…

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Buffer Reveals the Best Times to Tweet

By | Jul 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In a recent analysis of almost 5 million tweets, Buffer revealed the best times to tweet to maximize clicks, retweets, favorites, and replies. A social media management platform, Buffer looked at data from 10,000 profiles tweeting between October 2010 and March 2015. To help…

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Which Country is the Happiest in the World?

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite what some people may have thought and in spite of our country’s deficiencies, it seems that the United States isn’t such a terrible country to live in. According to the 2015 World Happiness Report produced by the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Systems Network,…

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Chicago

Top 20 Chicago Startup Founders Under 30

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you’re unaware: Chicago is a damn good place to start a company. Whether it’s the great community of entrepreneurs and support for women startup founders, to even just the mere beauty of the city itself, there’s plenty of reasons why many Chicago startup…

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Top 15 Most Entrepreneurial Countries in the World

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It may surprise a few people, but the United States isn’t actually one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world – at least when it comes to the percentage of entrepreneurs among its population. According to the 2014 Global Report conduced by the…

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MIT’s 50 Smartest Companies of 2015

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

The MIT Technology Review just released this year’s list of the 50 Smartest Companies, a ranking of what the publication considers companies offering some of the most innovative technologies and business models. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors comes in at the top spot,…

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Here’s the Most Popular Startup Industry in Each State

By | Jun 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

“Do I have to move to Silicon Valley?” As an aspiring entrepreneur, it’s tempting to ask this question. If Silicon Valley is the place to be, with all the resources and connections an entrepreneur could need, am I just shooting myself in the foot…

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Where Does Your Favorite US App Rank in Terms of Quality?

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Believe it or not, there’s a company out there that combs through half a billion ratings and user reviews submitted across more than 30 million apps in the Android and iOS app stores. Why do they do this? Well, they’ve taken it upon themselves…

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The 5 Hottest Enterprise Software Startups

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Founded in 2011 by a team of ex-Yahooers, enterprise software startup Hortonworks wanted to spread the open-source Hadoop framework and make a profit while doing it. Their goal is to help big companies make sense of all their data and turn it into money-making…

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Google’s Larry Page, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Among 50 Highest-Rated CEOs

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 11:20 am

What does it take to be considered one of the best CEOs in the country? It seems that we can look to the leaders of some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies. A recent report by jobs review platform Glassdoor looked at the 50 highest-rated…