Tips & How To’s

5 Skillshare Classes for the Well-Rounded Entrepreneur

By | Sep 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

I’m a huge proponent of continuous learning, specifically in the form of MOOCs. MOOCs can be anything from 45 minute online quickie tutorials to 40 hour courses from accredited universities that result in valuable certificates of completion. I believe they all serve a purpose. Skillshare…

Tips & How To’s

Mark Suster’s Top 4 Insights About VC Funding

By | Sep 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm

When it comes to startup funding, Mark Suster knows a few things about venture capital. The general partner of Upfront Ventures joined the firm back in 2007 and has since been doing his best to ensure that every investment he or the firm makes…

HR and Recruiting

Effective Staffing Strategies for Technology Startups

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Hiring the right people for the job is critical if a technology startup is going to make it through the beginning phase and survive for the long-term. But staffing a startup is a complicated art. It requires using the right interviewing techniques to spot…


The End of Swipe-and-Sign Starts on October 1st

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The United States is without a doubt one of the most technologically evolved countries in the world. And yet, there are yet some areas in tech where the rest of the world outperforms America. The way credit card transactions work is a good example of this. The US is…

Tips & How To’s

Should you design your app for multiple devices?

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

FiftyThree’s Paper app was crowned by Apple as the “iPad App of the Year” back in 2012. That award was well-deserved: The app was one of the most attractive, easy-to-use, and robust applications available at the time. Instead of moving to a new project,…


HR and Recruiting

6 Questions to Ask before Recruiting a Cofounder 

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

When Harvard Business School Professor Noam Wasserman surveyed tech and life sciences entrepreneurs, he found that the overwhelming majority – 84% – had a cofounder. Cofounders can provide the skills, connections, and emotional support that we need to succeed. In his book The Founder’s…

Infographics / Images

The 4 C’s For Cutting through the Clutter in Infographic Design

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

The old adage “less is more” is highly relevant where data visualization is concerned. When designing an infographic, it’s easy to overburden your design with too much text and too many images. Ensuring your infographic is clean and concise will set your work apart…


6 Questions To Ask During An Office Makeover

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm

When it comes to doing an office makeover, the goal should not solely be about practical selections, such as deciding what carpet to use or choosing the most affordable furniture. The goal should be to try and touch people’s souls with beauty, and charm them with good…


3 Steps to Success for Non-Tech Founders of Tech Companies

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

People often believe that success in one area of business translates easily to another. This is seldom the case, especially when it comes to technology. Take a look at the most successful tech companies that are operating today. Almost all of them were founded…


5 Strategies for Implementing New Software

By | Sep 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Change is inevitable for progress, but change comes with its own sets of challenges, and this is doubly true when it comes to technology in the workplace. Integrating cutting-edge software will help your company run more smoothly and efficiently, but switching from old to…


5 Data Storage Steps Every Founder Must Take

By | Sep 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Data is taking over. It’s the most powerful, most predictive tool available for business leaders, and the best ones are taking advantage. However, as we’ve seen with the Sony, Target, and U.S. government leaks, if disaster strikes your company’s data — regardless of the…


Best Practices to Avoid Risk of Password Theft

By | Sep 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

You use passwords every day, whether it’s with something as simple as Facebook or something more private like your school or work email. Unfortunately, passwords can’t safeguard your data if they’re stolen. Stolen passwords can lead to compromised devices, stolen personal information—such as credit…


5 Crucial Ways To Neutralize Cyber-Espionage

By | Sep 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Cyber-espionage has become more and more common. Companies find that their servers have been hacked and that closely-guarded corporate secrets have been stolen more often than many people realize. But cyber-espionage goes beyond the boardroom — governments are also victims of cyber-theft. Important defense or financial information…


The Pitfalls of Tracking Your Health Data Too Closely

By | Sep 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It may seem logical that getting screened for health issues frequently will boost your chance of catching long-term illnesses—like cancer and the potential for heart disease—early. While that may be true, doctors say that tracking your health data has the potential to do more…


Practical E-Mail Security Lessons from Ashley Madison

By | Sep 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Unless you’ve been truly off the grid the past few weeks, you’ve heard about the hack of Ashley Madison, the website dedicated to making extramarital affairs as easy as online dating. Are you one of those unlucky would-be Romeos whose account details on Ashley…


How Technology Has Made Owning A Business Easier

By | Sep 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

For a business owner, some of the hardest parts of the job are paperwork, logistics, and other time-consuming tasks. Previously, business owners had to spend so much time worrying about all these aspects that they barely had time for anything else. Luckily, technology has emancipated…


Five Ways That Over-Sharing Can Sink Your Startup

By | Sep 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Bubbling over with enthusiasm for your newest idea for a new business? Put a lid on it. Few human emotions are as powerful as the desire to share every detail of a great new concept that will make the world a better place —…