Marketing

5 Marketing Strategies You Probably Aren’t Using But Should

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Creating an effective marketing strategy is a little like trying to put together a puzzle: You start with the corners then fill in the edges before working inward to connect those tricky pieces. You have the basic marketing channels covered. You have a blog…

Inspiration

3 TED Talks That Will Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find motivation on a regular basis. With to-dos piling up and a cofounder in your ear, finding a little inspiration can go a long way in facilitating success in the long run. And if you’re really…

Reports & Rankings

The Highest Funded Startups in Every State

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Success in the startup world is calculated in a number of different ways. Whether it’s popularity, downloads, or positive reviews, budding companies are always trying to show the world that they’re at the top of their field. However, when it comes down to it,…

Entrepreneur

Interview: Rob Horning on How to Make the Leap From VC to CEO

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Rob Horning, a former venture capitalist and now co-founder & CEO of the Denver-based messaging startup Kwippit, didn’t want to become an entrepreneur. He kept turning it down until it was impossible to ignore. (“That’s the way to become an entrepreneur,” Rob explains, “To keep…

SXSW

Austin

10 Startups Launching New Products at SXSW Release It [Poll]

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you’ve ever been to SXSW, you already know that its a hotbed for burgeoning startups with new and innovative ideas. Whether it’s Foursquare making its debut in 2009 or Twitter using the conference’s popularity to make itself known in the social media landscape, SXSW…

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Startups & Apps

3 Innovative Ways Companies Are Helping People Diagnosed with Autism

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For someone diagnosed with autism, a path forward can certainly be challenging to navigate. Autism comprises a wide spectrum of qualifying symptoms with varying degrees of intensity. One of the most important things we can do is find positive approaches to empowering people with…

Inspiration

5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…

Tips & How To’s

7 Tips App Developers Can Use to Retain an Audience

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

Today, readers move from one blog to another as we change channels on television (for those who still watch it) or scroll photos on smartphone screen tirelessly. Is it necessary to be everywhere at the same time, or is there a solution to remedy…

Tips & How To’s

3 Ways to Keep Your Cool in a Tense Business Situation

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

In the startup world, disputes are going to arise. Whether it’s with employees, cofounders, or potential investors, tense business situations are bound to arise when there’s so much on the line. And while you might be tempted to fly off the handle and give…

Security

Artificial Intelligence Startups Are Winning the Cybersecurity Race

By | Mar 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A new era of AI began around 2010. Computer power capacity significantly increased and neural networks could be integrated into a GPU chip that enabled calculations to speed up experiments. Also, the rise of smartphones and cloud storage services allowed for the consolidation of enormous amount…

Interviews

Chicago

Kayne Grau of DRIVIN on Disrupting the Used Car Market With Data

By | Mar 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Kayne Grau is a cofounder and CEO of DRIVIN, a startup changing the way used car dealers source their used-car inventory. Before founding DRIVIN, Kayne was the CTO at Cars.com. Using proprietary technology and actionable local market data, DRIVIN sells, sources, acquires, and delivers…

Entrepreneur

Portland, Maine

Jean Hoffman Launches Family Foundation, Makes First Angel Investment

By | Mar 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Jean Hoffman has been…

Diversity

Get Ready to Be Bold for Change on International Women’s Day

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The disparity between the genders in the business world has been a problem for a number of years. And unfortunately, according to the World Economic Forum, at the rate we’re going, the gender gap will not close until the year 2186. This is too…

Interviews

Chicago

Canh Tran of Rippleshot on Machine Learning, Fintech, and the Future of Payments

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Canh Tran is the CEO and cofounder of Rippleshot, a startup that detects payment card data breaches. They take a big-data machine learning approach, more common in search, genetics and advertising, and apply it in a novel way for the payment processing industry to help…

Marketing

3 Steps to Prioritizing Your Startup’s Growth

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

We had the pleasure of hosting Ryan Metzger, Director of Growth Marketing at Madrona Venture Group, for a Growth Study Hall. Previously, he was Director of Acquisition Marketing for Zulily. With extensive knowledge in SEO/SEM, customer acquisition, and conversion optimization, he acts as an…

Business

Six Strategies Entrepreneurs Can Use to Grow Their Startup Online

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

If you want to have any hope of achieving lasting success as an entrepreneur, you will need to use digital marketing to grow and expand your startup. Although you will come across a range of online marketing platforms that you can use, not all…

Tips & How To’s

Top 5 Tips to Help You Pick Out Your Business Domain Name

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Domain names have long been recognized as a business’ digital and global real estate. Today most of your audience, potential, previous and current will interact with your business on the site you build on your domain. This means that picking the right domain is…