Startups & Apps

Make Sure Your Startup Name Is Legitimate with Viable

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The importance of a short, unique, pertinent startup name cannot be understated. After all, it will be the first thing most potential customers see and the last thing you want to do is scare them off with a weird, boring, nonsensical name. Much like…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Entrepreneurs Share Advice on Building Teams

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Building the right teams can make or break a startup and finding the right people to fit the company culture is a priority as well. After all, if you don’t have a qualified team of motivated employees to develop, sell, market, and eventually bask…

Entertainment

Why the Oscar Nominations Were Announced Via Live Stream

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Traditionally, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces their nominees in a packed venue with the press anxiously awaiting for each name to be read. However, that all changed this year. For the first time ever, the Academy rolled out their choices…

Startups & Apps

Centiment Is The Solution to Quality Market Research

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

Online surveys are nothing new. However, the struggle to collect meaningful information from panelists continues to be a big problem. The issue stems from a lack of focus on the survey takers. In addition, disregard for the experience of the respondent encourages bad behavior,…

Tips & How To’s

5 Critical Steps to Becoming a Competitive Startup

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

Have the perfect startup idea? If you’re planning on pulling the trigger on a business venture, then you should prepare for one of the most stressful times of your life. Sure, everything’s exciting at the beginning, but founding a startup involves a tremendous amount…

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Gaming

Why Virtual Reality Gaming May Take Off This Year

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

Virtual reality headsets were one of the most popular Christmas gift items in 2016, largely because the market demand has produced moderately priced versions and we are all looking for the next great technology experience. It is estimated that, by 2020, this market will reach…

Health

3 Health Tech Apps to Motivate You to Move

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Archer, Stranger Things, and Mr. Robot: What are shows I’d rather be watching than working out? It doesn’t take a Jeopardy champion to tell us that many of us are lazy and completely unmotivated to get healthy. Obviously, we have a problem and we don’t…

Business

Consider These 3 Variables Before Expanding Your Business Internationally

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. If you’re thinking of taking your business overseas, examine market need, local regulations and your local network. Despite the fact that it has never been…

Business

4 Tips for Leveraging Big Brands For Your Startup

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Opinion/Analysis

Four Tech Trends That Will Actually Be a Thing In 2017

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

If you’re interested in technology and how it can advance our homes, you’ll know that almost every month there’s a new product that’s going to be “the next big thing.” In the past year there were countless products that promised to transform day-to-day living,…

Jobs

Study: You’ll Probably Make More Millions in Tech Than in Pro Sports

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With 2017 Super Bowl 51 a little over a week away, football fans are getting excited. Football, like any pro sport, carries plenty of appeal: Skill, strength, and piles of cash are the main draws. And while the first two are still undisputed, a new…

Advertising

4 Mistakes That 90 Percent of Native Advertisers Make

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Native advertising is the new frontier of digital marketing. According to research from Facebook and other advertising platforms, it will account for 63 percent of all mobile ads by 2020. And if you were wondering, that’s a lot. While demand for native ads has…

Gaming

Virtual Reality Arcades Are Catching On: Are They Here To Stay?

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Say goodbye to impossible claw machines, skipped-over Skee Ball alleys and Dance Dance Revolution games that have been collecting dust since the 1990s. Something new is in town and it’ll gobble up your quarters faster than a laundromat.  That’s right, virtual reality arcades are here,…

Social Media

Scottsdale

What I Learned From Finding a New Barber With Instagram

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

After following my barber from place to place around the Phoenix metro area for five years he moved too far away and it started becoming too time consuming of a drive and wait to get a fresh haircut. I’m a big believer in getting…

Space

5 Google Lunar XPRIZE Companies Shooting For the Moon

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

Decades ago, going to the moon was the dream destination of every government on the planet. But after a few Star Wars movies and too many glow-in-the-dark ceiling decorations, the world fell out of the love this planet’s closest celestial body. Fortunately, a number…

Funding

Portland, Maine

CEI Ventures Closes Fourth VC Fund at $10 Million

By | Jan 26, 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. CEI Ventures announced the…

Tips & How To’s

5 Areas Where Bootstrapping Startups Should Never Cut Costs

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

There are many compelling reasons for early stage startups to pay close attention to their spending. After all, your ability to spend less money on certain things leaves more capital available for growth down the line. In addition to this, if you have plans…