Funding

These 15 Techstars Startups Raised Over $1 Million in 2017

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Raising capital is no easy feat for any founder. Sometimes, it takes longer than you think to raise the amount of capital you need to keep your business moving forward. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of people out there willing to take a chance on…

Trends

8 Design Trends to Watch Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

In the digital world, standards and practices are always on the move. Whether it’s marketing tactics, means of funding, or hiring solutions, the only constant in business is change. With these kind of perpetually shifting trends, it can be hard to nail down a…

Tips & How To’s

How Important Is SEO to the Success of Your Business?

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

The importance of SEO has been a point of debate for years. Half the internet believes SEO is dead, while the other half feels it’s necessary. But do we overlook it? There is plenty of information available online to manipulate the rankings in one way…

Marketing

7 Necessary Steps for Creating a Compelling Brand Story

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Galvanize recently teamed up with Erin Berman from Blackbeard Studios, a digital marketing agency based out of San Francisco, to host a storytelling workshop. Erin has helped dozens of startups learn how to share their story through her service as a storyteller and mentor at…

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…

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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…

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…