Opinion/Analysis

Why a Centralized Work Hub Matters at Big Events Like Startup Week

By | Apr 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm

As we make final preparations (and get pumped up) for the upcoming Columbus and Detroit Startup Weeks, it’s a good time to shine the light on the benefits one centralized space brings. The hub of Startup Week activity is Chase Basecamp. This centralized work…

Announcements

Alabama

Vote for Your Favorite Startup in the Will This Fly? Pitch Competition

By | Apr 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Before they launch their companies, startup founders have to ask a lot of questions. “Is there market demand for this product?” “Can we start production at a reasonable cost?” “Does anyone actually want what we’re selling?” But when all is said and done, running…

Marketing

How to Leverage the Power of Social Media in Digital Marketing

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Having a comprehensive digital marketing strategy is key for building a positive reputation online. Digital marketing enables a business to build authority and trust by facilitating interactions with current and potential customers through targeted campaigns. In the small business market in particular, an increasing amount of business owners and…

Tips & How To’s

The Blogging Habits You Need to Drop Now

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Developing a list of best practices is important for any industry or profession. The only downside is that, when it comes to blogging, which is part science and part art, good blogging habits don’t always come naturally. In fact, it can be hard to…

Startups & Apps

6 Must-Have Android Apps for Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Entrepreneurship is not easy. Successful entrepreneurs are creative, driven and don’t mind eating Ramen for every meal. They also are faced with a lot of difficult decisions and stressful situations that no one should have to go through alone. Fortunately, if you have an Android…

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Startups & Apps

Mess Around with Anonymous Group Chat App Koo

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm

There are plenty of social media platforms to choose from, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Tinder, SnapChat…you name it. The user experience they provide is addictive enough to keep you constantly connected, but here is the thing: most of the time you’ll only connect with…

Productivity

What RescueTime Taught This Company About Productivity

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Despite it being part of the business culture for as long as we can remember, productivity is still a relevant hot-button topic. There’s a number of studies and articles on the market about how to boost and increase your own productivity for work, but…

Product Launch

San Francisco

Black Card Startup SELECT Expanding to San Francisco

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Exclusivity is pretty cool. Whether it’s sitting first class on a popular airline or enjoying the VIP section of your favorite bar, the perks of a special club are always a lot of fun. But when it comes to true exclusivity, the Black Card is the top…

Startups & Apps

5 West Coast Startups That Are Doing Big Things

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The West Coast is the home of Silicon Valley and is where many hot startups get their start. It’s also where many startups waste a lot of money on unsuccessful ventures. What nobody told you about personal branding is that the fact these startups…

Productivity

Study: The Key to Productivity Is Change and Experimentation

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Everyone has hit the wall at work before. Whether it’s struggling to finish a project or just finding the motivation to sit down at your desk, productivity is an elusive mistress. But one researcher may have found the key to getting off your butt and…

News

Ex-Salesforce Cloud CEO Kendall Collins Joins Algolia’s Board

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Algolia, a company funded by experts in the fields of algorithms, search engines and text mining, has just announced the integration of Kendall Collins to its board. The former CEO of Salesforce Cloud and current CMO of AppDynamics will join the board to help…

Diversity

San Francisco

10 Startups Move to Final Round in Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Women Who Tech launched a massive startup challenge to bring much-needed awareness and support to women-led startups across the country. The Women Who Tech’s Women Startup Challenge 2016 has announced the ten finalists in the competition, who will “pitch and showcase their innovative and…

Videos

How Runtastic Used Social Media to Encourage Users

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 10:55 am

Just a few months before Adidas acquired Runtastic last summer for the mind-blowing amount of $240 million, cofounder and CEO Florian Gschwandtner sat down with us at SXSW to talk about how he took his startup from a software company to one that develops hardware,…

Opinion/Analysis

According to This Developer, You Can Learn from Your Bugs

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

Whether you’re a new coder or a seasoned programmer, encountering bugs are almost inevitable in tech. They appear when it’s least convenient to the programmer, and dealing with them can be difficult – especially if you’re unsure of how they got there in the…

Funding

Kansas City

Local Startup Ecosystem Matters for Kansas City’s The Collective Funds

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 9:45 am

The key to a burgeoning startup ecosystem is generous investments in local talent. When investors are willing to take risks on behalf of regional startups, they are contributing to the overall success of that area. And in Kansas City, one venture capital group is taking…

Books

NYC

Interview with Arianna Huffington on ‘The Sleep Revolution’: Part 1

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

Sleep; we all need it. But, in today’s world, getting enough sleep is a lot easier said than done. We push sleep aside to get more done; to try to get ahead; to write one more email, or article, or text. This behavior is rooted…

Infographics / Images

These 50 Workplace Phrases Are the Worst [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 8:11 am

Remember when everyone was screaming “Content is King!” from the rooftops and clinking their IPA glasses together? Unfortunately, it still happens from time to time, but more people now roll their eyes at the phrase. And I’m sure even your grandmother is telling you…