Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

Maine Venture Fund Celebrates Third Exit in a Year with InterSpec

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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. In early January, a Salt…

Marketing

10 Unique Marketing Strategies That Actually Work

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Everyone knows that effective marketing takes a certain level of innovation and creativity. After all, attracting potential customers is an always-changing process. And while you…

News

Why a Tech-Savvy CEO Isn’t the Same as a Business-Minded CTO

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Don’t just pick a title. Pick the role that you’re best suited for as a founder. Prior to founding Adored, I was the CTO of…

Social Media

NYC

The 3 Reasons Why All Fashion Retailers Love Instagram

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The construction of a prototype for a leather hat lining is displayed, mid-stitch. A completed beaver felt bowler rests on head of cork. A small child and a middle-aged architect both proudly display their own hats inside a Manhattan-based hat store. These beautifully constructed…

Startups & Apps

Suggestic Is an Augmented Reality App Designed to Keep You on Your Diet

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

We’re two months into the new  year, and I think we all need to admit something: sticking to diets is hard.  By now, you’ve likely succumb to the temptation of french fries, brownies, and tacos on more than one occasion, condemning your new year’s…

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Diversity

8 Great Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

During the month of February, elementary schools around the country will celebrate Black History Month and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, who led a nonviolent movement to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. Perhaps more importantly, they’ll listen to his “I Had…

Incubator

Study: University Incubators Might Not Be As Great As You’d Think

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

A new study recently released by Baylor University indicates that university-affiliated startup incubators might not be as helpful as they seem. In fact, they’re correlated with a drop in the quality of a university’s innovations rather than a boost in them. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Surge Hydro Wins Award at National Cleantech Open for Low-Cost Hydropower Idea

By | Feb 15, 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. An Belfast-based company working on…

Tips & How To’s

4 Cross-Platform Antivirus Tools You Should Try Right Now

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

We live in a digital world – unfortunately not a very secure one. Despite security companies being around for a long time, digital security is still a major concern for businesses and households. The problem is even worsened with the rise of mobile devices….

Ecosystems

London

5 Cultural Differences to Consider When Doing Business in the UK

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Despite our notable history, it turns out the UK and the US are actually quite different. While we share a common language and a common heritage, the differences in business culture are enough to derail a good idea. This is something that is often overlooked, especially in…

Opinion/Analysis

How Online Shopping Has Become More Personal and Effective

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

More and more, we’re seeing online businesses add new features and services with the goal of replicating and even surpassing the personal ways we shop at brick and mortar stores. A perfect example is how men’s fashion site JackThreads is revolutionizing online clothing shopping…

Tips & How To’s

5 Predictions For the Future of Digital Marketing

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Digital marketing is a constantly shifting process. With the rise and implementation of innovative technologies, digital marketing has been getting better on a daily basis. However, with all these changes, modern businesses are constantly trying to keep up with the shifting medium for attracting potential customers….

Startups & Apps

This New Nanotech Coating Makes Fingerprints Disappear

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Say goodbye to those pesky fingerprints that blur your iPhone screen and sully your kitchen appliances: NBD Nanotechnologies has introduced a patented coating solution, InvisiPrint, that prevents fingerprint marks from showing up on glass and metal surfaces. While there are other products already out on the market that…

Video

The Future of Marketing on Snapchat Is Video [Infographic]

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In a social media landscape dominated by Facebook and flanked by Twitter, Snapchat emerged on the scene in 2011 with critics insisting it would be exclusively used by pervs and creeps. The temporary message model was unheard of at the time and even the most…

Gear & Gadgets

11 Gadgets To Build Out Your Dream Smart Kitchen

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When the first fridge with a built-in screen was released, the world lost its collective mind. After all, who needs a touchscreen on a fridge, right? Whether we like it or not, the world of IoT has spun out a plethora of gadgets that…

Events

Austin

Startup Night at SXSW Now Has Awesome Prizes Thanks to American Airlines and LaunchKC

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The crowds at SXSW are often hungry for the next big thing. With film producers, musical artists, and huge corporations releasing everything from hit singles to hot trailers, it’s hard to focus your energy on anything but the big ticket items. But if you’re…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Interview Tips to Help Developers Land Their Dream Job

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

Not all job interviews are equal. The more specific or technical information an applicant is required to master, the more intensely they get grilled before landing the high-paying gig that’s a perfect fit for their talent. There are plenty of applicable tips to help would-be developers…