Social Good

Dallas

Using a Birthday Celebration to Help Fund a Service Dog

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Dapo Oremade is a University of North Texas (UNT) graduate, member of the US Army, and he’s turning 28 years old this year. Like most people he wants to do something special for his birthday, but unlike most people that something special is for…

Hardware

San Francisco

T-Rex’s Cord Free Earbud Design Skyrockets on Indiegogo

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

When he was a sophomore in college Michael McCarthy spent a sizeable amount of time running on the treadmill each day to rehab an injury. Every time he got on the treadmill he put his headphones on, turned up Spotify, and put his phone…

Announcements

DC

Messaging App On Second Thought Wins First Women Startup Challenge

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

The number of women launching businesses has grown 68% between 1997-2014, more than twice the rate of men. However, women have a harder time getting funding for a number of reasons. Only 7% of investor money goes to women led startups, but Women Who…

Accelerator

Las Vegas

Successful Accelerators are Catering to Niche Markets

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

What makes an accelerator successful? You could argue that the success should be measured by looking at the traction graduated companies have built after their time in the program. However, I would counter that unless the program has a certain ‘it’ factor to begin…

Startups & Apps

MyMusaic: Let Your Moments Come Alive in Fun Photographic Video Stories

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

One could say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but you know what: A video is worth a thousand images. With the iPhone 6 in my hands and two wonderful children, I usually end the day with tons of images concentrated around a…

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Tips & How To’s

How to Recruit Star Talent on Social Media

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

There’s no question; social media has become a crucial part of our lives and our businesses. We use social media to connect with far away friends and families, maintain casual social connections, and to connect with brands and companies in which we have interest….

Gaming

Know the Score: The Benefits of Gamification in Online Communities

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Ever since gaming became its own subculture it has been fraught with controversy, taking the blame for everything from laziness in young adults to the horrors of the Columbine shooting. However, despite the standard media narrative that gaming is destructive, the fundamentals of gaming…

Automotive

Driverless Cars Are Coming: Are We Ready?

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

With fully autonomous cars set to hit the road within the next 5 years, it is time to start talking about what we can gain from this revolutionary disruptive technology. Google is heading the drive to make these commercially viable and has spearheaded many…

Trends

How Companies and SEOs are Winning With New TLDs

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm

2014 was a big year in the TLD landscape, as batches of new TLDs were released into the wild by ICANN. In a nutshell, rather than the ability to register just the typical .com, .net, .org, .info etc, along with country specific TLDs such…

Reports & Rankings

Top 15 Most Entrepreneurial Countries in the World

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

It may surprise a few people, but the United States isn’t actually one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world – at least when it comes to the percentage of entrepreneurs among its population. According to the 2014 Global Report conduced by the…

Funding

DC

Distil Networks Raises $21M to Expand Company

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 2:13 pm

DC area cybersecurity company Distil Networks just announced $21M raised in a Series B Round. The round was led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners, with help from existing investors Foundry Group, Techstars, ff Venture Capital, Idea Fund andCorrelation Ventures. This round brings their total funding to…

Funding

Indianapolis

High Alpha Raises $35M to Improve The Enterprise Cloud

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

In a statement released by Indianapolis based High Alpha, they announced a $35M fund to create, operate, and fund enterprise cloud companies. This specifically focuses on the launch of two new initiatives: High Alpha Studio and High Alpha Seed. The newly launched venture studio…

Funding

NYC

PowerToFly Raises $6.5M to Increase Career Opportunities for Women in Tech

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 11:01 am

This morning, the New York, NY-based PowerToFly, an online platform that aims to match companies with women in tech, announced that it has a raised a $6.5 million Series A round of funding. This new financing was led by Crosslink Capital and included participation…

Accelerator

How to Crush Your Demo Day Presentation

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

Does your startup need a reality check? Whether you’re struggling to attract the right customers or come up with a better way to process invoices, an accelerator program can mean the difference between blindly pursuing your startup and moving forward with purpose. Accelerators provide…