Tips & How To’s

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Drone

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Drones are making this world a better place in more ways than one. Whether you want to enjoy them for fun or need to investigate downed power lines, these handy flying devices are revolutionizing industry after industry on a regular basis. New drones are…

Robots

How Humanoid Robots Could Pave the Way for Life on Mars

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Before humans are expected to step foot on the Red Planet in 2030 according to NASA, humanoid robots could be paving the way for life on Mars. Unlike their NASA rover counterparts, Opportunity and Curiosity, that currently roam around collecting samples and analyzing the…

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Partnership

5 Types of Startups That Could Help NASA Reach Mars

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

NASA hopes to put humans on Mars by 2035, and if they hope to actually get anywhere close to that goal, they’ll need a lot of help. Thanks to a roadmap that they released last year, we know exactly what types of challenges they’ll…

Science

3 Mars Rovers and What They’re Doing Now

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Thanks to Elon Musk, the world is talking about Mars again. Between the production of returning rockets and a general aura of innovation, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX has reinvigorated the space discussion in this country and around the world. Whether you believe…

Entrepreneur

5 Smart Strategies for Choosing the Right Mentor

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Mentors can help you see things differently when it comes to what you want to accomplish in life and how to go after it – both personally and…

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Gear & Gadgets

DJI Phantom 4 Falcon is Everything You Want From a Drone [Review]

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm

DJI is perhaps one of the most well known drone makers in the US, and in the past couple of years they’ve been quickly iterating on their flagship line. Initially launched in the first part of this year, the DJI Phantom 4 was the…

Ecommerce

5 Ways to Avoid Fake Shopping Apps

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 11:20 am

According to the National Retailer Federation, 36% of shoppers plan to purchase items on Cyber Monday, up from 34 percent in 2015, and total spending is expected to exceed $5.8 billion between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While Cyber Monday brings a wide range of deals…

Security

Matrix Deploys End-to-End Encryption For All Platforms

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 10:30 am

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential elections in the United States, many people shared their concern about how the privacy of US citizens could be negatively impacted following Trump’s victory. Adding this to the already existing issues with online security, several users decided…

Healthy Entrepreneur

An Athlete’s Approach to Startup Pitching and Adrenaline Management

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 9:15 am

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…

Culture

4 Ways to Spark Creativity and Inspire Tech Employees

By | Nov 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Your company is only as great as your team. This is even more true in the case of tech firms that are competing in the digital economy. Inspiration and the grit to continue working until projects are completed contribute to the best of our…

Virtual Reality

Chicago

InContext CTO Tracey Wiedmeyer on Virtual Reality, Series E & Talent

By | Nov 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  After raising money from their family over Christmas, Tracey Wiedmeyer the CTO and cofounder of InContext Solutions, built their company to be a leader…

Gear & Gadgets

Tech Has Changed Every Aspect of Car Ownership. Here’s How.

By | Nov 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

Much has been made of how technological advancements will change the motor industry in the next few years; from driverless cars to purchasing vehicles through social media apps. However, technological advancements have already altered our relationship with cars. Compared to just a few years…

Social Media

5 Tools for Better Understanding Your Social Media Reach

By | Nov 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Social media is a beast when it comes to the amount of people using it. With over 2 billion active users spread across the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, and LinkedIn, it’s no wonder brands, entrepreneurs, and celebrities aggressively try to get out…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Eddie Lou of ShiftGig on Raising Capital, Gig Economy, and Taking Risks

By | Nov 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  After being a venture capitalists at OCA Ventures for years, Eddie Lou, the CEO and cofounder of Shiftgig, decided to enter startup life and…

Startup

How to Deal With the Highs and Lows of Startup Life [Video]

By | Nov 26, 2016 at 10:30 am

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…

Entrepreneur

4 Ways You Can Provide Your Own Media Coverage

By | Nov 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. I had a colleague recently ask me about what online PR distribution company they could use to publicize their book. My response was, “I’ve never…

Ecommerce

20 Facts About the Ecommerce Industry You Need to Know

By | Nov 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Black Friday used to be a mad dash for physical objects in stores around the country. And while many people still line up around the block to get a chance to save 50 percent on a 70″ TV, the online markets are just as…