Startups & Apps

NYC

Seeco: Get Connected with New Friends Offline

By | May 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

Finding awesome peeps online and getting connected with like-minded spirits is easier than ever. Yet, when it comes to real life making new friends or just finish someone fun to hang out with on the weekends may get tricky, especially when you a transplant…

Product Launch

Triby Is First Alexa-Enabled Third-Party Device

By | May 2, 2016 at 8:13 am

So far Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service has been limited to Amazon products like Echo. But now, thanks to the Alexa Fund, the service is available on a third party device. That device is Triby, a digital assistant, Internet radio, connected speaker, hands-free speakerphone, and connected message…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: You Should Only Work 3 Days a Week

By | May 1, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech.Co’s articles from the last week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

Tips & How To’s

Pittsburgh

How to Optimize Your Sales Funnel

By | May 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm

A perfect sales funnel is the dream of every business. Actually building that perfect process, however, takes a lot of work, constant testing and regular monitoring in order to ensure that visitors are converted into customers. Some companies, especially startups in the early stage,…

Opinion/Analysis

DC

Joel Trammell of Khorus: Leadership and Management Are Separate Things

By | May 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Leadership roles can take a toll on an individual. And if you are the person tasked with running a new startup, you could be thrust into a number of uncomfortable situations that you are in no way prepared to deal with. From employee management…

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Security

Study: Nearly Half of All Businesses Have Bad Backup Habits

By | May 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm

We all know how hard it is to protect ourselves from threats like malware or ransomware when surfing the Web, just as it is hard to avoid any physical damage to our computers and their components. All these things can potentially cause the loss…

Startups & Apps

Why LeadCrunch Represents the Future of Customer Acquisition

By | May 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Customer acquisition is a big issue for all businesses, with acquisition costing 89 percent more than keeping a loyal customer. If you have yet to review your customer acquisition campaign, you may be leaving money on the table. An entire industry has grown up…

Culture

Buffer’s Joel Gascoigne: Transparency as a Necessity for Distributed Teams

By | Apr 30, 2016 at 7:55 pm

With business shenanigans making headline news on a regular basis, a little honesty can be very refreshing. And while transparency is hardly on the agenda for most corporations, Buffer is making it the center of their company culture. And it has had a lasting and…

Opinion/Analysis

Tech Conferences Can Be Startups’ Secret to Success

By | Apr 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

For many startups, it can be intimidating to figure out how to connect with others in the industry. With so much still needing to be done with building your brand and business, networking and connecting with the local tech community can seem tedious. Who…

Startups & Apps

NugRun Is the NatureBox for Cannabis

By | Apr 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

With the explosion of legal marijuana in this country, April 20th of 2016 was a big day for cannabis startups. From a Zappos for smoking accessories to a Tinder for stoners, there were dozens of companies that staked their claim and made an impression on…

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…

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…