Ecosystems

Connecticut

Why Do Entrepreneur Awards Matter So Much in Local Ecosystems?

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The amount of awards given out to companies both big and small is truly staggering. And while you might think a congratulatory mindset in local ecosystems can create an overly supportive community, the inclination to celebrate smalls wins is what keeps startups going long enough…

Aeronautics

Here’s the Skinny on the New Self-Flying Car From Airbus

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Flying cars have often been used to depict the future in books and films that are set decades from now, and many of us are wondering when they are going to make an appearance in the modern world. If you’ve always been fascinated with…

Business

The Top 20 Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S., According to LinkedIn

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

We all know that no one should pick a future career based entirely off of how much money they would make. Factors like personal strengths, skills, and passion for the work are far more important. That said, money sure is nice to have around….

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I…

Startups & Apps

This Disney Actor Raised $1M for Teen Entertainment Company

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you are a fan of Disney Channel or have small kids, chances are you know who Jake Paul is. Paul is one of one of the main characters of Bizaardvark, one the channel’s latest series. He rose to fame on the currently discontinued…

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Social Good

How Empathy-Driven Innovation Can Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the traditional paradigm, a rigid set of requirements dictates product design. Normally, when envisioning a new offering, a founder considers a few things: Would the new product offer more than the competition? Can it complement the existing product line? Would it appeal to…

Product Launch

DC

Creator of DrinkMate Launches KickStarter To Make Your Guitar Smart

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Coming off the curtails of CES, there is a clear indicator that 2017 will be the year of refinement in the technology world. Shaun Masavage, the CEO of Edge Tech Labs, a previous Startup of the Year contender, has decided this is the best path forward as…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Startup Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. This year, competition will increase. Find your niche and own it. Although 2016 showed some slowdown in startup and funding activity, I believe we were…

Facebook

A Secret Facebook Division Wants to Read Your Mind

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

With technology advancing at a truly unprecedented rate, the line between innovative reality and science fiction has become irreversibly blurred. Whether it’s tablets that can make you feel different textures or wearables that are embedded into your skin, it’s getting harder and harder to decipher…

technology

It Is Now Legal to Hack Your Own Car and Other Devices

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

Some of us reading this right now remember overclocking CPUs when we were younger. It had nothing to do with legality, we just assumed that paying for the PC parts made it okay. Fast forward to 2016, and you might want to take a quick…

Entrepreneur

5 Strategies for Turning Networking Acquaintances Into Customers

By | Jan 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Everyone sings the praising of networking. Whether its shaking hands at industry events or trading business cards at tech conferences, entrepreneurs around the world swear…

Diversity

10 African American Founders Making Strides in Tech

By | Jan 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

While startups continue to pop up around the country, the black demographic continues to making strides in the tech world. In a recent report by #ProjectDiane, powered by digitalundivided, there was a “322% increase in the amount of black female-led businesses since 1997 and over 1.5…

HR and Recruiting

How Should You Measure an Employee’s Leadership Potential?

By | Jan 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you’re lucky, one of your everyday employees will demonstrate an ability to manage people, delegate tasks, and take responsibility for ongoing projects. As someone in management, one of your duties is to pick out which employees have the most leadership potential when future positions…

Work-life balance

3 Challenges Faced By Digital Nomads

By | Jan 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

According to FlexJobs, 3.3 million full-time professionals in the United States, excluding volunteers and the self-employed, consider their home as their primary place of work. This trend of digital nomads saying goodbye to traditional offices shows no sign of slowing. By 2020, FlexJobs projects…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Rob Royer, Founder of Interior Define, On Building Trust With Customers

By | Jan 15, 2017 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.  Buying furniture for a home comes with it’s own sticker shock. Add in a custom-made couch and the price alone could make…

Accelerator

Techstars and Target: Driving Innovation for Retail

By | Jan 15, 2017 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

Chicago

Oars + Alps Founders On Building The Warby Parker of Men’s Skincare

By | Jan 14, 2017 at 2:30 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.  The beauty and cosmetic industry was expected to exceed $62 billion for 2016 and skincare was the largest chunk in the global market, according…