Personal Branding

Three Myths to Avoid When it Comes to Your Personal Brand

By | Oct 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of the Galvanize blog. Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Check out the Galvanized Newsletter, bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. Like most trendy expressions, “personal branding” has become simultaneously more popular and less…



Alternatives to Silicon Valley, According to the Data

By | Oct 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

As Silicon Valley grows, certain aspects start looking less and less appealing, from office and living rents to average commute time to the cost of living overall. Luckily, the U.S. has plenty of other tech hubs. We’ve written about most of these alternatives, from…


Can Entrepreneurs Survive Life Without Using Credit Cards?

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

As a young entrepreneur, you may be overwhelmed by the expenses involved in so many different business ventures. After taking out loans to sustain your business operations, you are considering the option of getting a credit card. However, you may not need to go…


Las Vegas

23andMe Offered Free Genotyping Tests and Everyone Loved It

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Free is a trigger word for a lot of consumers. When they hear the word “free,” they want it and they want it now. While this reaction is far from surprising, the amount of volunteers that signed up for free genetics testing offered by 23andMe still astounded coordinators….


Security Hole Is the Hacker Video Game Designed to Make You Think

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Steam is likely the biggest gaming platform on the market right now. It features thousands of games, some big and some small, which can be purchased and downloaded with ease, and they have been. But in some cases, quality games go unappreciated right when they…



SWON Launches Kickstarter to Help You Conserve Water

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Despite what you may have heard, the water crisis in this country is not limited to California. With drinkable water dwindling and lead pipes ruining what remains, more and more people have become adamant about conservation of the world’s most valuable resource. Fortunately, one…


Study: Americans Work 25 Percent More Than Europeans

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Workaholics are practically synonymous with Americans at this point, and a new study has just added more fuel to the stereotype. The Study As Bloomberg reports: “A new study tries to measure precisely how much more Americans work than Europeans do overall. The answer: The…


Los Angeles

Codesmith Raised $1.1 Million Funding Round Led by Test Prep CEO

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Coding bootcamps have proven to the cure for a workforce that isn’t qualified to handle the complicated technologies that rule the business world today. They are relatively short, they are taught by experts, and they provide an avenue to employment after graduation. And one well-known…



GE and Local Motors Light Up Innovation with Fuse

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Today, GE and Local Motors announced Fuse, a new co-creation digital community and open platform for that combines innovation with small batch manufacturing. Fuse convenes entrepreneurs, scientists, coders, engineers, and makers around the world to solve product development challenges ranging from non-invasive testing technologies to in-situ…

Tips & How To’s

Job Searching? Here’s How to Find the Unadvertised Positions

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

There’s one big rule when it comes to job searching: Expect competition on the Monster.coms and the Indeed.coms of the world. Literally hundreds of people apply to the biggest job search sites out there, and practically none of them are qualified. You’ll get drowned out…


3 Ways to Know If You’re Cut Out for Entrepreneurship

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 10:30 am

Entrepreneurs are a unique breed. From Steve Jobs to Elon Musk, titans of innovation have a lot of unique traits that make them good at what they do. They make the best of bad situations, the exude confidence in everything they do, and their…


Samsung’s Note 7 Loss Is Apple’s iPhone 7 Gain

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 9:15 am

Samsung, as you may have heard, is having a terrible year. You know your smartphone will fail when the federal government makes it a crime to bring it on board an airplane. Just last week, Samsung began sending out fire-proof boxes for those who wished…


5 Challenges Behind Being Your Own Boss

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm

What drove you to start a business? You could ask any entrepreneur in the world. It doesn’t matter if they’re the CEO of a startup, a freelancer, or a small business owner. They’ll all say the same thing: They wanted to be their own…


Netflix Subscribers Are Way Up Even After That Price Hike

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Netflix estimated 2 million new subscribers this last quarter. The actual number: 3.2 million. Better yet is the amount that Netflix was able to add to its market cap once this news was unveiled: $10 million. Looks like Netflix, which this year began rolling…


Here’s How Bots Can Take Down Your Startup’s Website

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Bots. A word that brings fear and concern to even the most savvy technology user, as it should. While some bots are helpful to your startup’s website, there are plenty of malicious ones out there looking to take it down. Bad bots can generate false…


There Are Two Kinds of Feedback. Here’s Why You Should Care.

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Everyone knows a fast-paced, highly iterative environment is essential to a winning startup. And the single best way to improve is to pay attention to the feedback your users give you. But analyzing who is giving feedback, you’ll know whether to listen to it…


Are Some People Born to Be Entrepreneurs?

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur takes hard work and dedication. You need to be able to pitch to investors, manage employees, and network with influencers, all while preserving your genius idea that will take you to the Silicon Valley and beyond. But is it possible that entrepreneurs…