Tips & How To’s

Essential Things to Know Before Launching an IoT Product

By | Sep 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

The IoT industry is close to hitting between $263 billion and $19 trillion by 2020-2025. Some of the major brands like Adobe, are already shipping their first IoT products to the mass market. While the niche certainly appears ripe and the consumer demand is…

News

How to Survive Your Startup Acquisition

By | Sep 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

Your hard work, financial and emotional sacrifices to get the company up and running have finally paid off. A larger company has offered you a hefty check, which you are likely to accept. Yet, the burning question is – how do you get the…

Opinion/Analysis

Why So Many Entrepreneurs Are Drawn to the Gaming Industry

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Online gaming is a huge sector and a great place to start if you’re an entrepreneur. There are so many games that you can play on your computer, as well as loads of fun gaming apps that you can download on mobile devices. From…

Tips & How To’s

5 Reasons Why People Back Crowdfunding Projects

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

In 2012 I decided to pursue an idea I had to develop a surfing journal app called Surfr. At that time, I already had one app on the App Store called Promtr that was self-funded and generating some revenue. However, I knew that Surfr…

Business

Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Business Practices

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm

While artificial intelligence is relatively new, it has become a part of the day to day life of many individuals. People in today’s world don’t think twice before they use digital assistants like Siri or Alexa. Uber has even introduced self-driving cars,which take artificial intelligence…

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Tips & How To’s

Here’s How to Recover Lost Photos and Data on Android and iOS Devices

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm

You’ve probably felt it before: that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when, by accident, you’ve deleted a picture, contact or text message that you needed. In a second, all that important information gone, forever. It’s just not fair! Well, maybe not forever. Thankfully, there…

Business

Firing Someone for the First Time: 5 Critical Steps

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

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…

Marketing

7 Ways Marketers Benefit from the US Presidential Election

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

With the election coming up, marketers are enjoying this time of year. They have so many benefits that come their way when it comes time for an election year. A marketer’s main goal is to take advantage of all of the marketing benefits without…

Marketing

4 Smart Growth Hacks to Reduce Blog Bounce Rate

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Everyone tells you that your startup needs to have a blog. What is more, you were even told that it’s the best way to get more customers/users on board, earn higher revenues and push your name to the world. Yet, when you look at…

Opinion/Analysis

The Very Real Startup Benefits to Having Women in Tech

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The technology sector is a rapidly advancing one and, in a world that relies so heavily on technological advances, it is strange and unacceptable to have such little representation of women. Statistics speak for themselves: according to The Muse, women account for 56 percent…

Startups & Apps

Riot: Encrypted Open Source Messenger for Teams

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Smartphone users who communicate and often do teamwork like to have three different things. For starters, they like to easily communicate with their friends, family or work partners. Secondly, they want to use as fewer tools as possible, so it is ideal to have…

Opinion/Analysis

The 5 Things You Need to Do Before Becoming a ‘Solopreneur’

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In 2013 I made the move to solopreneur after 15 years in corporate roles. I was three years into a role leading talent acquisition and innovation at NPR, tasked with rebuilding a talent function that helped NPR broaden towards digital. I was brought in…

Opinion/Analysis

Why the UK Is Ripe for Startup Funding

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

Brexit has significantly rocked the British economy. Yet, after the initial shock wave has passed and the legislators are now navigating their way through all the possible post-Brexit scenarios, the UK startup community has recovered pretty quickly. According to the most recent data from…

Innovate! and Celebrate

ShearShare Wins Startup of the Year at Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm

At this year’s Innovate! and Celebrate, the McKinney, TX-based startup ShearShare won first place in the Startup of the Year competition. Chosen from an initial batch of nearly 1,000 startups and after competition against approximately 50 other startups in the Startup of the Year…

Innovate! and Celebrate

San Jose

Meet the Finalists: 5 Pitch Videos From Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Earlier today we announced the five finalists, and we are inching closer to choosing this year’s Startup of the Year. The final stage of the process? Pitching the startups to our tech titans, the judges ultimately tasked with helping us choose the winner. Meet…

Innovate! and Celebrate

San Jose

From Melody McCloskey: You’re Going to Be Bad at Fundraising

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Startups have no shortage of priorities, tasks, and fires to put out within the first few years. However, eventually they will need to acquire customers or users, which can be both costly and time-consuming. This week at Innovate! And Celebrate we heard from Melody McCloskey, CEO…

Virtual Reality

San Francisco

How Virtual Reality Will Change the World

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Virtual reality has been a popular topic of discussion around the world, and Innovate! and Celebrate is no different. As the conference enters its final day, Brian Markwalter, senior vice president of research and standards for Consumer Technology Association (CTA), lead a talk on the…