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PR 101 for Startups: When, why, and how to hire a PR firm

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  “Can you get me some media attention?”  As the owner of a public relations and public affairs firm, I should be thrilled to hear these words from a potential client.  In reality, it’s a terrible place to start the conversation.  Too many times startups decide, for a cadre of reasons, that they want some attention. … Read more »


9 Great Spots to Visit During Tech Cocktail Celebrate

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Mark your calendar and get your ticket to the upcoming Tech Cocktail Celebrate event October 6-7 in Downtown Las Vegas. We don’t usually like to brag, but the list of speakers for the conference is amazing, and the startups battling it out are great. You won’t want to miss it! There are many reasons to visit… Read more »


Flurry Releases Newest App Use Stats

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App analytics provider Flurry has released the newest data, which declares that native app usage on smartphones is continuing to grow, at the expense of the mobile web. The claim says that users as of March 2014 are spending a total of two hours and 42 minutes each day on mobile devices, compared with 2… Read more »



5 Reasons Most Tech Startups Fail

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Starting and maintaining a business isn’t easy, but starting and maintaining a tech company is something else altogether. A study conducted by Startup Compass found that over 90% of all tech startups fail. In this article we take a look at the top 5 reasons why. Market Decline The tech industry moves at a very… Read more »


Sam Altman: We’re Increasing Efforts to Recruit More Black Entrepreneurs Into Y Combinator

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Last Friday, Y Combinator president Sam Altman said that the seed accelerator will be greatly increasing efforts to recruit more black entrepreneurs through their program. Y Combinator recently opened up the application process for its 2015 Winter class of startups, and Altman said that they’re hoping to increase the number of black applicants by adding black colleges… Read more »


The Pygmalion Effect: You Control Your Employees’ Potential 

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In an (in)famous study of elementary school students, researchers tested their intelligence and reported to teachers which ones had performed exceptionally well. But their findings came with a warning: don’t treat these students differently, and don’t tell anyone about the results. The teachers were even observed to make sure they didn’t spend extra time with… Read more »


Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Top Quotes for Entrepreneurs

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Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats.  The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in 2007. His 60 websites, including I Can Has Cheezburger, Fail Blog, The Daily What and Know Your Meme, has more… Read more »


8 Productivity Tools for Startups

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Running a startup is fraught with challenges. Nurturing an idea into a product or service, impressing investors to invest in a startup, identifying the target audience, convincing people about its goods and services, collaborating with team members, and working within strict deadlines are some of the things that distract startup founders from daily productivity. Being… Read more »


5 Innovative Business Incubator Strategies

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So you want to join a business incubator?  Here are 5 key strategies to help you compare options. 1. Stake it to make it  If the incubator doesn’t have a stake in the companies, they are just selling real estate.  That’s a fine model, and it is innovative as a real estate strategy- just not all that innovative as… Read more »


Could Connected Homes Hit the Mainstream in 2015?

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The Internet of Things has been picking up a lot of steam, and there are more connected home devices available now than ever before. But having many different manufacturers all providing individual solutions makes for a very fragmented experience—not entirely inline with the “connected” ideal. But there are two major players who may provide the… Read more »