Marketing

4 Simple Blogging Platforms You Should Know About

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

If you don’t already know, content marketing is one of the most affordable and effective means of getting your brand out there. And in an age where the internet is increasingly dominated by social networks, is it still worth it to launch a blog?…

Business

How Big Is the Internet of Things Opportunity in the Industry?

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. It is also working with efficient wireless protocols, improved sensors, cheaper processors. Startup and enterprise are choosing Internet…

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….

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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…

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 year, competition will increase. Find your niche and own it. Although 2016 showed some slowdown in startup and funding activity, I believe we were taking a “wait and see” approach to the presidential election and how it would affect the market and economy….

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

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 by this helpful strategy for making business connections. But if you can’t turn this connection into actual sales, what’s…

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

Buying furniture for a home comes with it’s own sticker shock. Add in a custom-made couch and the price alone could make your heart stop. Well, one founder decided that he was done with the outrageous cost of nice furniture and cut out the middlemen. Rob…