Startups & Apps

Trakdesk: The Gamified Way Towards Better Customer Support

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Managing customer expectations is a significant chunk of the deal to keep your business afloat and striving. Around 78 percent of customers have reported to bail a transaction or avoided making a purchase because of the poor customer support experience. Yet, if you manage…

Case Study

Being an Entrepreneur Might Be Contagious

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Entrepreneurship and economic prosperity often go hand in hand. While the business of starting a company can be risky, the spirit of technological growth and societal innovation typically leads to a burgeoning economy and happy citizens. But it’s no secret that some places are…

Ecosystems

Sydney

Silicon Beach: A Sneak Peek at Australia’s Startup Ecosystem

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Have you considered Australia as a launching pad for your newest startup? It turns out, that there is a small, but very active startup ecosystem down under. Let’s take a look at a quick overview of it. Top Australian Startups Let’s kick things off…

Infographics / Images

The Life of Elon Musk in Great Detail [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 11:45 am

With the release of Tesla’s new Autopilot technology, Elon Musk continues to add to his legacy as the more future-focused person on the planet. Whether it’s building reusable rockets or designing the best-functioning electric car to date, this tech genius is thinking about the…

Books

Pittsburgh

How and When to Grow in Sean Ammirati’s ‘The Science of Growth’

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

If you work in the tech world or would consider yourself an entrepreneur, there is a high likelihood that you’ve heard of the Lean Startup method. It’s a well adopted framework for taking ideas and turning them into companies, but beyond that you’re on…

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Events

Charleston

These Southern Startups Are Duking It Out at DIG SOUTH

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

Today in Charleston, SC, DIG SOUTH officially kicks off. And, with it, several organizations from the southern states will be going head-to-head in a series of pitch competitions. From local organizations to reverse pitches, DIG SOUTH will throw a spotlight on lesser known startups….

Reports & Rankings

Top 10 Highest-Funded Asian Startups in 2016 So Far

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 9:45 am

The first quarter of 2016 closed less than a month ago, and the companies at the top of the pack in Asia accounted for $2.9 billion. And while this number is more than impressive, it represents a decline consistent with the Asian market as…

Tips & How To’s

12 Books Recommended by Women Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 9:05 am

Are you a woman in the startup world? Do you sometimes like hearing about what other women entrepreneurs are reading? There are a lot of books that claim to have the best advice for starting up, being an entrepreneur, creating the perfect business model,…

Trends

The Growth of Consumer Markets, Thanks to Social Media

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 8:40 am

Social media has brought about many digital trends and has crossed several niches. But one unexpected cross-market has to come with social media’s influence on the consumer market. Now more than ever, there is a burgeoning market full of consumer-friendly products being specially marketed…

Tips & How To’s

How to Optimize Your Small Business Website for Mobile

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

As technology continues to grow, search engine optimization (SEO) is becoming increasingly vital to the overall success of a small business. Proper optimization of a website is now one of the most effective opportunities to grow businesses for online recognition and reputation. However, the…

Healthy Entrepreneur

The Blue Light from Your Devices Is Destroying Your Sleep Quality

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

There are plenty of reasons to miss out on sleep. Maybe your best friend was in town and you wanted to hang out with them all night. Maybe your upstairs neighbor his holding his weekly fight club at 2 AM. Maybe the Chicago Blackhawks…

Opinion/Analysis

How We Can Embrace Creativity in the Digital Age

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm

It’s hard work to be a professional creative. Even in a world that’s becoming increasingly dependent on technology and on the technical skills necessary to move it forward, there’s still room for professional creatives in this digital landscape. But just because your job involves…

Startups & Apps

FreshTeam: A Collaboration App That Eliminates Low-Value Communication

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

A culture of collaboration within businesses is a recent and innovative practice. Some companies already use this work model, but not all have implemented this practice on the corporate quotidian. However, in recent years, with the increasing creation of applications using the cloud to…

Partnership

Glympse Partners with Time Warner Cable to Boost Customer Service

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I can live without cable, in fact I have done so for several years and have not missed it at all (except for that one time I would have kicked a puppy for the chance to binge watch Naked and Afraid…but the moment was fleeting…

Ecosystems

Collaboration Drives Buffalo’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Situated at the western edge of New York state, the Buffalo-Niagara region is experiencing a surge in fast-growing startups, unique methods of raising funds and a dedicated group of leaders supporting and investing in the growth of this entrepreneurial ecosystem. Already in 2016, five…

Gear & Gadgets

Get More Eco-Friendly While Cooling Down with Honeywell CO70PE [REVIEW]

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm

While we were putting together our Tech.Co Spring Gadget Guide this year we had a lot of interesting products submitted to us. From robotic lawn mowers, to outdoor theater systems, there were quite a few luxury gadgets that you’d expect to find in your…

Startups & Apps

Northern Virginia

DroneShield Keeps Drones in Their Place

By | Apr 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Drones are awesome. You can fly them, you can crash them and you can even race them. But with a serious lack of surveillance and a somewhat unlimited range of motion, these devices are proving dangerous for national security and personal safety alike. Fortunately,…