Tips & How To’s

Work-Life Balance Is More Important Than Salary [Infographic]

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Despite its status as one of the most famous rambling of a psychotic killer, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” is an important mantra to live by, especially when working at a startup. Burning the midnight oil and foregoing sleep for…

Education

Phoenix

Arizona State and Draper University Team Up For Entrepreneur Dream Course

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

For college students, going to class and reading about building a business is one thing, but having the opportunity to actually build one of their own is quite another. Sure there are plenty of business courses that students can take to up their game,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Cope With the Stress of Leadership

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

The freedom of being a leader comes with hidden shackles. Whether it’s the ties you feel to your investors or the commitment you feel to your supporters and employees, letting these people down is simply not an option as a startup founder. As a…

Diversity

NYC

Coalition for Queens Aims to Create a Diverse Tech Community

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having diversity within a company has proven to help the bottom line and can transform a community into a leading hub for innovation. We recently sat down for a Q&A with David Yang of Coalition for Queens, one of the eight Techstars Foundation Grantees, to…

Marketing

10 Ways to Generate More Sales From Your Landing Page

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When customers land on your page, you’re obviously hoping for conversions. However, if the site is too confusing or doesn’t explain what you do, it’s easy for customers to leave. After 15 years as president of a full-service digital marketing agency, the number one…

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Startup

5 Strategies to Grow Your Startup Within a Local Community

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Attracting new customers is priority number one for startups. In this digital era, most marketers will advise you to invest in online strategies, such as running influencer marketing campaigns, using social media, and relying on PPC ads to bring customers to your storefront. Although…

Social Media

7 Ways to Keep Up With Social Media Trends

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Let’s face it, if your brand can’t be found online, your company isn’t going to survive long. In this day and age, a digital presence is a necessity for any budding startup. Even if you’re already online, keeping up with the trend of the…

Virtual Reality

National Geographic’s First VR Doc Features Endangered Elephants

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

National Geographic Documentary Films’ first entirely VR documentary will premiere tomorrow, April 21, at Tribeca Immersive’s Virtual Arcade. Titled “The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes,” the documentary is directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, who’s rightly famed for “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero…

Tips & How To’s

34 Metrics That Startup Founders Need to Track [Infographic]

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Success as a startup is measured in a lot of different ways. Some people think a high valuation is the key to turning heads in the business world, while others believe traction is the only real way to make waves as a new company. But…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Steve Olsher on Developing a Healthy Mindset for Success – Interview

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Understanding your purpose, your own personal “What” is the key to happiness, so we asked thought leader Steve Olsher to give us some help. We sat down with Steve, a NY times bestseller of What is Your What, chairman of Liquor.com and radio host of Reinvention…

Startups & Apps

DC

10 New DC Cohorts from Social Good Incubator SEED SPOT

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Since its inception, SEED SPOT has supported 288 ventures, 49 percent of which were founded by women and 45 percent of which were founded by minority entrepreneurs. SEED SPOT works to support entrepreneurs of diverse industries that are effecting change through their products, services,…

Reports & Rankings

Austin

The Top 5 Cities for Tech in the US

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

For years, Silicon Valley has been the tech haven of the world. With more patents, more unicorn companies, and more overall innovation than anywhere in the world, it was hard to argue with the Bay Area’s status as the best city for tech. However,…

Product Launch

San Francisco

BlendScore Rates Tech Companies Bias, Diversity, and Inclusion

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

This month, Blendoor founder and TechCo’s 2015 Startup of the Year winner, Stephanie Lampkin, launched a new rating system, BlendScore, that measures how well a tech company is recruiting, compensating, retaining, and promoting women and underrepresented minorities. Using what the team is calling the…

Marketing & Social Media

The 5 Secrets to Cost-Effective Influencer Marketing

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

Influencer marketing consistently generates a high return on investment for brands — up to $9.36 for every dollar spent. But between steadily increasing influencer payments and growing agency fees, some brands are feeling priced out of the action. Thankfully, this needn’t be the case, even…

Business

Portland, Maine

3 Signs That Vets First Choice Is Preparing for an IPO

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Going public is a big deal for any company. It requires months of preparation, years of hard work, and decades of innovative thinking. And if you’re pay attention, it can be easy to spot these companies before they make the move. And while I…

Trends

Smart Homes Are the Future of Residential Architecture [Infographic]

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Over the last ten years, the amount of electronic devices on the market has risen at such an astonishing rate that it’s impossible to predict what’s coming next. The reasoning behind this phenom lies in how accustomed society has gotten to what kinds of smart solutions can solve…

Drones

5 Sectors Benefiting from the Surge of Drone Startups

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Venture capitalists will certainly remember the year 2015 as the “year of drone startups,” but the revolution in the ecosystem still has not reached its peak. As reported by WSJ, venture capitalists will continue to invest in drone-related pitches, especially after the last year’s…