Business

4 Tips for Leveraging Big Brands For Your Startup

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

After working with well over 100 corporations developing deals with founders, it’s hard not to learn the importance engaging and leveraging big brands to help propel your business. I recently hosted a panel where leaders from Amazon, Ford, and Motorola along with founders from LISNR and HERO offered great…

Opinion/Analysis

Four Tech Trends That Will Actually Be a Thing In 2017

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

If you’re interested in technology and how it can advance our homes, you’ll know that almost every month there’s a new product that’s going to be “the next big thing.” In the past year there were countless products that promised to transform day-to-day living,…

Jobs

Study: You’ll Probably Make More Millions in Tech Than in Pro Sports

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With 2017 Super Bowl 51 a little over a week away, football fans are getting excited. Football, like any pro sport, carries plenty of appeal: Skill, strength, and piles of cash are the main draws. And while the first two are still undisputed, a new…

Advertising

4 Mistakes That 90 Percent of Native Advertisers Make

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Native advertising is the new frontier of digital marketing. According to research from Facebook and other advertising platforms, it will account for 63 percent of all mobile ads by 2020. And if you were wondering, that’s a lot. While demand for native ads has…

Gaming

Virtual Reality Arcades Are Catching On: Are They Here To Stay?

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Say goodbye to impossible claw machines, skipped-over Skee Ball alleys and Dance Dance Revolution games that have been collecting dust since the 1990s. Something new is in town and it’ll gobble up your quarters faster than a laundromat.  That’s right, virtual reality arcades are here,…

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Social Media

Scottsdale

What I Learned From Finding a New Barber With Instagram

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

After following my barber from place to place around the Phoenix metro area for five years he moved too far away and it started becoming too time consuming of a drive and wait to get a fresh haircut. I’m a big believer in getting…

Space

5 Google Lunar XPRIZE Companies Shooting For the Moon

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

Decades ago, going to the moon was the dream destination of every government on the planet. But after a few Star Wars movies and too many glow-in-the-dark ceiling decorations, the world fell out of the love this planet’s closest celestial body. Fortunately, a number…

Funding

Portland, Maine

CEI Ventures Closes Fourth VC Fund at $10 Million

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

CEI Ventures announced the closing of its fourth venture capital fund with nearly $10 million available to invest in startups in Maine and the Northeast. The Coastal Ventures IV fund has been operating for the past year since their raise of $7.2 million and initial closing in…

Tips & How To’s

5 Areas Where Bootstrapping Startups Should Never Cut Costs

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

There are many compelling reasons for early stage startups to pay close attention to their spending. After all, your ability to spend less money on certain things leaves more capital available for growth down the line. In addition to this, if you have plans…

Startups & Apps

How Unomy Fetches the Best Sales Leads for Your Company

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Identifying relevant leads is one of the hardest things to do in B2B sales and marketing. Most companies put tremendous efforts into developing a great website, with the idea that it should attract a high volume of relevant visitors, but only a tiny fraction…

Marketing

4 Customer Retention Strategies For SaaS Companies

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Losing great customers is painful. It’s even more painful when they’ve entrusted your business with their money first and then suddenly decided to leave. High churn rates negatively affect your business. But have you considered the exact numbers? A study conducted by CMO council suggests…

Tips & How To’s

8 Tips for Planning a Successful Company Retreat Without Breaking the Bank

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Company culture is important and retreats are the best way to foster a community atmosphere between hour employees. But whether you’re gathering your team at your home or piggybacking on a popular conference, don’t overspend on your retreat. We asked eight entrepreneurs how they plan…

Acquisition

Cisco Acquired AppDynamics for $3.7B Just Days Before It Went Public

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Cisco just purchased application monitoring company AppDynamics for a massive $3.7 billion. AppDynamics was slated to go public this week, so the news is a shakeup for the tech community, with warning implications for any other companies plannng an IPO in 2017. AppDynamics Made…

SXSW

Austin

Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

Stay Calm With Spire, A Pebble Shaped Wearable [Review]

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Over the next four years, wearables are said to decline in both user adoption and general use; however, some of that may be due in part to a lack of innovation. From this year’s CES, we saw a general theme of refining technology, which…

Productivity

5 Benefits That Prove the Importance of Having a Work Best Friend

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Even if you love your job, the minutiae of your everyday tasks can get pretty boring over time. Whether it’s filling in data sheets or making sales calls, work life can be harder when you don’t have someone to share it with. Fortunately, in most…

Business

9 Things to Consider Before Accepting an Offer on Your Company

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

While every founder in the world hopes to become the next Uber, most will settle for being acquired by them. After all, a huge payout can do wonders for the future of your entrepreneurial endeavors. However, if you do plan to sell, you need…