Entrepreneur

How to Turn Your Employees Into Intrapreneurs

By | Dec 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

Empowering employees to act like entrepreneurs is hard. While there are tangible benefits such as cultivating a culture of learning, iteration and innovation among corporate employees, getting it to happen is no easy task. At Lean Startup, we teach large complex organizations and startups…

Accelerator

Building a Startup Accelerator at a Large Company: Lessons from Target

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm

An accelerator is a great way to give innovative startups the chance to really grow in a supporting environment. And while they’re typically used by smaller companies, big corporations are starting to see the value in investing in new ideas. Recently, Target and Techstars…

Funding

Here Are Some Important Questions to Consider When Raising Capital

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Finding the right funding for your startup begins by asking the right questions. You need to understand what venture capitalists want know about your company so that you can have the advantage when it comes to getting your startup the capital it needs to succeed….

Dev & Design

Where Most Freelance Web Designers Go Wrong: Picking Clients

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

In the wild world of freelancing and remote work, website designers stand tall. Any business or operation big and small needs an online presence, and it’s a big, one-time project that’s best covered under a freelance contract. But like any freelance career, web designers need…

Space

The Top 5 Outer Space Advancements in 2016

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Space may be the final frontier. But as 2016 has shown, that frontier isn’t too far off. Between NASA and SpaceX, technology has proven that traveling to other planets is no longer the loftiest goal in the world. From advanced aeronautics and oceanography satellites…

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Trends

Self-Driving Cars Are Here, Are You Ready?

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

There are over 22 automakers and 34 hardware/software companies working in some way on self-driving cars. At least, that was the count when I released my latest technology report tracking the industry, “The State of Autonomous Vehicles.”  Since then, I’ve come to learn that there…

Entrepreneur

How to Avoid Unintentionally Setting Low Expectations for Yourself

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Setting realistic expectations is the best way to set yourself up for success. However, setting goals that are “too realistic” can lead to a lack of motivation and a dearth of accomplishments. If you want to make sure you are being honest with yourself,…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co’s Most Popular Articles of 2016

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm

This past year has been decidedly bad for celebrity deaths, and the impending changes to the tech and internet world as we know it have everyone a bit on edge. But there was also a great deal of good in 2016. We crowned a new startup,…

News

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The Best U.S. Metro Areas for Young Entrepreneurs Are Moving Inland

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 11:20 am

It’s a well-worn stereotype that U.S. coastal cities are the “cool” sections of America. New York, Seattle, and the Bay area are all a stone’s throw from one ocean or another, and they’re all huge draws on the youngest, hippest entrepreneurs around. But that…

Wearables

Will Wearable Technology Ever Become Mainstream?

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

Since 2010, wearable technology has been on the rise. Some products have been better received than others, but this is to be expected given the early stage of its development. While many consumers are buying more and more wearable technology, there are some who…

Tips & How To’s

6 Tips For Launching A Startup While Working A Full-Time Job

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 9:15 am

Launching a startup while having a full-time job is challenging but unfortunately a necessity for many entrepreneurs. According to studies, 37 percent to 58 percent of all startups fail within four years. Having a steady paycheck ensures that you won’t have to worry about paying the…

Web

Your Website Is Absolutely Failing — Here’s Why

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

In this day and age, it is still surprising how many ecommerce business owners have a “set it and forget it” approach with their sites. Unfortunately, too many clueless business owners keep making the same mistakes tons have made before them, either because they…

Travel

How Technology Is Changing the Way We Travel

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The last 20 years have seen technology impact the travel industry more than it has in the preceding 100 years. Not only can we travel faster, but we are also privileged to better, more comfortable accommodations along with the comprehensive tools that let us…

Entrepreneur

7 Questions You Should Ask Every Employee That Leaves Your Company

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

In the startup world, scaling up is typically the major focus. But not every employee is going to be the perfect fit, so a little downgrading is sometimes necessary. And when that happens, getting feedback about why they left is more important than any…

Social Media

Social Media in 2016: The Biggest New Features of the Year

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Social media has become more than connecting with people, and this year was filled with refinements, convergence, and a whole lot of live streaming. As more niche social media sites and apps start to fade (Google+, why are you still here?), the largest, most…

Facebook

Seven Reasons to Use ‘Facebook at Work’

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This fall, Facebook launched its Facebook at Work, a platform that allows for collaboration and socialization at the same time. The software is designed to help companies keep employees productive and engaged. Facebook offered beta testing earlier this year to 450 companies, but it…

Trends

Digital Healthcare in 2017: Prepare for Good News

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Disruption of the healthcare industry is at a level that many predicted but few understood. Yet, here we are facing 2017, with more amazing news. Moving to a more value-based model has meant greater focus on preventative medicine, patient-centered and patient-powered care, and reduced…