Education

3 Edtech Startups That Make Cramming For a Test Easier Than Ever

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

A lot of people have had to stay up late to cram for an important test. Your textbooks are sprawled out in disarray, you’ve got empty coffee cups crowding your desk, and anxiety is perforating the room like a bad smell. Lucky for us, three startups…

Business

3 Ways to Make a Virtual Office Space Work for Your Startup

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

Whether your startup is housed in a traditional office building, a shared workspace or a virtual office, make sure it fulfills the fundamental needs of your staff. You’ve taken the initial steps to get your company launched. Now it’s time to decide what type…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

How to Build Your Network in Silicon Valley

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is saturated with formidable tech startups. The tech hub has attracted investors, built a thriving community, and spawned innovative concepts and ideas popular around the world. As competitive an environment as it is, startup disruption also fosters support…

Security

6 Security Areas Fintech Needs To Patch This Year

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

If there ever was a tech revolution that is impacting every corner of the world, it is fintech. Traditional financial institutions are being forced to re-think their products and services. Previously unbanked individuals are now getting banked through mobile providers. Personal finance management is…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

3 Rocky Mountain Startups Win Big at Cleantech Open

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Cleantech Week welcomed the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open Regional Finalists with open arms as the three teams received a piece of the $100,000 grand prize in investment and services. The three teams were acknowledged during the Cleantech Open Global Forum as part of an effort…

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Tips & How To’s

10 Elements All Written Company Guidelines Should Include

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Company culture is important to establish as a burgeoning company. Whether you plan on being a super chill founder with flip-flops and hoodies or a rigid, tough love type that requires professionalism at every turn, employees need to know what to expect from day…

Education

4 Edtech Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

More than thirty years ago, psychologist Benjamin Bloom presented the education community with the “2 Sigma Problem” – a challenge aimed at replicating, at scale, the proven benefits of personalized one-on-one tutoring. Decades later, and with a staggering array of new technologies at our disposal,…

Coding

CodinGame Makes Learning to Code As Fun As Possible

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Gamification has been all the rage in the business world for a few years now. Founders, managers, and everyday entrepreneurs are applying this strategy to everything from customer service to content creation to improve productivity across the board. But while gamification has done wonders for…

Incubator

Los Angeles

London-Based E-Man Labs Incubator Expands to Los Angeles

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

There is a widening spotlight shining on Silicon Beach as more startups begin to bubble out of the Los Angeles tech ecosystem. Everyone from investors to incubators are taking notice, even those from across the pond. If you’ve ever had a chance to talk with…

SXSW

Austin

CTA and Tech.Co Join Forces to Boost Your Influencer Network at SXSW

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

As one of the largest conferences in the country, SXSW is made for networking. Between the high-profile investors, the innovative startup founders, and the bevy of celebrities sauntering through Austin, this 10-day conference has more opportunities to build your network than you can wrap…

Startups & Apps

The Top 3 Awesome Non-Profit Tech Products for Children

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

People are starting to take a firmer and more active stance on social causes and the concept of helping those who are less fortunate. Of course, non-profit organisations are not immune from the evolution of our society, and many have ensured that they have…

SXSW

Austin

Samuel Adams to Host SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

When it comes to tech entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, the similarities are uncanny. At first, nobody wants to give you money, you have little access to experts and mentors, and traction is a seemingly impossible mountain that you must climb. Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams, also faced…

Funding

30 Questions Investors Ask During Fundraising

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

Fundraising is a complicated, and at times, confusing process. To fundraise effectively, you need to have a strategy, understand different types of investors, know how much to raise, and create an investor pipeline. And while all of this is integral to an effective funding round, asking the right questions…

Entrepreneur

The 4 Key Abilities for Self-Employment Success

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

A business venture in which any individual earns money based on independent work is called self-employment. It includes small business owners, entrepreneurs, subcontractors and freelancers. While there are a plethora of benefits to being self employed — including a flexible schedule, greater autonomy, the freedom…

Kickstarter

Los Angeles

Superscreen Rethinks How You Engage with Your Smartphone

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Smartphones are the primary tool used to engage with the digital world. Thanks to increased performance, better battery life, improved wireless networks, and an infinite marketplace to connect developers and consumers, the shift towards mobile-only is not just a trend but a reality. So, why…

Entrepreneur

3 Founders Explain How Mentorship Helped Their Business

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Mentors, organizations, and personal relationships are key components to any founder’s support system while building a business. And leaning on their inner circle for guidance, advice, and emotional relief can help create a path for success for many years to come. The Consumer Technology…

Space

SpaceX Is Sending People to the Moon in 2018

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 4:57 pm

SpaceX founder Elon Musk just announced his company has been paid by two private individuals to go on a privately crewed trip around the moon next year. The story broke after a live announcement Elon had planned for 1 p.m. PST did not go live as…