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,…

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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…

Communication

How to Master the Four P’s of Office Communication

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The world has never been more connected than it is right now. With modern technology, countries all over the world are, quite literally, at our fingertips. Why then does it seem so hard to spread the word about something as simple as, for example, the company…

Ecosystems

Madison

How One Cofounder Found Their Accelerator During an Elevator Ride

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Find any city in America with a booming job market and affordable rent prices, and you’ll find a seemingly endless stream of young Millennials in search of the perfect place to live. Enter Alec Slocum: The CEO and cofounder at ABODO Apartments, an online…

Startup

Phoenix

Second Time’s The Charm: Storage Together Wins Canyon Challenge

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Coming back for the second year, Storage Together won the 6th annual Canyon Challenge at Grand Canyon University on Thursday. Storage Together makes storage more personable and lucrative for the everyday person. The mobile app aims to revolutionize the storage experience for everyone, starting with…

Opinion/Analysis

Internet Privacy Concerns Just Reached an All-Time High

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Internet privacy has been a top concern for nearly a decade. Over the last couple of years, a number of new developments have heightened their fears. Edward Snowden’s revelation that the NSA was spying on American citizens and a series of high-profile security breaches…

Interviews

Seamless Integration Can Bridge the Gap Between Cable and Streaming Services

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Just a few short years ago, entertainment was dominated by cable services. If you wanted to watch your favorite shows, movies, and infomercials, you needed a box, a satellite dish, or an old school pair of bunny ears. But in 2007, Netflix made on-demand streaming…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Seattle

Athletepreneur: Turning Passion For Hiking Into a Business

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine finding yourself in the middle of the Grand Teton National Park, enjoying a weekend unplugged from the world, and the bear from The Revenant walks over to your campsite. You need to make a call for help, but alas you have no cell reception….

Education

6 New Startups Redefining The Educational Space

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

Tech startups are creating buzz in transportation, gaming, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors. Everybody knows this. What people may not realize is that technology has a huge impact on the educational space as well. In the first quarter of 2017, ed tech startups already closed…