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The Rise of Affinity Based Investing

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For decades affinity groups have played an important role in business. Many Fortune 500 Companies have made diversity and inclusion a priority both internally with employees and externally when they select partners and service providers. In the small business sector and for startups specifically, the rising tide of diversity and inclusion is beginning to make… Read more »

7 Top Cities for Startups – Outside of Silicon Valley

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Screw the Valley. This is the title of a new book by Timothy Sprinkle, a business journalist who has written for outlets like Wired and Entrepreneur magazine. Why the harsh words? Sprinkle is speaking out against the common myth that you have to move to Silicon Valley to be successful – a myth that’s discouraging… Read more »

Data Transparency: What Can It Do For Us?

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Professionals from the tech, business, and government industries will convene on January 23rd and 24th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC for Collaborate, an event aimed at educating participants on the implications of open data. Among those attending the event are Tom Chi, Chief Product Officer and Factory Co-Founder… Read more »

Uber to Cities: We Promise 10,000 Jobs

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Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, spoke on Sunday at the Digital-Life Design Conference (#dld2015) in Germany to share how Uber is partnering with cities all over the world to enable city transformation, including the creation of tens of thousands of jobs. It often feels like Uber is everywhere, so why isn’t it in every city? Kalanick says… Read more »

Why Every Startup Needs Networking Skills

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Over the years, networking has become one of those corporate buzzwords that is just one more word in the meaningless word salad that defines corporate speak. We don’t even hear it anymore. And that is really too bad. Because it is still a very meaningful concept that is, now, more important than ever before. The… Read more »

Video Marketing Tips every Marketer can Use

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Video marketing has become one of the greatest tools for online businesses to enhance their market presence. As the attention of the consumers are shortening online due to  the wide variety of choices that they have, marketers are frantically looking for a medium through which they can break the clutter and disburse their messages in… Read more »

Quick Startup Financing Options


Creating a startup company is the best way for people to make money out of their ideas and creations. Coming up with an idea might be fairly easy, but maintenance and sustainability are not – especially in terms of financing. Ideas have value, especially if they are good. Anyone having an idea that has breakthrough potential or… Read more »

Agile: Not Dead; Not a Silver Bullet


So everyone seems to be on a bandwagon, saying that agile is dead. People like to go extremes to create unnecessary turbulence at times. I would not go that far. Agile did have a strong following for the last 10 years and we have seen several companies embracing it and building great products. Yes, I agree… Read more »

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator: Diversity in Seattle

Microsoft Ventures accelerator Digital Work

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle and the information sessions they have scheduled for the month of January! Microsoft Ventures is looking to reinvent the way Microsoft works with top entrepreneurs and startups. The Microsoft Ventures Digital Work Accelerator is accepting applications for its second… Read more »

IoT Pioneers Need Proven Hardware

IoT Hardware

The Internet of Things – IoT – is growing much faster than most people realize. By 2020 it’s estimated there will be 26 billion embedded units connected to this vast network, up from just under one billion only six years ago. This figure does not include the slightly more than seven billion smartphones, tablets, and… Read more »

LeadGenius Finds Leads; You Secure Them

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One of the most important aspects of a business is the generation of leads; leads in this case meaning the potential customers who would be a great fit for your product or service. Lead generation is also one of the most time-consuming activities. Luckily, there are companies out there who focus on lead generation, LeadGenius… Read more »

Enhance Marketing Campaigns with Next-Level Tech

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Once startup founders and marketers have mastered Google Analytics, AdWords, and Facebook Insights, what’s the next level of marketing tech that makes campaigns more engaging and effective? With more than half of companies planning on upping their digital marketing spend in 2015, marketers need to think creatively about how they can enhance existing campaigns and… Read more »

Sortly: Keep Your Stuff Organized


If you are preparing to move or have just moved in, you need something to help you leave the chaos behind and get your life back. And that was exactly what I was looking for when I moved my stuff from one garage to another. Sortly does two things at a high level: it keeps… Read more »