Funding

Las Vegas

Las Vegas Polling Startup Wedgies Closes $1.2M Seed Funding

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

Bringing Wedgies more places by making the Internet a “legitimate and secure platform for voters” was the stated goal of Las Vegas startup Wedgies.com when we last spoke to them a few months ago. Since that time, they have secured a second close on their…

SXSW

Austin

It’s Time we Change the Retirement Industry [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

When people think retirement, they think of the traditional model that says you’ll retire when you get to 65 years old. However, that effectively sets a life cycle on how long a company can profit off of you before you retire. After all, if…

Coworking spaces

St. Louis

Industrious Brings 11,000 Square Feet of Awesome to St. Louis

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

St. Louis, get excited because Industrious is opening an 11,000 square foot social office, not a coworking space, in the heart of the city. Before starting Industrious Jamie Hodari – cofounder and coCEO; Emma Dively – Community Manager; and Justin Stewart – cofounder and…

Dev & Design

How Technology Has Revitalized Project Management

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Project management and collaboration are no longer limited to emails or sharing platforms such as Google Drive. Recent developments in technology have opened doors to a brighter horizon in project facilitation. With the right tools available to you, your projects are more likely to…

SXSW

Austin

Mobile Future: 4 Mobile Trends That Impact Your Future [Video]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What if the solution to global climate change was found in the palm of our hands, on our smartphones to be more specific? Jonathan Spalter, Chair of Mobile Future, believes that mobile infrastructure is a key factor in finding answers to many societal issues, ranging from environmental issues to…

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Funding

5 Tips For Raising Money From Informal Investors

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Raising money from informal investors can seem easier than gaining venture capital financing for your startup at early stages. It is indeed on many points, yet when it comes to signing the initial agreement, make sure the whole process is as formal as possible with…

SXSW

Austin

DrawAttention: How to Grow Your Business on a Startup Budget [Video]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When you walk into any coffeeshop, you can’t help but notice laptops everywhere. As more people choose to work out of public places–be it a library or a coworking space–there are more opportunities to network. Dallas-based startup DrawAttention recognized this opportunity and found an innovative…

Ecosystems

DC

5 Stats That Will Convince You to Startup in D.C.

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Washington, D.C. region has one of the most vibrant startup regions in the country. In recent years, D.C. has gained recognition from the likes of The Washington Post and public radio to VentureBeat and Entrepreneur as one of the top tech ecosystems outside…

Jobs

DC

How to Offer the Right Employee Benefits with Aspire

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

When Luke was looking for a new job, he received two job offers. Both jobs paid the same and offered the same health insurance options. What set the two companies apart were their perks. Company A only provided a gym membership near where Luke…

SXSW

Austin

Selecting a Cofounder is Like Looking for Love [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

There’s a reason why there are meetups and events centered around “founder dating” and “founder matchmaking”, and that’s simply because finding a cofounder is very much akin to finding the love of your life. For Aleksander Levental and Aidan Augustin, cofounders of the live-event…

SXSW

Austin

Switchmate: Making Home Automation Simple [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

Did you know that the adoption rate for home automation technology is only about 2 percent? Ashish Dua, cofounder of Switchmate, believes that’s because the current options available to users are either too complicated or too inaccessible to the average consumer. Switchmate was built…

Pitch

Your Startup Isn’t as Cool as You Think

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

Take a look at your most recent startup pitch to the media – did it have the word “revolutionary” in it? If so, it just might be a deal-breaker, says Uproar PR founder Catriona Harris. “Every tech startup thinks they’re revolutionary,” says Harris, who…

SXSW

Austin

Gender Diversity in Tech Will Be Solved Before Racial Diversity [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

LaToya Collins-Jones is the founder and CEO of Pretty Geeky, Inc., a digital consultancy and services company that offers clients with everything from strategic planning services and social marketing support to live event support. At this year’s SXSW, she managed to stop by and…

SXSW

Austin

Squirl.Co Connects the Real World to Your Favorite Books [Video]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Squirl.Co wants to change how book lovers experience their favorite books. The Houston-based startup created a location-based app that brings readers to the existing sites of novels they’ve read, giving them a new perspective on their favorite stories. For writers, Squirl is a great tool to create engagement with…

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