Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

Senators Reach Across the Aisle to Pass Maine Coworking Bill

By | May 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Coworking spaces are a great place to build one’s business, develop relationships and expand an ecosystem. On Tuesday, bill LD 285 (Bill), “An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Coworking Development Fund” passed the House last week in a party-line vote of 77 to 66. The Bill…

Interviews

San Francisco

OpenInvest Asks Investors to Put Their Money Where Their Values Are

By | May 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Investing platform OpenInvest has just raised $3.25 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Termed a “social impact investing platform,” the company is one of the first VC-backed Public Benefit Corporations and operates by allowing its users to select issues they care…

Security

Study: Seriously, Nobody Cares About Cybersecurity Despite the Risks

By | May 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With hackers holding Netflix series hostage, ransoming off personal information, and generally mucking up the digital world with DDoS attacks, cybersecurity has never been more important for budding entrepreneurs. Startups in particular are at risk, as their comparatively non-existent resources make them easy targets…

Food

Austin

The Cook’s Nook Culinary Incubator Opens in East Austin

By | May 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

You hear a lot about the Austin tech ecosystem and startups building products in cybersecurity, digital marketing, and more, but what about the culinary scene? People have to eat right? The Cook’s Nook, a new culinary kitchen and incubator has opened in East Austin to help…

Events

San Francisco

5 Benefits of the Startup of the Year Competition That Aren’t Winning

By | May 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Unlike bar trivia, startup competitions are about more than just winning. While the prizes, the attention, and the bragging rights are certainly beneficial to any company looking to make it big, there are more than enough benefits to taking part in a startup competition…

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Security

4 Platforms that Protect Your Startup from DDoS Attacks

By | May 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Without the proper protection, a startup and their data are highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks during their first 18 months. Further research reveals that 43 percent of attackers target startups and small businesses, while only 35 percent and 22 percent target large companies and medium-size enterprises…

Productivity

Study: Wasting Time Can Help You Be More Productive

By | May 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

Productivity is the Sisyphean goal of all budding entrepreneurs. While startup founders and innovators are constantly in pursuit of improving their ability to get stuff done, there is always more work to do. Whether you’re burning the midnight oil or researching office hacks during your…

HR and Recruiting

What I’ve Learned About Giving Up Control and Trusting My Team

By | May 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

At some point cofounders will hire people to help build their company, and that means giving up some control and trusting that the people will work together towards the company mission-something I had to learn as the founder and CEO of NomNom. There are a…

Marketing

Digital Body Language is Changing the Future of Online Ads

By | May 16, 2017 at 9:15 am

Do companies really know who you are? Does all of the data they track add up to anything that amounts to a meaningful picture of your life, your beliefs, your wants and desires? That is a hard question to answer, but in the world…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

The Emotional Reality of Being a Founder Can Make You Cry

By | May 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Running a company isn’t all rainbows and roses. There are times that the weight of the world falls on your shoulders and emotional rollercoaster is such that you might feel like it’s too much, but you keep going. Recently, the founders of all the Techstars…

Startups & Apps

5 Ways That Startups Can Outdo Their Competition

By | May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Competitive analysis is an essential element of a business plan, but unfortunately, many startups aren’t ready to accept this fact. The result is in front of us — 90 percent of them fail within the first 18 months. As a business owner, it’s your job to…

Tips & How To’s

5 Marketing Strategies That Attract Millennials

By | May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Marketers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to reach out to Millennials to build lasting relationships, and for good reason—Millennials represent up to $200 billion a year target market. However, it can be difficult to get and hold the attention of the…

Healthy Entrepreneur

6 Tips From Mompreneurs on Balancing Life and Work

By | May 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Any mompreneur will tell you there will be challenges to balancing the needs of the family with building a business, but the positives and benefits can outweigh it all during the journey. We asked two startup mompreneurs to shed light on challenges they’ve faced, what…

Wearables

San Francisco

How the Wearable Industry Could Catch Strokes Before They Happen

By | May 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Get ready for the future of wearable healthcare: a University of California, San Francisco, study has confirmed last week that the Apple Watch can identify an abnormal heart rhythm with 97 percent efficiency. Here’s how it works, and why wearables are such a great…

Gear & Gadgets

San Mateo

Kaptivo Makes Whiteboarding Accessible to Everyone, Even Remote Teams [Review]

By | May 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Here’s a common office scenario: you go into a brainstorming session and someone starts to whiteboard ideas. Things are going great, occasionally you erase and go over a section, and the meeting comes to an end. The meeting lead tells you to capture the…

Startups & Apps

The Not Hotdog App from HBO’s Silicon Valley Is Real

By | May 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

HBO’s Silicon Valley has been touted as one of the funniest shows on TV right now. However, Bay Area entrepreneurs and startup founders are quick to point out that the show is remarkably accurate when it comes its portrayal of the tech world. Founder disputes,…

Marketing

Buenos Aires

Launchway Media Talks Being an All-Women Team in Latin America

By | May 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Launchway Media is a digital agency specializing in data-driven marketing campaigns for global startups, with a record for helping technology startups, especially in Latin America, launch and grow their products or services on a global scale. They’re also a three-woman operation: Nora Leary is the head…