It’s All About That Same Day: WeDeliver Acquired by Deliv

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Back in 2013 we hosted our Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase, and like all of our local pitch competitions, there were two winners announced: one for best pitch and one for reader’s choice. Now, I’m not claiming that winning our events guarantees your company ultimate…



Jive Communications to Acquire Speek

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Today the WBJ is reporting that Northern Virginia based Speek is set to be acquired by Utah based Jive Communications. Founded in June 2012 by Speek CEO John Bracken, Andy Powers, and former CTO Danny Boice (a contributor), the service allowed users to…

Breaking News

Circa News is Shutting Down Operations

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

In a Medium post written earlier today, Circa News cofounder and CEO Matt Galligan announced that it the company would be winding down operations for the mobile-first news app. The news comes just a week after the company had reportedly been in talks with…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Who Will Join Our Immortal Celebrate Winners in 2015?

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Plain and simple, no doubts about it, some people live for competition. There’s no denying that it’s a big part of our lives as humans, but I think there’s a special segment of the population that likes it more than anybody: entrepreneurs. It doesn’t…


The Future is Drone Racing

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

I think everyone knows that James Naismith invented the sport of basketball. But did you know that the only reason he did it was to entertain a rowdy group of young men during the winter months at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA? True story: he…



Use Gmail’s Undo Feature with Eric Schmidt’s Favorite Email Strategy

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Gmail officially added the ability to ‘un-send’ an email for a short time after it is sent, promoting an experimental feature long popular with power users. I use it daily to correct emails riddled with grammar errors or (worse) messages that I should never…


10 Tech Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

On May 21, several top venture capitalists got together at the 17th annual top 10 tech trends dinner hosted in San Jose by the Churchill Club to discuss what they believe will be the biggest tech trends between now and 2020. According to Forbes,…


5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #2: Be a Good Sponge

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

In his book, How We Got To Now, Steven Johnson sets out to dispel the myth that innovation requires a mix of individual genius and an “aha” moment. Johnson writes, “Often big ideas coalesce out of smaller, incremental breakthroughs.” He goes on to tell…

Remote work

5 Tips for Creating a Productive Remote Workplace

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Your decision to work from home could either be the best thing to happen to your productivity or an epic fail leading to hours of wasted time. The differentiating factor between these two scenarios is preparation. If you establish an effective routine and create a productive work space for…


French Artist Koola Creates Photorealism Using Unreal Engine 4

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Unreal Engine 4 promised to open up the world of game development with a host of tools for developers to create unlimited worlds. Now, one French artist, known only as Koola, has delivered by creating amazing photorealistic renderings using the engine.   While the…

Infographics / Images

Top Tools to Help You Make an Infographic

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Infographics are a great way to convey information quickly and easily, in a manner that people can learn and understand. Because they are attractive, attention-grabbing, and easy to absorb, infographics are very popular in a number of areas such as the media, academics, commercial…

Tips & How To’s

Paul Graham’s Hacker Guide to Investors [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Back in 2007, Y Combinator cofounder and partner Paul Graham wrote an essay that focused on the world of investors. More specifically, he outlined an entire guide for hackers on the nature of investors and how to approach them. While the post is from…

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung’s Safety Truck Gives Drivers a View of the Road Beyond

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Semi-trucks are not fun to be around – whether that’s driving next to them, behind them, or (god-forbid) inside them, the experience can be worrisome. And, while we can easily maneuver our cars past them in many major cities (thanks to multiple car lanes),…



Mobomo Acquires Intridea to Expand Digital Consultancy

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Two Washington DC based Web and Mobile development services companies, Mobomo and Intridea, are joining forces to expand their efforts. On June 16, Intridea announced the acquisition to Mobomo for an undisclosed amount. “Marc Garrett and Jürgen Altziebler have built an organization of exceptional…