Startups & Apps

6 Apps Entrepreneurs Never Knew They Needed

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Entrepreneurs are always on the go. The most powerful tool you have is your smartphone: The apps available can make your day easier and provide you with the inspiration needed to make a successful business. And not just by helping you during your nine…

Travel

How Millennials Are Influencing the Vacation Industry

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm

For generations, vacations required a great deal of planning and consideration. Before the digital age, there were no online reviews, no affordable travel websites, and no airlines designed to save you money. Most people relied on travel agents and fancy brochures to plan their…

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FinTech

London

Swanest Funding Round Leads to AI-Enabled Investment Assistant

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The fintech industry is steadily growing, and this year has been no exception. According to Accenture, the first quarter of 2016 saw an increase of 67 percent in global fintech investment, reaching the sum of $5.3 billion. Most of that investment, 62 percent, went…

Entrepreneur

The 7 Best Branding Techniques for Your Startup

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Having a quality product is important, as is marketing said product to costumers. But without a solid brand, your company could be dead in the…

Startups & Apps

The Skimm Cofounders’ Pitch Competition Reveals a Winner

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm

What do bead bracelets, boutique cotton candy, and pink eye have in common? They all feature in the business models of three young entrepreneurs debuted in front of Chase and the cofounders of popular email newsletter the Skimm at the Chase-powered Seattle Startup Week. The event,…

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Funding

Tel Aviv

EverThere Raises $1.8M to Create Highly Targeted Ads at Events

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Today, San Francisco and Tel Aviv based EverThere is announcing the successful close of a $1.8 million round. EverThere is an adtech company that focuses specifically on delivering information to event, conference, and trade show attendees, an all too common pain point for B2B brands….

Finance

7 Affordable Financial Tools to Keep Your Startup in the Black

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

Launching a startup takes a lot of hard work. From fleshing out your great idea to attracting potential customers, a founder’s day is never done. What some founders don’t realize is that there is no such thing as too much capital. And if you…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Week: Tentacles, Truecaller, and More

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

A good story can go a long way in helping anyone succeed. Whether it’s a startup’s about page or an video game’s story line, capturing the attention of your audience is a lot more effective with a compelling plot. Apps are the same way,…

Marketing

5 SMS Marketing Tools That Will Engage Your Customers

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

SMS marketing can be a very effective way to engage with customers. However, there are a couple of hurdles that you must overcome, including complying with the CAN-SPAM Act, making sure your messages reach the right recipients, and finding a solution that lets you…

Business

Seattle

Small Businesses Now Have Their Own Credit Card

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Small businesses can now get a little extra something out of their countless expenditures… at least, something in addition to a successful business. The new Chase Ink Business PreferredSM credit card will, according to the company, offer today’s businesses “three points per dollar on the first…

Travel

Denver

Here Comes The Boom Supersonic Plane

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Imagine being able to travel from Los Angeles to New York in half the time. What would normally be a grueling six hour ordeal could be a mere three hour excursion. You’d only have to watch one movie and extra leg room wouldn’t even be necessary….

Social Media

Twitter Announces Troll Muting Function Ten Years After Problem Arises

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 5:50 pm

In 2006, a strange new social media platform hit the internet like a ton of bricks. The odd 140-character limit had avid social media junkies confused about what to even use it for. Despite the initial confusion, Twitter established itself as the clear number two…

Energy

Seattle

10 Seattle Startups That Are Preserving Mother Earth

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm

With carbon dioxide at its highest levels in 650,000 years, global temperature up 1.7 degrees, and the Arctic ice minimum decreasing at 13.3 percent per decade according to NASA, it’s important to do your part and help stop future damage to planet Earth. At Seattle Startup Week…

Security

The Top 10 Hacks of 2016

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This year has been a rough one. Between a contentious election and celebrity deaths, 2016 has been dubbed one of the worst years ever. And, unfortunately for the digitally vulnerable, hackers have taken this sentiment to heart by committing some of the worst cyber…

Entrepreneur

Seattle

BitTitan CEO on His Bootstrapping Past and Cloud Services’ Future

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Since BitTitan’s inception, Geeman Yip has served as the cloud enablement provider’s spine. As CEO, he strategizes, manages, and powers the tech behind the company. And it’s working: They closed their first funding round last June, landing $15 million from San Diego-based growth equity firm…

Gear & Gadgets

Tech.Co’s Holiday Guide to the Best Techie Stocking Stuffers

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Every year, a myriad of emerging tech hits the proverbial shelf. In addition to these popular devices and doodads, the necessary accessories, dongles, and other devices to keep them running are a big part of the holiday mad grab. Though stocking stuffers come in many…

Tips & How To’s

4 Ways Your Company Can Evolve With Twitter

By | Nov 15, 2016 at 11:20 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Twitter has changed the social media landscape in a number of significant ways. In addition to making social interactions easier than ever, the business world…