Education

NYC

The Top 12 Highest Funded New York Edtech Startups in 2016

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

While you might think a good idea can pay for itself, funding is an important thing to consider before starting a business. And while you might think a small ecosystem can provide you with the support you need, nothing can help you more than…

Real Estate

Real Estate Tech Is Opening Up New Markets

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Real estate isn’t typically considered a tech-filled field. Most of the changes faced by this industry have been in financing and demand, with technology being an afterthought of traditional practices. Recently, however, a growing number of technology startups and products have emerged, greatly impacting…

Tips & How To’s

5 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Website Localization in 2017

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Given their opportunities to go global and thrive in every corner of the world, website localization has become important for startups. As language is one of the major barriers for businesses, thriving in geographical markets requires implementing local languages in the marketing campaign. Localization is not…

Security

9 Ways to Further Distance Your Business From a Cyber Attack

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

You may have certain methods in place to protect your business from a cyber attack, but are you really as protected as you need to be? With hacks and data breaches becoming more and more common, you may want to think about giving your security…

Social Media

San Francisco

Xooloo Is the Social Media Babysitter You Need for Your Teen

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Despite the fun games, education websites, and entertaining apps, the internet can be a pretty inappropriate place for teens. From social media trolls to hook-up apps, kids with smartphones is one of the biggest stress inducers for parents. Fortunately, one company has made monitoring…

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Cannabis

Cannabis Industry Raised $1 Billion Last Year, Has Peaked

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The cannabis industry appears to have hit peak growth already. Not that that’s a bad thing: It still pulled in a tidy billion dollars in industry investments. Here’s the lowdown on how well the cannabis industry is doing alongside how well it used to be…

Gear & Gadgets

Motorola’s Talkabout T480 Keeps You Informed in Emergencies [Review]

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Regardless of where you live, there is at least one type of natural disaster that’s likely to terrorize your area. Down here in Charleston, we get some pretty nasty hurricanes and the occasional tornado. For those of you unfortunate souls up north, snow storms paired…

Diversity

NYC

Women Who Tech Announces 10 Finalists for Women Startup Challenge

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Promoting women in tech is no longer just an equalizing effort; being inclusive in tech has shown to be good for business as well as the right thing to do. Fortunately, Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working to break down barriers to women…

Ecosystems

Uber Positions Itself as an Urban Planning Lover With ‘Uber Movements’

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Uber has just released a new free public website. Uber Movements offers anonymized data points on travel times, dates, and routes within cities. The information offers a window into movements that would otherwise remain locked in Uber’s vaults yet can provide insight on individualized…

Opinion/Analysis

A Few Steps Brands Are Taking to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Individuals and corporations around the world are both trying to mitigate their carbon footprint as much as possible. From switching out incandescent bulbs for LED lights to the design and construction of buildings on a larger scale, people are working on it as best they can….

Kickstarter

SpeedX Does it Again With Unicorn, Taking Smart Bikes to the Next Level

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

Nearly one year ago, SpeedX revolutionized the bicyle industry with Leopard. It was an immediate success, becoming the most-funded projects on Kickstarter, raising over $2.3 million. Now, they return with Unicorn, a different kind of bike that delivers a more high-end experience and takes smart…

Communication

How Does a School System Become “Smart”?

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Today, public schools in the U.S. provide at least one computer for every five students, putting in over $3 billion annually towards digital ed tech. Last school year marked the first time that electronic state standardized tests for elementary and middle grades outweighed the…

Jobs

9 Best SaaS Products for Tracking Billable Hours

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. A new project can create a lot of stress. From dealing with market need to hiring employees, there’s a lot to consider before taking the…

Crowdfunding

How to Get Publicity for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

By | Jan 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Crowdfunding is the great equalizer for small startups looking to get funding. However, just like a product or service itself, your crowdfunding campaign needs a marketing strategy that can get you attention from the right people. The goal is to create enough buzz about your…

Entrepreneur

4 Things You Should Do When You Feel Like You’ve Hit a Wall

By | Jan 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Roadblocks are inevitable when you’re an entrepreneur. Here’s what you can do when the going gets tough. To start a business you have to be…

Coding

The Simplest Ways Business Owners Can Learn to Code

By | Jan 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. In today’s technology-centric world, even non-technical leaders should learn the basics of coding. If you are running a company that is heavily reliant on technology, I…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: Tumbleweed, Cats, and More

By | Jan 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It’s a new year with new resolutions and new adventures. You’re probably hitting the gym, eating better, and taking advantage of the cold weather to catch up on your favorite shows. But if you want your smartphone to keep its New Year resolutions, you’re…