Security

Everything You Need to Know About the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

By | May 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

Over the weekend, a cyber attack the likes of which the world has never seen held important data, pictures, and information hostage demanding Bitcoin ransom payments from worried users everywhere. While this kind of hack is alarming enough to make any tech enthusiast move…

Marketing

7 Key Video Marketing Statistics You Need to Know

By | May 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Arguably, everyone knows how Dropbox got started. The founders shot a quick screencast video demonstrating how the product will work. They shared the link on HackerNews and got a huge community response. Though this story took place back in 2008, video marketing today still…

HR and Recruiting

Don’t Get Tricked Into Employing an Average Sales Team

By | May 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

There isn’t a job out there that’s tougher and more important for executives than finding, retaining, and growing top talent. Even with a lot on his plate, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, focused primarily on acquiring talent for the rapidly growing company….

Security

DIY Security Tips You Need to Know for Your Home Office

By | May 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re running a home-based business, much of your venture’s security lies on your shoulders. For example, childproofing your work area is essential for the protection of your important business data. You’re also in charge of comparing, purchasing, and installing software that can prevent hackers…

Interviews

David Greenberg of Updater on Disruption and Thinking Outside the Box

By | May 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Always following “best practices” isn’t necessarily best for your own unique business. In the startup world especially, the further outside the box you think, the better. And if you don’t believe us, take a look at this inspiring interview. David Greenberg is the founder…

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Dev & Design

4 Keys to Developing Multi-Device Apps in a BYOD World

By | May 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

Many people have an awkward epiphany the first time they see “BYOB” emblazoned at the bottom of a party invitation. Far from a typo, the common abbreviation for “bring your own bottle” has been a staple of the American social scene for several decades….

Education

Portland, Maine

Thomas College Receives $5.3M Alfond Grant for New Center of Innovation

By | May 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Thomas College announced a new initiative designed to promote innovation and spur entrepreneurial activity in central Maine. The Waterville-based college has created the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation thanks to a $5.3 million donation from The Harold Alfond Foundation. This is the largest gift…

Interviews

Greg Segall of Alyce on Bootstrapping, Giving Back, and His Biggest Mistake

By | May 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Bootstrapping a startup can be hard. However, what many entrepreneurs that forego funding forget to tell you is that bootstrapping is also one of the most liberating experiences you can have as an entrepreneur. You’re free to investor meetings, financial obligations, and essentially having…

Opinion/Analysis

3 Reasons Software Abandonment Should Scare Business Owners

By | May 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Many business owners are drawn to the idea of a new software that promises to solve all their problems. In an endless quest to find a competitive edge by increasing efficiency, companies are constantly signing up for and trying new software products. The issue…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Maine Media CEO Kevin Thomas On Learning From Failure

By | May 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Since 2014, Maine Startup & Create Week has been celebrating and highlighting the emergent ecosystem of creativity and entrepreneurship in the state of Maine, which is rapidly becoming a destination for cord-cutters and grassroots business people. The completely volunteer-run Maine Startup & Create Week will…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: Golf Wagers, Cow Collars and Take-Out Food

By | May 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

If you’re finding yourself shifting gears to the outdoors, maybe hitting the golf course or just soaking in the sun, you’ll still have some form of technology by your side. Each week, Tech.Co will be highlighting emerging startups in our spotlight series. This week, we’re taking…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Startup Competitions, Lottery Apps, and Medical Marijuana

By | May 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm

There’s no telling what kind of information you can find on Tech.Co. Not only are we the go-to website for startup resources, we’re also dedicated to keeping you up to date on the latest gadgets, the strangest tech news, and the most valuable information…

Tips & How To’s

Columbus

Fintech, J.D. Vance, Tacos, And Everything Else You Missed at Columbus Startup Week

By | May 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The theme of Wake Up, Disrupt, Sleep, Repeat, was in full effect at Columbus Startup Week powered by Chase for Business. Over 3,000 small business owners and tech founders were treated to a week-long worth of 85 sessions including workshops, engaging panels, keynotes by…

Interviews

20-Year-Old Founder Xyla Foxlin on Bars, Plushies, and Being Alienated

By | May 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Xyla Foxlin strives to be the woman she wishes she had to look up to growing up: passionate and invested in what she does technically, but also maintaining pride in her femininity and external interests including fashion and art. You’ll find her in a…

Interviews

Columbus

J.D. Vance on Hillbilly Complexities and Startup Cities

By | May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In his book, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance gives the world insight to his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio where people faced extensive socioeconomic barriers in a poverty-stricken town. From his mother’s multiple marriages and growing opioid addiction and absent father to finding sanctuary with his…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Being a Workaholic Is Bad for Your Mental Health

By | May 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

You’ve heard it a thousand times: work really hard and good things will happen. Parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors all use this cliché as a means of motivation. However, taking this innocent advice to the extreme, like most things, ends poorly for those working beyond…

Startups & Apps

5 iPhone Security Apps to Keep Your Phone Private

By | May 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

Nowadays, people are learning the importance of privacy and security and the role it plays in their lives. A breach of privacy and information can have unprecedented results, from losing important startup data to being the victim of identity theft. Those who are victimized by…