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How Runtastic Went from Software to Developing Hardware [VIDEO]

By | Mar 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

In order to create hardware, you need to be able to commit a lot of time and money; before considering going into the hardware business, this is definitely one of the top realities that you have to face. And according to Runtastic cofounder and…

Jobs

Psychology Behind Conducting Job Interviews

By | Mar 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

The successful development of any business highly depends on its employees. No matter how good your idea for your startup may be, there’s a high risk of failure if you hire the wrong people. The harmful impact of making a wrong choice within a…

SXSW

Austin

Gnomad Mobilizes Street Teams for On-Demand Advertising [VIDEO]

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Everything is on-demand today, so why not create on-demand advertising as well? “At events, or in big cities, you can hire a street team that will pass out flyers, or you can hire somebody like us that mobilizes human digital billboards,” explains Rich Winley of…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Lessons on Building New Habits through Goal Setting

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

I am a very goal oriented person. Without a goal to work towards, I have no energy. If my life settles into a rhythm and each day is the same as the one before, it makes me anxious and restless. I’m always searching for…

SXSW

Austin

Kathryn Finney: Diverse Communities Need More Exits [VIDEO]

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Recently, a reality TV show call for “powerful African American women in the tech space” arrived in Kathryn Finney‘s inbox. Rightfully so, she was outraged. The email went on to portray the producers’ idea of a “strong leader” with an “over-the-top personality”, but get…

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Communication

QUICKIE, a Messaging App to Keep Your Privacy Private

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

If you are a smartphone user, then you know that there are numerous messaging apps to choose from. App Store and Google Play are filled with this kind of apps, some more focused on the content, while others more focused on privacy and security….

SXSW

Austin

A Mobile-First Design for a Life Less Planned: HotelTonight [VIDEO]

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

“Plan less. Live more,” Sam Shank says, is the focus of HotelTonight. “We focus on the absolute best experience for getting you into a great room at the best price at the last minute.” Shank says his company has major contenders to compete against. Priceline…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Wikipedia Needs More Female Editors

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Wikipedia is an accessible resource for all kinds of information, but it has a big problem. Although the site promotes a seemingly democratic model that permits anyone to contribute, female voices are severely underrepresented. Since 2011, Wikipedia executives, like Sue Gardner and Wikipedia co-founder…

SXSW

Austin

One Month: Our Students are Our Biggest Asset [VIDEO]

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

What would you do if somebody dropped you off at the library and told you to learn history? Where would you start? For most people, I’d wager that they wouldn’t know what to do after finding the history section. Mattan Griffel, the CEO of…

Startups & Apps

Why Millennials Favor Dating with New Tech

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

Decades ago, young New York Jews drove up into the picturesque Catskill Mountains to meet one another; secure in the knowledge that the cream of the single crop would be waiting for them at one of the huge hotels in the aptly named “Borscht…

SXSW

Austin

How do you Get More Minorities Involved in Tech? [VIDEO]

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Wayne Sutton, General Partner at Buildup VC, has one mission in life, and that’s to connect with, mentor, and educate underrepresented groups in tech fields. He does this through Buildup, but it’s important to realize that Buildup isn’t like most other traditional accelerators. On…

Jobs

Tech.Co Jobs: Technical Lead, UI Developer, Database Developer

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Hiring? Post a job on the Tech.Co Job Board for just $79 and see it featured here on our weekly job spotlight!   If you’re thinking about a new career or wanting to work at a different company, then check out some of the recent Tech.Co job posts and consider applying…

Trends

Miami

At PreMoney Miami, Mark Suster Meerkats His Presentation on the State of VC Funding

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Today is officially the first day of spring, and while it may be snowing in the northeast, down in Miami, FL, the sun is shining brightly for the attendees of PreMoney Miami. A one-day conference produced by 500 Startups in partnership with the Knight…

SXSW

Austin

Washington is Open for Business, Says the Mayor of DC [VIDEO]

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Muriel Bowser, the newly elected Mayor of Washington DC, wants you to know one thing: DC is open for business. In fact, there are about 1,000 people moving to our nation’s capital every month as a direct result of the thriving tech ecosystem that’s…

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