Business

How to Leverage Technology to Streamline Your Business

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

As technology continues to evolve, business owners are constantly presented with new opportunities to improve and streamline day-to-day operations. Technology has long been recognized as both a time and money-saver. However, not every new trend or development makes good business sense. If you are…

Tips & How To’s

3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Results

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Yelp. Zomato. ZocDoc. Glassdoor. Zillow. And of course, the App Store. There’s no escaping online ratings and reviews in today’s consumer world. Whether we’re picking a professor or our next meal, we’ve come to not only trust but relish reviews. For better or worse,…

SXSW

Austin

These Companies Are Competing at SXSW Startup Night [Poll]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

SXSW is place of collaboration and community. With thousands of people in attendance to see everything from film premieres to innovative products, the atmosphere is abuzz with enough entrepreneurial enthusiasm to power a small ship. But while being supportive is a staple of the…

Trends

Baltimore

Terra’s Kitchen Meal Prep Reduces Waste, Offers Healthier Eats [Review]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Whether you’re short on time or uninspired in the kitchen, there is no doubt that the likes of Blue Apron and HelloFresh have done wonders to the food you eat. However, the more popular food delivery services have two common issues: they are not…

Startup

7 Secrets to Help Your Startup Thrive in Spite of Strong Competition

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Starting a business has never been easier or more competitive. With a strong digital marketplace, entrepreneurship has become accessible to many different people who previously would have struggled to get a business off the ground. So how do you make your startup stand out…

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Tips & How To’s

The 6 Qualities to Look for in a Strong Cofounder

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When it comes to business, two heads are better than one. Your chances of success will be greatly improved with a cofounder who has specific traits that help drive the business and that integrate well with your own vision, skills and goals. I found…

Funding

These 15 Techstars Startups Raised Over $1 Million in 2017

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Raising capital is no easy feat for any founder. Sometimes, it takes longer than you think to raise the amount of capital you need to keep your business moving forward. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of people out there willing to take a chance on…

Trends

8 Design Trends to Watch Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

In the digital world, standards and practices are always on the move. Whether it’s marketing tactics, means of funding, or hiring solutions, the only constant in business is change. With these kind of perpetually shifting trends, it can be hard to nail down a…

Tips & How To’s

How Important Is SEO to the Success of Your Business?

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

The importance of SEO has been a point of debate for years. Half the internet believes SEO is dead, while the other half feels it’s necessary. But do we overlook it? There is plenty of information available online to manipulate the rankings in one way…

Marketing

7 Necessary Steps for Creating a Compelling Brand Story

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Galvanize recently teamed up with Erin Berman from Blackbeard Studios, a digital marketing agency based out of San Francisco, to host a storytelling workshop. Erin has helped dozens of startups learn how to share their story through her service as a storyteller and mentor at…

Marketing

5 Marketing Strategies You Probably Aren’t Using But Should

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Creating an effective marketing strategy is a little like trying to put together a puzzle: You start with the corners then fill in the edges before working inward to connect those tricky pieces. You have the basic marketing channels covered. You have a blog…

Inspiration

3 TED Talks That Will Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find motivation on a regular basis. With to-dos piling up and a cofounder in your ear, finding a little inspiration can go a long way in facilitating success in the long run. And if you’re really…

Reports & Rankings

The Highest Funded Startups in Every State

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Success in the startup world is calculated in a number of different ways. Whether it’s popularity, downloads, or positive reviews, budding companies are always trying to show the world that they’re at the top of their field. However, when it comes down to it,…

Entrepreneur

Interview: Rob Horning on How to Make the Leap From VC to CEO

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Rob Horning, a former venture capitalist and now co-founder & CEO of the Denver-based messaging startup Kwippit, didn’t want to become an entrepreneur. He kept turning it down until it was impossible to ignore. (“That’s the way to become an entrepreneur,” Rob explains, “To keep…

SXSW

Austin

10 Startups Launching New Products at SXSW Release It [Poll]

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you’ve ever been to SXSW, you already know that its a hotbed for burgeoning startups with new and innovative ideas. Whether it’s Foursquare making its debut in 2009 or Twitter using the conference’s popularity to make itself known in the social media landscape, SXSW…

Startups & Apps

3 Innovative Ways Companies Are Helping People Diagnosed with Autism

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For someone diagnosed with autism, a path forward can certainly be challenging to navigate. Autism comprises a wide spectrum of qualifying symptoms with varying degrees of intensity. One of the most important things we can do is find positive approaches to empowering people with…

Inspiration

5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…