Challenge Cup


Twiga Fruits Wins Challenge Festival Global Finals

By | May 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Saturday evening saw the culmination of the 1776 Challenge Festival with the global Challenge Cup finals. Throughout the week, startups from around the world (a total of 80 startups in all) competed in four different categories: Education, Health, Energy & Sustainability, and Cities & Transportation. From each…


San Francisco

SmartShoot: Professional Photographers Get the Job Done — Worldwide

By | May 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When you have a project that involves physical presence in multiple locations and a tight deadline, you can start by asking yourself this: are you sure you want to do this? If the answer is yes, you can take into account the options: make…


5 Ways Your Business is Losing Money and How You Can Fix It

By | May 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

One of the best ways to maximize the profits of your business is to cut down on the amount of money you lose. You might sell a good product or service, but your losses still cut into your overall profits. When you identify these…



Your Brand Story Should Be Present in Every Part of your Organization

By | May 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Effective use of online branding can separate an industry leader from an organization that never quite fulfills its potential. It’s your way of communicating what you’re all about to your customers and distinguishing your company from the many competitors online. But in the drive…


Demystifying the Customer Acquisition Cost

By | May 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

For many small and medium sized businesses (SMB), the customer acquisition cost (CAC) is a vague term. But it’s one of several metrics that can help manage a growing business. The simplest way to look at it in layman terms is for (x) paying…

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Dev & Design

Developing a Mobile App? 3 Frameworks You Should Know

By | May 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

A developer can create mobile apps with games and productivity software by using any framework; however, some of the software programs have more APIs than others. Furthermore, certain programs allow designers to develop custom user interfaces and to add unique controls to the applications….

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Wyzerr: Reinventing the Way Data is Captured

By | May 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

Most customer surveys are way too long, ask complicated questions, and hardly ever get completed — .04% to be exact. While there are a number of tools to collect customer feedback, Wyzerr is reinventing the way data is captured and analyzed. “We want to…

Social Media

Will the Future of Sports Include Fan-based Livestreams?

By | May 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

Will fans continue to livestream sports events? In the history of Pay-Per-View events, fans have always found ways to hack cable box or otherwise divert the broadcast for popular events. And now, according to promoters behind the recent Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match, it’s the livestream…


5 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned from my Father

By | May 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

On Friday, May 8th at 1:55am, in a quaint East Texas hospice that was tucked away by a row of pine trees, my father peacefully took his last breath. After years of battling cancer, heart failure and other illnesses, we knew this day was…

Challenge Cup

3D Food Printers Will Replace Microwaves: Challenge Festival Keynote Night

By | May 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

Who likes to spend their hard-earned Friday evening in a crowded theater listening to talks from CEOs and chancellors of school districts? Entrepreneurs do! Friday night was Keynote Night, part of the weeklong Challenge Festival hosted by 1776. There were four keynote speakers (two…

Startups & Apps


HoverStat: “Drone Automated Roof Inspections”

By | May 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Assessing roof damaging is can be long process for homeowners who want roof repairs. Most insurance adjusters can only assess two roofs a day and sometimes the reports aren’t accurate, but Leanne Eckelberg and Mark Saap have created a solution with their company called…


Redirect is Making Domain Parking More Profitable

By | May 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Whether you have one parked domain or thousands, it is better to enable these URLs to bounce to another site than to let them sit empty. After all, if you can turn these domains into a landing page or have them redirect to another…

Tips & How To’s

4 Strategies To Convert Ecommerce Browsers Into Buyers

By | May 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Over 40% of the world’s population purchases goods online. Ecommerce is booming and no wonder; setting up a website, listing goods, and creating a checkout takes just a few hours and requires rather basic coding skills. The goal of any online business big or…


The Technology and Science Behind Solar Energy Explained

By | May 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

If you’ve ever played a real-time strategy kingdom building game, like Age of Empires or one of the first three Warcraft games, then you have experienced the feeling of limited resources. As you continue to use the resources of the earth for your building…

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