Marketing & Social Media

Video Marketing Tips every Marketer can Use

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Video marketing has become one of the greatest tools for online businesses to enhance their market presence. As the attention of the consumers are shortening online due to  the wide variety of choices that they have, marketers are frantically looking for a medium through…

Accounting

Quick Startup Financing Options

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Creating a startup company is the best way for people to make money out of their ideas and creations. Coming up with an idea might be fairly easy, but maintenance and sustainability are not – especially in terms of financing. Ideas have value, especially if they…

Product Launch

Agile: Not Dead; Not a Silver Bullet

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm

So everyone seems to be on a bandwagon, saying that agile is dead. People like to go extremes to create unnecessary turbulence at times. I would not go that far. Agile did have a strong following for the last 10 years and we have seen…

Accelerator

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator: Diversity in Seattle

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 4:23 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle and the information sessions they have scheduled for the month of January! Read the full series of stories here! Microsoft Ventures is looking to reinvent the way Microsoft…

Hardware

IoT Pioneers Need Proven Hardware

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm

The Internet of Things – IoT – is growing much faster than most people realize. By 2020 it’s estimated there will be 26 billion embedded units connected to this vast network, up from just under one billion only six years ago. This figure does…

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Pitch

LeadGenius Finds Leads; You Secure Them

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

One of the most important aspects of a business is the generation of leads; leads in this case meaning the potential customers who would be a great fit for your product or service. Lead generation is also one of the most time-consuming activities. Luckily,…

iPad

Sortly: Keep Your Stuff Organized

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you are preparing to move or have just moved in, you need something to help you leave the chaos behind and get your life back. And that was exactly what I was looking for when I moved my stuff from one garage to…

B2B

KPI Alerts: Business Metrics Dashboard on Your Phone

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

‘All we need is data, and all we want to see is trends!’ – This has become a cliché. Irrespective of your role in the business, you need data and trends to sail through and run your show effectively. No matter if you are…

Business

Strategic BYOD Plans Focus on Primary Goals

By | Jan 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The idea behind creating and implementing a bring your own device (BYOD) policy seems fairly straightforward at first; all companies need to do is permit employees to use their own device for work purposes. The simplicity behind it has lead many businesses to adopting…

Security

The IT Team is Your Company’s Secret Weapon

By | Jan 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Most every company has an IT team, or at least one IT expert in place. Although their job responsibilities are key for keeping the company running smoothly, most employers still don’t understand how to keep them working at an optimal level. Not only that,…

Health

San Diego

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint for RockMyRun

By | Jan 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

A number of years ago Adam Riggs-Zeigen embarked on a training schedule for an upcoming half marathon. Initially, he did what most people do and threw together a playlist to get his mind and body through the training regimens. But something didn’t sound right…

Startups & Apps

Sao Paolo

Who is Happy? Cannabis Consumers, That’s Who

By | Jan 17, 2015 at 8:23 pm

The former founders of Pergunter, Paulo Costa and Henrique Torelli, recently launched a mobile application called Who is Happy for both iOS and Android users. The app is a geo-location check in service for cannabis consumers. It works in a very simple manner. Users…

Education

Avaz: Expanding the Vocabulary of Special Needs Children

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 11:00 pm

A few years back, around 2009, a small group of investors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras banded together to bring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to India. They looked at various options and applications of this technology, but didn’t have any big success…

Productivity

San Diego

Credibility is Key for Portfolium’s Partnerships

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In May 2013, Portfolium took home a win at our San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase; the crowd was excited about their social portfolio network that strives to connect young talent with opportunity. It’s been a while since we spoke with them, but Adam Markowitz…

Art

Emoji Art: Portraits of Your Favorite Celebrities

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We recently published a story about Emojis how 2014 was the year that emojis took over. From the most popular “word” (the heart emoji) to marketing campaigns, emojis are quickly becoming an important tool used to communicate. Today, Internet anti-socialite, and all around digital blender…

Data

NYC

NYC Students Use IBM Watson for Apps Improving Society

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

By now, I think we’re all familiar with IBM Watson. First made famous through its appearance on Jeopardy, during which the supercomputer competed against humans, the cognitive technology has become an arguably necessary tool for the future. Yesterday, the City University of New York…

News

DC

UK Prime Minister David Cameron Visits DC Startup Incubator 1776

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator 1776 this morning to talk to various startup entrepreneurs and investors prior to meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. Among those he spoke with were Steve Case, the AOL cofounder and chairman…