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The 2015 State of the Union Recapped In 24 Obama Quotes

State of the Union 2015

President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union address that covered a number of topics with themes based in optimism, resilience, rebuilding, bedrock values, and creating change. He started with the story about an American named Rebekah from Minnesota, noting her family’s  struggles and resilience. Here’s a quick overview, via quotes taken from several of the topics President Obama covered, that… Read more »

StockUp’s New Website Shows Latest Grocery Sales

StockUp's New Website Shows Latest Grocery Sales

StockUp, the Washington, D.C.-based company whose mobile app gives consumers a tool to easily create a grocery shopping list and help them find the best prices at nearby stores, announced today the launch of their new website, This new website gives American consumers a central resource for finding some of the best unadvertised sales… Read more »

Fashion Metric Secures $1M From Tahoma Ventures, Others

Fashion Metric

Fashion Metric recently announced that they have successfully closed a $1 million seed funding round led by Tahoma Ventures. Along with Tahoma Ventures, Fashion Metric welcomed investments from Corsa Ventures, Elementum Ventures, Geekdom Fund, and multiple angel investors in Los Angeles and Texas. To date Fashion Metric has raised a total of $1.4 million featuring… Read more »

Digital Work Accelerator Event Doubles as Pitch Practice


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! Coming up with an idea is easy, but developing it into a startup is hard. And after you create your product, finding market exposure to your intended… Read more »

Why Every Startup Needs Networking Skills

startup networking

Over the years, networking has become one of those corporate buzzwords that is just one more word in the meaningless word salad that defines corporate speak. We don’t even hear it anymore. And that is really too bad. Because it is still a very meaningful concept that is, now, more important than ever before. The… Read more »

Video Marketing Tips every Marketer can Use

video marketing

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 which they can break the clutter and disburse their messages in… Read more »

Quick Startup Financing Options


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 are good. Anyone having an idea that has breakthrough potential or… Read more »

Agile: Not Dead; Not a Silver Bullet


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 several companies embracing it and building great products. Yes, I agree… Read more »

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator: Diversity in Seattle

Microsoft Ventures accelerator Digital Work

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! Microsoft Ventures is looking to reinvent the way Microsoft works with top entrepreneurs and startups. The Microsoft Ventures Digital Work Accelerator is accepting applications for its second… Read more »

IoT Pioneers Need Proven Hardware

IoT Hardware

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 not include the slightly more than seven billion smartphones, tablets, and… Read more »

LeadGenius Finds Leads; You Secure Them

lead genius

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, there are companies out there who focus on lead generation, LeadGenius… Read more »

Sortly: Keep Your Stuff Organized


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 another. Sortly does two things at a high level: it keeps… Read more »

KPI Alerts: Business Metrics Dashboard on Your Phone

phone analytics KPI

‘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 a business owner who wants to make a decision, an operations… Read more »

Strategic BYOD Plans Focus on Primary Goals


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 BYOD in greater numbers with each passing year. Research from Gartner… Read more »