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DC

Celebrate Startup Tour Heads to DC

By | May 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

DC Tech, we’re back! This time we’re rocking and rolling on the Tech Cocktail (a Tech.Co production) mixer and startup tour so join us on June 10th at 1776 where we’ll search for the Startup of the Year! Since January, Tech Cocktail has been traveling the…

Lifestyle

41 Entrepreneurs Share Their Unusual Hobbies

By | May 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hobbies are activities, interests, and pastimes that we tend to undergo for our pleasure during our free time. They are fun and we easily obsess about them because they are our escape from the stress and pressure of startup life. Bill Gates, for example, collects…

Productivity

United Kingdom

Veeqo Gets $1 Million for UK to US Expansion

By | May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Veeqo today announced that they have officially raised $1 million in funding to fuel the reach of their expansion efforts into the US from the UK. It’s a great outcome for the company, which was only looking to raise $400,000 via the Seedrs platform. “We already have…

Lifestyle

Los Angeles

Align: The Dating App that Uses Astrology to Find Your Perfect Match

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Most dating apps are based on photos, pictures, the “hot or not” approach, or other superficial methods to find the perfect match. While this has worked for some people, Helen Grossman and Aliza Kelly Faragher – both Leos – have created a dating app…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Memphis

Ncrease, Gemphones, and 6Figure Win Tech Cocktail’s Memphis Startup Competition

By | May 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Tech.Co was overly excited to welcome Tech Cocktail’s first year at the Memphis, TN’s BBQ Fest, a four-day event filled with, well, I’m sure you guessed it: BBQ. Set along the Mississippi River, last week’s event brought together 250 cooking teams, a great amount of…

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Scottsdale

Shelvspace Vows to Transform Consumer Packaged Goods

By | May 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It might not be the sexiest idea ever, but it’s got the attention of a few people so far. Coming out of the headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona today was the announcement that Shelvspace has successfully raised $1 million in seed funding from Tallwave Capital,…

Productivity

NYC

New College Grads: Levo Wants to Help you Find a Career

By | May 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

If you hadn’t noticed, it’s graduation season (shout out to my little sister who just got her degree). For a lot of grads, though, the job market is more daunting than any final paper, test, or project. That’s why Levo today launched a suite…

Ecommerce

5 Tools That Will Help You Jumpstart Your ECommerce Business

By | May 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Starting an Ecommerce business can be difficult and the demands from consumers add to the challenge. If you are looking to jump-start your Ecommerce business, you will need a few tools to help ease the process. The following are five tools that help with…

Education

Denver

Galvanize Gets Major Legal Talent by Hiring Stephanie Donner

By | May 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It’s long been the goal for Denver-based Galvanize to create on-ramps for anyone with ambition and aptitude to have access to technical skill and entrepreneurship. They believe in making education and growth accessible to anybody, especially underrepresented groups in the tech industry. To that…

Education

The Evolution of the Modern Day Classroom [Infographic]

By | May 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when young adults finished up high school and then quickly moved in one of two directions. They either enrolled in a four-year college to work toward their degree, or they got a job right out of…

Communication

Paris

Is Text Messaging Slowly Fading Away?

By | May 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

There have been a lot of entrepreneurs taking advantage of a somewhat niche, but popular, trend in the personal messaging space. Imgur, Imoji, and Pixit have all delivered the world a disruptive and different way to communicate with the people in your life. Instead of…

Communication

Slack Attack Round 2: #Nomads Passes 3,000 Members

By | May 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In January, Tech.Co reported that the corporate communication tool Slack was being used more and more often for private networking among groups united by an interest. One of the Slacks we highlighted, #Nomads, has since skyrocketed in popularity. They’ve managed to pass the 3,000 mark as…

3D Printing

“You Kick Ass” Got Funded by Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

By | May 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

You Kick Ass, a tech company that turns you into an action figure, walked away with a tidy $100,000 from Mark Cuban on a recent episode of Shark Tank. Cofounders Alesia Glidewell and Keri Andrews, whose alter egos are Creatrix and Transformagirl, came onto…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Chicago’s Starchup is the GrubHub of Laundry Service

By | May 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

There are multiple startups in the laundry service/dry cleaning vertical. A lot of them make their business in pickup, cleaning, and delivery of clothes to customers. Some even offer same-day service. Sure, it’s a disruption of the market, and one that takes business away from brick…

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