Startups & Apps

Walbum: Your World Made Livelier with Images

By | Nov 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Walbum is a mobile photo app that geographically tags every single picture and video that a user posts to his/her timeline, automatically. Once it figures out your location, it tells you what events are going on around you, in real time! Not only that,…


Close Your Email and Get Some Work Done

By | Oct 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

When I watch HBO’s Game of Thrones (which won a record 12 Emmy’s this year) I can’t help but think how much easier and less bloody this world would be if they weren’t relying on pigeon post. Many crises in Westeros could have been…


Let’s Talk Startup SEO: 8 Ideas to Help You Get Noticed

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

By now we, as startups, have all become completely obsessed with SEO. But, it definitely is something that can make our websites better, so we continue to follow this obsession until the bitter end. Since the letters SEO were first strung together, there has been…


5 Advanced Car Technologies You May See in the (Near) Future

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We live in the age when world changes at breakneck speeds – new technologies appear so fast that it is hard to follow all the new developments. Ironically, the sphere of personal transportation, the one most often associated with speeds and progress, so far…


The 5 Best Resources for E-learning Through Gamification

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 3:20 pm

You know this feeling. You came across e-learning and jumped on the bandwagon with a big promise to yourself to finish a full year of coursework. But now, your initial energy is flagging. How do you revive your enthusiasm? The answer: gamification. In recent years,…


Startups & Apps

There’s a Tinder-Like App to Match Journalists with Story Leads

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

There’s a new app that promises users a free, direct pitching platform that offers journalists with a Tinder-like app to match them with story leads. Similar to PR tools like HARO and Muckrack which allow anyone to answer journalist queries and to track what…


6 Attributes of the Perfect E-commerce Product

By | Oct 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

The vast majority of Internet retail startups fail miserably. One of the reasons for this is because the people who start them don’t understand how important their product is to the success or failure of their e-commerce business. They think that if they build a great…



University’s “Shark Tank” Empowers Students

By | Oct 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

As an undergraduate with a business idea, founding a company can be very difficult. Accumulating the right press, gaining funding and traction, and growing an audience (while battling a sea of existing competition) is almost impossible – especially when you’re drafting your business plan…


Patient Technology and Health Informatics I’ve Experienced First-Hand

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Over the course of the year, I’ve been exposed to more technology related to healthcare than I ever would have imagined. My otherwise completely healthy father has seen a string of heart issues and that’s kept him in and out of hospitals all year….



Mattermark and Quire unveil results of the 2015 Startup Investing Survey

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

In an ideal world, anyone who’d like to invest in startups would be able to. However, because of a law created nearly 80 years ago, a whopping 97 percent of American households are legally unable to participate in investing in private businesses. But that…


San Francisco

Workplace Communications is Evolving…Where will the conversation take you?

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Most of us still work in environments where email is king, but several workplace shifts are driving a transformation in business collaboration as we know it—including the rise of today’s remote workforce. This phenomenon is increasing the need for team communication tools that fit the unique workstyles…


Rapid Mobile Application Development (RMAD) and its Pros and Cons

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Rapid Mobile Application Development (RMAD) is a term introduced by the analyst firm Gartner to describe user-friendly solutions that allow business professionals to build and deliver cross-platform mobile apps quickly and easily, increasing efficiency and time-to-market. The Need for RMAD The mobile application industry…



Seattle Startup Week: Women Entrepreneurs All About Business

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Seattle Startup Week is an opportunity for founders and entrepreneurs to connect and learn. Monday October 26, Janis Machala hosted the panel I previewed earlier this week. The discussion focused on stories and practical advice from women who successfully navigated the path from idea…


An Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Healthy Back and Neck During Sleep

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The Dalai Lama tells us that “sleep is the best meditation.” I would add that for many ailments, it is the best medication, too. Sleeping well has positive effects on mood, memory, heart, weight, may help us live longer, and can especially help us…

Marketing & Social Media

10 Cool Editing Tools To Make A Blogger’s Life Easier

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Editing can be a difficult task for a creative person who has great ideas, but doesn’t enjoy checking grammar. Becoming a successful blogger (and a better writer) is easier than ever, thanks to the following 10 online editing tools.  With these tools, any blogger can…


4 Crucial Steps to Developing an Enterprise Mobility Strategy

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Developing and deploying an innovative enterprise mobility strategy for your business can be a lengthy process but one that will empower your workforce and give them access to enterprise data. However, it’s critical that before jumping into the development process you consider there a…


Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

I recently watched a very informative TED Talk that really changed my outlook on work and productivity. The video features a speaker, John Fried, and his speech is entitled, “Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work”.  He makes some points in his talk that give…