Hardware

7 Steps to a Prototype for Hardware Startups

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

So you have a hot new hardware device that you’d like to develop and sell?  Well, your first step is to create a working prototype.  But where should you begin?  There is no doubt that developing hardware is hard, and you can’t expect immediate…

Ecommerce

3 Design Strategies Essential to Ecommerce Conversions

By | Feb 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

B2B e-commerce sales were set to hit $1 Trillion in 2014, making Gartner’s $559 Billion prediction for 2013 look downright pessimistic. But despite all this money floating around, too many e-commerce executives and solopreneurs seem to be taking Woody Allen’s “90 percent of success is just…

Communication

How to Choose a VoIP Provider for Small Business Communication

By | Feb 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Traditional telephone services can turn out to be quite costly, especially if you use them to satisfy the demands of a small or medium-sized business. Thankfully, now small business owners can choose from a number of options when it comes to voice communication, and…

Startups & Apps

Cannabis Pocket Reference Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

By | Feb 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

With its use clearly growing, marijuana users need an app containing all the information they need to know about it – a platform where everyone can be informed on news and history of cannabis. This is Cannabis Pocket Reference, an Android application you can find…

Entertainment

San Francisco

Imgur Doubles Down on Heightening Visual Storytelling

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Header Image credit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sharpwriter There’s rarely a photo post on Reddit that isn’t powered by Imgur these days; they are the internet’s visual storytelling community after all. A big part of their success is the fact that Imgur has been continually updating their image viewing…

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Vancouver

Tapstream Grew 14 Times Larger in Their Founding Year

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Tapstream saw a record year in 2014, boasting a long list of accomplishments. Similarly, product sales coming out of the Vancouver, British Columbia startup show steady growth that puts January 2015 in the books as their best month to date. Overall, Tapstream grew 14…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Quickly Schedule Your Employees with When I Work

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

Mary is the owner of a newly launched startup. She recently hired three part-time employees and is spending way too much time creating their schedules each week. Due to the stress of creating employee schedules, Mary wishes there was an easier and faster way…

Productivity

FounderDating Wants to Hear Your Entrepreneurial Questions

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm

When we think of the word ‘dating’ we tend to think about star crossed lovers gazing into each other’s eyes; the background scene might be hustling and bustling, but to them the world stands still. But there are more forms of dating outside of…

Health

Amsterdam

Radium: Dealing With the Fallout of a Post-Nuclear World

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The full consequences of radioactive leaks can take years, sometimes decades, to fully manifest in our foods, fish, and produce that people eat every day. Living in a post-nuclear world means that we have to deal with both the literal and figurative fallout from…

Mobile

Los Angeles

Don’t Let Laundry Day Get the Best of you: Use Washio

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Laundry day: it’s the bane of my existence. How many times have you gotten super amped up to do laundry only to have something else pop up? “Oh, I’ll do it tomorrow,” you always say. But tomorrow turns into the next day, and the next,…

Marketplace

San Francisco

Sindeo Gets $5M for Disruptive Mortgage Marketplace

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Sindeo successfully closed their $5 million Series A funding round led by Renren, one of China’s most prominent social networks; renren literally means “everyone” in Chinese.  In addition to the funding, cofounder and COO of Renren James Liu will be joining Sindeo’s Board of…

Education

Bonnie Lee: Teaching Life Lessons via Digital Animals

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

“I have always enjoyed creative writing and short stories. Being brought up in New York – the city opens itself up to one where everyone has a story to tell,” says Bonnie Lady Lee, founder of Bonnie Lee Apps. “I have always had a…

Web

What’s in a Domain Name? Howard Lefkowitz Stresses Brand Strength

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm

What is the power in a name? In a keynote address at NamesCon, The Premier Internet Names Conference, Howard Lefkowitz shared his expertise in the travel and entertainment space as it relates to domain names. In a very interesting analysis, Lefkowitz points out that…

3D Printing

Minneapolis

Stratasys Offers Free 3D Printing Course for Educators

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Minneapolis-based company Stratasys is introducing a free, 3D printing curriculum for educators. The 3D printing company is offering a 14-week course online to help prepare secondary and post-secondary students for careers in the industry. Learning materials are free for educators and include a curriculum guide, supporting…

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