Startups & Apps

San Francisco

Garrett Camp’s Expa Launches Spot: Where Will you Go?

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Whether it was because of his time at StumbleUpon or Uber, you’re all familiar with Garrett Camp in one way or another and with the high level of entrepreneur he is. Over the course of the last year or so he’s been putting his…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Las Vegas

Tech.Co Startup of the Year Competition Heads to Las Vegas

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The Tech.Co regional startup competitions are going full force across the country! Check out the highlights of the winners, announcements, and polls here. In October, all of the regional Startup of the Year winners will be invited to compete in Las Vegas during Celebrate…

Startups & Apps

DC

Boozy, the App That Gathers Happy Hours, Daily Deals, and More

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Let’s say you are in an unfamiliar area and you want to have a meal. You have multiple options: You could ask Siri for recommendations for nearby restaurants, you could call one of your friends to get suggestions for good places to go, you…

Finance

Take Charge of Your Health Savings with HSA Coach

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I typically categorize Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as “something that adults talk about.” Since I barely consider myself an adult on my best days, I’ll admit to not knowing much about them. However, I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Aaron Benway, co-founder and CEO of…

Mobile

Cleveland

“Companies Struggle With Managing Mobile Infrastructure”

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

The team at Vox Mobile has built their company on a solid, but simple, foundation. They want to keep your people connected and communicating wherever they are and whatever they’re doing because they believe communication is the basis for any successful, efficient, and productive…

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Security

DC

Re: LastPass – Why are we Still Using Passwords?

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

Everybody had a minor freak out this week when we heard that LastPass was exploited and invaded by unknown parties. You’re all familiar with the story, so I’ll spare you a full rehash: according to the team they “found no evidence that encrypted user…

Startups & Apps

Cabsolutely Puts Cab Companies on Even Playing Field

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm

It’s no secret that cab companies are struggling. The abundance of Uber, Lyft, and other car sharing programs that are providing better service, better prices, and other incentives are pushing taxis out of the market. This is certainly the case in urban areas around the US,…

Health

San Francisco

Going to the Doctor Might Never be the Same Again

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Video chatting these days is almost as easy as breathing. It’s just always an option and you can connect with somebody who lives virtually anywhere on the planet. Honestly, I think we take it for granted sometimes: it’s insanely astounding. I’m so enthralled with…

Mobile

Pittsburgh

StreamMe Helps Create Micro-Local Social Networks

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you happened to be at Tech.Co’s Pittsburgh Startup Competition on April 30th, you probably heard about StreamMe. They won our Reader’s Choice award and have been invited to pitch at our Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas this October. If you weren’t able to make it…

Hardware

Inventory – A Major Killer for Hardware Startups

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

Once you get past developing and manufacturing your new product, and landing early customers, inventory becomes the biggest threat to your startup’s survival. To be a successful hardware startup you ultimately must learn to efficiently manage inventory. Some wise advice is to never purchase…

Accelerator

Austin

Techstars Austin Gets Bigger and Better With Each New Class

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Techstars has been making major headlines this week in the news with their recent acquisition of UP Global. In fact, there’s seldom a month where they’re not in the news for something innovative or exciting, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from one…

Education

Los Angeles

It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I don’t like when people say: “I’m just not creative”. It doesn’t make me mad, but that’s my least favorite phrase in the world because I think it’s a cop out. I’m here to tell all of you out there who think creativity is…

Celebrate Startup Tour

NYC

Boomset and Yorango Win New York City’s Startup of the Year

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

In a highly-saturated market like New York City, it can be hard to navigate through the literally hundreds upon hundreds of startups. Well, Tech.Co’s Celebrate Startup Tour took on the task as a challenge and rolled through Silicon Alley last night, where it crowned…

Politics/Government

Why California’s Uber Ruling Could Mostly Just Hurt Workers (In 1 Graph)

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

The California Labor Commission just ruled that Uber must treat a driver like a normal employee, rather than independent contractor, potentially forcing the company to pay benefits and cover expenses for other drivers, too. It’s being hailed as a victory for worker rights and a…

Entertainment

Philadelphia

Tickets. Simple. Five and Quarter. Flat.

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

My local crew of San Diego friends are some pretty great people to go to live music shows with, and one thing we all do often is head out to the smaller, local venues during the week to catch a good show. It’s fun,…

Politics/Government

Sean Parker Explains His Plans To “Repair Democracy” With A New Social Network

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

Last fall, Sean Parker, the technology billionaire behind Napster, Facebook, and Spotify, invested several million dollars into a risky stealth startup, Brigade, which has the ambitious aim of increasing mass civic participation. “The grandiose vision is to repair democracy; to do that, we have…

Security

San Francisco

Marble Security: The Bouncer Stopping Security Threats at the Door

By | Jun 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

According to Gartner, through 2017 about 75 percent of mobile security breaches will occur through apps rather than deep technical attacks on the OS itself. That’s not anything new at this point, but it is a bit shocking to think about and it’s something…