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How to Get More Users: Lessons from Pick2Pay

Pick2Pay

The average American carries between three and four credit cards (technically, that number’s around 3.5, but I dare someone to charge their dinner on half of a credit card). More importantly, according to Srikanth Deshpande, “An American household could leave up to $600 on the table in credit card rewards every year” – that’s essentially… Read more »


From TweetPhoto to SlimSurveys: How Running One Company Laid the Foundation for Another

SlimSurverys

In life, some of us have initiative, and some of us have Initiative. If the distinction isn’t clear: presuppose that a capitalized letter on a common noun denotes “[noun] to a greater extent” or even just “[noun] squared.” For the cofounders of SlimSurveys, this Initiative comes in the form of starting a company…using lessons they learned… Read more »


4 Reasons to Use IntroHive in Your Sales Division

Introhive

It pays to be well-connected – at times, quite literally. Being in sales is competitive, and it takes some good strategizing to be successful at it. I mean…not that I would know personally, since once I tried to sell Do-Si-Dos to a cousin in the Girl Scouts, but many of my friends have shared the frustrations associated with… Read more »


Brandisty: How Tiny Factory Came Upon Brand-Asset Management

Brandisty

Why is this in #3A5FCD, when it should be in #436EEE? Can we make this 400px by 200px? Now, what if we cross-multiply this, take its derivative, package it under LoGo_finalversion27461a.2, and take it to The Cheesecake Factory to hide underneath the strawberry cheesecake? Managing your brand can be tedious; Brandisty aims to reduce the stresses… Read more »


Improve Your Productivity With OneTab

OneTab

Are you notorious for having at least five tabs open at a time while browsing the Internet? With OneTab, you can condense all of your tabs into a single to-do list to help you become more productive online. Not only does having multiple tabs open while surfing the web slow down your computer’s memory, but… Read more »


Spinnakr Launches, Raises Funding from 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz

Spinnakr

Today, DC and Silicon Valley startup Spinnakr launched in public beta and announced an undisclosed amount of funding from Andreessen Horowitz, 500 Startups, Point Nine Capital, and others. Spinnakr takes a new approach to analytics. While traditional web analytics offer complex graphs and reports that only a data scientist can truly decipher, Spinnakr distills the… Read more »



Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup, SquareOffs Offers New Take On Online Polls

squareoffs

Last night, SquareOffs, a social-focused, online polling startup, took home the title of Kansas City’s Hottest Showcasing Startup, at a capacity-packed Boulevard Brewing Company as part of Tech Cocktail’s KC Mixer and Startup Showcase. Built on the frustration of the lack of innovation of online polling, SquareOffs uses Facebook and Twitter authentication to shift the… Read more »


Condiment and the Trend Toward Lifestyle Products

Condiment

Patricia Handschiegel is the CEO and founder of Condiment, the digital magazine and marketplace for independent lifestyle products and tips. Condiment highlights products from necklaces to sake to cookie pies. And Handschiegel is no stranger to this industry. Lifestyle products focus on bringing homespun or handmade beauty, creativity, and uniqueness across every product category. For example,… Read more »




DC-Based Kona Kase Delivers Monthly, Healthy Treats to Endurance Athletes

KonaKase

Have you noticed the gold rush toward subscription based delivery services over the last couple of years?  Perhaps you’re familiar with Truck Club, Birchbox, Foodzie, and/or Quarterly.co?  Science Inc.  has doubled down on this trend with their backing of Wittlebee, Dollar Shave Club, Urban Remedy, and Fresh Dish.  With the success of those who have paved the way, the… Read more »



CNC Strategy Cloud Solutions: Developing simplified cloud-based business strategies for complicated problems

CloudSolutions

When a business grows too large, it sometimes starts to lose focus. Top tier executives may share a strong vision with their teams, but others in the company may end up clouding the overall company vision and execution. You’ve likely experienced the verbal game of “Telephone” where a message is passed from one to another… Read more »