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Seattle

11 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Seattle

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

The heavy hitters — Microsoft, Amazon, and Google — call it home. So do plenty of other big startup names, like Zillow or Tableau. And the best news, for you business policy wonks, is the total lack of a state income tax. If all our…

Ecosystems

Chicago

8 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Chicago

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

With the Cubs advancing in the MLB playoffs, Chicago is abuzz with excitement. Even with winter looming in the coming months, there is a certain energy in the city that is palpable when you wander through The Loop, Lakeview, and Wrigleyville. Many people refer to…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Report: Maine SBDC Clients Secured $47.1M in 2016

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Business owners who sought…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

Community And Affordability Make Phoenix a Growing Startup Scene

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Being a small fish in a large pond is often considered a bad thing. You don’t get to stretch your legs and grow because you’re not being challenged by other, more impressive fish. Plus, startups could get lost in the mix, explained Michael Young, founder and CEO…

Entrepreneur

Boston

15 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Boston

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Boston “is a bit of the Rodney Dangerfield of cities,” according to Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder & CEO of the Boston-based Mavens & Moguls. After all, the Bay Area and NYC get all the good press but “truly Boston is where a lot of the tech and VC…

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Tips & How To’s

The 4 Rules to Using Humor as a Business Tactic

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Humor can be effective in marketing, but it’s important to understand who your audience is. For business owners, it’s tempting to play things on the safe side and strive to never offend a potential customer. Controversy is a good way to get attention, but…

Ecosystems

Seattle

5 Reasons Seattle Should Be the Home of Your Next Startup

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

From great talent to a community of investors, there’s nothing this startup hub can’t offer. Seattle is the hub for Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial innovation. As you walk down the street, you’ll see Starbucks, a company founded here. Look up to the sky and you…

Ecosystems

Connecticut

Why Hartford, CT, Is a Rising “Knowledge Capital”

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Successful entrepreneurial ecosystems generally have three common attributes: Quality Talent Access to Capital High Education Recently, the Brookings Institution released a report, “Redefining Global Cities,” that classified Hartford as a “knowledge capital,” putting it in the same class as regional leaders aspire to be, namely, Austin,…

Startup

Amsterdam

The Dutch VC and Startup Ecosystem Is Now the 6th Biggest in Europe

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 5:50 pm

More than one billion was raised by startups based out of the Netherlands over the last 12-month period. The number cements the Netherlands as a formidable hub for startup activity in Europe. To be precise, Amsterdam has officially reached number six on the list of…

Startup

Chicago

Here’s Why You Should Expand Your Startup to Chicago

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

When launching a successful startup, funding is only part of the equation. Once you have the capital you need, positioning your company so it can deliver returns is the next step. And when your startup reaches this step, location is key. If you’re planning to…

Acquisition

NYC

OneVest Acquires FounderDating, Facilitates Entrepreneur Network

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

They key to a successful startup ecosystem is working together. If VCs don’t have access to bankable startups, they won’t do a lot of investing. If quality employees don’t have access to businesses in need, they aren’t going to help build a successful startup….

Events

Detroit

Detroit Hosts Largest Inaugural Startup Week in History

By | May 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Detroit is in the midst of a renaissance. It is a city that was once thriving and has seen more than its share of hard times in recent decades. But in the last few years it has become an opportunist’s dreamland. The hardworking backbone…

Startups & Apps

Ecosystem: The Main Reason New Apps Fail

By | May 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm

When developing a mobile app, it’s easy to get tunneled into a particular use case. Having the perfect app idea is one thing, but being able to execute it and is quite another. However, too many product teams get tunneled into the thinking that their…

Events

Columbus

Columbus Startup Week Will Celebrate the City’s Unique Ecosystem

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

When you think of cities with bustling startup scenes, Columbus, OH is probably not one of the first that spring to mind. But what does come to mind when you think of Columbus? A modest, Midwest, blue-collar city? The home of the Buckeyes and the original Wendy’s?…

Tips & How To’s

Paris

Learn to Be an Entrepreneur for Free with TheFamily

By | Apr 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Anyone can become an entrepreneur. At least, that’s what it says on the website of Paris-based startup accelerator TheFamily. And if their rising popularity and gigantic funding deals are any indication, they might be right. So, if you are looking to start a business in Europe,…

Ecosystems

Dallas

Dallas Startup Week Expected to Be Twice as Big as Last Year

By | Apr 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm

For the second year in a row, Startup Week is coming to Dallas, TX with Chase for Business as the headline sponsor. Last year brought in about 3,000 registered attendees and they’re expecting to double that amount this year. The conference will take place from…

Opinion/Analysis

Top 5 Safest Cities to Build Your Startup

By | Mar 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

Let’s stipulate two facts for the record: 1) you’re starting a new business, and 2) you’re flexible about where that business can be operated from. Obviously, this is a lot easier to consider if you’re going to have a web-based business. You would only…