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Portland, Maine

3 Signs That Vets First Choice Is Preparing for an IPO

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Going public is a big deal for any company. It requires months of preparation, years of hard work, and decades of innovative thinking. And if you’re pay attention, it can be easy to spot these companies before they make the move. And while I…

Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

Funding

The 5 Things to Know About Raising Seed Funding

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

So you have an idea and now you need some financial support to get the ball rolling. At this point, seed capital can be helpful. Although the seed round is usually smaller and can come from many funding options (friends, family, incubators, angels, VCs),…

Accelerator

What Does Traction Mean to Accelerators?

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When accelerators are looking to select a startup for their program, a company’s traction is going to be part of the conversation. In an interview Jenny Fielding, managing director of Techstars IoT in New York City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director for Techstars Mobility in…

Finance

The Top 4 Tips for Starting Your Own Business on a Budget

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Setting up a new business is always challenging, no matter how much money you have. When you are on a budget, it is even more demanding. That’s why it is important to be careful to ensure you set the right stage for your new…

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Funding

Dallas

How Underserved Startups Gain Access to Flexible Capital

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

How are your local organizations helping provide capital to entrepreneurs and small business owners in underserved markets? What challenges do startups face when seeking loans? How can the hidden barriers be overcome? At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, one panel addressed these issues head-on,…

Interviews

Ankur Jain and Alex Fiance of Kairos Society on Moonshots for Social Good

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning right or opportune moment, and a word used to describe the Kairos Society, a global foundation dedicated to solving the world’s problems through business, technology and innovation. Kairos was founded in 2008 by Ankur Jain and joined later by Alex…

Funding

Chicago

PhenixP2P Closes $3.5 Million Series A Funding to Improve Video

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

The world is going video. Whether you’re a marketing director or a budding journalist, every study on the books is pointing to high quality streaming capabilities as a necessity for future success. However, for most companies, getting on the video bandwagon has been decidedly more…

Funding

Portland, Maine

MTI Awards $1 Million in Funding to Local Companies

By | Apr 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

The Maine Technology Institute awarded more than $1 million in grants and loans to 25 Maine companies and research organizations in February 2017. MTI awarded two Development Loans totaling $604,490, seventeen Seed Grants totaling $368,607, four TechStart grants totaling $19,725, and two Business Accelerator grants…

Inspiration

J.D. Vance on Being a Zealot for Your Ecosystem

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Growing up in a rural town often means that people are only exposed to the businesses and experiences available in their bubble. And while one might hear about technology happening in the world and in nearby big cities, the thought of connecting with those people…

Startups & Apps

San Diego

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They’re Facing in 2017

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal-focused report a sampling of the healthcare and tech startups in the area, and how they view their industries’ 2017 opportunities and challenges. Here’s what the startups between San Luis Obispo…

Tips & How To’s

How to Make Your Team Stand Out on an Accelerator Application

By | Mar 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When it’s time to consider entering an accelerator program, filling out the application is one thing, but standing out to grab their attention to get accepted is another. Techstars recently asked Lesa Mitchell, the managing director for Techstars Kansas City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director…

Interviews

Austin

Adam Lyons on Being Scrappy, Mark Cuban and Mentorship – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being scrappy is a trait that every startup founder needs to embrace to find different ways to solve problems while building one’s business. Adam Lyons, cofounder of The Zebra, said in our Tech.Co interview that being scrappy is at the heart of their culture….

Finance

6 Financial Tips to Help Save Money While Building Your Startup

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Preparing to launch your startup takes more than motivation and time. It requires quite a bit of capital to get things going and even more to maintain operations in the future. Before you even think about setting up shop, experts recommend that you have…

Funding

Miami

Miami-Based Rokk3r Labs Just Launched a New 9-Figure VC Fund

By | Mar 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There’s a new VC fund on the block: Rokk3r Fuel. The nine-figure fund, launched by Miami-based Rokk3r Labs, aims to support startups or entrepreneurs in areas typically overlooked by the VC community in Silicon Valley, specifically, Miami, Mexico, Colombia and other Latin American countries. While…

Funding

These 15 Techstars Startups Raised Over $1 Million in 2017

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Raising capital is no easy feat for any founder. Sometimes, it takes longer than you think to raise the amount of capital you need to keep your business moving forward. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of people out there willing to take a chance on…

Reports & Rankings

The Highest Funded Startups in Every State

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Success in the startup world is calculated in a number of different ways. Whether it’s popularity, downloads, or positive reviews, budding companies are always trying to show the world that they’re at the top of their field. However, when it comes down to it,…