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San Francisco

The Importance of Inclusion in Startup Competitions [Infographic]

By | May 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The goal of startup competitions is simple: give smaller startups the attention, opportunity, and maybe even prizes that they would have a hard time finding without a stage to pitch on. They bring together investors, founders, and entrepreneurs to facilitate economic growth and spur innovation…

Business

Turning the Negatives Into Positives During a Business Pitch

By | May 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

There comes a time in the life of every company when something bad happens. Whether something is deficient or someone else tried to take a piece of the action, every business has gone through a time it would prefer to forget. So when you’re…

Startup

Phoenix

Second Time’s The Charm: Storage Together Wins Canyon Challenge

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Coming back for the second year, Storage Together won the 6th annual Canyon Challenge at Grand Canyon University on Thursday. Storage Together makes storage more personable and lucrative for the everyday person. The mobile app aims to revolutionize the storage experience for everyone, starting with…

Events

Charleston, SC

DIG SOUTH: South East’s Largest Tech Conference Returns This Month

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The Southeast isn’t exactly known for it’s booming tech sectors; however, if there is one thing the reporters for Tech.Co know well, it’s that innovation can come from anywhere and at anytime. DIG SOUTH Innovation Conference (Icon), is the culmination of said concept where…

Startups & Apps

New Orleans

These Startups Are Competing in the Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you didn’t know, New Orleans is a hot bed for innovative startups and budding entrepreneurs. Whether it’s the southern hospitality or the innovative spirit of the bayou, startup founders of all shapes and sizes flock to this southern haven for the support and…

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Startups & Apps

Arizona

Meet The Finalists From Venture Madness in Arizona

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

One of the most anticipated competitions of the year in the Southwest for startups is Venture Madness, taking place March 8-10. Venture Madness brings the innovation of startups with the expertise of successful entrepreneurs by pitting 64 startups against each other in a bracket…

Funding

4 Tips on Fundraising From Yi-Jian Ngo of Alliance of Angels

By | Feb 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Yi-Jian Ngo, Managing Director of the Alliance of Angels, oversees the Northwest’s largest and most-active Angel network that facilitates $10MM+ investment across 20+ companies each year. For early-to-mid stage startups, understanding what investors are thinking and expect from your pitch and what founders should…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Troy Henikoff of Techstars Chicago on Great Pitches and Transforming Startups

By | Jan 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Troy Henikoff is the managing director at Techstars Chicago, a managing director at MATH Venture Partners, and a professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. If you haven’t heard of Troy yet, he is one of the biggest figures in the…

SXSW

Austin

Tech.Co’s Startup Night at SXSW 2017 Is Where You’ll Get Discovered

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

If you haven’t heard, SXSW is one of the hottest events of the year for entertainment fans, technology enthusiasts, and startups of all shapes and sizes. Whether it be the endless networking opportunities, the electric atmosphere of Austin, or the mountains of free food…

Business

How a Customer’s Elevator Pitch Can Boost Your Startup

By | Jan 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

Getting your elevator pitch down for investors is one thing. But what you might not know is that your customers can sell your product a lot more effectively than you can. However, without specific training, they might not be getting the pitch right. Recently…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Meal-Delivery Venture Wins York County Pitch Contest

By | Dec 19, 2016 at 11:20 am

An organic farm in Arundel won the second Pitch York County pitch contest held Thursday night in Biddeford. How does a farm win a business pitch contest? By innovating the way they package and deliver food to their customers. Like many local farms, Frinklepod…

Diversity

NYC

Women Startup Challenge to Fund Women-Led VR, AR, and AI Startups

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Being a women in tech is notoriously difficult. With most major tech companies employing less than 20 percent of women, the gender gap is starting to become a problem in an industry designed to be progressive and forward thinking. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of…

Personal Branding

5 Ways to Look the Part When You Pitch Prospects

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to pitching a prospect, especially investors, but you shouldn’t make the mistake of focusing only on the content of your presentation. Beyond the substance, you also need to think about how you look and what…

Entrepreneur

The 7 Best Branding Techniques for Your Startup

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Having a quality product is important, as is marketing said product to costumers. But without a solid brand, your company could be dead in the water before you even launch. Fortunately, branding is a lot easier than a lot of people think, particularly when…

Startups & Apps

The Skimm Cofounders’ Pitch Competition Reveals a Winner

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm

What do bead bracelets, boutique cotton candy, and pink eye have in common? They all feature in the business models of three young entrepreneurs debuted in front of Chase and the cofounders of popular email newsletter the Skimm at the Chase-powered Seattle Startup Week. The event,…

Startup

8 Ways to Make Your Elevator Pitch More Memorable

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC members generate billions of dollars in revenue and have created tens of thousands of jobs. An elevator pitch can take your startup to all new heights. Once…

Innovate! and Celebrate

San Jose

Meet the Finalists: 5 Pitch Videos From Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Earlier today we announced the five finalists, and we are inching closer to choosing this year’s Startup of the Year. The final stage of the process? Pitching the startups to our tech titans, the judges ultimately tasked with helping us choose the winner. Meet…