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Drones

5 Sectors Benefiting from the Surge of Drone Startups

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Venture capitalists will certainly remember the year 2015 as the “year of drone startups,” but the revolution in the ecosystem still has not reached its peak. As reported by WSJ, venture capitalists will continue to invest in drone-related pitches, especially after the last year’s…

Social Media

NYC

The 3 Reasons Why All Fashion Retailers Love Instagram

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The construction of a prototype for a leather hat lining is displayed, mid-stitch. A completed beaver felt bowler rests on head of cork. A small child and a middle-aged architect both proudly display their own hats inside a Manhattan-based hat store. These beautifully constructed…

Opinion/Analysis

How Online Shopping Has Become More Personal and Effective

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

More and more, we’re seeing online businesses add new features and services with the goal of replicating and even surpassing the personal ways we shop at brick and mortar stores. A perfect example is how men’s fashion site JackThreads is revolutionizing online clothing shopping…

Opinion/Analysis

Six Startup Retail Tech Trends To Watch For In 2017

By | Jan 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

More consumers are getting used to purchasing their items online, through voice activation or on their smartphone. But there are more solutions that need to happen in retail and startups are starting to respond. After walking the floors of CES and other events, talking…

Accelerator

Techstars and Target: Driving Innovation for Retail

By | Jan 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Techstars has announced that they’re opening applications for the 2017 class of Techstars Retail in partnership with Target. You can apply online, and applications are open through April 9th and the program starts in July. Recapping Last Year In case you missed it, the first year…

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Tips & How To’s

4 Trends Staffing Firms Should Look Out for in 2017

By | Dec 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The highs and lows of the past can often dictate a lot about what your firm can expect in the upcoming year. Mature or established staffing firms should be very good at identifying their seasonalities. At my firm, we know within days or weeks…

Startups & Apps

London

The Techstars Demo Day Round Up for Fall 2016

By | Oct 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Fall is in full-swing, and Techstars has been working hard with the addition of 64 new companies. Techstars recently had seven demo days across the globe in cities like Berlin, Detroit, London, Minneapolis, New York City and Chicago. What a ride it has been….

Mobile

4 Reasons Why Mobile Is the Future of Retail

By | Sep 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Retail is an industry experiencing rapid changes, with big players trying to improve delivery times. Production speed and countless other factors to satisfy consumers with evolving needs and lifestyles. While brick and mortar companies work to develop new channels to connect with their consumers,…

Startups & Apps

7 Retail Startups Changing the Way We Shop

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 10:40 am

The world of retail is one open to innovation, change and industriousness. We’ve seen the way we shop transform through the decades, but never at a rate as fast as now. These are the start-ups making those changes happen – take a look. Vinted…

Product Launch

Yotpo Launches Social Curation Tool

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

After securing a $22M round of investment, Israeli company Yotpo now brings a feature that will make it easy for businesses to collect Instagram images and connect with users who post about their products. Today’s shopping trends are deeply changing the paradigm of merchants,…

Trends

3 Creative Ways to Advance Your Omni-Channel Retail Business

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

For a successful company, every platform, every avenue is a sales opportunity. A retail business can’t afford to bury their head in the sand any longer. Whether you are a charming seaside boutique or a large departmental store, you need to have an omni-channel…

Trends

3 Creative Ways to Advance Your OmniChannel Retail Business

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

For a successful company, every platform, every avenue is a sales opportunity. A retail business cannot afford to bury their head in the sand any longer, so whether you are a charming seaside boutique or a large departmental store, you need to have an…

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Is a Necessity for Your Ecommerce Startup

By | Jul 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Rapid technological advances have proliferated today’s world in each and every sector. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one such revolutionary technology which has touched a variety of sectors and millions of lives through its astounding simplicity and efficiency. While many areas of impact…

Trends

Lesara: Big Data Is the Hot New Trend in Fashion

By | Apr 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

Big Data is a red hot buzzword for good reason. Technology allows us to track events that take place in the real world with remarkable accuracy. Simply by crunching numbers, we can predict droughts, identify consumer trends, and improve security, among a million other…

Opinion/Analysis

4 Tech Advancements to Improve Your Retail Business

By | Jan 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Improving retail via technology can make notable differences to your bottom line, your customer’s experience and also make things at work a lot more convenient. There are numerous different ways that this can be done and we’ve compiled some you should consider for 2016….

Opinion/Analysis

The Rise and Demise of Ecommerce

By | Jan 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Since the end of the 1990s, ecommerce has gone from minor curiosity to full-blown economic powerhouse. Amazon started out selling books by mail and then took over the e-book market with its Kindle devices and AZW e-book format. A few years ago, most people…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Ways to Alter the Customer Shopping Experience

By | Jan 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm

New technology can really alter the way your business works and also its bottom line. So, in 2016, why not consider some of these fantastic options to make more of your workplace and in doing so, change your customer shopping experience and grow your…