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Startups & Apps

How Adding a Game to Their App Pushed This Startup to More Than 150 Million Downloads

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Success is the startup world is hard to come by. With hundreds of thousands of driven entrepreneurs constantly vying for media attention, venture capital, and potential customers, the battlefield is riddled with competition. And when your first idea isn’t going great, some startup founders…

Remote work

5 Ways You Can Foster a More Productive Remote Work Environment

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

Fostering a productive virtual work environment isn’t easy, but it’s very necessary. Remote work is the wave of the future, with about 3.7 million workers in the U.S. now telecommuting at least half the time. That’s a lot of working from home. At Acceleration…

Entrepreneur

Versatility Is the Key to Entrepreneurial Success

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being a jack of all trades wasn’t always a good thing. In fact, if you take the time to finish the quote, it sounds decidedly less complimentary: “a jack of all trades and a master of none.” Ouch, that one has got to hurt….

Tips & How To’s

How to Get Your Team to Actually Show Up for Your Next Meeting

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Meetings are the lifeblood of your workforce. They enable progress and help work to move forward. However, more often than not, they can be overly inefficient or unproductive. Correcting this systematic problem is something we’ve set ourselves out to tackle at Do, our collaborative meeting platform…

Entrepreneur

4 Early Startup Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Needs to Avoid

By | Apr 24, 2017 at 9:15 am

It’s a part of the American dream: starting a business and guiding it along to an amazing level of success. And while many entrepreneurs focus on the expected and worthwhile rewards of starting a new company, not as many are aware of some potential pitfalls…

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Interviews

Chicago

Craig Vodnik of Cleverbridge on Having Offices in 3 Continents

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Craig Vodnik is the cofounder of Cleverbridge, a global subscription billing provider. Founded in 2005, Cleverbridge has grown to 300+ employees with offices in Cologne (Germany), Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo. They have done this all without raising any outside money. At the beginning of his…

Interviews

Chicago

Katlin Smith of Simple Mills on the Value of Clean Eating in Life and Business

By | Apr 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Katlin Smith is the founder of Simple Mills, a food startup that only uses simple, whole food ingredients. While working as a consultant, Katlin discovered she had a gluten-sensitivity and started experimenting with her almond-flour baking mixes on the weekends.  Shortly after launching her…

Business

Portland, Maine

Maine Startups Logged Zero VC Deals in Q1

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

While investors poured $13.9 billion into venture-backed startups during the first quarter of 2017, none of those dollars found their way to Maine companies, according to the MoneyTree Report, a quarterly tally of VC deals from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. It’s the first quarter in more…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Google Home, Netflix Employees, and Influencer Marketing

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

It’s been a long week. You’ve been to endless meetings, boring sit downs, and pointless talks for more hours than you’ve slept, and things aren’t looking any easier next week. Fortunately, you’ve got the entire weekend to kick back, relax, and read some of…

Remote work

5 Tips to Help You Stay Ahead of Your Schedule

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Our schedule is an important resource that we can’t purchase, it often used ineffectively. Planning ahead the schedule of work is a great way for you to think about the goals you want to achieve daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. This puts you on…

Healthy Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Cope With the Stress of Leadership

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

The freedom of being a leader comes with hidden shackles. Whether it’s the ties you feel to your investors or the commitment you feel to your supporters and employees, letting these people down is simply not an option as a startup founder. As a…

Diversity

NYC

Coalition for Queens Aims to Create a Diverse Tech Community

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having diversity within a company has proven to help the bottom line and can transform a community into a leading hub for innovation. We recently sat down for a Q&A with David Yang of Coalition for Queens, one of the eight Techstars Foundation Grantees, to…

Startup

5 Strategies to Grow Your Startup Within a Local Community

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Attracting new customers is priority number one for startups. In this digital era, most marketers will advise you to invest in online strategies, such as running influencer marketing campaigns, using social media, and relying on PPC ads to bring customers to your storefront. Although…

Social Media

7 Ways to Keep Up With Social Media Trends

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Let’s face it, if your brand can’t be found online, your company isn’t going to survive long. In this day and age, a digital presence is a necessity for any budding startup. Even if you’re already online, keeping up with the trend of the…

Tips & How To’s

34 Metrics That Startup Founders Need to Track [Infographic]

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Success as a startup is measured in a lot of different ways. Some people think a high valuation is the key to turning heads in the business world, while others believe traction is the only real way to make waves as a new company. But…

Startups & Apps

DC

10 New DC Cohorts from Social Good Incubator SEED SPOT

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Since its inception, SEED SPOT has supported 288 ventures, 49 percent of which were founded by women and 45 percent of which were founded by minority entrepreneurs. SEED SPOT works to support entrepreneurs of diverse industries that are effecting change through their products, services,…

Reports & Rankings

Austin

The Top 5 Cities for Tech in the US

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

For years, Silicon Valley has been the tech haven of the world. With more patents, more unicorn companies, and more overall innovation than anywhere in the world, it was hard to argue with the Bay Area’s status as the best city for tech. However,…