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Incubators

Detroit

8 Michigan Incubators That Startups Need to Know

By | May 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the automotive hub of America, there is a post-recession comeback story in the state of Michigan with a fast growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. These incubators and accelerators spread throughout the state offer programs and support to budding founders and teams looking to build their…

Business

4 Ways Corporate Board Members Can Spark Company-Wide Innovation

By | May 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Adding corporate board members needs to be a mutually beneficial move for startups. These individuals have the ability to share their experience and knowledge to help the startup get to the next level and spark innovation at the company. So, how can a board…

Health

Healthcare Technology Is a Goldmine Just Waiting for Startups

By | May 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

There is no denying the fact that technology will literally dominate every aspect of our lives from this point on. From the way in which we approach healthcare to the foods we eat, the cars we drive and even the way in which we…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Meet the Five Finalists in LaunchPad’s Pitch Competition

By | May 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

After close to 140 applications and countless hours to narrow down the finalists, LaunchPad, the small business pitch competition created by Gorham Savings Bank, named the five startups to compete next month for a chance to win $50,000. Meet the Five Finalists Good To-Go (Kittery) – makes dehydrated…

Entrepreneur

10 Tips for Picking the Best Software to Use in Your Store

By | May 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having a good product or service is important. Without something worth selling, you’re not going to keep customers for long. But even if you have the best products in your industry, if your users can’t figure out how to buy what you’re offering, they’re…

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Tips & How To’s

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Successful Tech Startups

By | May 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

In this golden age of entrepreneurship, startups are sprouting like mushrooms all over the world. Unfortunately, only a handful of them are built to last. Statistics show that the failure rate of startups hovers around 50.4 percent – with reasons varying from emotional pricing…

Mobile

3 Things to Consider Before Launching Your Mobile App

By | May 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

The most successful pricing strategy for certain brands could seem counter-intuitive. When we switched business models at Montessorium for our geography app, everything changed. By offering in-app purchases, we were navigating entirely new terrain in the hopes of reaching a wider audience. Because this premium…

Dev & Design

The 7 Most Important Website Usability Factors

By | May 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Usability is very important in modern web design and could be the difference between a user sticking around on your website or getting out of there faster than Usain Bolt, never to return again. There are a large number of factors to consider for…

Productivity

How to Elevate Your Entire Sales Team and Find the Bright Spots

By | May 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

Sales teams often mimic the bell curves we remember so dearly from our days of high school. A small number of people stand above the rest, some lag behind, and the majority lie somewhere near the median. Unlike high school, however, the folks on the…

Security

3 Cybersecurity Practices That Small Businesses Need to Consider Now

By | May 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

All businesses, regardless of size, are susceptible to a cyberattack. Anyone associated with a company, from executive to customer, can be a potential target. The hacking threat is particularly dangerous to small businesses who may not have the resources to protect against an attack let alone ransomware….

Interviews

Codie Sanchez Baker of First Trust on Getting Rejected and Getting Paid

By | May 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The life of an entrepreneur is built on a foundation of rejection. If you want to succeed, you’re going to have to fail quite a bit before you get it right. Fortunately, most entrepreneurs know that learning from those mistakes is more valuable than…

Tips & How To’s

5 Entrepreneurs on the Best Time to Reexamine Your Pricing Structure

By | May 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

A stale pricing strategy is an easy way to lose out to your competition. Whether you’re charging too much or even charging too little, the wrong price can be the difference between success and failure. But how do you decide? We asked five entrepreneurs when…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Cybersecurity, and Hot Dogs

By | May 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What a week for the tech world! From a worldwide ransomware attack to a mobile app that can tell you whether or not you’re about to eat a hot dog, there has been a wide range of emotions flood through the innovative landscape. Fortunately,…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Find a Babysitter, VR and Discount Fitness Classes

By | May 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Each week, Tech.Co searches the web to uncover interesting new companies across all sectors. This week in our Startup Spotlight, we’ve uncovered startups that are helping families check off their to do lists, fitness classes at a discount price, emerging technology in VR, and more. This…

Diversity

Women You Should Fund Leverages the Power of Female Entrepreneurs

By | May 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

The gender problem in tech is well-documented. While more and more women entrepreneurs are getting involved in the startup world, opportunities for success remain few and far between as venture capital still isn’t finding it’s way into the budgets of these women-led companies. Fortunately,…

Ecosystems

Los Angeles

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

By | May 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While the Bay Area hold the title of most prolific startup ecosystem, there’s no denying that California is a veritable gold mine of entrepreneurial talent. Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of…

Trends

Study: Old People Are Finally Getting the Hang of Technology

By | May 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The joke is as old as time itself: old people are bad with technology. When cars became the primary means of transportation in America, elderly folks were still strapping feedbags to the bumper of their Ford Model T. When microwaves made cooking easier, senior citizens could…