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Meet the 10 Chicago Startups in Techstars Class of 2016

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Accelerators are designed to foster growth in early stage companies. They provide founders and employees with funding, coworking spaces, and, perhaps most importantly, sage advice. At Techstars, the startups that come out of their program are primed and ready to take on the world….



6 Things That Matter When It Comes to Building Your Business

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending the first Chase for Business Conference in my hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by entrepreneur and entertainer Nick Cannon, the event had a solid cast of speakers sharing their insights to a crowd of about 500…


Facebook Massively Influenced Voter Registration Numbers

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Thinkpieces on the immense power of Facebook, the Galactus of social media networks, are common enough. But after last week, those thinkpieces will all have an extra statistic on their side: Facebook’s massive influence on America’s voting registration. Despite Facebook’s interest in remaining genuinely…



The Rise of the Rest Tour Takes a Mile-High Trip to Denver

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The Rise of the Rest tour is presented by Revolution, Google for Entrepreneurs, Salesforce for Startups, Village Capital, Economic Innovation Group, Inc., and Engine, with Tech.Co joining on as a partner. A little competition is good for everyone. It gets the blood pumping, your…


4 Yoga Devices That Will Make You Say Namaste

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 am

Yoga is about more than stretch and accidentally farting. It’s about finding your center and relieving stress when entrepreneurship has gotten a little too intense. The popularity of this workout tactic has exploded in recent years, and those that partake in classes and at-home…

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This Is the Robot Helping Kids Learn in School

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 10:55 am

Robots have taken over the tech industry. From devices that clean your house to programs that plan your day, there is a robot for everything nowadays. And while you might think they’re primarily made to make your life easier, they can also address the…


Drones Leading Construction Industry Into the 21st Century

By | Sep 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

The assembly line was a breakthrough in manufacturing that forever altered the world we live in. Its efficiency cleared the way for the cost effective mass production of goods and in many ways birthed the modern economy. Sequential advances since then have been equally…



QuiO Raises $1.05 Million Seed for Smart Injection Devices

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm

According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. the global injectable drug delivery market is expected to reach USD 931.1 billion by 2024. For those individuals that suffer from chronic diseases or cancer and require the use of injectable drugs, dosages are taken at…


6 Cool Transformative Uses of E-Waste

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm

When a new smartphone or X-box unit hits the market, we line up to get them. When better tablets, laptops, TV’s and other gadgets break or become obsolete in our own eyes, we discard them and buy new. This has all created a well-publicized…


How Streaming Services Are Crushing Cable Today

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm

In 2015, the number of US households that paid for internet streaming TV but not for cable hit 10.5 million, up 12 percent from 2012. In 2016, cable’s dropping even further in a couple different metrics. Specifically, top networks are seeing an avalanche of viewers dropping out in…

Gear & Gadgets

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is the Most Affordable Health Tracker Worth Buying [Review]

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

There is no doubt that one of the fastest growing wearable types go to fitness trackers. From Apple’s new Series 2 watch, to the endless array of GPS sport watches, there is something for everyone in every price point. On the entry-level, affordable side…

Tips & How To’s

How to Keep Customers in Their Shopping Carts

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Fact: 68.63% of online purchases get abandoned. And no, it isn’t the total price tag. Customers often tend to abandon online shopping carts due to poor navigation, security concerns, on-site glitches and crashes, lengthy checkout process or unsuitable/expensive payment methods. Applying the right design principles…


What Does It Mean to Be a Millennial Founder in This Economy?

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Millennials are poor, and poor people don’t have the freedom to become entrepreneurs. How bad is it? As previously covered , 63 percent of millennials can’t scrape together 500 dollars with no notice, and 79 percent are concerned that they will never have a retirement…



The Rise of the Rest Tour with Steve Case Kicks Off in Nebraska

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 1:45 pm

The Rise of the Rest tour is presented by Revolution, Google for Entrepreneurs, Salesforce for Startups, Village Capital, Economic Innovation Group, Inc., and Engine, with Tech.Co joining on as a partner. Every startup deserves their day in the sun. Whether it’s through investment, bootstrapping,…