SOTY2017 V2

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Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Saving Money, Influencer Marketing and Smoothie Blenders

By | May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Saving money is always popular, especially when it’s convenient. Each week, Tech.Co searches the web to uncover interesting new companies across all sectors. This time in our Startup Spotlight, we’ve uncovered startups that are helping people save money for the long-term and while they shop online as…

Drones

DC

Trump Administration Wants Ability to Monitor, Destroy, and Seize Drones in U.S.

By | May 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law from 2015 that required hobbyists to register their drones. Now, less than a week later, the New York Times has obtained a 10-page draft and summary of legislation…

Events

Detroit

Huge Investments, Josh Linkner, and Everything Else You Missed at Detroit Startup Week

By | May 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

There was no shortage of entrepreneurial talent at Detroit Startup Week powered by Chase for Business this week. Attendees were treated to informative talks, meaningful discussions, and enough startup expertise to fill the massive Masonic Temple where the event took place. With thousands in attendance,…

Communication

Portland, Maine

Rodney Sampson of Opportunity Hub Says Startups Need to Talk to Each Other

By | May 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being a founder of a startup can be a very isolating job and it could feel that you’re on a deserted island. What founders need to realize that they need to get out of their routine, go to events or meetups and talk with…

Social Networking

NYC

5 Tips for Planning a Memorable Networking Event

By | May 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

Many business want to put on a networking event or something larger. To pull it off, you need a few ingredients to create a full experience that invigorates people when they walk in. In my business, there’s an art and science to creating a great…

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Marketing & Social Media

3 Reasons Why Podcasts Will Best Stretch Your Advertising Dollar

By | May 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

In the advertising community, the money is beginning to flow to specific areas: Instagram is a rising star, and Pinterest is doing well for itself as both are visually oriented, allowing them to showcase products with that extra pizzazz. But forget social media platforms for…

Productivity

Top 7 Affordable Analytics Tools to Hack Your Startup’s Growth

By | May 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

In entrepreneurship, there’s no such thing as overnight success. You can plan every detail of your startup’s launch, but you can never fully prepare for unexpected roadblocks to growth. You can only embrace these ongoing challenges and accept them as stepping stones. Once upon…

Entrepreneur

4 Must-Have Technical Skills for Online Solopreneurs

By | May 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an online solopreneur is truly commendable. It takes guts to charge into the treacherous world of entrepreneurship, even more so if you plan to face most of the challenges and responsibilities yourself. Fortunately, being shorthanded should no longer be a problem for online…

Marketing & Social Media

Marketing With Emotion Helps Build Customer Relationships and Revenue

By | May 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Somewhere in the history of marketing, we decided to silo our marketing skills and strategies to be either B2B or B2C. The problem is, businesses are made up of people, not pre-programmed robots. That same IT buyer you may be targeting is also making…

Space

Watch Out Musk and Bezos: There’s a New Contender in the Space Race

By | May 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While governments appear to have stopped making space travel a priority, private companies have taken up the mantle and made serious strides in reaching the stars. Whether it’s Elon Musk’s company SpaceX and their self-landing rockets or Jeff Bezo’s company Blue Origin making space travel possible…

Funding

Tokyo

What You Need To Know About Softbank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund

By | May 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Earlier this week, the funding world changed forever as the world’s largest private equity fund, SoftBank’s Vision Fund, announced it has raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. The fund is backed by SoftBank and Saudi…

Events

San Francisco

Seriously, It’s Time to Apply for Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition

By | May 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

OK, you’ve been coy for the last few months. You knew that the Startup of the Year competition deadline was off in the distance and there was no rush to get it in early. But whether you’re waiting to the last minute or have…

Healthy Entrepreneur

DC

Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Your Brain to Eat Itself

By | May 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Sleep deprivation does many things to our body, we feel fatigued, gravitate towards junk food to stay awake and certainly changes our mood, but eat our brains? That’s just wrong. A new study by the Journal of Neuroscience by Michele Bellesi, et al. released…

Events

Detroit

Josh Linkner on What It Takes to Build Something Successful

By | May 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The pursuit of success is a staple of the startup world. Every founder, every investor, and even every employee is doing everything they can to get a taste of the top. Working 80 hour weeks, tapping networks, and attending events like Detroit Startup Week…