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Lifestyle

The 6 Main Ways Technology Impacts Your Daily Life

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

We are living in an era of advanced technology, where every part of our daily lives is related to the science of craft in one way or another. There’s no doubt that over the years technology has been responsible for creating amazingly useful resources which…

HR and Recruiting

When Building Your Team, Focus on People, Not Jobs

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Security

3 Ways to Recover from Ransomware Attacks

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Ransomware has become a $1 billion-per-year industry, and the threat is exploding. While a recent cybersecurity report identified 3.8 million unique ransomware attacks in 2015, that number skyrocketed in 2016 to more than 638 million attacks. Because ransomware attacks are typically initiated through email,…

Virtual Reality

The 3 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Will Still Take a While to Catch On

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

VR has been the cool new thing in tech for so long that it’s almost too old to be cool anymore. Here’s a clip of a headset being demo’d a quarter of a century ago, for instance. Yet despite a hyped 2016 holiday season…

Diversity

Blacktech Weekend: Showing Why Diversity in Tech Is Important

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Diversity is a crucial component to a thriving entrepreneurial environment. Many times, people tend to focus solely on the product or service without taking a look at the innovators behind them. Blacktech Weekend is filling that gap by giving a platform to entrepreneurs, techies,…

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Events

Austin

The Importance of Mentorship in the Startup World

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Entrepreneurs are infamous for learning through failure. Whether it’s a botched investor meeting, a disastrous panel discussion, or an abandoned startup, the education of doing it wrong is unmatched in the entrepreneurial world. However, there is something to be said about learning without failing,…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

5 Relationships You’ll Form at a Coworking Space

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While many entrepreneurs are lone wolves, the value of making connections in the business world cannot be understated. Whether it’s at networking events or at the office, forming relationships is the best way to set yourself up for success. Fortunately, when you’re working in…

Diversity

Tampa

3 Ways to Develop a Diverse Culture for Your Startup

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

Back in 2016, Techstars and Chase for Business teamed up to commission a survey covering 680 startup founders. The topic was the challenges faced by those building a diverse and inclusive company. On top of the report detailing their findings, Techstars and Chase for Business ran a…

Entrepreneur

3 Reasons to Connect With Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Inspiration, passion and confidence are just a few of the benefits you stand to gain from making meaningful connections with like-minded individuals. The old proverb, “Show…

Business

Brands Are Definitely Moving In-House for Their Marketing Needs

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

One long-held concern about the future of advertising and marketing is proving itself true: Digital media watchdog Digiday just summed up a few data points indicating that brands have been shifting their focus away from third-party agencies and towards in-house production. Here’s the relevant…

Gear & Gadgets

7 Housewarming Gifts For Techie Friends

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

A potted plant or a bottle of wine used to cut it at housewarming parties. But with technology entering every aspect of life, it’s hard to get by with something as simple as a fern. So, if you really want to impress your tech-minded…

Venture Capital

How to Make Good Use of VC Introductions

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

Inspiration

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From These 4 Mentorship Stories

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Having a mentor to coach you through the twists and turns of startup life can be invaluable. Even researchers agree that founders who engage with mentors will increase their bottom line. In a study by mentorship program MicroMentor, data shows that “mentored businesses increased their revenue…

Ecosystems

Phoenix

5 Veteran-Led Businesses Innovating in Phoenix

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being in the military is a great honor in this country. But when the brave men and women return from serving the United States, many turn to entrepreneurship as a way to continue supporting themselves and their families. In fact, nine percent of all…