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Accelerator

Chicago

10 Startups on Display at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Techstars is easily one of the most esteemed startup accelerators in the world. With programs in dozens of international cities and partnerships with hugely influential corporations, Techstars has shown startup founders and entrepreneurs that there is no better place to grow and build their…

Facebook

Palo Alto

Facebook Just Bought tbh, an App for Teens You’ve Never Heard of Because You’re Old

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Haven’t felt the sands of time slipping through your fingers yet today? Facebook just shelled out to acquire an app for teens that didn’t even exist last July. tbh, an annoymous messaging app for teens, debuted in August, and has earned 5 million downloads and…

Drones

Burrito-Delivering Drones Come to Australia, and We’re Jealous

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

While still adamantly feared by the average consumer, drones have a lot of practical applications that cannot be ignored. Whether it’s infrastructure analysis, recreational use, or to make the Super Bowl Halftime Show amazing, these unmanned flying vehicles have made quite an impression on…

Ecosystems

Bloomington

How This Rust Belt City Built a Tech Ecosystem

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In Illinois, the Greater Peoria region has historically been a center for engineering and manufacturing excellence. It’s also home of the Caterpillar company that’s not only known for supplying farming equipment, but also helped with several projects including: widening the Panama Canal and providing equipment…

Video

2017 Looks Like the Biggest Year for Cord-Cutters Yet

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

Looks like the revolution won’t be televised. Because after the streaming revolution is over, nothing’s going to be televised. After combing the public filings for major pay TV companies including AT&T, Comcast, Dish, Charter and Verizon, streaming watchdog site Exstreamist has officially predicted that 2017…

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Blogging

How to Create Content for Shrinking Attention Spans

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Do I have your attention? Good. The idea that our attention spans are increasingly shrinking is one we hear all the time. Blame it on the mobile revolution. There is so much content to consume online, along with so many interruptions during the day,…

Inspiration

Scale Your Business By Focusing on the Right Things

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

Anyone can have a great idea. Turning that idea into a profitable business is the tough part. To find out how some of the brightest CEOs and founders today are scaling their ideas and making millions in profits annually, I turned to some of…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s Some Actionable Advice for Starting a Successful Startup

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Steve Jobs once said, “Apple still operates like a startup.” He meant that you don’t need a large staff when it comes to your creative team. You just need one person that’s in charge of different aspects of your business who can do one thing…

Inspiration

The Value in a Community Is a Shared Sense of Destiny

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Building a community is more than a few events, it takes people working together and sharing a sense of destiny. We talked with Hugh Weber founder of OTA, a for-purpose organization focused on sparking transformation through creative connections and collisions in the Midwest, about his experiences…

Coworking spaces

Philadelphia

Benjamin’s Desk and 1776 Are Merging

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Philadelphia-based coworking network Benjamin’s Desk and DC-based incubator 1776 have officially announced their merger. And yes, both of their names are references to the American Revolution, thanks for noticing. The goal of the merge: To create a combined network that can rocket them to the…

Gear & Gadgets

Tel Aviv

Make Your Old Air Conditioner Smart Home Compatible with Sensibo Sky

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The smart home movement is in full effect, for the right price. Unfortunately, that price is pretty high, particularly for the everyday consumer. If only there were a way to add smart features to your otherwise disconnected portable air conditioner sitting on your window…

Bitcoin

Virginia Beach

Bitcoin Trading Company bcause Closes Series A Led by SBI Holdings

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been the talk of the financial world for a few years now. While big banks and notable minds have condemned the revolutionary digital currency has a bad idea, more and more industries are adopting it into their platforms. And…

Tips & How To’s

6 Tips for Affordably Bringing Your Product to Market

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

So you have a great idea for a new product, but you don’t have the money or skills necessary to realize your dream. A lack of money and experience can be an overwhelming obstacle for new entrepreneurs. Fortunately there are ways to push through these…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: 1 in 3 Tech Employees Self-Identify as Workaholics

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

Possibly the biggest socially acceptable item to complain about at your job is just how hard you’re working. But working too hard takes a toll: Workaholics are about three times more likely to be depressed or anxious. I have to wonder: How many people…