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Social Media

5 Ways to Get Your Brand to Tell a Story on Social Media

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Brand storytelling, when done properly, allows marketers to build personality and associate emotion with a brand to create a personal connection with the consumer. The prevalence of social media today has driven an interest in leveraging the convergence of content creation and programmatic advertising to…

Business

800 Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to FCC: Protect Net Neutrality

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Net neutrality has been a hotly debated topic in the tech sector for a few years. While former president Obama did a great job of putting laws in place to protect it, innovators around the world are now worried about the future of net neutrality….

Blogging

3 Crowdfunding Plugins to Earn You Money Right Off Your WordPress Blog

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In 2017, websites and online publications everywhere are pivoting to a wide variety of revenue systems other than advertising. Subscriptions are top dog. Here’s how I framed it in a recent article: “Media consultants are urging businesses to use subscription models or hybrid models,…

Jobs

15 Most Desired Positions According to Recruiters on LinkedIn

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

It has been proven on multiple occasions that working at a job you hate is worse for your mental health than being unemployed. Sure, the stress of being financially strained can be too much to bare, but the sheer emotional and physical exhaustion that…

Funding

FinLab’s $30M Initiative Seeks Diverse Entrepreneurs for Third Cohort

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

FinLab, a 5-year initiative managed by the nonprofit Center for Financial Services Innovation and JPMorgan Chase, is now in the home stretch for accepting startups and entrepreneurs into their third cohort. Of the hundreds of startups who will apply, nine winners will be selected…

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Funding

DC

Edtech Company EVERFI Raised $190 Million Led by Bono’s The Rise Fund and TPG Growth

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Edtech company EVERFI, the leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports leagues, and non-profits, announced they have raised $190 million to advance their vision for education innovation. The Rise Fund and TPG Growth invested $150 million, with Main Street Advisors and…

Co-working Spaces

Chicago

3 Startups on the Value of Setting Up in a Coworking Space

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

With the remote work revolution in full swing, companies around the world are debating the value of setting up their business in a coworking space. With much lower costs, a bevy of networking opportunities, and enough free coffee to make your head spin, getting…

Startups & Apps

6 Tools for a Bustling Online Forum on Your Startup Website

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

Do you want to take your lead generation and nurturing campaigns to the next level? One way to increase the engagement of your visitors is to have them participate in an active community. Not only will an online forum spark discussion regarding your brand,…

Coding

Portland, Maine

There’s a New Coding School Coming to Maine

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

Three Maine organizations are bringing a successful coding school to Maine in an effort to increase the public’s access to educational opportunities around software and web development, and to increase employers’ access to qualified developers. Earlier this week, Venture Hall, Thomas College, and Project Login, announced…

Ecosystems

Dublin

3 IoT Startup Trends Happening in Dublin

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you think about the Irish startup scene, fintech might come to mind. But Ireland is much more than payments and blockchain, in fact, IoT is starting to gain more ground. Ireland is the home to Intel, Google, Accenture’s AI Lab, several research institutions…

Social Media

10 Simple Ways to Gain More Instagram Followers

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Who said earning followers had to be difficult? Most times, it’s as easy as watching what you post. Gaining Instagram followers as potential customers is a lot more valuable than building a list of random people. If you’re planning on expanding your marketing to…

Entrepreneur

5 Ways to Create a ‘FunTasktic’ Work Culture

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What makes Google, CISCO, Dell, and Starbucks some of the best places to work for? Certainly, they pay their employees well, but it’s not the only reason why young people around the world dream of working with these companies. These organizations have flourished principally for…

Interviews

GAIN’s CEO on How the App Bootstrapped Its Way to a Winning Business

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As the internet’s “wild west” era comes to an end, the open internet’s promise of freedom has given way to siloed social networks as the gatekeepers that connect audiences with content. For marketers, that means one thing: It’s time to power up their social…

Events

San Francisco

Cheryl Foil of Kiddar Capital on the Value of Startup Competitions

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Competition is a big part of being a startup. With limited capital, sparse media attention, and only so many customers out there, just having a great idea isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to have to prove your worth on a regular basis…