Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things.

Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

 

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ShearShare Wins Startup of the Year at Innovate Celebrate

ShearShare Wins Startup of the Year at Innovate! and Celebrate Startup Competitions

At this year’s Innovate Celebrate, the McKinney, TX-based startup ShearShare won first place in the Startup of the Year competition. Chosen from an initial batch of nearly 1,000 startups and after competition against approximately 50 other startups in the Startup of the Year competition,…

Venture Is a Crappy Place to Find Capital

Find Your Path to Funding

Compared to last year, 2016 so far has seen a sizable drop in the number of venture funding deals: They plummeted by about five percent. Comparing Q2 of this year to last, we see a sizable drop in numbers (1,117 North American deals in Q2 2016…

Augmented Reality’s Goal Is to Create Deeper Human Connections

Augmented Reality's Goal Is to Create Deeper Human Connections

From the popularity of Pokemon Go‘s augmented reality gaming to Uber‘s testing of self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, 2016 has seen the rapid rise of technologies once only imaginable in some futurist’s mind. At the very first Innovate! and Celebrate conference, CNET.com’s editor-in-chief Lindsay Turrentine…

How to Create a Successful Social Good App

How to Create a Successful Social Good App

This article was brought to you in partnership with Mobile Future, whose expertise in wireless innovations is helping to inform and connect tech innovators, mobile entrepreneurs, and policymakers. Submit your mobile app by October 5 at 6 PM (ET) for a chance at $10,000…

Is Higher Ed Adapting to the Changing Needs of Gen Z? [Vote]

Is Higher Ed Adapting to Changing Needs of Gen Z? [Vote]

Tech.Co has partnered with Arlington Economic Development to bring you this story. For more in this sponsored series: AED ecosystem. According to the most recent statistics, the average Class of 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt. That number is up 6 percent from…

The 8 Steps for Implementing a New Technology Plan at Your Company

This article is sponsored by Comcast Business, but all opinions belong to the author. So, you’ve got an idea for a company. But, before you go about actually starting your business, you have to put a lot of consideration into the technology plan that…

HP’s PageWide Pro Let Me Print Origami without a Computer

HP's PageWide Pro Let Me Print Origami without a Computer

This article was brought to you in partnership with HP, whose new line of HP Business Printers reinvents business printing through its cost-effective, high-quality, and hassle-free technology. In case you don’t know, I acquired a brand new printer a few months ago – an…

Nominate the Most Notable NYC Startup Founders Over 40

A Founder's Guide to the New York Startup Scene [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to one study, the average age of your modern-age tech startup founder is 31 and didn’t study a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concentration in college. While the higher age seems surprising (at least when we consider the widespread belief that startups…

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Seek Out Mentors

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Seek Out Mentors

This series is brought to you in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (formerly the Consumer Electronics Association). You can read the rest of the series here. “Founders have a tendency to drink their own Kool-Aid and can convince themselves it tastes good when perhaps it needs…