Ecosystems

Dallas

Department of Commerce Awards $600,000 Grant To Fuel Dallas Entrepreneur Center

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the startup world, capital can be hard to come by outside of the coasts. While New York and Silicon Valley enjoy a seemingly unending stream of funding, smaller cities have to either bootstrap, self-fund, or really impress a VC to get the money…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Tech Jobs, Cool Restaurants and Make Money Driving

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 9:45 am

With the weekend up ahead, if you are thinking of going out to dinner, having a few drinks and grabbing a ride share home, we have some startups you need to know about. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help your daily…

Ecosystems

Indianapolis

Why the Indiana Startup Ecosystem Is a Hidden Gem of Innovation

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

West Lafayette is known for housing Purdue University where you can find innovation, forward-thinking students and professors, top research labs, entrepreneurship programs. The Greater Lafayette ecosystem also has a blossoming startup tech ecosystem that is being supported and nurtured by entrepreneurial leaders, government and…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Oncology, Pet Tracking and Your Soccer Game

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found a device that can help cancer patients and more. Athelas (Mountain View, CA) We probably all know someone impacted by cancer, and for those going through…

Ecosystems

Maine

Maine Technology Institute Wants Your Input on How to Spend $45M 

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

The Maine Technology Institute will receive $45 million as a result of the $50 million bond referendum that voters approved earlier this year and is looking to gather feedback on the process it will use to distribute it. MTI will be soliciting proposals from Maine organizations…

Ecosystems

DC

Emerging Tech Hubs Can Give Startups a Competitive Advantage

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In a 2017 study by TechNet, they found that encouraging the creation of dynamic startups across the nation can create one million new jobs per year. The study demonstrates there is vigorous progress returning to the economy via small-to-medium sized businesses and startups. This…

Ecosystems

Houston

How the Tech Industry Is Responding to Devastation in Houston

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The tech industry is used to raising millions of dollars as quickly as possible. Now, it’s putting those skills to work for a worthwhile cause: Helping the dozens of thousands of residents of the Houston metro area who are greatly affected by the tropical…

Ecosystems

Houston

How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Blankets, shoes, underwear, pet food, diapers, socks, water…the basics are needed for the human and pet victims of Hurricane Harvey. This Category 4 hurricane that landed on Friday night continues to dump rain and gain strength to hit more of the coastal states. This…

Amazon

Seattle

Amazon Uses 19 Percent of All the Prime Office Space in Seattle

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon occupies 19 percent of all prime office space in Seattle, according to a new analysis. That’s twice as much office space as any other major U.S. city has given to a single employer. It’s another sign that Seattle is seeing massive population growth, particularly…

Ecosystems

Santa Barbara

Beyond the Beach: An Inside Look at the Santa Barbara Tech Ecosystem

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Among the beaches and mountains of Santa Barbara, there is an emerging tech scene that is attracting founders to the city from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Kyle Ashby, cofounder of The Sandbox Santa Barbara and StartupSB has helped launch new spaces, initiatives and…

Ecosystems

Kansas City

The Impact of Entrepreneurship Flooding Mid-Size Markets

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The future of entrepreneurship is bright. That is, if myself and 400 of my new friends that attended last week’s ESHIP Summit have anything to do about it. The ESHIP Summit, put on by the Kauffman Foundation, was the first conference of its kind,…

Startup Spotlight

NYC

Startup Spotlight: Sell Edu Courses, Craft Beer Rewards and Rent Cool Furniture

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, TechCo features emerging tech startups that can help streamline your business tasks or simplify your life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an easy way to create and sell online courses, for millennials to rent cool furniture, get rewards for drinking…

Ecosystems

Cuba

How the People of Cuba Built Their Own Internet

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When you think of Cuba, our ornery neighbor just 90 miles south of Key West, a few typical things may immediately come to mind:     Cigars: Old cars: A series of increasingly-bizarre failed assassination attempts: But Cuba, our newest international acquaintance, also happens…

Ecosystems

Maine

Why Maine Needs More Startup Mentors

By | Aug 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With the Maine tech ecosystem making waves, there is an increasing need for more mentors. Kerem Durdag, is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Maine Technology Institute, during which time he worked with 16 separate startups. He shares his thoughts as to why the EIR program…