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…

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Seattle

Why Startups Are Flocking to Seattle

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing and Blue Origin are just some of the big company names that are housed in Seattle. It’s also one of the hottest places to launch a startup. In this #StartupsEverywhere series we talked with Brett Greene and Red Russak, Founders at New Tech…

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Portland, Maine

Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Reaches Annual Cap for 2017

By | Oct 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit, which provides tax credits to investors to encourage greater investment in Maine startups, has reached its annual cap of $5 million with three months left to go in 2017. The end came quickly. A few weeks ago, there was…

Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

Why the Maine Tech Scene Is Attracting Silicon Valley Investors

By | Oct 4, 2017 at 11:30 am

Portland, Maine has seen a bunch of startup activity in the last year. From Vet First Choice’s raise of $223M, to CashStar’s acquisition by Blackhawk Network for $175M and everything in between, the tech ecosystem is vibrant and showing no signs of slowing down….

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Stock Market, VR Marketplace and Clean Air for Babies

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With flu season around the corner, being exposed to air pollution won’t help improve one’s health. Each week TechCo searches for the latest startups hitting the market to make your life easier. We found startups helping protect babies from urban air pollution, a new…

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Virginia Beach

Why Hampton Roads Attracts Veteran-Owned Businesses

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

Hampton Roads is an area in Virginia that encompasses several cities such as Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Newport News and the center of an emerging tech ecosystem. Zack Miller, founder of Hatch, is helping entrepreneurs gain valuable experiences through his accelerator and connect…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: Data Privacy, Smart Homes, and Streamline Your Work

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With the holidays on the horizon, creating a protective barrier around your home with smart technology might be a good way to go. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found ones that can…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Baby Snaps, Waste Not and Helping the Visually Impaired

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Rolling into the the Fall, people will be enjoying what’s left of the nice weather before the winter hits. And that means outdoor activities, going out on the town and travel. This week on Startup Spotlight, we’ve found startup products that help parents capture little…

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Portland

How Portland’s Startup Ecosystem Strives for Inclusion

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Diversity and inclusion is a priority for the Portland, Oregon startup community. Rick Turoczy, Cofounder at Portland Incubator Experiment, is a leading force in this movement and helps drive a culture of curiosity, craft and collaboration. In this interview with #StartupsEverywhere, Rick talks about Portland’s…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…