Ecosystems

Tech in Africa: 5 Key Lessons from My Double Life

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm

For the past 12 months, I’ve lived a double life between the UK and Africa, embedded in the financial technology ecosystems on both hemispheres. As an American who’s just spent ten years in Scotland and England, I was very aware of my newcomer status…

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Reykjavik

Iceland: A Small Country With an Outsized Startup Culture

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Startups need an incubator: not in the jargony-way in the proper sense of an incubator, but in the more general sense of a resource-heavy environment that lets a team bounce off themselves and others as they grow. Silicon Valley is at the top of…

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Going Paperless Is the Easiest Way to Go Green at the Office

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 9:26 am

Transforming your office into a less wasteful and more energy efficient space really isn’t that great a challenge — especially since the technology available today makes going green so easy. And while it’s true your actions alone aren’t going to make environmental issues suddenly go away,…

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Portland

Is Portland the Big Freelancing Hub of the Future?

By | Jul 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm

No one will tell you Portland isn’t a growing city: Venture capital funding for startups in the area took a boost from $41 million in 2009 to around $139 million in 2013, according to Geek Wire. “The growth has been phenomenal here,” venture capitalist Diane Fraiman told them. “Another…

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Seattle

5 Reasons Why Seattle Is the Next Big Startup City

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Seattle is a rapidly growing option among the roster of famous startup-friendly cities. Since it isn’t as sizable as San Francisco or New York, it can be easy to forget how many tech heavy-hitters call it home — Boeing, Microsoft, Concur, Bungie, Amazon, Expedia, Zillow, Tableau,…

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Fargo

Investor Paul Singh’s Very Honest Tips for Midwest ‘Tech Hubs’

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm

If anyone is qualified to offer advice to the so called tech hubs blooming across America, it is perhaps Paul Singh, the man who is taking three laps around the country to study how these communities operate and grow. The venture capitalist, an original…

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Sydney

Australia Is the King of Wearable Sports Technology

By | Jun 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Sports has always been viewed as the purest form of competition, pitting people against each other in bouts of strength, speed, and wit. But as the competition has gotten more heated over the years, technology has played a roll in deciding who was the…

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Arlington

Graduate from Coffee Shops to One of These Arlington Coworking Spaces

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Tech.Co has partnered with Arlington Economic Development to bring you this story. For more in this sponsored series: AED ecosystem. Freelancer, full-timer, contractor, entrepreneur, or even funemployed – they all have one thing in common: the need for a place to get work done. From Arlington,…

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London

The State of the UK’s Startup Scene

By | Jun 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

The United Kingdom – London in particular – has an exciting startup scene. Many new tech and other startups are choosing the UK as their launchpad. If you are eyeing the UK as a possible location for launching your business, keep reading. We will…

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Detroit

Detroit Pushes Towards Recovery with Growing Entrepreneur Ecosystem

By | May 24, 2016 at 7:09 pm

It’s no secret that Detroit has fallen on tough times. In 2013, Detroit become the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy, confirming what the nation already knew: the manufacturing powerhouse’s best days were behind it. Fortunately, there has been an impressive…

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Detroit

You Are ‘Brave’ to Startup in Detroit, Says Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company

By | May 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

In a filled theater in downtown Detroit, Bill Ford, Jr. – the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford – addressed a crowd of startup and tech enthusiasts to kickoff Detroit Startup Week. Ford, Jr. was welcomed by Detroit Mayor…

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National Day of Civic Hacking Helps Micro-Businesses In Local Ecosystems

By | May 23, 2016 at 9:08 am

A micro-business can be defined as an enterprise with five or fewer employees. There are thousands of them across the country and they are a key part of what keeps local business ecosystems alive. Almost all companies start out as a micro-business, with one,…

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Emerging Tech Hubs That Are Challenging Silicon Valley

By | May 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Startups and entrepreneurs are rising up faster than ever, and the movers of the industry don’t have to be dependent on location for success. Silicon Valley may be infamous as the once-tech hub center of the country, but today, other tech hubs are emerging…

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HR Open Source Is a Bold Collaboration to Improve Recruiting and HR

By | May 18, 2016 at 9:48 am

Human resources (HR) is one of the most unsexy parts of any organization, but no matter the size or company age it’s a necessary component to operating properly. Companies need to recruit, hire, retain, and keep people happy, but the industry is a bit…

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DC

DC’s Mayor Bowser Kicks of Second Annual InnoMAYtion

By | May 10, 2016 at 9:08 am

Washington, DC is a city where innovation is a major focus. It is the seat of the federal government after all, so if DC isn’t moving forward in innovative ways, it can hardly set an example for the rest of the country. It’s also…

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Green Entrepreneurship: Trends and Startups To Watch

By | May 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm

The evolving social entrepreneurship field has given a major boost to another massive trend on the scene – green entrepreneurship. Startups aimed at solving the world’s greatest environmental problems are blossoming worldwide with the active support from consumers and investors. While green ventures do…

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Birmingham

A Peek Into Birmingham’s Startup Ecosystem

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In the 1960s, Birmingham, AL earned the nickname “The Magic City” and “Pittsburgh of the South”. The city served as a primary industrial center and, along with Atlanta, was a railroad hub in the Deep South. Its major industries were iron and steel production….