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Mobile Future: 4 Mobile Trends That Impact Your Future [Video]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What if the solution to global climate change was found in the palm of our hands, on our smartphones to be more specific? Jonathan Spalter, Chair of Mobile Future, believes that mobile infrastructure is a key factor in finding answers to many societal issues, ranging from environmental issues to…

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DrawAttention: How to Grow Your Business on a Startup Budget [Video]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When you walk into any coffeeshop, you can’t help but notice laptops everywhere. As more people choose to work out of public places–be it a library or a coworking space–there are more opportunities to network. Dallas-based startup DrawAttention recognized this opportunity and found an innovative…

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Selecting a Cofounder is Like Looking for Love [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

There’s a reason why there are meetups and events centered around “founder dating” and “founder matchmaking”, and that’s simply because finding a cofounder is very much akin to finding the love of your life. For Aleksander Levental and Aidan Augustin, cofounders of the live-event…

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Switchmate: Making Home Automation Simple [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

Did you know that the adoption rate for home automation technology is only about 2 percent? Ashish Dua, cofounder of Switchmate, believes that’s because the current options available to users are either too complicated or too inaccessible to the average consumer. Switchmate was built…

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Gender Diversity in Tech Will Be Solved Before Racial Diversity [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

LaToya Collins-Jones is the founder and CEO of Pretty Geeky, Inc., a digital consultancy and services company that offers clients with everything from strategic planning services and social marketing support to live event support. At this year’s SXSW, she managed to stop by and…

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Squirl.Co Connects the Real World to Your Favorite Books [Video]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Squirl.Co wants to change how book lovers experience their favorite books. The Houston-based startup created a location-based app that brings readers to the existing sites of novels they’ve read, giving them a new perspective on their favorite stories. For writers, Squirl is a great tool to create engagement with…

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Mobile Advertising: Misperceptions and Its Opportunities for Startups [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm

“I think there’s still a lot of, um, I don’t want to say misinformation, but i just think there’s a lack of education about the power of mobile advertising. And when you think about what you can do from a mobile perspective, I’ve always…

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Shark Tank and the Connected Home 2.0 [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

For the last few years we’ve been in the Connected Home 1.0 model, wherein your home monitors and reacts to problems. Nayeem Hussain, cofounder and co-CEO of Keen Home, is leading the charge into Connected Home 2.0, which is proactive instead of reactive. That…

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Should You Be a Mobile-First or Consumer-First Company? [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Nowadays, companies everywhere are designing with a mobile-first approach – the idea that mobile experiences should be prioritized over web experiences simply because of the societal shift towards greater engagement on their phones. And that’s certainly the case; according to statistics from Pew, mobile…

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Circa’s Motto: Save Time, Stay Informed [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

How often do you see people sitting and reading the actual, physical newspaper? Matt Galligan, CEO and cofounder of Circa, realized one day while waiting for his coffee that our culture surrounding news consumption has shifted: we don’t read for 30 minutes after we get…

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New York Tech Meetup: From Small Time to 42K Members [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

At its foundation about 10 years ago, New York Tech Meetup was nothing more than an outlet for a small group of people to get together and discuss their tech companies. However, over time it’s slowly, organically grown into a central clearinghouse for anybody…

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To Build an Entrepreneurial Community, Listen to the Entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Della Rucker is the managing editor of Engaging Cities, an online magazine that explores new strategies and technologies in the public engagement and urban planning space. Throughout her tenure at the publication, she’s learned a few things about how policymakers should be interacting with…

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It’s Our Responsibility to Stand Up to Cyber Bullies [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Back when Justine Ezarik, more commonly known these days as iJustine, was a kid she used to tear apart the family VCR much to the chagrin of her father. But she wasn’t destroying it, she was learning how all the parts fit together, and…

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SparkFun’s Jessica McDonald: Being a Woman in Tech Can Feel Isolating [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

It’s common knowledge that the technology industry is desperately in need of diversification among its ranks. Thankfully, however, many companies have realized this need to diversify and have made plans to work on recruiting more women and minorities. But as it stands, the current…

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Harper Reed: Technology is Hard, But People are Harder [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

“Technology is hard. I think that’s the main theme of my world: technology is hard.” So said Harper Reed when he stopped by to speak with us at this year’s SXSW. Reed, whose infamy is founded in his previous role as CTO for Obama…

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One of the Top Reasons for AddThis’s Success: Company Culture [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

While Rich Harris hasn’t been at AddThis for too long (he joined the company towards the end of 2013 as its new CEO), he’s managed to push the company through new growth while somehow maintaining a startup-like culture in the workplace. This is pretty…

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Buffer: Transparency & Culture for a Distributed Team [VIDEO]

By | Mar 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Joel Gascoigne is the CEO and Cofounder of Buffer, which currently employs 30 people who are fully distributed around the world. Known for their transparency policy, the quickly growing team at Buffer has taken strides to intentionally create a positive culture at their startup. Hiring purely…