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Reports & Rankings

10 Most Innovative Cities in the US, Ranked

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

While top tech hubs like San Francisco and New York get all the glory, innovation is never confined to just one place, or two places in this instance. Startup founders and entrepreneurs have set up shop all over the country, and their efforts have…

Reports & Rankings

50 Cities Most Likely to Benefit from Smart City Infrastructure

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Smart city technology, in so many words, sounds awesome. From self-driving cars to hi-tech infrastructure, this movement could see a whole new kind of city taking form in the coming years. Plus with companies like Facebook and Google setting up their own versions of…

Accelerator

Techstars Joins U.S. Air Force to Launch Autonomous Tech Accelerator

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

With more government agencies taking an interest in the private sector and its innovations, Techstars is excited to announce our second defense-focused accelerator and our second accelerator in Boston – Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force. Techstars is the worldwide network…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways Online Businesses Succeed When They Open a Physical Store

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

Although online-only business models promise higher returns, retail brands are starting to open brick-and-mortar locations to attract more consumers. Just look at Amazon. It wasn’t that long ago that retail-focused entrepreneurs were thrilled by the possibilities of online-only business models. Doing away with significant…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Stress Can Lead You to Make Bad Decisions

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Every day, you make huge decisions that impact your life, business, or family. However, some decisions come with consequences you didn’t anticipate or desire. For founders, making decisions while stressed can lead to risky behavior, impacting the morale and culture of a company. Research…

Healthy Entrepreneur

The Best Exercise Routine For Your Brain

By | Aug 26, 2017 at 8:05 am

At this point we all know that exercise is good for us. The health benefits of physical activity have been well-documented — including helping to control weight, strengthen the cardiovascular system, fortify bones, and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. There is no doubt that the…

Accelerator

These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…

Diversity

Four Ways to Design a Bias-Free Hiring Process

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Every organization I’ve ever worked with has used the pipeline excuse to justify a male-dominated workforce. I heard too many times, “We would love to hire more women but we just can’t find them.” While pipeline issues are more real in some industries than…

Gear & Gadgets

Jabra Evolve 75 Headphones Reduce Open Office Distractions [Review]

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

If you’ve worked in a startup in the past decade there’s a good chance you’ve worked in an open office layout or maybe even in a coworking space. In theory they are designed to foster collaboration, but in reality all it brings is noise…

Accelerator

AI Startups: Here’s How to Apply to TechCode’s AI+ Accelerator Today

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, is launching the second cohort of its AI+ Accelerator today. The goal? To help AI startups “integrate artificial intelligence technology into their product and gain access to global distribution channels.” Among other global resources, TechCode…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Defense Mechanisms That Could Hurt Your Relationships at Work

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When you’re under pressure, stressed out, overworked, under-appreciated, scapegoated, or generally disrespected at work, internal defense mechanisms will often kick in. Psychologists say these behaviors and mental processes are serving as a stability factor but could be making things worse. Psychologist George Vaillant took…

Accounting

4 Accounting Hacks for Small Business Owners

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

For small businesses, managing one’s accounting can be the difference between staying afloat and growing the company. We asked four founders to share their best accounting tip for their small business. Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone When it comes to doing your…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Route Optimization, Angel Investors and Pickup Games

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week we bring you five smart tech ideas as part of our Startup Spotlight Series. This week, we found lifehacks that optimize your route, manage after-school pickup, getting face time with angel investors, and more. MyRouteOnline (Boston, MA) This startup emerged out of their…

Gear & Gadgets

TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch Designed With Hikers and Skiers in Mind

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In an expanding world of Android Smartwatches and the Apple Watch, there has been a recent shift in how athletes track and monitor their progress. Now, many GPS trackers are including extra bells and whistles that allow you to receive texts, use mini-apps, and…

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