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Celebration

Celebrating 11 Years of Entrepreneurial Advice

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On this day eleven years ago, we gathered a couple hundred startup founders, developers, creators, investors, tech enthusiasts and executives into a bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago to host the first TECH cocktail event ever. We pulled it together with a…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Millennials Are Stressing More Than Ever

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Wake up, work at full speed, stress out, veg in front of Netflix, crash in bed, try to shut off brain, repeat. For many millennials, this is their daily cycle of stress and it’s slowly causing damage to one’s health. Scientists, doctors, friends, even…

Aeronautics

NASA’s X-Plane Just Joined the Supersonic Airplane Race

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

There are more players in the race to deliver travelers from one destination to the next in supersonic speed. Boom, the supersonic aircraft company recently announced a Series A $33M investment as well as their partnership with Sir Richard Branson to complete development production…

Ecosystems

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Tour Headed Through The Rust Belt with J.D. Vance

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again. That’s the tune that’s running through my head this morning as Steve Case and the Rise of the Rest team announced this morning will be hitting the road again for the 6th…

Business

Why Don’t Investors Fund More Emerging Market Startups?

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

When you consider that half of global venture capital goes to three U.S. metro areas (New York, Silicon Valley and Boston), and that only 10 percent of private capital investment goes to emerging market startups, it makes you wonder. Are there simply not enough…

Diversity

New Tech Solutions Emerge as Trump Gets Tough on Immigration

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

Despite much opposition, President Donald Trump since he signed the executive order last January to curb immigration and continues to move forward with the travel ban. These orders and initiatives have certainly added challenges to the current immigration system and complicated employment matters even…

Politics/Government

Live: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate 📺

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

If you’re curious about the Russian hacking and fake news allegations coming out of Washington, D.C. lately, you might want to tune into todays’s testimony by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying before the Senate. The questioning of Sessions is said to be…

Entrepreneur

National Geographic Launches Chasing Genius Competition to Save the World

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Earth, while filled with beautiful oceans, stunning landscapes, and compassionate people, has its fair share of problems. From food shortages to health issues to sustainability concerns, there’s no denying that this planet isn’t perfect. Fortunately, National Geographic has decided that its time to do…

Space

Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 1 Challenge

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For the first time in history, SpaceX launched its used Dragon spacecraft on the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo. The rocket successfully reached the International Space Station and returned to Earth. With…

Drones

Trump Administration Wants Ability to Monitor, Destroy, and Seize Drones in U.S.

By | May 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law from 2015 that required hobbyists to register their drones. Now, less than a week later, the New York Times has obtained a 10-page draft and summary of legislation…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Your Brain to Eat Itself

By | May 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Sleep deprivation does many things to our body, we feel fatigued, gravitate towards junk food to stay awake and certainly changes our mood, but eat our brains? That’s just wrong. A new study by the Journal of Neuroscience by Michele Bellesi, et al. released…

Startups & Apps

New App WeCanResist.It Turns Trump Tweets Into Donations

By | May 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

It has been an interesting year in the political world, and no social media platform has seen more of a direct impact than Twitter. Sure, President Obama made great strides in using the platform, but President Trump uses it as his almost daily outlet…

Drones

Drone Hobbyists May No Longer Need to Register With FAA

By | May 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

On Friday, May 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law put in place in 2015 that required both hobbyist and commercial drone pilots to register drones with the FAA. The D.C. court posits that the Registration…

Interviews

How Learning From Mistakes Can Help Build Relationships

By | May 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Some of the biggest personal growth comes from learning from failures and mistakes. We talked with Carrie Rich, the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University School of Nursing and the author of Sustainability for Healthcare…