Opinion/Analysis

Equifax, You Had One Job

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Social security numbers, drivers licenses, and the kitchen sink have all been compromised in one of the biggest hacks of personal information to Equifax. Customers generally found out through the media that Equifax’s breach was detected July 29, 2017 and impacted approximately 143 million…

Accelerator

Every Major DC Accelerator, Listed

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Accelerators are to startups as spinach is to Popeye. And for those located in the DC area, it’s important to stay updated on the biggest and brightest accelerators available. It’s tough to stay on top of the constantly shifting mass of incubators, accelerators, and…

Politics/Government

How Tech Leaders Are Opposing Trump’s DACA Order

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Trump administration has today ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or the DACA. No new registrations will be accepted into the Obama-established program and the current members — 800,000 individuals who were brought into the U.S. as young…

Ecosystems

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…

Education

12 EdTech Startups Aimed At Solving Jobs Gap

By | Aug 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

My high school motto is Finis Origine Pendet or “the end depends upon the beginning.” The motto has stuck with me, and it seems especially pertinent as I think about the state of the workforce today. The whole concept of a job is in…

Facebook

Super Ideological Senators Get More Facebook Followers Than Moderates

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Today, in news we kinda already knew: Pew Research has uncovered data indicating that those with a strong ideology will gain more Facebook followers than those with moderate positions. Yep, being reasonable on the internet will make you way more invisible. The Data You’ll…

Gear & Gadgets

25 Photography Gadgets To Shoot Like A Pro

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

There is nothing more fun than shopping for new gear and gadgets. But you always want to make sure you’re getting the right new gear and gadgets (i.e. not just the most expensive). We’re here to help you figure out the best photography gadgets…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Yoga Can Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

Fatigue, irritability, reduced appetite, back problems, anxiety and the inability to make decisions are subtle symptoms of depression. Any founder that has been through the startup journey will tell you that these signs are more common and reoccurring than people will admit. In a…

Business

Trump Business Councils Are Disbanding After More CEOs Depart [Updated]

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Tech and media giants including Google and Paypal have reaffirmed their stance against hate groups in the wake of a violent white nationalist protest in Charlottesville last Saturday in which a white nationalist drove a car into a crowd of protesters, killing one individual and wounding 19…

Space

How to Watch NASA’s Live Stream of the Solar Eclipse

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

If you won’t be heading outside or can’t get the proper eyewear in time to view the solar eclipse, then NASA is offering a multitude of ways to watch it online. NASA announced they will be televising the eclipse live from coast to coast…

Diversity

Report: Women Engineering Students are Still Dropping Out

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

People took to social media amid a controversial internal memo by a Google software engineer called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” which was not only a slap in the face to women in tech and diversity initiatives as whole, but also claimed that there was…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Is Technology Accounting for Sleeplessness?

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 7:15 am

Sleeplessness. A new study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that more than one-third of American adults are sleep deprived. In the first ever conducted study, they indicate there is an increased development of…

Funding

Entrepreneurs Hate Fundraising ; How To Fix It

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Entrepreneurs and VCs need to be more precise in the way they talk to each other when it comes to fundraising. Put yourself in the shoes of a startup investor. Every day you review entrepreneurs, through a sort of funnel: very wide at the top…

Internet of Things

The Only Problem With the New IoT Cybersecurity Bill

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginian Democrat, and Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, have teamed up on a cyber-security bill aimed at what — for Congress, at least — is an entirely new problem. The bill focuses on the Internet of Things, or…

Space

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Defend Earth From Aliens

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re like me you may have instantly thought of the popular movie, Men In Black. But this is not a movie, this is a real job. NASA currently has job opening for a “planetary protection officer” responsible for ensuring alien…

Entrepreneur

What Is Startup Day & Why Should You Care?

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Everyday is a “startup day” for me and millions of other entrepreneurs starting and running their own businesses. But today is officially Startup Day, the day when government officials pop out of their summer slumber to show their support for the new economy set…

Security

How to Protect Your Domain Name from Cyber Attacks

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Too often founders jump into the process of purchasing a domain name in order to get their blog or business site out into the world without the thought of protecting their URL from hackers. What you may not know is that your domain name…