Startups & Apps

On-Demand Startups Are Completely Changing the Industry

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

It was not long ago that the apps on our smartphones were, by today’s standards, basic. They played music, allowed us to text, and the very pioneering apps tracked our daily step count and sent us news alerts. That all changed with social media,…

Tips & How To’s

How to Quickly Build a Customer Base With Lead Generation Tools

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm

With content management systems like WordPress, getting a site up and running is no big deal. But apart from building traffic, what I find most challenging is incorporating a lead capture strategy that will actually generate some blog subscribers. Since I’m already loaded with…

HR and Recruiting

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

Hiring your first few employees can often be as hard as choosing your cofounders. Especially in the early days of your startup, when you’re often only months from running out of money, hiring the wrong person can be disastrous. Yet it’s hard to accurately…

Accelerator

Digital Activists: WelkerMedia Is Launching a Free Global Accelerator

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

Independent media network WelkerMedia is launching the world’s first no-equity and not-for-profit acceleration program with a focus on digital activism, social impact and creative projects. How It Works Alumni of the program, which is called WM Labs, will gain access to the media network’s…

Accelerator

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s no denying that BB-8 was the star of the most recent chapter in the main Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. What you might not realize is that the adorable droid was the brain child of Sphero, a robotics and digital technology company and…

Augmented Reality

The World’s First Augmented Reality Dating App Is Finally Here

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Before Pokémon Go hit smartphones around the world like a ton of bricks, the augmented reality discussion was cemented in a futuristic image of the tech. Think Ironman’s heads up display without the cumbersome helmet and the English voice assistant. People have had high…

Interviews

Sabin Lomac of Cousins Maine Lobster on How They Prepared for Shark Tank

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

For kids growing up in the northeast, summertime meant backyard barbecues with a picnic table filled with buttery corn, grilled food and ample hot lobster. Cofounders of Cousins Maine Lobster Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis wanted to share their Maine tradition of delicious cuisines to…

Startup Spotlight

Valet Is a Personal Car Charger Caddie for an Electric Vehicle

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming more prevalent around the world. By the first quarter of 2017, there were close to 10,000 electric battery car sales in the U.S., with Tesla leading the charge. With more car manufacturer and tech companies making eco-friendly solutions more…

Productivity

Why Open Offices May Be Bad for Your Tech Startup [Infographic]

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

Moving to a physical venue signals exciting times for a technology startup. You, the leader, think of the possibilities for greater collaboration and productivity once the team is all together. Chances are you’ve considered the open-office concept. With no need for walls and cubicles,…

Cannabis

A Venture Capitalist’s Take on Investing in Cannabis

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The cannabis industry has been filled with innovation and investment in recent years. With multiple states legalizing recreational and medical use across the country, investors big and small are hungry to get a piece of the action. However, federal laws still remain staunchly opposed to legal…

Tips & How To’s

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

By | May 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process. The best part is that afterward you walk away with valuable insight, experience and lessons learned. GalvanizeU graduates Baolin Liu and Jonathan Hourany, current gU student Anthony Abercrombie, Data…

Tips & How To’s

Founder Advice: The Pursuit of Perfection Has Limits

By | May 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Putting unrealistic pressure on yourself to perform and excel could be limiting you to progress and succeed. We talked with Kyle Goguen, founder and president of Pawstruck.com, an online retailer and manufacturer of natural dog treats and chews, and asked him what advice he has for small…

Culture

Respect is the Foundation of Client and Employee Relationships

By | May 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Building a good relationship with your clients and employees comes down to respecting and trusting each other over the long haul. We talked with Gabriel Richards, Founder and CEO of Endertech, about putting love and respect as core values and the positive outcomes he’s gain…

Inspiration

How Mompreneurs Can Have it All, And Some

By | May 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

For some reason, the 2012 Atlantic article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” has always fueled me. At the time that was written, I had a 3-year-old daughter, was pregnant with my second child, and wanted nothing more than to prove that article…

Ecosystems

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

By | May 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While the Bay Area hold the title of most prolific startup ecosystem, there’s no denying that California is a veritable gold mine of entrepreneurial talent. Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of…

Virtual Reality

Taylor Freeman of UploadVR on Building a Passionate Culture for Good

By | May 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Working in the film and event industry for many years, Taylor Freeman decided to put his career on hold and travel around Europe reflecting on what is important and discovering his true passion, technology. “My real passion was around technology, user experience and providing…

Kickstarter

Superscreen Rethinks How You Engage with Your Smartphone

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Smartphones are the primary tool used to engage with the digital world. Thanks to increased performance, better battery life, improved wireless networks, and an infinite marketplace to connect developers and consumers, the shift towards mobile-only is not just a trend but a reality. So, why…