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Inspiration

How to Open Your Doors to Luck

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

Inherently, we entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch. We paint visions of success in our minds and we set exuberant goals to get there. Sometimes things go wrong and we write them off as bad luck. But how many times do we stop to wonder whether…

Co-working Spaces

All the Major Women-Only Coworking Spaces, Listed

By | Nov 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The importance of a women-centric location for working and living shouldn’t come as much of a shock to anyone reading the news over the past few months, as waves of sexual harassment allegations have risen across numerous industries, from politics to news to Hollywood….

Health

Meet the 7 Health Tech Startups in Dreamit’s Latest Class

By | Nov 4, 2017 at 8:00 am

As health access remains a hot button issue in Washington, digital health and medical devices are steaming ahead with innovative solutions for delivery. According to Mobihealth News, digital health startups raised over $578.55 million in Q3 of 2017 alone, with companies like AbleTo, Talkspace,…

Gear & Gadgets

The Arrow Smartwatch Just Went Hi-Def

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

A few years back, entrepreneurs George Popalis and Dan Kiriakou saw the future of wearable technology: high-resolution cameras. Existing wearables focused on fitness tracking and notifications. Nobody had cameras—at least not good ones. Growing tired of missing the perfect shots as they fumbled to…

Gaming

GameMine Targets Legacy Game Platforms After $20 Million Raise

By | Oct 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

Daniel Starr made a name for himself as a Blockbuster executive, where he led a team that transitioned the movie rental behemoth from a brick-and-mortar chain to a digital-first company. Blockbuster’s marketing group refocused on digital marketing, especially programmatic buying and experimented with its…

News

4 of New York’s Biggest VC-Backed Tech Exits Happened This Year Already

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you look at a list of the top ten VC-backed tech exits, you’ll find four of them happened in 2017. What does it mean? That NY tech companies are finding the money, whether it’s an IPO or an acquisition. But that finish-line success…

Accelerator

Meet 7 Smart City Startups in the Newest URBAN-X Accelerator Cohort

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

The New York startup ecosystem is a force to be reckoned with. Between the driven entrepreneurs trying to make an impact on the Big Apple and the excitable investors looking to getting in on the ground floor of the next big innovation, the energy…

Healthy Entrepreneur

4 Traits That Set Real Entrepreneurs Apart from Wannabes

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

The word “entrepreneur” is being thrown around a lot these days. The term has become so commonplace that distinguishing the real entrepreneurs from the wannabes remains a challenge. Though it is true that a genuine entrepreneur can come from any socioeconomic strata, being a…

Gear & Gadgets

LEGO Celebrates Women of NASA With Latest Build Set

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Growing up if you were a girl that wanted to play with LEGOs, you had to head over to the boy’s isle and find the latest Sci-Fi set. Today, LEGO is developing more gender-neutral sets and finding new ways to encourage girls to become…

Beauty

Beauty Tech Wins at the L’Oréal Digital NEXT Generation Awards

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

What an exciting time to be a beauty entrepreneur. According to a report by Forbes, the industry is expected to be a $445 billion market and expected to reach $675 billion by 2020. And according to CB Insights, 62 privately held beauty companies were…

Security

A Cyberattack on Accounting Firm Deloitte Reveals Clients’ Emails

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Earlier this month we released a list rounding up the major internet security breaches of 2017, from WannaCry to HBO’s 1.5 terabyte leak to the Petya ransomware attacks. And of course we’ve already had another cyberattack since then. Read all about it here, after taking a…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Brain-Machine Interfaces Are the Future of Tech Gadgets

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Two types of cutting edge tech have made a bit of a splash over the past few years, while collecting their fair share of criticism: Wearables and Apple’s wireless AirPods. Both are seen as useful, but largely optional (unless you’re at risk for a…

Digital nomad

Almost a Fifth of Freelance Pros Will Make Six Figures or More This Year

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

New stats from LinkedIn ProFinder — a service connecting white collar freelance professionals with individuals and small businesses — have revealed the numbers behind the top freelancer pros’ revenues. For almost 20 percent of those in LinkedIn’s program, freelance work is definitely rewarding: That’s…

Startup

Best of the Boroughs NYC Competition Wants You to Share Your Story

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

If you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere. At least, that’s what every small town singer, comedian, and artist has said to their parents before moving to the Big Apple. Despite the immaturity behind the statement, being competitive…