Partnership

Medium Is Finding Premium Content in a Random House Partnership

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Medium announced an ambitious pivot earlier in the year that left them perusing a premium membership that they needed premium content to back up. Meanwhile, book publishers are seeing their bottom lines shrink — they only increasing sales of paper editions thanks to the…

Tips & How To’s

6 Things You Need in Your Editorial Calendar

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Churning out fresh and relevant content is a vital step for business success. It can help you engage customers, boost your search engine ranking and enhance your overall branding. Given the competition in this space, getting it right and managing the content publication process…

FinTech

Fintech Startups Partnering With Banks Could Be a Good Thing

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The surge in fintech startups isn’t just an anomaly — it’s becoming a trend. Between 2015 and 2016, research by KPMG found challenger banks saw a 32 percent spike in lending compared with a 5 percent drop for incumbents. Where is this increase coming…

Startups & Apps

JQBX Lets You Stream Music With Friends

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You’d think that with the variety of options available for streaming music today, music discovery would be better than ever. The truth is that we audiophiles still trust our peers over a fancy algorithm. We might get by with Pandora’s free, personalized radio and…

Dev & Design

20 Best Design Agencies in the US, Ranked

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When companies are in need of a branding strategy, founders will turn to design agencies to launch a new look, find new ways to communicate with their customers, develop a campaign, and more. AgencySpotter, a digital platform facilitating search and selection of creative agencies,…

Trends

The Digital Renaissance of Fashion

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As a serial entrepreneur, Techstars alum, Cofounder of the New York Fashion Tech Lab, and advisor and mentor to numerous fashion tech companies around the globe, I’ve had a front row seat in witnessing, contributing to, and shaping the reinvention of fashion, retail and…

Business

How to Use Gamification the Right Way

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Five years ago, gamification was the new marketing buzzword. However, as it caught on, its meaning fell off. Companies “gamified” everything for sales. Albertsons and Safeway created a lottery game called MONOPOLY, for which shoppers’ chance of winning the grand prize of a million…

Tips & How To’s

It’s Time to Change the Way You Track Progress

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

You never want to bite off more than you can chew. Ever. Seriously, overexerting yourself, especially in the startup world, can have dire consequences for your future. However, the drive to be innovative is more than understandable, as so many tech entrepreneurs build products…

Social Networking

5 Tips for Planning a Memorable Networking Event

By | May 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

Many business want to put on a networking event or something larger. To pull it off, you need a few ingredients to create a full experience that invigorates people when they walk in. In my business, there’s an art and science to creating a great…

Startups & Apps

5 Startups Providing Aid for Deaf or Hearing Impaired Individuals

By | May 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

1 in 5 adults in the United States suffering from hearing loss. The World Health Organization puts the global number of those with disabling hearing loss at about 360 million people. Given the size of this health concern, its no wonder startups are popping…

Startups & Apps

Now NYC Ex-Pats Can Finally Relax to the Sounds of Their Neighborhood

By | May 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Everyone loves the environment they grew up in or spent their formative years in. For me, that’s my hometown of Seattle. We haven’t had a week without rain since September, and I love it. But the U.S. city with the biggest, most outsized rep…

Trends

How NYC Is Turning the Value of Its Premium Brand into Digital Gold

By | May 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I want you to travel back in time with me twenty years or so.  The Internet is young and still relatively unknown to most of us.  Only a small group of web enthusiasts understand how to navigate it — let alone make a buck…

Cannabis

NuggMD Brings Medical Marijuana Access to New York

By | May 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Medical marijuana has been a hot button issue in the US for years now. While a growing number of states have made this medicinal methodology legal, many states have a vast array of regulations and laws in place that are preventing potential patients for…

Internet of Things

How the LinkNYC Network Heralds the Rise of Smart Cities

By | May 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Smart cities — the term for modern-day cities powered by cutting-edge IoT tech — are starting to emerge. Kansas City’s recent award-winning “smart city” initiative gathers data from its downtown streetcar line in order to help businesses adjust their services to the flow of foot traffic…

Diversity

Coalition for Queens Aims to Create a Diverse Tech Community

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having diversity within a company has proven to help the bottom line and can transform a community into a leading hub for innovation. We recently sat down for a Q&A with David Yang of Coalition for Queens, one of the eight Techstars Foundation Grantees, to…

Gear & Gadgets

Skybuds Pack a Lot of Features in Tiny Wireless Earbuds [Review]

By | Apr 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Blame Apple as much as you’d like, but the world of wireless tech was inevitable. Between more IoT devices hitting the market, better connection types, and the endless accumulation of hours spent untangling wires, people were never designed to live in a wired world….

Startups & Apps

Expanding Life Insurance Startup Fabric Offers Easy, Affordable Coverage

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

Life insurance startup Fabric, a service designed to aid the 37 million American families without life insurance, just expanded coverage across 32 states. Plans start at six dollars a month for $100,000 in coverage. How does a life insurance company qualify as a startup? Because Fabric…