Startups & Apps

3 Rocky Mountain Startups Win Big at Cleantech Open

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Cleantech Week welcomed the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open Regional Finalists with open arms as the three teams received a piece of the $100,000 grand prize in investment and services. The three teams were acknowledged during the Cleantech Open Global Forum as part of an effort…

Inspiration

Putting Your Energy Into Mastering Big Data Pays Off Big Time

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

When Michael Ulin applied to the GalvanizeU Master of Science in Data Science program, an alliance between Galvanize and the University of New Haven, he saw it as a smart bet on his future, but he didn’t realize that in a matter of months,…

Space

Moon Express Chairman: For Entrepreneurs, the Sky Is Not the Limit

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When a group of entrepreneurs get together and decide they want to mine the Moon, they aren’t limited by boundaries of their mind. They truly believed that recovering resources from the Moon will help humanity in the longer and will provide a unique and lucrative…

Gear & Gadgets

Stay Calm With Spire, A Pebble Shaped Wearable [Review]

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Over the next four years, wearables are said to decline in both user adoption and general use; however, some of that may be due in part to a lack of innovation. From this year’s CES, we saw a general theme of refining technology, which…

Entrepreneur

ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I…

Health

Spurred by Cancer, the CEO of Grand Rounds Bet Big on Telemedicine

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Tech entrepreneurs boast incessantly about do-or-die moments that tested their mettle. Owen Tripp bet more than the company. He bet his life. After relying on the expertise of his San Francisco-based company, Grand Rounds, to find specialized medical care to successfully treat a tumor found pressing…

Social Media

Xooloo Is the Social Media Babysitter You Need for Your Teen

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Despite the fun games, education websites, and entertaining apps, the internet can be a pretty inappropriate place for teens. From social media trolls to hook-up apps, kids with smartphones is one of the biggest stress inducers for parents. Fortunately, one company has made monitoring…

Business

Three Tips for Boosting Organic Growth of Your Startup

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

Recently, Mike Duboe, Head of Growth at Tilt and Jareau Wade, Commerce Platform Manager at Pinterest lead a Growth Study Hall at the Galvanize San Francisco campus. The Study Hall began with a summary of the early days of Tilt when Mike and Jareau were…

Interviews

This Entrepreneur Went From F-16 Flight Instructor to Silicon Valley Insider

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

The entrepreneurial journey is like a snowflake; no two are alike and they fall a lot more often than they rise. One of these entrepreneurs, Ilana Golan has recently made her mark as a go-to Silicon Valley insider for foreign-born startup founders. And her…

Announcements

Apply Now to Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition 2017

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Being a startup is about more than just hard work. While drive goes a long way in facilitating success, showcasing your innovative ideas in a meaningful and supportive atmosphere is the key to launching your startup with gusto. Fortunately, Tech.Co is more than happy…

Kickstarter

Vufine+ Is the Wearable Glasses Display of the Future

By | Nov 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

Having displays on eyeglasses is something we’ve only seen in science fiction movies thus far. From Star Trek to Vegeta, one of the most famous characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, there have been plenty of pop culture iterations of this technology. In reality though, this…

Product Launch

Octane AI Launches, Creates Chatbots for 50 Cent, KISS, and Aerosmith

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 11:15 am

Chatbots have been around for years. Granted, their first iteration wasn’t very advanced and their primary purpose was entertaining middle school kids on AOL instant messenger. But in recent years, the technology behind these convenient tools has improved, allowing businesses to provide fast customer service…

Startup

Talkshow Live Texting App Is Closing Their Doors

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Talkshow, the live texting show, announced via email and social media that they are shutting down their app and website. Launched six months ago, the goal of Talkshow was to give people a simple and easy way to have live conversations via text. With…

Indiegogo

Meet Gate, the Smartest Lock on the Market

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

With the universal popularity of the smartphones, and the growing implementation of the Internet of Things, smart locks have become a hot product in the “smart appliances” market, with several dozens of different options, each with its own merits and imperfections. Some of them even…

Twitter

Twitter’s Periscope Isn’t Just for Phone Footage Anymore

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming service, is coming to all formats, not just your phone: The company announced today that the official reveal of their “Periscope Producer” feature. What’s the Difference? Periscope already lets users stream to their audiences. But now they can stream with any footage…

Facebook

Facebook’s Algorithms Officially Can’t Handle Fake News

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

The Washington Post has been tracking Facebook’s “Trending Topics” column for the last three weeks, searching for evidence that the social media giant’s recent switch from human editors to a computed algorithm may have affected the news bulletins. They have: The Post found five fake stores…

Funding

Everwise Raises $16M, Launches Employee Skill Development Platform

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

Today, San Francisco-based Everwise has announced the successful close of a $16 million Series B round. Their latest round is led by Sequoia Capital, with support from prior investors Canvas Ventures and Webb Investment Network. The company is said to use their latest injection…