Programming education

Charleston, SC

Coding School Iron Yard to Shutter

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In a surprise announcement made this week, South Carolina based coding school Iron Yard announced its plans to shutter the business. Launched four years ago, Iron Yard has since expanded to 15 different locations across the nation, which was in part fueled by a…

Culture

Study: One Bad Text Could Seriously Impact Your Career

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

As instant messaging, texting, and other forms of digital communication have become the norm, the casual use of emojis, abbreviations and generally unprofessional language has permeated everyday life. Whether its an “lol” thrown at the end of every other sentence or the poop emoji,…

Finance

San Francisco

The Basics of Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Just over six months ago, we launched equity crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Through our joint venture with MicroVentures, First Democracy VC, anyone can invest in startups and innovative companies for potential financial returns. Since November 2016, we’ve launched 14 offerings, raising nearly $5M from more…

Inspiration

Austin

How This Man Saved His Family By Learning to Code

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

There came a time when piecing together gigs as a musician and freelance photographer wasn’t cutting it anymore for Tosin Awofeso. He needed something he could count on, more of a steady paycheck so that he could take care of his partner Sophia and…

Culture

How to Create the Right Culture for Your Startup

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

While in the shaping phase of a startup, founders often forget about building an organizational culture. But the sooner you start, the better. What founders do not realize is that a culture will form one way or another – the one they want, or…

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HR and Recruiting

Arlington

Why Millennials Will Move for the Perfect Job

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The millennial is elusive. For one thing, they’re just a collection of people who are roughly the same age, even though the category of “humans born in the 80s and 90s” covers a mass of different life experiences. On top of that, plenty of misguided…

Marketing & Social Media

Austin

Staying Authentic Is the Key to Attracting Customers

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Before investors are really going to dump a pile of cash in your lap to build your business, they are going to want to see some traction and customer acquisition. We asked three startup companies what they did to acquire customers through social media…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Illinois

Turns Out the Trick to Sleeping Better Is Finding a Purpose in Life

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

I know, I know. Who wants to find a purpose in their life? Yet that’s just the easy, simple answer to getting better sleep at night. The news comes via a Northwestern University study which is the first of its kind to “demonstrate a…

Diversity

Memphis

Eric Mathews of Start Co on Building a Diverse Founder Ecosystem

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

Tennessee is known as the country western capital of the world. What many may not know is that there is a bubbling tech ecosystem in Memphis that is slowly but surely building up their diverse startup community and churning out some quality startups. Eric…

Tips & How To’s

Boulder

8 Things Founders Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that…

Remote work

NYC

How to Build a Creative Workplace Without Borders

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

In 2015 the number of US employees who had switched to remote jobs had climbed to 37 percent. And that number is only going to grow because the benefits of distributed teams to both the businesses and employees are obvious: businesses don’t have the…

Culture

New York

How You Can Be a More Effective Team Member

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Many of us enjoyed watching extraordinary teammates in action at the Rio Summer Olympics. These teammates worked as one to complete swimming relays, toss balls into baskets and over nets, and propel boats forward. Their trust and respect for each other was so great that…

Tips & How To’s

Denver

A Simple Guide to a Great Startup Pitch

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

Pitching. It’s as much a part of startup life as building products and acquiring customers. If you can’t successfully pitch your company, you likely can’t raise money or sell to prospects either. The point is, it’s critical to get your pitch right. But crafting…

Productivity

San Diego

How to Reduce Spending on Enterprise Software Integration

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

In the past decade, there have been countless failures, including Nike’s woes include $100 million in sales lost due to unforeseen complications with its supply chain software and the U.S. Air Force pulling the plug on an enterprise software project after spending $1 billion….

Funding

Portland, Maine

Panasonic Partners with Pika Energy to Develop Solar Smart Batteries

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

In an earlier report, we talked with cofounder of Pika Energy Ben Polito about his thoughts on raising venture capital money, and there’s more on the way. Pika Energy in Westbrook has raised $2 million in a convertible debt round, according to a filing…

Marketing

NYC

Quality Content Is the Most Important SEO Ranking Factor

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

By now, every website owner is aware that Google penalizes sites that use old-fashioned SEO techniques such as keyword stuffing. The search engine giant also continuously improves their RankBrain algorithm to help deliver the right results for each user’s query. This has had the…

Videos

Netflix Has Passed 100M Subscribers

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Nobody’s shocked at the dominance Netflix holds over the streaming video market anymore. They’ve risen to success on the back of an all-you-can-watch model that has yet to be properly replicated in other media battlefields like podcasts or books. Because of them, 82 percent…