TechCo Top Stories: Side Projects, Merit Badges, and DNA Tests for Dogs

Do you know how many stories we publish on TechCo every week? Let me save you the time and tell you: it’s a lot. And if you have any hope of keeping track of all the startup tips and tech news, you’re going to need a lot of time. Fortunately, we take the top stories every week and put them in a handy dandy list for easy consumption. Isn’t that nice of us? Take a look at some of the top stories of the week below and check back regularly. After all, we’ve got a lot to offer!

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Here Are This Week’s Tech.Co Top Stories:

  1. How the Startup of the Year Competition Impacts Its Winners
  2. The Trick to a Great Side Project: Make it Super Crazy
  3. 10 Most Lucrative Non-Game Apps in the World, Ranked
  4. For Some Startups, Skipping VC Money Preserves What Really Matters
  5. Startup Embark Unlocks the Genetic Mysteries of Your Dog
  6. Analyst Predicts Another 31 Million Cord Cutters Over the Next Decade
  7. Girl Scouts Add 23 Merit Badges to Promote STEM
  8. Nearly 100 New CEOs Join the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion”
  9. DJI Spark Crams A Lot of Feature in a Small Package [Review]
  10. 10 Edtech Companies With Huge Funding Rounds in 2017

Top Cybersecurity Stories

  1. How to Protect Your Domain Name from Cyber Attacks
  2. Your Social Media Is the Weakest Link for Cyber Criminals
  3. The Cybersecurity Industry Needs to Address the Gender Gap
  4. Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups in Q2 of 2017

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Conor is the Lead Writer for For the last six years, he’s covered everything from tech news and product reviews to digital marketing trends and business tech innovations. He's written guest posts for the likes of Forbes, Chase, WeWork, and many others, covering tech trends, business resources, and everything in between. He's also participated in events for SXSW, Tech in Motion, and General Assembly, to name a few. He also cannot pronounce the word "colloquially" correctly. You can email Conor at
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