Diversity

Portland, Maine

Robyn Kanner of MyTransHealth on Hiring With an Inclusive Mindset

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Companies with diverse and inclusive team has shown to improve their product and bottom line. When it’s time for managers to hire their next round of employees or fill a position, focusing on inclusion can not only help with the larger social problem, but your company will…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: You’ll Earn More Money If You Just Get Some Sleep For Once

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 9:20 am

Entrepreneurs love burning the midnight oil. After all, more work hours means more productivity, right? And, as we all know, without productivity, entrepreneurs shrivel up and turn to dust. Despite study after study showing that sleep facilitates productivity more than Slack and Asana combined,…

Gear & Gadgets

12 Gadgets & Tech to Boost Your Summer Fun

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

June is here and with it comes the start of summer. Traffic will be lighter, fireworks will be primed for Independence Day, and countless pool and beach days will try to draw your attention away from the office for a long weekend. To help…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Austin

Matt Naylor of Flow Nonfiction on Trusting Your Gut

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

We talked with Matt Naylor, cofounder and executive creative director at Flow Nonfiction about developing your own opinion, trusting your gut and lessons learned while building a business. Who influenced your life and helped shape who you are today? I had a philosophy teacher in…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

Solomon Thimothy, CEO of OneIMS, on Networking Strategies

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Networking needs to be a part of any founder’s regular routine to build their connections and meet investors and mentors. We spoke with the founder and CEO of  OneIMS and Clickx, Solomon Thimothy about his experiences networking strategies and offered advice to others aspiring to improve their own experience. Get…

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News

Portland, Maine

Carrie LeDuc of GTCA on the Importance of Balancing Work and Life

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Carrie LeDuc has been involved in four biotech startups, including two in Maine, over the course of her 26-year career. Though her startup stints were separated by more than five years working at The Jackson Laboratories in Bar Harbor, LeDuc said an addiction to building…

Funding

The GroupRaise CEO on Fundraising Outside the Silicon Valley Bubble

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

With its latest, undisclosed funding round, GroupRaise has officially raised follow on funds from three separate firms: Magma Partners, Techstars, and Start-Up Chile. Their platform is designed to connect universities and nonprofits to nearby restaurants in order to host fundraisers. Thanks to GroupRaise, any community can pick…

Startup Spotlight

Sacramento

VEOSPORT Earbuds Delivers Customized Sound for Your Workout

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Listening to your favorite tunes while exercising sure makes the time go by faster and more enjoyable. And having earbuds that can keep up with your intensity while producing quality sound is key. VEOSPORT is a company all about health and determined to deliver some…

Social Media

Social Media Platforms Combating Hate Speech Have Seen “Significant Progress”

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

There’s no denying that social media has become part of everyday life. You RSVP to events, you meet friends, and you check in on family members through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube more than you do in real life. However, these platforms have opened the…

Space

Seattle

Meet the Stratolaunch Megaplane Taking Satellites Into Orbit

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Since Orville and Wilbur Wright, founders have been trying to find ways to break the barriers of air travel. We’ve seen Boom Airlines looking to change consumer air travel with supersonic speed, the Solar Impulse that made it around the world without fuel, Elon…

Cannabis

Los Angeles

A Venture Capitalist’s Take on Investing in Cannabis

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The cannabis industry has been filled with innovation and investment in recent years. With multiple states legalizing recreational and medical use across the country, investors big and small are hungry to get a piece of the action. However, federal laws still remain staunchly opposed to legal…

HR and Recruiting

Phoenix

Retaining Talent at Your Startup Isn’t About the Foosball Table

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

Regardless of where you live, finding and retaining talent for your early-stage startup is a constant challenge. With more companies popping up within your ecosystem there is always the possibility of other startups luring your talent away with more money, perks or something other…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Everything You Need to Know About Sergey Brin’s Air Yacht for the Poor

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

Despite confidentiality agreements and secret locations, leaks concerning the in-production air yacht funded by Sergey Brin, the cofounder of Google, continue to spread. According to the Guardian, multiple confidential sources have confirmed a wide range of purposes and features of the soon-to-be largest ship…

Trends

San Francisco

Top Highlights From Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends Report just dropped, which means that everyone’s digesting the latest news on the state of the internet. But the presentation is 355 slides long. What you need is a series of pre-chewed insights into the current and future trends…

Ecosystems

Hawaii

Tarik Sultan, Founder of Sultan Ventures, on Overcoming Talent Deficits

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 7:15 am

Tarik Sultan is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sultan Ventures, an investment firm, and Founder and Managing Partner of XLR8UH, the University of Hawaii (UH) venture accelerator program is an active leader in the Hawaiian startup community and focused on talent development. This time…

Funding

Chicago

Outcome Health Raised the Second Largest Funding Round in Chicago History

By | May 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The world of entrepreneurship is one of patience. You have to wait to get funding, wait to launch your product, and you have to wait to make it big. But as any successful entrepreneur can tell you, good things come to those who wait….

Startup

San Francisco

Last Call for Startup of the Year Competition Applications

By | May 31, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The Startup of the Year competition is a time-honored tradition at Tech.Co. Every year at our annual conference, we provide a sizable platform for startups to compete for prizes, business resources, and bragging rights. The application process runs for most of the year and startups…