Security

3 Cybersecurity Practices That Small Businesses Need to Consider Now

By | May 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

All businesses, regardless of size, are susceptible to a cyberattack. Anyone associated with a company, from executive to customer, can be a potential target. The hacking threat is particularly dangerous to small businesses who may not have the resources to protect against an attack let alone ransomware….

Interviews

Codie Sanchez Baker of First Trust on Getting Rejected and Getting Paid

By | May 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The life of an entrepreneur is built on a foundation of rejection. If you want to succeed, you’re going to have to fail quite a bit before you get it right. Fortunately, most entrepreneurs know that learning from those mistakes is more valuable than…

Tips & How To’s

5 Entrepreneurs on the Best Time to Reexamine Your Pricing Structure

By | May 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

A stale pricing strategy is an easy way to lose out to your competition. Whether you’re charging too much or even charging too little, the wrong price can be the difference between success and failure. But how do you decide? We asked five entrepreneurs when…

Accelerator

Kansas City

How Sickweather Benefited From an Accelerator Network

By | May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Startup Founders may wonder how they would benefit from being a part of an accelerator. As one who ran the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars from 2014-2016, I saw many examples of the ecosystem in action – it is so vast and comprised of different…

Accelerator

Why the Study of Entrepreneurship Improves Outcomes for Startups

By | May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

With so many paths to success, the research field of entrepreneurship began to emerge and studying the various interdisciplinary fields that integrate into the overall success became an important tool to understanding the why. Prior to Techstars, I worked in research at the Kauffman…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Cybersecurity, and Hot Dogs

By | May 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What a week for the tech world! From a worldwide ransomware attack to a mobile app that can tell you whether or not you’re about to eat a hot dog, there has been a wide range of emotions flood through the innovative landscape. Fortunately,…

Startups & Apps

NYC

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…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Find a Babysitter, VR and Discount Fitness Classes

By | May 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Each week, Tech.Co searches the web to uncover interesting new companies across all sectors. This week in our Startup Spotlight, we’ve uncovered startups that are helping families check off their to do lists, fitness classes at a discount price, emerging technology in VR, and more. This…

Marketing & Social Media

5 Tips to Boost Media Shares and Conversion

By | May 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Social media is a powerful marketing tool for your business, but if your followers aren’t engaging with or sharing your content, you won’t see much growth. A great social media marketing strategy is what turns likes and shares into leads and sales. With a…

Startups & Apps

Seattle

Crowd Cow Lets Consumers Carve Up Beef They Want Most

By | May 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

We’ve all heard the saying: you are what you eat. For food, this is clearly not a literal saying, but what we consume does contribute to our health and that is why quality is so important. This particularly true when it comes to meat,…

Diversity

Women You Should Fund Leverages the Power of Female Entrepreneurs

By | May 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

The gender problem in tech is well-documented. While more and more women entrepreneurs are getting involved in the startup world, opportunities for success remain few and far for women-led companies. Fortunately, someone is doing something about it. Women You Should Fund is a crowdfunding platform launched…

Security

Here’s How the WannaCry Ransomware Event Happened

By | May 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

We know cyberattacks have gotten worse recently, and the WannaCry Ransomware attack is the biggest one yet. Sadly, few people are equipped to deal with hacks and even phishing attempts: Just a few days earlier, we covered a report noting that 75 percent of CEOs rely…

Startups & Apps

Meet the Winner of Clean Energy Data Science Challenge

By | May 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

Finding clean energy solutions is no easy feat. Recently, some of Silicon Valley’s sharpest data science minds came together to use their powers for good at the U.S. Department of State’s Clean Energy Data Science Challenge, co-hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Bank…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Ways to Improve Employee Health

By | May 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

As you expand your workforce you’ll want to make sure your employees are working efficiently and keeping up the momentum. Taking an interest in the health of your employees can ensure more job satisfaction and help them live a longer life. If you’re looking…

Tips & How To’s

How to Improve Mobile App Engagement Through Design

By | May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

User experiences are crucial to the success of an application. Design something too simple, and you’ll lose out to other groups that can offer more features. Design something too complicated, and most users will delete the app after their first few attempts to use…

Ecosystems

Los Angeles

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

By | May 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While the Bay Area hold the title of most prolific startup ecosystem, there’s no denying that California is a veritable gold mine of entrepreneurial talent. Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of…

Entrepreneur

The Top 9 National Trends in 2017 Startup Activity

By | May 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s annual Startup Activity Index has just dropped for the year, and with it a collection of data-driven insights on the state of the startup ecosystem. Naturally, we took a look at the report ahead of its release online today, and have brought…