Marketing

4 Back-to-School Strategies to Create an Ideal Millennial Marketing Strategy

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

If you are planning on brand marketing to college students, who are also a part of the millennial generation, you don’t want your strategy to be just another flyer or advertisement emblazoned with the words “back-to-school sale.” You’re dealing with a lot of competition, so…

Gear & Gadgets

NYC

LEGO Celebrates Women of NASA With Latest Build Set

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Growing up if you were a girl that wanted to play with LEGOs, you had to head over to the boy’s isle and find the latest Sci-Fi set. Today, LEGO is developing more gender-neutral sets and finding new ways to encourage girls to become…

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Mobile

Anyone Can Find Your Location With Just $1,000 Worth of Mobile Ads

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Anyone who’s ever flipped through a copy of 1984 knows what a creepy dsytopian surveillance society looks like. What most people don’t seem to have picked up on is that the process of a society turning into that type of dystopia is frog-boilingly slow. One…

Trends

3 Business Buzzwords That Are Making Your Coworkers Hate You

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Working in an office comes with its own set of buzzwords. From “having enough bandwidth” to “circling back,” employees in offices big and small need a non-existent dictionary to navigate everyday life at their jobs. However, there are a few buzzwords that rub people…

Productivity

This Freelancer Tool Will Make Your Admin Tasks Suck Less

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The gig economy is expected to earn and estimated $1 trillion in 2016, and by 2020 between 43 to 50 percent of the economy could be freelancers, according to various reports. What that means for you is that if you are already your own…

Inspiration

San Francisco

Stuck Working in the Corporate World? Here’s How to Win Back Your Freedom

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Very few people want to be trapped in a corporate job where you feel like you’re just putting in your time and doing what you’re told. Some people think the only way to escape this feeling is to become an entrepreneur and become your…

Jobs

36 Percent of the U.S. Workforce Freelanced in the Last Year. Here’s Why That Matters.

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

The most comprehensive study of the independent workforce just landed for the year, bringing with it a couple of important data points about the continued rise of freelancing in the U.S. Not only are 36 percent of the U.S. workforce clocking freelance hours, but…

HR and Recruiting

7 HR Mistakes That Will Make Your Employees Consider Quitting

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that HR departments get a bad wrap. Whether it’s Toby on The Office or just your everyday workplace complaints, these employees have dedicated their time to making sure the office runs smoothly. Unfortunately, this kind of job can lead to a lot…

Accelerator

Techstars Music Accelerator Adds International Members to Help Startups

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

A big part of the Techstars Music Accelerator strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe cooperation produces greater return on investment. Today, we are thrilled to announce the addition of three new member companies for Techstars Music 2018: Concord…

Interviews

Why Founders Should Avoid Trying to Be a Know-It-All

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you have a teenager in the house, chances are they think they know everything. This can also happen with founders assuming they know everything about building a business. We asked Hugh Weber, a researcher, network theorist, storyteller, community organizer, design advocate and small…

Opinion/Analysis

Boise

How Technology Can Preserve Democracy

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We live in strange times indeed. With reports of electronic meddling by foreign actors in the 2016 elections, recurrent cries of “fake news,” and actual online misinformation campaigns, it’s become apparent that technology has had widespread effect on democracy in the US. In fact,…

Accelerator

Chicago

10 Startups on Display at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Techstars is easily one of the most esteemed startup accelerators in the world. With programs in dozens of international cities and partnerships with hugely influential corporations, Techstars has shown startup founders and entrepreneurs that there is no better place to grow and build their…

Facebook

Palo Alto

Facebook Just Bought tbh, an App for Teens You’ve Never Heard of Because You’re Old

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Haven’t felt the sands of time slipping through your fingers yet today? Facebook just shelled out to acquire an app for teens that didn’t even exist last July. tbh, an annoymous messaging app for teens, debuted in August, and has earned 5 million downloads and…

Drones

Burrito-Delivering Drones Come to Australia, and We’re Jealous

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

While still adamantly feared by the average consumer, drones have a lot of practical applications that cannot be ignored. Whether it’s infrastructure analysis, recreational use, or to make the Super Bowl Halftime Show amazing, these unmanned flying vehicles have made quite an impression on…

Ecosystems

Bloomington

How This Rust Belt City Built a Tech Ecosystem

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In Illinois, the Greater Peoria region has historically been a center for engineering and manufacturing excellence. It’s also home of the Caterpillar company that’s not only known for supplying farming equipment, but also helped with several projects including: widening the Panama Canal and providing equipment…

Social Media

Survey: People Are Even Stressed Out by the Photos on Their Phones

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

In 2017, people are more stressed than ever. Some of that’s down to the political climate, but entire demographics are reporting more stress than before: Teenagers have more high anxiety, while startup founders regularly discuss their higher rates of stress and depression and one…

Gear & Gadgets

OnePlus 5 Packs a Lot of Punch, A Bit of Controversy [Review]

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the world of smartphones, crazy price tags are becoming the norm. However, one Chinese company continues to push back against the fold while still having some of the top specs available. OnePlus the brand with a motto of never settling, constantly offers the…