Startup

Portland, Maine

Friday Feedback Wins Startup South Portland Contest

By | Oct 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Luke Thomas took home top honors, along with $1,500, recently at the Startup South Portland final pitch contest with his software startup, Friday Feedback. Thomas, a South Portland resident, has been quietly working on Friday Feedback for the past year, putting in about 10…

Security

How VPNs Can Help Startups Improve Cybersecurity

By | Oct 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

It cannot be denied that there is a fast growth of internet access all over the world. By checking current numbers showed by InternetLiveStats.com, you will spot the live users stat at nearly 3.7 million. While it’s good to know that a lot of…

Tips & How To’s

14 Low Cost File-Sharing Services That Your Whole Team Can Use

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The days of filing cabinets and fax machines over. With most business practices being performed through the cloud, the world is more connected than ever. However, if you want to make sure your information is safe and sound, setting up a file-sharing service is…

HR and Recruiting

Hiring Is Your Single Most Important Skill as a Founder

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that people are…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Cut IT Costs Without Impacting Performance

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

Most decision makers at companies large and small are placing an increased emphasis on IT these days. Unfortunately, with this enhanced focus often comes rising costs, something smaller companies have trouble managing. But what if someone told you that you could cut IT costs…

News

5 Ways to Successfully Reach Prospective Talent

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

There’s never been a better time to be a software engineer. The global IT market is growing at such a lightning pace that the thinning labor pool can’t seem to replenish itself fast enough to meet the colossal demand. Poaching top talent has become…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: VR Movies, Innovate Celebrate, and Startup of the Year

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Well, Innovate Celebrate 2017 is in the rear view mirror and we could not be more proud of the startups that competed, the entrepreneurs that spoke, and the attendees that made the conference such a hit. From day one of excursions to the final…

Productivity

Boulder

The Early-Stage Startup Playbook for SaaS Productivity Products

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When you’re just starting out, knowing what tools work the best for all the different current or future needs will save you time. Here’s our list of tools that can help you Do More Faster. Warning, the article is long but detailed with reviews…

Security

How to Secure Your Online Activity Through a VPN

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

Internet privacy is something that’s on a lot of people’s minds these days, as they are rightly concerned about how to protect themselves and their data while browsing the web. There are plenty of VPNs on the market, but not all security solutions are…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Data, Not Technology, Is the Key to Innovation in Sports

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

This week during Innovate Celebrate, we had the opportunity to not just see the future of technology and innovation with the conclusion of our Startup of the Year competition, we also heard directly from those already making that happen. One particular panel that was…

Dev & Design

You Won’t Succeed Until You Understand Both the Product and Customer

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

You can improve on your product by identifying your future customers and going out to get their authentic reactions. In order to be a successful entrepreneur with a groundbreaking product or service, the best thing you can do is leave your office. I know…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Energy Accelerator Partners With Norwegian-Based Statoil

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

Finding new ways to develop clean energy is at the heart of Techstars Energy Accelerator. We are proud to announce Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil, a Norwegian-based company. Norway is internationally recognized for Energy so it only makes sense that this is the…

Opinion/Analysis

The Downside of the Internet of Things

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

Smart technology is gaining ground and shifting into many areas of our lives. Just frrom 2014 to now, we have sprinkler systems that gauge the weather and determine, on their own, whether or not our lawns need to be watered or not, and a…

HR and Recruiting

9 Traits of a Rockstar Part-Time CFO

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you are taking on funding or expanding your businesses, and looking to add a CFO, but may only need one part-time, what are the traits that you need to focus on. We asked nine entrepreneurs what they look for in a part-time CFO?…

Tips & How To’s

6 Two-Word Tips for Communicating Better With Your Employees

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The only constant when it comes to running a business is that eventually, you’re going to encounter problems. While many of these problems will be product or customer based, more often than not they’ll be rooted in how you manage your employees. Whether you’re…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

VC Insights, Sports Tech, and 5 More Clips You Missed at Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm

You may have noticed that we recently threw a tech conference. I mean, we’ve only been talking about it nonstop all week. It’s over now, but thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we still have a final post that you’ll want to check…

Gear & Gadgets

Drones, Phones, And Automation: The Future Of Home Security

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

It flies around inside your house, ready to respond to any emergency, to ward off any intruder, and even to feed your pets when you’re away. No, it’s not your own overly-attentive superhero. It’s an Aevena Aire drone, a milestone of the future of…