SXSW

Austin

Kauffman Foundation and TechCo Team Up to Celebrate Inclusion & Startup Ecosystems

By | Mar 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Everyone wants a fair chance at the American dream. And if you have a big idea, the opportunity to create your destiny should be available to you. Fortunately, the Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to breaking down barriers, empowering the doers, and opening doors of opportunity…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Innovations Taking the Smart Home to the Next Level

By | Mar 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Let’s be honest, the prospect of living in a fully-automated home is a dream on par with driving a flying car and colonizing Mars. However, with virtual assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo, that dream is slowing but surely becoming an affordable reality….

Opinion/Analysis

We’re Not Paying Enough Attention to Social Media Subcultures

By | Mar 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Reporters and major media outlets in general often fail to accurately mirror the social media niches that are so available to them. Twitter subcultures are the best example, and the Knight Foundation — non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering journalism and the arts — has…

SXSW

Austin

Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018

By | Mar 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

Everything is bigger in Texas. And while that cliché has been said about everything in the Lone Star state for years, it rings particularly true for the hottest startups showcasing their big innovations at SXSW Startup Night 2018 presented by the Kauffman Foundation and…

SXSW

Austin

7 Notable Tech & Startup Speakers at SXSW 2018

By | Feb 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm

While South by Southwest (SXSW) is easily one of the most recognizable events in the world, its definition is surprisingly hazy. Is it a music festival? A tech conference? Or simply a collaboration between the most interesting industries in the country for one of the…

Personal Branding

5 Domain Name Generators to Help Create Your Brand

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There is certainly an art to creating a brand name. And whether you’re starting a blog or launching a new company, brainstorming that perfect name can be exhausting. For the majority of startups or small business owners, hiring a digital agency to generate a…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Are New Employees a Danger Sign? The 4 Phases of Employee Turnover

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The state of the hiring cycle is in flux. The rise of the gig economy and an increasingly unstable job market — regardless of which phenomenon you believe led to the other — are indisputable. Retail corporation’s bigger benefits packages for part-time employees offer a modicum…

Trends

What It’s Like to Be a Kid in Our Technology-Obsessed Society

By | Feb 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Young people and technology have gone hand in hand since the dawn of time. When the first iPhone hit the market, teenagers and 20-somethings lined up around the block to try out the new device, while their parents sat at home gawking at the…

Ecosystems

Everything You Need to Know About the Decentralized Internet

By | Feb 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When HBO’s Silicon Valley returns for another season next month, the socially inept Pied Piper team will have pivoted into an entirely new business plan: the creation of a decentralized network that will allow the internet to run off of everyone’s smartphones rather than dedicated servers….

Events

Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

Opinion/Analysis

No, Door-Opening Robot Dogs Will Not Be the Downfall of Humanity

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Technology and humanity have always had somewhat of a strained relationship. While one was designed to make the other’s existence a little bit easier, science fiction media, ardent conspiracy theorists, and stressed out entrepreneurs have driven a wedge between the two, frequently insisting that…

Events

Phoenix

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Prepared for the Mental Rollercoaster

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

During the recession, Carla Sandine couldn’t find many job opportunities in the digital marketing industry. As a single mother, she had to find a way to support her family and decided to open a business in Phoenix. In 2011, she launched a digital marketing…

Events

Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix’s Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of creating jobs and spark a growing economy. At the Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, the…

Harsh Reality

Does the Tech Industry Have an Office Romance Problem?

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Quick, guess how many people have had sex with a coworker. 10 percent of them? 20? 50? The actual number is a massive 59.7 percent, and that’s just the ones that admitted to it in a recent study. That wasn’t the only surprising fact in…

Events

Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

Blogging

Launching a Blog Is More Than Just a Fancy Name

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

In 2001, a Chinese hacking group penetrated Brian Kreb’s home network. At the time, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, and following this breach, he became obsessed with learning more about computer and Internet security. Then, he decided to share it with his…

Diversity

When Will Silicon Valley Be Ready for Its Own Black Panther Moment?

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the last few days, Marvel’s Black Panther has far outpaced the epic opening weekend we had been expecting for months. Theaters across the country were filled to the rafters with millions of viewers excited to see the newest installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In…