Marketing & Social Media

The 5 Secrets to Cost-Effective Influencer Marketing

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

Influencer marketing consistently generates a high return on investment for brands — up to $9.36 for every dollar spent. But between steadily increasing influencer payments and growing agency fees, some brands are feeling priced out of the action. Thankfully, this needn’t be the case, even…

Business

Portland, Maine

3 Signs That Vets First Choice Is Preparing for an IPO

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Going public is a big deal for any company. It requires months of preparation, years of hard work, and decades of innovative thinking. And if you’re pay attention, it can be easy to spot these companies before they make the move. And while I…

Trends

Smart Homes Are the Future of Residential Architecture [Infographic]

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Over the last ten years, the amount of electronic devices on the market has risen at such an astonishing rate that it’s impossible to predict what’s coming next. The reasoning behind this phenom lies in how accustomed society has gotten to what kinds of smart solutions can solve…

Drones

5 Sectors Benefiting from the Surge of Drone Startups

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Venture capitalists will certainly remember the year 2015 as the “year of drone startups,” but the revolution in the ecosystem still has not reached its peak. As reported by WSJ, venture capitalists will continue to invest in drone-related pitches, especially after the last year’s…

Communication

How to Master the Four P’s of Office Communication

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The world has never been more connected than it is right now. With modern technology, countries all over the world are, quite literally, at our fingertips. Why then does it seem so hard to spread the word about something as simple as, for example, the company…

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Ecosystems

Madison

How One Cofounder Found Their Accelerator During an Elevator Ride

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Find any city in America with a booming job market and affordable rent prices, and you’ll find a seemingly endless stream of young Millennials in search of the perfect place to live. Enter Alec Slocum: The CEO and cofounder at ABODO Apartments, an online…

Startup

Phoenix

Second Time’s The Charm: Storage Together Wins Canyon Challenge

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Coming back for the second year, Storage Together won the 6th annual Canyon Challenge at Grand Canyon University on Thursday. Storage Together makes storage more personable and lucrative for the everyday person. The mobile app aims to revolutionize the storage experience for everyone, starting with…

Opinion/Analysis

Internet Privacy Concerns Just Reached an All-Time High

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Internet privacy has been a top concern for nearly a decade. Over the last couple of years, a number of new developments have heightened their fears. Edward Snowden’s revelation that the NSA was spying on American citizens and a series of high-profile security breaches…

Interviews

Seamless Integration Can Bridge the Gap Between Cable and Streaming Services

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Just a few short years ago, entertainment was dominated by cable services. If you wanted to watch your favorite shows, movies, and infomercials, you needed a box, a satellite dish, or an old school pair of bunny ears. But in 2007, Netflix made on-demand streaming…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Seattle

Athletepreneur: Turning Passion For Hiking Into a Business

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine finding yourself in the middle of the Grand Teton National Park, enjoying a weekend unplugged from the world, and the bear from The Revenant walks over to your campsite. You need to make a call for help, but alas you have no cell reception….

Education

6 New Startups Redefining The Educational Space

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

Tech startups are creating buzz in transportation, gaming, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors. Everybody knows this. What people may not realize is that technology has a huge impact on the educational space as well. In the first quarter of 2017, ed tech startups already closed…

Business

How to Successfully Move Forward After Getting Rejected

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

Nobody likes getting rejected. Unfortunately, it’s an integral part of the startup life. But for entrepreneurs, it can actually be a learning experience. Rejection, in any setting, is difficult to swallow. Often times it’s this test that can make or break you as an entrepreneur….

Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

Opinion/Analysis

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Bolster Sales in the Near Future

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Despite being in development for decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has made leaps and bounds in the past several years, largely thanks to the availability of mass amounts of data and cheap computing power. While data is a good thing for sales, processing it without…

Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Ways to Bounce Back After Sleepless Nights

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

After a few sleepless nights, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been hit by a bus. This often makes your ability to perform at an optimal level diminish throughout the day. But don’t worry, we’ve found some solutions to help you bounce back after those…

Virtual Reality

Will Mixed Reality Succeed Where Virtual Reality Couldn’t?

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As any virtual reality (VR) evangelist will tell you, 2016 was the year of VR. With the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Cardboard, revenues for both VR and augmented reality (AR) platforms are set to top $120 billion by 2020….

Marketing

Influencer Marketing on Instagram Is a $1 Billion Industry [Infographic]

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

There’s no denying that Instagram has become a force to be reckoned with in the social media space. With news breaking that their Stories platform has surpassed Snapchat’s and the fact that they have 100 million new users in the last six months, they have…