Opinion/Analysis

Amazon Started With Books, But Now They’re Just Automating Your Life

By | Feb 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Last week, Amazon edged past Microsoft to become the third-largest company in the U.S., joining the A-team of Apple and Alphabet. Also in the news that week: Amazon, after purchasing Whole Foods Market in July 2017 for $13.7 billion plus net debt, is officially adding the store to…

Social Media

Platforms Like Snapchat Are Always Changing. Get Over It.

By | Feb 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Over the last couple of months, Snapchat has gone through a dramatic redesign. The expansive changes have seen the stories and message feeds combine to form a single page, while the discover feed has been algorithmically overhauled to give users the ability to customize what…

Business

6 Pain Points Any Fast-Scaling Startup Needs to Know

By | Feb 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

So you’ve finally got your startup up and running. Endless market research, late nights, more than one launch, bottomless coffee pots, and a grueling seed round have led to this. But as you have probably realized at this point in your startup journey, the…

Events

Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Business

10 Management Tips That Double as Relationship Advice

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Being a good manager means understanding  your employees’ perspectives. It means respecting their needs and their boundaries. It means gently pushing them towards being the best they can be. And if all that sounds familiar, it’s probably because it’s also the emotionally intelligent bedrock that…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

11 Facts to Know About Freelancing in 2018

By | Feb 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2016, freelancers made up 35 percent of the total U.S. workforce, and pulled in $1 trillion collectively as a result. They’re projected to hit 42 percent of U.S. workers by 2020, so we can expect to see and hear a lot more from the…

SXSW

Austin

Startup Night SXSW 2018 Is the Place to Elevate Your Network

By | Feb 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Whether you’re a creative soul, a music enthusiast, a foodie, or a serial entrepreneur, SXSW 2018 has something for everyone. During SXSW 2017, 421,900 attendees, media and companies enjoyed over 2,000 music acts, 600+ trade show spaces, 400+ screenings, 200+ gaming spaces, 1,000+ parties,…

Business

The Modern Guide to Your Startup Workplace

By | Oct 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Our vision of what an “office” looks like has changed over the decades, from the smoky, burbon-filled Mad Men offices of the 60s to the soul-sucking, flickering-lightbulb workplace of Office Space. But some classic elements of office work are still sticking around: The nine-to-five….

Business

Miami

Scale Isn’t Everything: CEO Chris Sopher on the Future of Staying Local

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Startups have an unhealthy obsession with plenty of things: Working too hard, getting useless perks, and “disrupting” everything, just to pick three. And as time passes and it’s time to scale, certain startups have proven that bucking these trends works well. They’re going lean…

Social Good

5 Technologies Working to Solve the Global Water Crisis

By | Feb 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa doesn’t scare you, you’re not paying attention. Sure, you’ve got a shower head, a bathroom faucet, a kitchen sink, and a mountain of bottled water that provide all the (relatively) clean water you need for…

Mobile

Are Mobile Apps the Future of Contraception?

By | Feb 12, 2018 at 11:30 am

Contraception is one of the most important issues to figure out to guarantee global health. And in the last few decades, innovations have made things a whole lot easier. When the pill launched in 1960, it revolutionized society. Now a new wave of technology…

Sports

Tech Will Be Everywhere at the 2018 Winter Olympics

By | Feb 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm

As easily the longest running sporting event in the history of the world, the Olympics have decidedly evolved over the course of time. For one, no one competes in the nude any more, which we can all be thankful for. But as the 2018…

Events

Tampa

Gary Vaynerchuk: You’re Either Positive or You’re Not

By | Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One thing is for certain, entrepreneurship can start at anytime, even as a child. In Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book Crushing It, he begins by talking about his eight-year-old daughter wanting to be a YouTube star. Whether she becomes a celebrity or not remains to…

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Aren’t Making Money the Way You’d Expect

By | Feb 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

Cryptocurrency is the buzziest tech sector around. It’s also one of the least understood. Pair those two facts, and you’ll understand what’s driving the burgeoning cottage industry of online cryptocurrency analysts. What’s a little tougher to understand is the method of compensation many of…

Diversity

10 Quotes from Black Entrepreneurs About Overcoming Discrimination

By | Feb 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Black History Month is about more than celebrating the success of African Americans; it’s about recognizing the strife and struggle that they have gone through to get to where they are today. From Jim Crowe laws to the Civil Rights Movement, the black community…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Gadgets and Apps to Help You Become as Lazy as Possible

By | Feb 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The big secret behind most technological advancements: They help humanity become lazier. Any form of transportation, from trains to planes to automobiles, helps us get more stuff done in less time. Cell phones and the internet can streamline communication even more by making it…