Culture

How to Embed Accountability Into Your Company Culture

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

We all understand the importance of accountability in the business world. But like Mao Zedong so wisely observed, reading doesn’t quite prepare you to actually revolutionize your culture to incorporate accountability in a sustainable way. Here are some tools to equip you with the…

Marketing

8 Reasons Why Your Next Campaign Needs Video

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Video is fast becoming the key to successful businesses. While you still need a print campaign, you have to incorporate video into your marketing plan or you will not capture as many sales. You also have to be diverse in how you use video…

Trends

5 Trends That Shaped the Way We Looked at Tech in 2017

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

As we approach the last stretch of 2017, here’s a look a the major tech trends that has shaped our year, and lives. Decentralization Perhaps the most impactful trend this year is the proliferation of Blockchain technologies and crypto currencies into the mainstream. On…

Drones

DC

U.S. Small Drone Registry is Back

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It’s not all that uncommon that provisions get added into more important legislation, or a rider, and this week President Trump signed National Defense Authorization Act that included new guidance for small drone hobbyists. That new guidance? It’s actually more of a revival as…

Politics/Government

Under the New Tax Bill, Freelancer LLCs Are More Essential Than Ever

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A Public Policy Polling poll, released last month from Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, found that 51 percent of small businesses are against the current administration’s sweeping tax bill. Most of the respondents cited the opinion that large corporations were prioritized over small businesses….

Startup Spotlight

Chicago

Startup Spotlight: Data Recovery, Fishing and LOLs

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The holidays can be a stressful time for individuals. But if you can find a way to sneak in some belly laughs and chuckles, everything is going to be much better for your mind and body to make it through. This week in Startup…

Drones

Drones Are Now Vaccinating Prairie Dogs and Documenting Moose

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

While some of the drone operations that TechCo has reported on have been nothing more than wacky shenanigans (like that time surfers fed a shark with a drone or that time a guy replaced a light bulb with one), plenty of them have been legitimately…

Social Media

True App Builds Your Story Based on Location and Motion

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

During your travels, it’s hard to remember all the places you might have stopped along the way. Like the time you pulled over on the side of the road to take a photo of a sunset, or that little town where you stopped for…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: Gadgets and Gear for Multimedia Lovers

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

Since the rise of the internet, we’ve seen a Wild West for multimedia content creators: Comics lost the constricting borders of a paper’s edge and became webcomics; Radio shows lost their set air dates and became podcasts. Even newspapers got in on the fun by…

Ecosystems

Chicago

15 Fastest Growing Tech Companies in Chicago

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Being from Chicago comes with a certain amount of pride. Whether it’s because the sports teams are so good, the winters are so bad, or the startup ecosystem is so great, the Second City breeds a level of confidence unseen around the world. And…

Psychology

San Francisco

Investor Rejection Is Going to Happen. Here’s How to Deal With it.

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

You have done all of your homework, researched the investor you are pitching, properly prepared your financials, and perfected your presentation. Most importantly, you landed a coveted meeting with your target investor. After the meeting is over, the unthinkable happens…the investor passes on your…

Funding

Maine

VentureWell to Fund UMaine Student-Led Biotech Startup

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

VentureWell, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports science and technology entrepreneurs, has selected a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students to receive funding and training. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product developed by a group of bioengineering…

Security

7 Simple Rules to Secure Your Website’s Information

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Today, the Internet project is one of the most promising undertakings. The word “site” is firmly included in our lexicon. The last time together with this word, we constantly use two more words such as “development” and “promotion”. And this is not surprising because,…

Ecosystems

Little Rock

Find Out What Tech Is Emerging From the Ozarks

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Northwest Arkansas is home to Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt Transport which makes the ecosystem ripe for startups to thrive. In this interview with #StartupsEverywhere, I talk withMichael Iseman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Junkie, about the mentorship pool, knowledge transfer, the…

Gear & Gadgets

Which Virtual Assistant Has the Best Voice Recognition?

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As the holidays grow near and the shopping lists grow more pressing, virtual assistants have become the talk of the tech world. From the advanced artificial intelligence at work in our new phones to the discounted holiday prices of Amazon Echo and Google Home,…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Study: The Massive Skills Gap in Sales Is Getting Worse

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sales people can get a bad rap. In reality, a true sales professional will offer a smooth, engaging experience that treats the customer’s needs first and facilitates a simple, painless transaction. Sales pros are the oil in a well-oiled machine: Easy to overlook, but…

Accelerator

NYC

7 Ways to Fail When Applying to an Accelerator

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Failure is part of the startup process. And when it’s time to apply to an accelerator, making sure your company is presented in the best way on the application can significantly improve your chances. Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications –…