Startup

Portland, Maine

The Founder of Vets First Choice Just Won the New England Entrepreneur of the Year Award

By | Jul 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

Ben Shaw, founder and CEO of Vets First Choice in Portland, on Tuesday received the New England Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young in the healthcare services category. Shaw has grown Vets First Choice, the startup he founded in 2010 to…

Entrepreneur

7 Tips for Finding a Graphic Designer Who Understands Your Brand

By | Jul 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Finding the right team members is the key to a startup success. Unfortunately, recruiting is far from easy, as talented candidates at reasonable rates are almost impossible to come by. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to make sure you have…

Case Study

What Marketers Can Learn From Tinder

By | Jul 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The much acclaimed social dating app, Tinder, is very popular in the 18-34 age range. In fact, the popularity is so wide spread, it would be foolish for your business not to take advantage of it. With over 50 million active users, Tinder presents…

Marketing

5 Creativity Tools to Boost Content Marketing for Startups

By | Jul 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Not all content marketing tools are created equal. So when you’re deciding to employ one at your company, you need to make sure to focus on the essentials to avoid getting overwhelmed. Fortunately, that’s exactly what we’ve done for you. These gems are a…

Autonomous Vehicles

NYC

Robocar Is a Driverless Racing Machine Right Out of Tron

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

The renowned automotive futurist and concept designer Daniel Simon, best known for his work on the popular movie Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Captain America, has designed a real version of his sci-fi cars for the race track. Roborace developed the world’s first driverless electric racing car and…

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Health

San Francisco

The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Seattle

TechCo Top Stories: Thriving Ecosystems, Startup Funding, and Net Neutrality

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The halfway point of summer is a bitter realization. Your best barbecues and pool parties are behind you, and the next big holiday on the horizon is Halloween. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of top stories from TechCo that can keep you nice and warm….

Ecommerce

A Startup Guide to Launching a Store Front and Attracting Customers

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Running a business takes a lot of hard work, a little bit of luck, and all the advice you can get. Whether it’s from a long-time mentor or an article you saw on Facebook, being able to stay informed on business trends can be…

Startup Spotlight

Boston

Startup Spotlight: Route Optimization, Angel Investors and Pickup Games

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week we bring you five smart tech ideas as part of our Startup Spotlight Series. This week, we found lifehacks that optimize your route, manage after-school pickup, getting face time with angel investors, and more. MyRouteOnline (Boston, MA) This startup emerged out of their…

Gear & Gadgets

Boston

TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch Designed With Hikers and Skiers in Mind

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In an expanding world of Android Smartwatches and the Apple Watch, there has been a recent shift in how athletes track and monitor their progress. Now, many GPS trackers are including extra bells and whistles that allow you to receive texts, use mini-apps, and…

Business

Study: Your Company Doesn’t Need A Lot of Employees to Survive

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

As a startup, it’s hard not to look up to corporations. While sometimes they may seem a bit bland and overly focused on rules, they’re making money, they’re in the limelight, and they’ve attracted more customers than you can even imagine. But surviving the…

Google

San Francisco

Google Is Trying to Be Wikipedia, and They’re Failing

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

Ever search for a phrase or a definition only to find Google offer up the answer in a handy snippet of information right below your query but in front of the first search result? It’s an algorithmic process that’s designed to use Google’s massive…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

Finding Harmony in Work and Life as an Entrepreneur

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

At a recent AMA, I discussed Mental Health Awareness & the Startup Community. I was asked about the work-life balance and the key to finding more balance instead of succumbing to the startup trend of burnout to succeed. Here are my thoughts: I think the…

Jobs

Denver

How to Land Your First Job in Tech

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

So you’re looking to land your first job in tech. Great! And why not? The IT industry is innovative, it’s sexy, and it’s blossoming with world-changing companies and opportunities. With the national unemployment rate for IT professionals at an incredibly low 1.6 – 3.9…

Acquisition

Portland, Maine

Fork Food Lab Acquired by New York-Based Foodworks

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

Fork Food Lab, the food-focused startup incubator in Portland, Maine has been acquired by Foodworks, a New York City-based company that operates two other culinary incubators in the northeast. Neil Spillane and Eric Holstein founded Fork Food Lab last year, officially opening in September…

Tips & How To’s

New York

How to Boost Profits Thrоugh Upscaling and Сrоѕѕ-Ѕеllіng

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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Incubators

San Francisco

How to Accelerate Your Startup Through Y Combinator

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The key benefit of accelerators like Y Combinator (YC) is that they function almost like warp zones for companies. You enter an accelerator at a given stage of your company and will emerge three stages further along, irrespective of where your company started from. Companies in my…