Healthy Entrepreneur

London

Mompreneur Shares 10 Tips for Balancing Startup Life and Family

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

I am the mother of two lovely children – a girl of four and a boy of eight years old. I wake up every day before the sun comes out and my day is structured like a Tetris game. Every day is divided into…

Startups & Apps

Boston

Fantasy Sports Sites DraftKings and FanDuel Terminated Their Merger

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The United States’ two top daily fantasy sports sites, DraftKings and FanDuel, have decided not to merge after all. They announced their merger last November. The reason behind the termination? The opposition from federal antitrust regulators. The Official Statement FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles addressed the termination…

Tips & How To’s

5 Hurdles to Overcome When Moving Your Business Overseas

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm

It’s understandable; you’re nervous about moving your business to an international market. However, it can be a smart move to stand above the competition, as long as you do it right. When I started my business, I focused on the U.S. market. But as…

Reports & Rankings

Chicago

10 Best Cities for Startup Funding, Ranked

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the startup world, sometimes it can feel like the coasts get everything. Whether it’s the media attention, the business resources, or the innovative minds, New York and San Francisco are the tech hubs that make everyone else feel small. However, according to a…

Psychology

Portland

How to Improve the Relationship With Your Boss

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

 The average person spends 39.2 hours/day at work, which cumulates to 1,842 hours worked/year and 92,120 hours worked in a lifetime. And for most of us, these hours are spent working with a boss. Our relationship with our boss is important not just because…

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Business

Microsoft Joins the Initiative to Bring Broadband Internet to the Rural US

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

While city dwellers might complain about overly-frothy lattes and surge-priced Ubers, it’s important to remember that we enjoy a quality of life on the internet that they do not. Yes, sometimes you have to reset your router. But broadband internet has been a staple…

Accelerator

Seattle

Every Major Seattle Accelerator and Incubator, Listed

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

TechCo has compared accelerators to band camp in the past: You’re stuck in a location with a bunch of your peers whether you like them or not, work hard, play hard, and take snack breaks. And by the time it ends, you’ve built a lasting network…

Video

Using Video in Your Business Is Crucial to Your Success

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

The only constant in the business world is change. Whether it’s marketing, sales, or graphic design, trends are perpetually in flux, making it difficult to be successful in the long run. Fortunately, staying educated and informed on the shifting paradigms of your industry is…

Bitcoin

Blockchain Could Find Success Where Banks Have Failed

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

There’s no denying that blockchain and crypto currencies are disrupting finance as we know it. Initially thought of as a fad, these technologies have now hit the mainstream. What started out as a means of payment for a handful of tech savvy users and…

Funding

Portland, Maine

NBT Solutions Closes Seed Round Led by Maine Venture Fund and CEI Ventures

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

NBT Solutions, a Portland, Maine-based developer of mapping software, has raised nearly a million dollars to drive growth of their flagship product VETRO FiberMap, a cloud-based broadband mapping and fiber management system for the telecommunications industry. The company closed the seed round of $773,333 from…

Marketing & Social Media

Portland

How to Optimize Your Customer’s Testimonials

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For the majority of today’s customers, testimonials play a significant role in purchasing decisions. A testimonial can help solidify a consumer’s product selection, help the customer trust a business, and even help generate a new desire for a product the consumer wasn’t previously shopping…

Accelerator

Los Angeles

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s no denying that BB-8 was the star of the most recent chapter in the main Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. What you might not realize is that the adorable droid was the brain child of Sphero, a robotics and digital technology company and…

Funding

NYC

2017 Venture Activity Passed $21.78 Billion in Second Quarter

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Investors sunk $21.78 billion into a total of 1,958 venture-backed companies during the second quarter of this year, according to Pitchbook data. The dollar amounts are up from the previous quarter, while the number of investments held steady. VCs are making bigger bets, but they’re not…

Augmented Reality

How Augmented Reality Is Bringing Museum Exhibits to Life

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

After the meteoric rise of Pokémon Go, augmented reality became a staple of the mainstream tech discussion. Every entrepreneur, tech enthusiast, and innovative mind in the world was thinking about how to utilize this revolutionary technology in a way that would entertain, educate, and…

Gear & Gadgets

Chicago

Oomi Is Set to Truly Connect Your Smart Home [Review]

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alexa, Google Home, Siri, Samsung Bixby, Watson, these are among the first widely accepted consumer driven artificial intelligence platforms and they each have something in common: Internet of Things (IoT). Over the past five years the world around us has become more connected by…

Politics/Government

How Major Tech Companies Are Standing Up for Net Neutrality

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Simply put, net neutrality is good. It allows for free, un-throttled use of the internet across the board, while preventing internet service providers from creating paid fast lanes for specific content. It helps new companies compete with the big dogs and makes small startups…

Tips & How To’s

Reminder: The Best Time to Network Is When You Don’t Need To

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job application hosting site Lever.co recently posted a few statistics on job placements: Pulling from 15 thousand different jobs and the 1.5 million applicants who wanted them, Lever found that only one out of 150 people got the job by directly applying. The same…