Tips & How To’s

Columbus

Fintech, J.D. Vance, Tacos, And Everything Else You Missed at Columbus Startup Week

By | May 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The theme of Wake Up, Disrupt, Sleep, Repeat, was in full effect at Columbus Startup Week powered by Chase for Business. Over 3,000 small business owners and tech founders were treated to a week-long worth of 85 sessions including workshops, engaging panels, keynotes by…

Interviews

20-Year-Old Founder Xyla Foxlin on Bars, Plushies, and Being Alienated

By | May 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Xyla Foxlin strives to be the woman she wishes she had to look up to growing up: passionate and invested in what she does technically, but also maintaining pride in her femininity and external interests including fashion and art. You’ll find her in a…

Interviews

Columbus

J.D. Vance on Hillbilly Complexities and Startup Cities

By | May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In his book, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance gives the world insight to his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio where people faced extensive socioeconomic barriers in a poverty-stricken town. From his mother’s multiple marriages and growing opioid addiction and absent father to finding sanctuary with his…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Being a Workaholic Is Bad for Your Mental Health

By | May 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

You’ve heard it a thousand times: work really hard and good things will happen. Parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors all use this cliché as a means of motivation. However, taking this innocent advice to the extreme, like most things, ends poorly for those working beyond…

Startups & Apps

5 iPhone Security Apps to Keep Your Phone Private

By | May 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

Nowadays, people are learning the importance of privacy and security and the role it plays in their lives. A breach of privacy and information can have unprecedented results, from losing important startup data to being the victim of identity theft. Those who are victimized by…

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Video

VSDC Offers Professional Caliber Video Editing for Free

By | May 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

In an age where video is poised to take over the marketing world, understanding how to make a professional-looking videos is more important than ever. Whether you’re promoting a new startup or simply putting something together for personal use, finding the right program for your…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

[Re]Produce Wins UMaine Business Challenge

By | May 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

A company that wants to turn Maine farmers’ surplus into high-end locally sourced frozen food has won the sixth annual UMaine Business Challenge, held in Orono. Anita van Dam and Grace Burchard, both students at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, took home…

Trends

The 4 Ways That 2017 Is Changing the Rules for Startups

By | May 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The presidential election brought 2016 to a bumpy close and 2017 has already seen its share of related turbulence as media sources now clamber to get our attention while telling us what’s important about politics and beyond. In this tumultuous environment, it can be…

Diversity

Tallahassee

Lucas Lindsey of Domi Station on Building a Diverse Ecosystem in Florida

By | May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Startup activity is happening in the most unlikely of places. The #StartupEverywhere series, developed by Engine, is designed to celebrate these diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems growing across the U.S. These profiles will dive into the challenges faced by these communities and look at what…

Jobs

Here are LinkedIn’s Top 15 Jobs for 2017 Graduates

By | May 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Since we’re nearing the middle of May, college grads are popping up faster than dandelions. Well, almost as fast. Luckily, LinkedIn’s trove of job search data has done it again: The social media company has just come out today with a list of the…

Diversity

In Startups and Business, Women Receive Less Money [Infographic]

By | May 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Leading up to the last U.S. election cycle, a great deal of focus was placed on wage inequality and disparities in venture capital raised by women. It is now well established that not only do women typically make less money. However, add in any…

Lifestyle

Here’s What People Really Use Their Browsers’ Incognito Modes For

By | May 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Google Chrome’s “incognito” function (or the “InPrivate” function, if you’re a Microsoft Edge fan) is a handy way to browse the internet: You can access whatever sites you’d like without leaving them in your browser history. But what do people want to do that…

FinTech

Columbus

Security Needs to Be the DNA of Any Fintech Startup

By | May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Launching a fintech startup in a regulated industry is going to take a proactive approach. Surrounding yourself with mentors and experts in the field to guide you through the hills and valleys will be the key to success in fintech. Columbus Startup Week powered…

Events

San Francisco

Former Startup of the Year Contestants on Why You Need to Apply Today

By | May 11, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Every year, Tech.Co holds the Startup of the Year competition, a pitch contest that pits a huge number of startups against each other in pursuit of capital, business resources, and bragging rights in the startup community. The competition takes place at our annual conference,…

Coding

Top 5 In-Demand Coding Languages for Biggest US Tech Hubs [Infographic]

By | May 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

May is here and with it comes a scurry of graduating college students soon to enter the professional world. Whether graduates will take on their first big kid’s job, start interning at a large firm, or find an interim role, knowing where their skill…

Startup

Chicago

Chicago Startup TurboAppeal Acquired by Paradigm Tax Group

By | May 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

In 2015, TurboAppeal, a Chicago-based, leading technology firm that utilizes big data analytics and proprietary software solutions to help both commercial and residential real estate owners gain insight into their property values and automate the tax appeal process, was one of the five finalists in…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

7 Startups in Venture Hall’s Inaugural Accelerator Cohort

By | May 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

A pain-management app, an AI-enabled medical records software company, and a cloud-based wellness tracking platform for employers are among Venture Hall’s first cohort of healthcare-related startups that will spend three months in Portland this summer scaling their businesses and expanding their networks. Venture Hall, which…