Inspiration

Seattle

James Hu CEO of Jobscan on Why You Need to Ignore Naysayers

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Many startups begin as a personal or educational project and end up starting a business. And with it come naysayers and doubters. We asked James Hu, founder and CEO of Jobscan about how he ignored those that doubted his idea and went on to fix…

Wearables

Study: Wearables Can Increase Productivity at Work

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Productivity hacks have become the lifeblood of the startup world. Whether it’s open office settings or ergonomic desk chairs, founders and entrepreneurs are always hungry for a way to get work done more efficiently. After all, being productive means more money in the bank,…

Automotive

San Francisco

Jaguar Land Rover and InMotion Give Lyft a Boost in Mobility Services

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the race for the autonomous vehicle, we’ve seen ride share UBER develop their version, Google’s Waymo is launching their beta rides for Arizona residents, and now Lyft is getting in the game with a little help from our neighbors across the pond. InMotion,…

Breaking News

San Francisco

Uber’s SVP of Business Emil Michael Just Left the Company

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Emil Michael, Uber’s senior vice president for business and the company’s second in command, is leaving Uber. He delivered the news in an email to the ride-sharing companies employees Monday morning, the New York Times reports. Sources at Recode reported that Michael stepped down…

Accelerator

Bay Area

Meet the Startups in the Prince-Inspired Green Tech Accelerator and Incubator Programs

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

A little more than a year ago, the world lost one of its most talented and influential musicians. Prince was an icon in so many different senses, changing the way people look at everything from fashion to the guitar. And while many will remember…

Gear & Gadgets

Vancouver

Bamboo Slate Is a Futuristic Notepad That Just Works [Review]

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

In an ever growing digital world, the days of writing on notepads and in journals are quickly going the way of the dodo bird. If you’re also anything like me and have terrible handwriting, then computers, tablets, and mobile devices are the preferred method…

Social Media

Instagram Is Cracking Down on Marketing Bots

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Instagram is the world’s best social media platform for marketers: Ads on the site jumped 22 percent over the previous year in 2016, and it’s designed around a few principles that are more important than ever to marketers. It’s mobile-first, it’s very visual, and…

Internet of Things

New York

A Refurbished Tech Device: A Smart Buy or Not?

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

When you’re in the market looking for gadgets to purchase, you’ve probably noticed how there are lots of manufacturers offering you with refurbished versions of electronic devices. Most people equate this to buying a used, beaten up car. However, this article will show you…

Business

Why Automation Is the Key to Achieving Drop Shipping Success

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

Thanks to the development of the world wide web, drop shipping has flourished, becoming a financially sustainable industry that successfully meets consumer needs while maintaining a cost-effective business model. But the nature of drop shipping is such that there are a few things you…

Entrepreneur

3 Reasons Why Income Reports Don’t Tell the Whole Story

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you are new the world of entrepreneurship, you are likely searching for some proof of concept. “How do I know this is gonna work?” you ask yourself on those late nights hunched behind a monitor or on those early mornings when you hit…

Marketing

Why Influencer Marketing Is an Essential Component in Your Strategy

By | Jun 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The consumer world is cluttered with brands. For every consumer product, from smartphones to pin cushions, there is a brand behind it. With so many brands lining up to grab consumers’ attention, a brand manager is in a real fix as to what trick…

Interviews

Adrian Ghila of Luxe RV on Not Letting Your Guard Down

By | Jun 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The startup journey is a constant struggle to be the best and stay ahead of the competition. This war of attrition is not won easily, as entrepreneurs are required to always be on their toes and ready for the next big crisis to hit. …

Tips & How To’s

4 Important Content Marketing Strategies to Employ in 2017

By | Jun 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

Not all the marketing strategies are created equal. The effectiveness of these strategies actually depends on how the content is created, how the content is promoted and what the business goals of your company is. As mentioned in the DryShips Inc. (DRYS), a recent…

Advertising

5 Ways to Maximize Your Startup’s Advertising Revenues

By | Jun 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When it comes to spending — and wasting — money, most startups lose the most to advertising and marketing. There is an old saying when it comes to advertising: Half of a company’s budget is put to good use, while half of it is…

Interviews

John Daniel of InnovatorJohn on How to Spend Money as an Entrepreneur

By | Jun 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Being an entrepreneur creates a complicated relationship with money. While you’re raising capital and receiving checks the size of which you’ve never seen before, spending it is rarely an option. And without a committed strategy for managing your finances, you could end up in…

Productivity

7 Things That Productive Teams Don’t Do

By | Jun 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Everyone wants to produce a healthy and effective team, but it can be exceptionally hard to produce one, especially when you are dealing with a big team. We know that a productive team is the key to success. In any business, if you have…

Google

San Francisco

Google Demo Day 2017: Stackfolio, Waymark the Favorites Among 13 Startups

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Yesterday, I attended Google Demo Day 2017, an event in San Francisco produced with the support of Google for Entrepreneurs that showcased 13 startups from North America. Startups were nominated by partners from the Google for Entrepreneurs’s North American Tech Hub Network and hand-picked by…