Productivity

15 Things Your Business Needs to Automate and Save Time

By | May 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The idea that automation – programming machines and software to operate automatically based on a set of inputs and conditions  – would play a major role in everyday business functions was unfathomable a decade ago. Today, everything from marketing campaigns to employee onboarding can…

Drones

DC

Trump Administration Wants Ability to Monitor, Destroy, and Seize Drones in U.S.

By | May 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law from 2015 that required hobbyists to register their drones. Now, less than a week later, the New York Times has obtained a 10-page draft and summary of legislation…

Communication

Portland, Maine

Rodney Sampson of Opportunity Hub Says Startups Need to Talk to Each Other

By | May 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Being a founder of a startup can be a very isolating job and it could feel that you’re on a deserted island. What founders need to realize that they need to get out of their routine, go to events or meetups and talk with…

Security

In the Future, Internet-Connected Car Security Is Only Getting Tougher

By | May 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

The rapidly developing world of self-driving cars will create an entirely new form of life in major cities across the world: Cars will be able to interact with each other and with their surroundings, creating massive amounts of data that can help solve traffic problems or, analyzed…

Health

Healthcare Technology Is a Goldmine Just Waiting for Startups

By | May 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

There is no denying the fact that technology will literally dominate every aspect of our lives from this point on. From the way in which we approach healthcare to the foods we eat, the cars we drive and even the way in which we…

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Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Meet the Five Finalists in LaunchPad’s Pitch Competition

By | May 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

After close to 140 applications and countless hours to narrow down the finalists, LaunchPad, the small business pitch competition created by Gorham Savings Bank, named the five startups to compete next month for a chance to win $50,000. Meet the Five Finalists Good To-Go (Kittery) – makes dehydrated…

Real Estate

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By | May 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Back in 2010, I was working in a financial role and looking for an office for my company. I realized, from the consumer’s perspective, that my options for finding one were limited. The commercial real estate industry was completely segmented, with brokers and landlords…

Autonomous Vehicles

Pittsburgh

3 Reasons Why Pittsburgh Has Soured on Uber’s Driverless Cars

By | May 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What was once a beautiful relationship between the city of Pittsburgh and Uber’s Driverless Car Program has come to a tense halt after nine months as Uber hasn’t held up to their end of the bargain, according to the New York Times. Pittsburgh was…

Drones

DC

Drone Hobbyists May No Longer Need to Register With FAA

By | May 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

On Friday, May 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law put in place in 2015 that required both hobbyist and commercial drone pilots to register drones with the FAA. The D.C. court posits that the Registration…

Security

3 Cybersecurity Practices That Small Businesses Need to Consider Now

By | May 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

All businesses, regardless of size, are susceptible to a cyberattack. Anyone associated with a company, from executive to customer, can be a potential target. The hacking threat is particularly dangerous to small businesses who may not have the resources to protect against an attack let alone ransomware….

Accelerator

Kansas City

How Sickweather Benefited From an Accelerator Network

By | May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Startup Founders may wonder how they would benefit from being a part of an accelerator. As one who ran the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars from 2014-2016, I saw many examples of the ecosystem in action – it is so vast and comprised of different…

Accelerator

Why the Study of Entrepreneurship Improves Outcomes for Startups

By | May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

With so many paths to success, the research field of entrepreneurship began to emerge and studying the various interdisciplinary fields that integrate into the overall success became an important tool to understanding the why. Prior to Techstars, I worked in research at the Kauffman…

Startups & Apps

NYC

5 Startups Providing Aid for Deaf or Hearing Impaired Individuals

By | May 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

1 in 5 adults in the United States suffering from hearing loss. The World Health Organization puts the global number of those with disabling hearing loss at about 360 million people. Given the size of this health concern, its no wonder startups are popping…

Startups & Apps

Seattle

Crowd Cow Lets Consumers Carve Up Beef They Want Most

By | May 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

We’ve all heard the saying: you are what you eat. For food, this is clearly not a literal saying, but what we consume does contribute to our health and that is why quality is so important. This particularly true when it comes to meat,…