Accelerator

Y Combinator Plans to Raise a $1 Billion Fund

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Startup accelerators are so much more than the capital they provide. Between the mentorship, the network, and the general support, a good startup accelerator will lift a new startup on its shoulders and present it to the world with the pride and admiration of…

News & Content

DC

How Creatives Can Earn a Living Through Patreon

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

TechCo is a site for startups and entrepreneurs, and that means we love covering the entire grueling process of starting a business, from brainstorming with your coworkers to tackling international expansion. It’s a tough journey fit only for those with the energy, vision, and ego…

Cannabis

Jay Leno Drives a Car Made of Hemp

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With all this talk of climate change and the legalization of cannabis, the environment has become a hot topic on the entrepreneurial landscape. Companies around the world are committing themselves to being a little more green and cannabis startups are more investment heavy than…

Accelerator

Los Angeles

Digital Activists: WelkerMedia Is Launching a Free Global Accelerator

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

Independent media network WelkerMedia is launching the world’s first no-equity and not-for-profit acceleration program with a focus on digital activism, social impact and creative projects. How It Works Alumni of the program, which is called WM Labs, will gain access to the media network’s…

Social Good

DC

9 Socially Conscious Startups Making Moves in DC

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Founders, young to senior, wake up each day and try to make this world a better place through their innovation and solutions. The rise in social impact startups are gaining the attention from investors and experts who are looking for different ways to solve…

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Drones

NASA Study Confirms People Hate the Sound of Drones

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional racer, drone users have experienced an emotional rollercoaster as far as regulations are concerned. Registration requirements have gone back and forth more times than Roger Federer at Wimbledon, and people are starting to wonder: where are we…

Space

DC

Robots, Biomarkers and Ice Melters Win NASA iTech Challenge Cycle 2

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

NASA is in constant pursuit of discovering the next galaxy and life on another planet. And while interstellar exploration is always on their to-do list, they’re also looking for startups that can help them get there. Earlier this year, we reported on the top…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Meet the 10 Startups Joining Techstars Chicago

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Cofounder and former CEO of Belly, Logan LaHive has some secrets when it comes to building a business. The first one being having an amazing team as your foundation. When he took over as director of Techstars Chicago, he made it his mission to…

Food

Amazon Is At It Again With Meal Kits Trademark, Blue Apron In Trouble

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm

A month ago, Amazon acquired Whole Foods, sending shockwaves through the business world. With the tech giant meaningfully throwing its hat into the $780 billion grocery market, every company with the word “food” somewhere on their About Us page shuttered at the prospect of…

Automotive

Honda Is Breaking New Ground in the Robotic Lawn Mower Industry

By | Jul 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

You’ve probably heard of Honda’s self-driving cars or their other autonomous technologies. However, you might have not heard that Honda is trying to automate a whole new beast in 2017. Miimo, an advanced robotic lawn mower that is to be released in July 2017,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…