Cannabis

Phoenix

Cannabis Tech Company to Turn Ghost Town Into a Pot Tourist Attraction

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Tech companies are known for trying out some wild ideas. From self-landing rockets to virtual voice assistants, this ambition often pays off in spades, leading to unmitigated success and, inevitably, even wilder ideas. Facebook is a great example of this, as they’ve just released…

Education

Keep Up With Programming and Development Trends Thanks to Tech.io

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

The biggest problem for the tech world right now is a lack of talent and a surplus of demand. While web development jobs are becoming a necessary aspect of almost every company in the world, changing trends and shifting norms have made it difficult…

Robots

5 Reasons Why Robots Will Never Fully Replace Humans

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We’ve all heard the warnings of our impending dystopian future. We’ve read the books and watched the movies, and we know that soon, perhaps in our lifetimes, the robots will take over and humans will be the subservient ones. Our machines will outsmart us,…

Accelerator

St. Louis

7 Cleantech Companies Join St. Louis’ Newest Startup Accelerator

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Being a big fish in a small pond is underrated, particularly in the entrepreneurial world. Sure, competing with the likes of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos for funding in Silicon Valley might sound like fun, but enjoying a little communal support from…

Automotive

Phoenix

Carvana Will Finally Sell Cars In Their Backyard

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The only process more painful than buying a used car is having to register it at the DMV. Fortunately, there are companies trying to make it a bit easier. Carvana, the online auto retail platform, is making it a breeze to purchase pre-owned cars…

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Social Good

How Tech Is Supporting Refugees Around The World

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Location-based and on-demand tech is a vital part of a Western consumer’s daily life. And while it’s helping someone find a ride home, the same science is providing much-needed support for refugees around the world. The global refugee crisis has forced over 65.6 million…

Drones

The U.S. Navy Is Trying Out Hurricane Research Drones

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Drones have plenty of applications: They’re tiny and can navigate over or through hard-to-reach locations. They’ve already been paired up with other cutting-edge technologies: Consider the wifi-based X-ray vision that some researchers have already tried out. Using drones, they can now 3D-map a building…

Accelerator

Paris

Meet the 6 Startups in Oracle’s Non-Equity Startup Accelerator

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 9:20 am

Corporate startup accelerators have become a staple of the business world. As soon as large companies like Target and Facebook realized that it’s easier to support startups being innovative than actually trying to be innovative themselves, the floodgates opened and startups around the world…

Startups & Apps

Albuquerque

AdWallet Pays You to Watch Ads On Your Phone

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s no surprise that many adults spend almost three hours a day on their smartphone. When they are on their phone, they are often hanging out on social media or checking their email, but AdWallet wants everyone to make a little money too. They…

Entrepreneur

DC

What Is Startup Day & Why Should You Care?

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Everyday is a “startup day” for me and millions of other entrepreneurs starting and running their own businesses. But today is officially Startup Day, the day when government officials pop out of their summer slumber to show their support for the new economy set…

Pet

Los Angeles

Pets Stress Less With In-Home Vet Care Startup Vetted

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When it’s time to take my dog to the vet for routine check-ups and vaccinations, getting her in the car is the easy part. But once we pull up to the vet’s building, the panting begins, then there’s a bathroom stop in the grass,…

Funding

Boulder

Techstars Venture Capital Fund Invests $13M in Health Insurance Startup

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. We are excited to announce that, along with Foundry Group, we are investing in Impact Health’s $13 million Series A round. Founder and CEO Christine Carrillo, along with her…

Ecommerce

Amazon Is Recreating the Shopping Network, But With YouTube Stars

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Home Shopping Network has a new generation of competition with Amazon’s new home makeover show: The six-episode show, titled “Overhaul,” will feature various YouTube stars getting their homes remade in an effort to sell more through Amazon. If successful, this model could grow…

Incubators

San Francisco

Why The Information Accelerator Was Always the Future of Journalism

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 10:50 am

Last Friday, tech news site The Information made the most stereotypical successful-tech-startup move: it launched its own accelerator. The Information Accelerator will support subscription news startups in a plan designed to “help build the next generation of subscription publications backed by exceptional reporting.” It’s…

Startups & Apps

Atlanta

7 Cardinal Sins Every Startup Should Avoid

By | Jul 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It is said that failure is an inevitable precursor to ultimate success, and with hindsight being 20/20—many of my best insights have stemmed from past experiences. Of course, it can be hard to see that when you’re in the moment and at your lowest…

Ecommerce

5 Reasons Why Ecommerce Technology Will Continue to Evolve

By | Jul 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Ecommerce is experiencing an unprecedented rise in its global acceptance. It’s the trusted source most people turn to for online purchases. Ecommerce technology has been in existence for some years now but has never gotten this much attention. This is because most people are tired of…

Cannabis

Wreef Is Changing the Cannabis Ecommerce Game

By | Jul 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

I sat down this week to talk with Mike and Ann Marie Chadwell, cofounders of Wreefs. My first question (what in the world is it?) was answered simply, just as it appears on the homepage of the website: Wreath + Reefer = Wreef Chadwell…