Celebrate Startup Tour

NYC

Tech.Co’s Celebrate Startup Tour Comes to Silicon Alley

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm

I love the New York startup scene. So much so that I moved myself from DC to NYC to see for myself what it was really like. Nothing against the DC tech scene – my heart will always be with you – but, honestly,…

Travel

3 Tech Trends That Are Taking The Hotel Industry By Storm

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

As technology trends change, hotels continually adapt.  The days of offering free color TV and air conditioning as perks are long gone.  In today’s technology driven world, consumers want access to their potential destination spots online.  They also want a personalized experience, and the…

SaaS

San Francisco

Let’s not Diminish the Interpersonal Aspects of Business

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

Most human commerce we experience is in a direct setting where somebody is right there if you have any questions. Well, at least that’s what it’s been like historically, but it’s rapidly changing with today’s technological world. Instead of going to the hardware store…

Productivity

Chicago

Charlie, Your New Meeting Assistant, Launches on iOS

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm

With the busy lives people live nowadays, at some point it can be hard to keep track of everything. This is especially true for someone with a daily life that includes many professional meetings: at some point it can be hard not only to…

Travel

San Diego

Chicago Transit Authority, Cubic, Ventra Partner for Big Award

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

They’ve won some big time awards abroad, and now Cubic Transportation Systems is bringing it home. Alongside the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Cubic was awarded the ‘Best New Innovative Practice-Partnership Deployment’ for Ventra, their joint contactless bankcard payment system. The award, given at the…

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Accelerator

Detroit

Techstars Mobility: Driving the Future of Detroit

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Techstars began in Boulder, CO in 2007, and since then the accelerator has effectively transformed the city into a booming tech hub. That is, as David Cohen firmly believes, Techstars has the power to transform a city. Back in December I wrote that Techstars…

Accelerator

San Francisco

PCH and Highway1 Host Demo Day for “Best Funded Class to Date”

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Not too long ago Highway1 lauded their spring 2015 as the best funded cohort of startups they’ve seen to date. It was huge for both the accelerator and the class, who got to set up shop in Highway1’s newly opened 10,000 square foot facility…

Entertainment

Toronto

Bitmoji Strikes Exclusive Movie Partnership with Disney Pixar

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

On June 19 Disney Pixar is releasing a new, original movie called ‘Inside Out‘, that features a dynamite cast and stellar ratings from pre-screeners. What’s really got my eye about this movie though is Bitmoji, the app that lets gives everyone their own personalized…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Boston

CallRed and zakipoint health Win Boston’s Startup of the Year

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hot on the heels of our Celebrate 2015 announcement, we are happy to bring you the news of the latest winners on the Celebrate Startup Tour. Monday night in Boston, the startup community came out to District Hall to mix and mingle and vote…

Security

San Francisco

Fact: Free Apps Sell Your Personal Data to Make Money

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Over the last month or so I’ve had a lot, and I mean a lot, of content come across my desk that involves protecting a huge influx of entrepreneurs who have made it their mission to protect our personal data. Most recently was a…

Data

San Francisco

“Personal Privacy is Something we Need to Preserve”

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

Companies need to make money to survive, obviously, and I get asked a lot how they do that if they offer an app for free. The fact of the matter is, if you don’t pay anything for the services, the company actually monetizes the…

Data

San Francisco

Data Science, So Hot Right Now: Plotly Hauls in $5.5M

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

Are you ready for a shocking statistic? According to an article on Science Daily, about 90 percent of the entire world’s data was created in the last few years. The smart companies out there want to study and capture value from their own data,…

Communication

How Smartphones Fulfill Your Basic Business Operations

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Whether you are a business professional or run your own company, a smartphone can help you with your day-to-day responsibilities. Yet, many people are still hesitant to move to a more complicated phone and aren’t sure they will be able to actually run their…

Celebrate Startup Tour

San Francisco

Celebrate Startup Tour Heads to San Francisco

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 7:33 pm

“Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me. You go there as a snarky New Yorker thinking it’s politically correct, it’s crunchy granola, it’s vegetarian, and it surprises you every time. It’s a two-fisted drinking town,…

Accelerator

Forget Unicorn Hunting: The First Accelerator for Revenue Companies

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Earlier today, Betaspring – the Providence, RI-based startup accelerator consistently ranked among the top in the country – announced the launch of RevUp, the first accelerator of its kind aimed at “revenue-first” companies. Blending together some of the core features of Betaspring’s current accelerator…

Real Estate

Seattle

Porch Brings on New CFO to Continue Explosive Growth

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The last we heard of the Seattle-based Porch they were rolling out the red carpet for 10 new real estate partners. It’s helped them extend the reach of their data-driven home services network for both homeowners and home improvement professionals. It’s only been about…

Web

These New Domains are Cool, But Also Dangerous

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

In the last couple of years, we have been watching the evolution of the new gTLDs (generic top-level domains). From the boring .com, .net, or .us, the Internet is now moving towards new and exciting domain names like .business, .ceo or .photo, among dozens…