Accelerator

Maine

Scratchpad Accelerator Announces New Female-Led Startups

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

Scratchpad Accelerator, a Maine-based female-focused accelerator, has announced the four companies that will take part in its first entrepreneurial-training program. The four startups will be: True North Beauty (Milo, Maine) a skincare products company. Herbal Revolution (Lincolnville, Maine) produces herbal tonics and elixirs. Parkupine (Norfolk, VA)  a mobile…

Transportation

Uber Has a Deal With NASA to Build Flying Taxi Software

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Uber has teamed up with NASA. The goal: to develop software that can be used as air control for flying cars in order to create an airborne taxi service similar to the one Uber currently runs at a much lower altitude. Here’s what Reuters…

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Richmond

Why Richmond Virginia Is Attracting Startups to Local Accelerators

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 7:15 am

A lot of people characterize Richmond as a big city with a small town feel. That statement could not be more true of the startup community in Richmond. Richmond is home to a lot of disruptive, innovative, and successful high growth startups. Many of…

Startups & Apps

NYC

This Company Wants to Save You Money Through Climate Change Forecasts

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The effects of climate change have become more apparent each year, and the data that tracks climate change has been even more telling in terms of the total impact caused to the environment. However, data on how climate change affects other sectors has been curiously…

Startups & Apps

50 Startups People Really Want to Work For, According to LinkedIn

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

As perhaps the most notable business-focused social media platform in the world today, LinkedIn carries with it a level of authority when it comes to what kind of companies people actually want to work for. With more than enough resources to get the most…

Apple

Study: Your New iPhone X Is One of the Most Fragile Smartphones Ever

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The smartphone has been around for a little more than a decade. In that time, every single person privileged enough to own one of these innovative devices has experienced the heart pounding fear of dropping it for the first time. Particularly when it lands…

Startups & Apps

7 Apps That Every Entrepreneur Needs in Their Arsenal

By | Nov 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The business world is in constant flux, with various business demands and requirements developing on a nearly daily basis. With all the busy schedules and hectic day plans, it can be easy to get caught up in all of it and lose track of…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Maine-Based Medical Simulation Startup Wins Pitch Competition

By | Nov 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

A medical simulation startup founded by UMaine students won the Bangor region’s BigGig pitch event last week. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product developed by a group of bioengineering students at the University of Maine. The product began as…

Health

NYC

Meet the 7 Health Tech Startups in Dreamit’s Latest Class

By | Nov 4, 2017 at 8:00 am

As health access remains a hot button issue in Washington, digital health and medical devices are steaming ahead with innovative solutions for delivery. According to Mobihealth News, digital health startups raised over $578.55 million in Q3 of 2017 alone, with companies like AbleTo, Talkspace,…

Software

5 Tips You’ll Need to Kickstart Your Own Successful SaaS Business

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

According to Gartner, the global SaaS market will grow by 20.1 percent in 2017, topping $46 billion. It’s no wonder there are so many articles related to building a SaaS business floating around the Internet these days! The question remains: how can you start…

Startups & Apps

This Augmented Reality App Will Bring Your Wine Bottle to Life

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Everyone’s favorite scene in the Harry Potter movies is when the portraits throughout Hogwarts come to life. Past house leaders, former Quidditch seekers, and headmasters young and old adorn the castle walls with life-like enthusiasm and palpable excitement. Unfortunately, everyone over the age of…

Drones

DC

Drone Regulation Outlook is Good For Business, Not Consumers

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

As new technology becomes more affordable, there is often a trend of consumers and commercial users treating it like a new Wild West. More specifically, ignoring common sense. As drones can range anywhere from $20 to a few grand, that means anyone from the…

Ecommerce

5 Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

Getting customers through the shopping cart can drastically impact your conversion rate. And if the process is laborious, expect more people to bail. According to a study done by the Baymard Institute the average shopping cart abandonment rate is 68 percent. The study also reveals…

Accelerator

Austin

Techstars Launches New Accelerator Dedicated to Social Good

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

There are founders who start their day with a mission to do good and solve the most pressing social and environmental issues facing the world today. In response to the increase in socially conscious startups launching around the world, Techstars launched Techstars Impact Accelerator,…

Health

Miami

New Health Insurance Knowledge Hub Launches for Open Enrollment

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

If you have a few socially conscious Facebook friends posting on your news feed, you’ve probably heard about the notable lack of advertising funds allocated to open enrollment for health insurance, which starts today and ends on December 15th. However, if you’re one of…

Mobile

5 Android Apps to Use On-The-Go

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

These days, phones are nothing without apps. Apps help us to extend the basic functionalities of our smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices. That’s the reason why 38 percent of American adults now have more than 20 apps installed on their mobile phone. However,…

Accelerator

7 Leadership Lessons You’ll Learn at Techstars

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In November 2015, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from around the world could better understand what you’ll take away when you’re done. Here were the seven lessons…