Startups & Apps

Meet the 21 Semifinalists for the Women’s Safety XPRIZE Competition

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

Rewarding innovation is the cornerstone of our economy. Fortunately XPRIZE, the non-profit organization launching public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity, has set up a system to do just that. Their competitions have spurred countless innovations in transportation, energy, and…

Health

Village Capital to Fund Companies Solving Problems of Aging Population

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It’s no secret: people are getting older. Between improved healthcare technology and the country’s largest generations hitting that certain age, governments and citizens alike seem unprepared for what will eventually be the largest demographic shift the US as ever seen. Fortunately, the entrepreneurial community…

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20 Most Competitive Startups, According to AngelList

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

Being competitive in the startup world is a necessity at this point in the game. Sure, some might have referred to startups as “rare” or “a novelty” in a few decades ago. But now, everyone and their mothers are starting businesses, building everything from…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

5 Trading Apps to Manage Your Stocks

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The growth and widespread adoption of mobile devices has afforded us many luxuries. One of them is the ability to trade the financial markets on-the-go. As our Android and iPhone devices have become more powerful, so too have the trading apps they can support….

Drones

Buying a Drone? Here’s What You Need to Know First

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

Over the past 5 or so years drones have moved from hobbyist and expensive to fun and accessible. Across the board these things can range anywhere from $10 to thousands of dollars, and with each type comes a variety of pros and cons. For…

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3 Tools to Help Entrepreneurs Find More Success Online

By | Nov 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you want to make it in the world of online business and marketing, you need to take advantage of the tools and software applications available. While the concept of running an online business might seem easy, there are many components that you have…

Education

How to Choose the Right STEM Field

By | Nov 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A huge emphasis is placed on going to college for a degree in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. This makes sense when you consider that STEM-related industries are constantly growing and boast an average entry-level salary that is 26…

Cannabis

This Guy is Building the Tinder for Cannabis on Blockchain

By | Nov 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Tinder has been revolutionary in the app world. Those who’ve found love through this app swear by its simplicity and user-friendliness. You get on the app and there’s a stack of profiles waiting for you. You spend a couple of seconds on each profile…

Startups & Apps

15 Startups Built by Veterans Impacting the Business World

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For those that don’t know, veterans make incredible startup founders. Between the unflinching accountability to the unmatched adaptability, former military members are have the skills necessary to make an innovative impact on the business world. And with 200,000 military personnel transitioning from military to civil life,…

Automotive

Lamborghini Unveils Self-Healing Electric Car

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

Electric cars are far from new technology. Between their sustainable mission and their quiet design, car manufacturers now understand that the future of the automotive industry lies in these gas-less vehicles. However, Lamborghini is not known for going along with the pack, which is…

Social Good

Denver

Project Sanctuary Brings Together Military Families to Heal and Reconnect

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

For many us, we have no idea what it’s like being a part of a military family, watching a loved one leave for deployment and let alone knowing he/she is protecting our country overseas and facing some of the most dangerous threats. For soldiers…

Digital Currency

How Blockchain Is Making Cybersecurity Faster and Cheaper

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Cybersecurity has become a major concern for organizations today. According to Cisco’s annual report on cybersecurity for 2017, 20 percent of organizations surveyed had significant breaches within the past year that resulted in opportunity and revenue losses. Businesses have become prime targets due to…

Ecommerce

How Ecommerce Microsites Can Boost Conversion Rates

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

There’s something nice about an ecommerce site that only sells one Thing (or one kind of Thing): The design of the site can be simple, clean, and easy to navigate; it can be totally focused on the Thing, making it feel like a boutique that…

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…

Accelerator

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…