Accelerator

Detroit

Why Automotive Companies Should Work With Early-Stage Startups

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The entire transportation industry is going through a historic change. Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement manufactured metal. At the Techstars Mobility Accelerator program, we have 10 corporate innovation partners…

Automotive

10 Most Dangerous States for Drivers Near Schools

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

According to the CDC, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. I know with school kicking off this week, that’s the last statistic you want to hear. Unfortunately, it’s true, which makes driver safety that much…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Women Founders Competing to Be TechCo’s Startup of the Year

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Being an entrepreneur is hard enough as it is. Long hours, constant rejection, and scouring the planet for capital can take a toll on anyone. Unfortunately, one group of entrepreneurs has it even harder: women founders. In addition to all this entrepreneurial stress, they…

Bitcoin

United Kingdom

A UK Financial Regulator Is Warning Investors Away From ICOs

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The Financial Conduct Authority has warned investors: The “initial coin offering,” or ICO, comes with significant risk. The news is an official acknowledgement of the shaky ground that the ICO — which often functions like an IPO, sans security laws — has always tread. Here’s what…

Cannabis

California

Sorry California, No Cannabis Delivery Drones For You

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As technology evolves, the potential for innovative ideas to meaningful change everyday life is infinite. Between improving smartphone technology, artificially intelligent robots, and facial recognition-powered emojis, there’s no denying the world is getting more futuristic by the second. Unfortunately for Californians though, cannabis delivery…

Startup

NYC

Best of the Boroughs NYC Competition Wants You to Share Your Story

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

If you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere. At least, that’s what every small town singer, comedian, and artist has said to their parents before moving to the Big Apple. Despite the immaturity behind the statement, being competitive…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Social Video Platforms Might Have a Quality Problem

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Every major social media platform loves video, and most of the minor ones do, too. They’re even catching up to TV at a fast clip. The reason: Ad revenue goes way farther in video. At this point, the internet’s pivot to video is so…

Startups & Apps

United Kingdom

10 Innovative UK-Based Tech Startups Making Moves

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

Technology is everywhere and changing our lives for the better, from smartphones and tracking devices to GPS and smart apps. It’s also catering to the growing needs of businesses from a wide variety of industries, propelling them to new heights by not only creating…

Gear & Gadgets

12 Personal Robots for Your Home

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 2:59 am

Since I was a child watching Star Wars and seeing robots like C3Po and R2D2, I’ve dreamed of having a robot of my own. This desire was further strengthened by watching the The Jetson’s family robot, Rosie the Robot Maid who kept the homestead…

Drones

You Will Never Guess Which Country Is Leading the World in Drone Delivery

By | Sep 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

East Africa is a territory like no other. In addition to the unique landscape and the diversity of people, this area is rich in natural beauty and has recently become the hub for drone deliveries. Despite the fact that mainly western civilizations use cutting…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

Top 5 Apps to Help With Homework

By | Sep 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Everyone’s headed back to school, and this time, they’ve got another year’s worth of tech advances to rely on. No, not in class: Trust me, no teacher is going to be okay with you multitasking by browsing Snapchat while taking notes on their lecture….

Bitcoin

Why Should We Care About Blockchain?

By | Sep 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Not too long ago, the average person knew nothing or very little about blockchain. In fact, even the average person today is likely still be wondering what it is. However, the need for this technology has emerged, with the necessity to solve issues of…

Social Good

Why Startups Need to Have a Corporate Social Responsibility Focus

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Profit and purpose. They can be polarizing topics even for a tight-knit group of startups founder. There are those who believe that purpose should be at the center of what businesses do. It is integral to profits and growth as Harvard Business School professor…

Autonomous Vehicles

London

The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made Is Going Electric

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In 1961, Jaguar rolled out its E-type sports car, a 4.2 liter, open two-seater that could reach 150 mph and go zero to 60 in sub-7 seconds. It was such an amazing blend of design and performance that Enzo Ferrari called it “the most…

Accelerator

DC

Every Major DC Accelerator, Listed

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Accelerators are to startups as spinach is to Popeye. And for those located in the DC area, it’s important to stay updated on the biggest and brightest accelerators available. It’s tough to stay on top of the constantly shifting mass of incubators, accelerators, and…

Accelerator

Toronto

Techstars Expands to Canada, Opens Toronto Accelerator

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars has many accelerator programs around the world and have announced their new expansion to Toronto, Canada. Here’s one perspective from a Canadian about the startup-friendly environment the country has to offer. When I returned home to Montreal, it was a great experience. I left…

Automotive

The New Nissan Leaf Is Cheap, Stylish, and Only Has One Pedal

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Electric cars used to be a fever dream of hippies and environmentalists. Now, decades later, they’ve become the standard for a sustainable future. Between the Tesla self-driving car and every auto manufacturer in the world putting some kind of electric vehicle on the road,…