Ecommerce

NYC

How a New Chrome Plugin Combats Our $17B Impulse Shopping Problem

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

Ecommerce loves instant gratification. It’s likely the biggest change that the trillion-dollar commerce industry has seen during its introduction to the internet: Customers can now see something, click a button, and own it. Impulse shopping is up, and the fashion industry is struggling to…

Coding

Why JavaScript is the Programming Language You Need to Learn

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 6:30 am

Do you know what this website and Facebook have in common? Both use JavaScript. In fact, just about every website uses JavaScript. Considered one of the three core languages of web development, JavaScript is a handy language responsible for everything from pop-ups to animations…

Politics/Government

DC

How Tech Leaders Are Opposing Trump’s DACA Order

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Trump administration has today ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or the DACA. No new registrations will be accepted into the Obama-established program and the current members — 800,000 individuals who were brought into the U.S. as young…

Accelerator

Boulder

5 Common Threads You’ll Find in a Successful Startup Pilot

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Recently, I wrote about what motivates a corporation to partner with a startup for a pilot and the ins and outs of testing a new product, exploring the potential for a working relationship and understanding your market better. This time, I’ll go one step…

Accelerator

Cincinnati

9 Startups Joining UpTech’s Data-Driven Accelerator Cohort

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

Cincinnati is known for more than Skyline Chili. This city, nuzzled in the heart of Ohio, is a testament to what startups can do in a more supportive environment. With plenty of resources and a small enough ecosystem to make a real impact, entrepreneurs…

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News & Content

London

Why Perlego’s “Spotify for Textbooks” Revenue Model Works

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

The Netflix model is a tricky beast: Offering all-you-can-watch takes immense funding, as Netflix’s 7-billion-dollar 2017 content budget proves, and it only pays off once you have a massive user base to match it. Yet companies keep trying to replicate it in different industries….

Accelerator

London

An Inside Look at the Techstars Experience

By | Sep 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Since joining the Techstars worldwide network a few weeks ago, there are four things that have made the strongest impression on me so far. From developing deep connections with other founders, finding unity and inspiration from other companies, and the immense amount of knowledge…

Art

15 Must-See Burning Man Fashion Photos

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Burning Man has turned into a place where celebrities, technology entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders go in search of a unique “off the grid” experience with others. With the Burning Man week wrapping up soon we thought it would be fun to share some of the…

Ecommerce

San Francisco

6 Ways Google Voice Search is Shaping E-Commerce

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Be it Cortana, Siri, or Alexa, more and more people are switching to using Google voice search when surfing the web. And since it is a matter of paramount importance to follow the trend when you are a business owner, beefing up on voice…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Kicks Off International Tour to Find Amazing Startups

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars is hitting the road next week to meet with entrepreneurs all over the world who want to accelerate their businesses and take the next step. Techstars exists to help entrepreneurs succeed and our worldwide network has the resources, mentors, and experience to help…

Real Estate

San Diego

How Crowdfunding is Finding Its Way Into Real Estate

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There is a tendency to think of crowdfunding as one of the latest tools that entrepreneurs and startup companies are using to fund their projects and new endeavors. While this is a very familiar concept for those who have heard of crowdfunding, technology tools…

Startups & Apps

Houston

GasBuddy, Waze, and 2 More Apps for Finding Affordable Gas Prices

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

The results of Hurricane Harvey continue to and have been unprecedented. Perhaps surreal for many of us not directly impacted, Harvey’s reach will certainly impact the rest of the nation as eight refineries in Texas have shut down. According to AAA data, the closures…

Accelerator

Meet the 14 B2B Startups in Microsoft’s Next Accelerator Cohort

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Being part of a corporate accelerator is no easy feat. Between the thorough vetting process and the endless interviews, joining forces with a big corporation might seem like the last thing you want to do to grow your company. However, with endless resources and…

Biotech

A Look at the Next Generation of Cancer Testing

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you look at health crises in this country and around the world, few issues strike more fear into the average person’s mind than cancer. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and, somewhere deep down inside of us, we’re all…

Real Estate

NYC

8 Real Estate Startups Joining the MetaProp NYC Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 10:50 am

With a reputation like “the city that never sleeps,” New York is always on the lookout for new and innovative real estate opportunities. After all, with a population of more than 8 million, finding a place to stay that is affordable and cozy is…

HR and Recruiting

How to Streamline Recruiting With an Applicant Tracking System

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

Choosing candidates, interviewing them, evaluating their performance really takes a lot of time. To make this process more streamlined companies are looking to applicant tracking systems (ATS).  These platforms can help recruit the right employees.  Features to Consider An ATS software allows businesses to…

Entertainment

14 Sci-Fi Movies That Made Us Want Flying Cars, Smart Watches and Bionic Limbs

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 10:50 am

Life imitates art. At least, that’s what my boss keeps telling me every time I wear my Iron Man mask during important meetings. Honestly though, tech entrepreneurs have to admit that a lot of their great ideas were dreamed up by movie directors 50…