Data

VoiceOps Launches to Boost Enterprise Sales by Analyzing Voice Data

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The top tech companies have heavily invested in voice UIs: Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are now the face of voice-powered artificial intelligence. It makes sense, as I’ve written before, since voice is likely the most natural, organic and simple UI for a post-mobile era. Naturally, secondary…

Social Good

5 Things to Consider When Committing Your Company to Social Good

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being committed to social good isn’t just a charity move anymore. With more and more consumers valuing companies that strive for a better world, it’s becoming a necessity to make social good a priority in your business. When properly executed, cause-marketing campaigns not only…

Startup

How to Focus on Delivering Core Value for Startup Growth

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm

According to a Wall Street Journal Report, most VCs around the world follow a simple rule – for every ten startups that they invest in, three fail completely, while the next three somehow manage to return the original investment. It’s only between two and four startups…

Travel

How Traveling the World Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

They say that travel is the only thing you can spend your money on that makes you richer. While that may sound like a cheesy cliché, it’s steeped in truth. Exploring the world opens people up to new ideas and perspectives, while enabling us…

Startups & Apps

On-Demand Slow Motion Video Company Teams Up with Fox Sports

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

It’s no secret that video is on the rise, particularly in the marketing world. According to research, 96 percent of B2B marketers use video in some capacity and 73 percent see a substantial return on investment. This kind of popularity cannot be ignored when…

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Accelerator

What Does Traction Mean to Accelerators?

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When accelerators are looking to select a startup for their program, a company’s traction is going to be part of the conversation. In an interview Jenny Fielding, managing director of Techstars IoT in New York City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director for Techstars Mobility in…

Video

Making Video Part of Your Content Strategy: 10 Tips and Tricks

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

Marketing, at its most basic, is connecting with people — and video is a huge part of many successful campaigns. What’s more, by the year 2019, Cisco predicts that 80 percent of all consumer internet traffic will be video. Here, I will share with…

Startups & Apps

Millennials’ Phone Addictions Open Them Up to Fake App Security Risks

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Picture a computer virus, and you probably come up with an uncloseable browser window that blasts a robotic voice’s claim that your “com-pu-tor” is in danger unless you download a spam file. The target audience for this type of phishing scheme is undoubtedly an…

Security

7 Ways a VPN Can Help Protect Your Identity

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

While many people are familiar with a VPN, many choose to not use it on a regular basis. However, with the rise in cyberthreats, it would be good to consider using one in the future as you surf the internet and boost your security….

Accelerator

Ask Techstars: Mistakes to Avoid When Applying to an Accelerator

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While the value of being set up with an accelerator is obvious in the startup world, the application process can be a stressful mess of emotions. The most important thing to remember is that they want more than a great idea; they want a…

Education

Starting an Online Course? Boost Enrollment With These Domains

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Ask any college student these days and there’s a strong chance they have taken an online course. According to a study by the National Center for Educational Statistics, in fall 2014, there were 5,750,417 students enrolled in any distance education courses at degree-granting postsecondary institutions….

Data

How Astronomer Is Helping to Bridge the Big Data Gap

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 9:15 am

No one is questioning the fact that data science is here in a big way, and it’s growing fast. Today, data science ninjas are perhaps the most sought after talent on the market. For those who aren’t clear on what exactly a data scientist does, data…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Codeverse, a Hackable Classroom That Teaches Kids to Code

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The world of coding has expanded rapidly in the past few years. There are platforms that allow amateur coders to throw their hats in the ring and develop an app that could make an impact in tech innovation. Like the filmmakers of today versus the…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

3 Traits to Look for During Your Next New Hire Interview

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

There’s a lot of pressure on growing businesses and even larger companies to hire for cultural fit. Alarming new findings show that poor cultural fit due to turnover can cost companies between 50 and 60 percent of the person’s annual salary, a cost startups and…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Glass-Media Makes People Stop to Look at Pizza on a Window

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Most entrepreneurial dreams start with a biopic of Steve Jobs or a glance at the revenue from their high school lawn mowing career. Daniel Black, CEO and founder of Glass-Media, started his company after taking a close look to the poor state of the…

B2B

The 4 Most Likely Reasons Your Sales Funnel Is Broken

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

As a marketer, you take on the challenging role of reeling in new customers and generating leads for sales. Most likely, your company has a sales funnel set to funnel traffic into the buying process and convert them into customers. However, sometimes you run…

Startups & Apps

5 Things Employees With Startup Founder Ambitions Need to Know

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you’re an employee at a startup, you must dream of the day when you’ll finally get to build your own. You will be able to see the difference between owning a business and working for one already. For most people with big ambitions…