Art

London

How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In 2016, attendance for British museums and galleries fell by 1.4 million. The Guardian’s resident art critic Jonathan Jones said this figure is a sign of “a nation without aspiration or hope.” Although the situation may not be completely hopeless — London’s Tate Modern…

Coding

Boulder

Is Python or R Better for a Data Science Educational Program?

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

A  frequent question from students who are considering joining our immersive program is “Why does the immersive program teach data science in Python instead of R?” I have a lot of experience writing both Python and R, ranging from small one-off projects and analysis…

Startup

5 Pathways for Early-Stage Startup Success

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Even the mega tech companies started as small projects and startups, and now they are leading the world with innovation and technology through consistent success. Tech monsters like Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc. have one unique quality that they all share, they always come up with…

Startup

5 Tricks to Encourage Innovation at Your Startup

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you want to become a great entrepreneur, you should keep in mind that the accumulation of resources is only a means of achieving your goals and not the goal itself. That being said, the fact that your methods of doing business are currently…

Music

NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

Startups & Apps

Denmark

There’s an AR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Major tech developments always seem to propel all of society into a new word of possibilities. We might not have flying cars, but we can communicate through pocket computers, stream video anywhere, and work from home without being weird. But tech developments don’t help…

Accelerator

Phoenix

Every Arizona Accelerator, Incubator, and Innovation Space, Listed

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Arizona is known for the Grand Canyon, golf courses and a whole lot of tourism. But if you take a deeper look, the beautiful desert state has a vibrant tech ecosystem, filled with innovative startups from Tucson to Flagstaff and everywhere in between. If…

Gear & Gadgets

13 NeuroTech Companies That Want to Read Your Brain

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. At least, that appears to be the case, as hundreds of neurotech startups have begun popping up all over the professional ecosystem. From unique wearables to innovative software, these companies are making it easy to read…

Accelerator

Seattle

Meet the 9 Startups in Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator Program

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Amazon is poised to take over the world before the end of the week. Between industry expanding acquisitions and revolutionary tech coming out of the Seattle-based tech giant, there’s no telling how high Jeff Bezos and his creation can fly. And if you know…

Startups & Apps

Alaska

Meet the Startup Winners of the Alaska Seed Fund Awards

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Anchorage, Alaska has more espresso stands per capita than any other city in the U.S. Yes, even more than Seattle. That’s a perfect set up for startup founders as they need the extra fuel to build their businesses in the city. Looking behind-the-scenes at…

Startups & Apps

Maine

This Startup Aims to Swap Blood Draws for Saliva Samples

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

Portland, Maine-based biotech company Abogen, founded in 2012, has developed a method and accompanying technology to extract blood cells from saliva, allowing for the potential replacement of up to 80 percent of the five billion invasive, needle-necessary blood samples drawn annually. The company is…

Accelerator

Boulder

Why Techstars Added New Initiatives to Their Code of Conduct

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Over the last month, several prominent VCs were revealed for inappropriate behavior relative to gender discrimination and general sexual harassment. It was not a proud moment in the VC and overall tech industry. We at Techstars care deeply about people. Not just the people…

Ecommerce

How to Understand Fashiontech and the $2.4 Trillion Fashion Industry

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

Whenever an entire industry gets disrupted by 21st century technology, the tech gets a vague and all-encompassing title. We already saw “fintech” for the financial sector. Now, as the fashion world figures out how to handle new tech, we have fashiontech. So what does…

Hardware

Las Vegas

This Startup Makes IoT Prototyping Easy

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Daniel Price and Daniel DeLaveaga made an offbeat pitch to the first employees of Breadware, the young company whose IoT prototyping kits began catching on this summer. The company didn’t offer great salaries to those early employees, but they could have free room and…

Accelerator

Boulder

Meet the 4 Startups in UpRamp’s Fiterator Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Keeping an eye on the Colorado startup ecosystem has become a necessity for anyone that considers themselves an entrepreneurial buff. Between legal cannabis and supportive entrepreneurs, it’s only a matter of time before we start calling the Mile High City something like Silicon Mountain….

Ecommerce

Psychology Hacks to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

If eCommerce is a game, you score by turning visitors into buyers. But, making customers buy is easily said than done. Ecommerce stores suffer as much as 67 percent cart abandonments, the average conversion rate is below 20 percent or odds, that is in…

Internet of Things

DC

The Only Problem With the New IoT Cybersecurity Bill

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginian Democrat, and Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, have teamed up on a cyber-security bill aimed at what — for Congress, at least — is an entirely new problem. The bill focuses on the Internet of Things, or…