Looking for Happiness in 2014? Sign Up for Happier’s Life-Improvement Courses

By | Jan 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

While the rest of the world excitingly anticipated the arrival of the new year, Boston-based Happier, Inc. announced a new way to help people lead happier lives in 2014: mobile life-improvement and wellness classes. It’s some refreshing news from the happiness and wellness company, and certainly comes…



Meaningfy, aka Automated, Virtual Cloud Analyst

By | Dec 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Andre Lessa has worked for several different Pittsburgh-based companies like Deloitte Consulting, Transportopia, ModCloth, Lockerz, Vivisimo, and American Eagle Outfitters. Over the course of his employment history, he has racked up 20 years of experience as a team lead, project manager, software engineer, and…



Jason Fried: 37signals Will Be Simplifying Its Product Line in 2014

By | Dec 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

37signals, the company already known for its love of simplicity, announced at Tech Cocktail Sessions Chicago last week that they plan to simplify their product line even further in 2014. “We’ve done too much,” said cofounder Jason Fried. “Next year we’re going to slim…



Crowdasaurus is Building Crowdfunding Ecosystems

By | Dec 6, 2013 at 9:25 am

Josh Lucas, Jason Philips, and Tim Palko are creating ecosystems. Not the kind that you studied in elementary life science classes, but rather ecosystems that surround crowdfunding in order to get projects funded more often and to greater degrees. Their platform, Crowdasaurus, builds white-label…



AppCertain is Giving Parents Tools to Monitor Digital Natives aka Kids

By | Dec 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

Part of what makes the entrepreneurial scene so interesting is the diversity among startups. That is, one day you could be talking with a person who runs big data analytics to fulfill government contracts while the next day you get to interact with a…

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The Legal Sector Continues to Ripen for Disruption

By | Nov 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Want to pay less for a lawyer? There are startups for that.  Want your lawyer to be more productive? There are startups for that. Want to NOT use a lawyer at all?  Yes, there are even startups for that. Make no mistake, lawyers serve…



For Sideqik, Healthy Communications Are Central to Success

By | Nov 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

Currently, marketers manage their partnerships by sending emails back and forth, manually syncing up marketing calendars, and working with IT or their agency to build custom landing pages. According to Kurt Uhlir, this allows too many opportunities for these partnerships to break down or…



“Cars Are Personal, Car Shopping Should be the Same,” says Vinsnap

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Marc Hoecker and Chris Coad are car guys, plain and simple. At one point, Hoecker actually went on a four-day stakeout and car chase to reclaim his stolen 1985 Pontiac Parisienne. Coad grew up in the automotive industry, and while he has too many cars…



SecretInk Gives Consumer Messaging High-End Privacy

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

PowerInbox today released their free SecretInk application for sending secure, time-sentitive emails and SMS. The New York-based company recognized the high demand surrounding email privacy controls for consumer-level messaging in the wake of all the NSA revelations. The multi-channel web platform sends encrypted, private…


San Francisco

Joe Cardillo and are Disrupting Creative Agency Markets

By | Nov 7, 2013 at 9:00 am

Joe Cardillo thought he wanted to be an actor. But after receiving an undergraduate acting degree, he went on to do the journeyman thing for a while, ditch digging, teaching, and running a bar. And even though his acting destiny didn’t work out, he…


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Wipad is Working to Be The Top Wireless Presentation Solution

By | Nov 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

In a market that’s already saturated with products, Mike Church’s Wipad is trying to establish a foothold and go toe to toe with Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. Since starting out, there have been numerous challenges like finding backers, raising capital, and bringing the…


Atlanta Might be Unsexy, but Their Success Sure Isn’t

By | Nov 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

They are a 500 Startups company, an ATDC Selects company, and they recently won the title of unsexiest startup at the Unsexy Conference. Who are they? This is, a startup dedicated to working with email senders and service providers to keep their email…



How to Align Employees with Your Company’s Vision

By | Oct 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

Without a goal, a company has no direction. Goals are the map that keeps everyone on course, and startups and corporations alike have figured that out. But according to the data, many company maps are gathering dust, discarded and useless. As Kapta CEO Alex…


3 Problems With Self-Storage That Clutter Aims to Solve

By | Oct 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Self-storage is the worst. I think this is because it creates the illusion of convenience: extra space to store my crap? 24-hour accessibility? It’s only located one mile away? Um, duh, of course I’ll get one; I have all of this extra crap that…


Las Vegas

Complete Your Bar Inventory in Minutes, Thanks to Partender

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

If you think that the bar business is an easy one, think again. It’s kind of like professional sports: the successful ones just make it look easier than it actually is. The reality of the situation, as Nikhil Kundra, CEO of Partender points out,…



egoBoom Will Change Outdated Internet Opinion Sharing

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

The online feedback mechanisms of today fail to address a need for easily measuring explicit opinions. We see the typical “Like” option on Facebook as a perfect example of this. While that may be an easy way to quantify data, it remains ultimately ambiguous….


Los Angeles

SocialTagg: Making Networking Easier Than Ever Before

By | Sep 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

Making meaningful connections at events is difficult. Try to think of all the times you’ve come home from an event or tradeshow with a stack of business cards and then had to painstakingly enter the information into your contact list. It’s a huge pain, right?…