Business

Boston

Boston’s TableList Partners with Yelp for VIP Nightclub Reservations

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The Boston, MA-based Tablelist, whose mobile app lets users books VIP nightclub table reservations, announced this morning that it has partnered with Yelp. Through this partnership, users of Tablelist can now easily book nightclub tables and bottle service simply through the Yelp website or mobile…

Android

Toronto

This Grocery Shopping App Now Allows You to Find Things Using Image Recognition

By | Jan 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Shopper, a free grocery shopping app available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, has recently announced the addition of a new feature: image recognition capabilities. Powered by the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce, a company that offers retailers with visual recognition search platform, the additional feature allows users…

Opinion/Analysis

Taxes: Large Corporations vs Small Businesses and Startups

By | Dec 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

Most people are aware that businesses pay taxes differently than individuals. What you might not realize is that the differences don’t stop there. In fact, there are distinct differences in the way a small startup pays taxes versus a large corporation. The Tax Differences…

Business

3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while…

Ecommerce

Cincinnati

Everything But The House’s Recent Funding is a Testament to the Rise of Cincinnati’s Tech Scene

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Just last month, the Cincinnati, OH-based startup Everything But The House announced that it had raised $13 million in Series A funding from Spark Capital and Greycroft Partners. It was a significant achievement for the company, which was founded in 2006 but had only…

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Accelerator

Boston

Final Showcase of Top Consumer Startups

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

For consumer-facing startups, there’s no larger validation than having consumers actually purchasing and using your products or services. Hence goes the primary premise behind Startup Rounds, a hybrid crowdfunding platform, startup incubator, and startup competition, which has just announced that January 27th will be the…

Business

Acclimatising to Global Growth: 3 Inspirational Business Models that Start in the Black

By | Dec 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm

With business investment in the UK falling unexpectedly in the third quarter due to what Howard Archer from IHS Global Insight called “caution in the face of increased global growth concerns”, preserving funds is clearly becoming a chief concern for British enterprises. Thanks to…

Mobile

Little Rock

Little Rock’s Talentt App Helps You Source Local Freelancers

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

The trend towards going local is now being applied to freelancing.  Little Rock startup talentt is helping business owners find local, available talent, based on the skills they provide, to get the job done.  Finding someone local eliminates common problems such as unreliability and communication…

Entrepreneur

3 Entrepreneurs Explain What Inspires Them, What the Future Will Hold and How the Government Can Help

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

What inspires innovation? Some entrepreneurs have an “aha” moment that leads them to their newest venture, while others wait years for the right ingredients to come together and bring their innovative designs to life. I talked to three entrepreneurs from disparate fields – clean…

Entrepreneur

Seoul

Why Every Startup Ecosystem Needs Its Own Playbook

By | Dec 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm

In the light of the digital evolution with ever decreasing costs of starting a company and launching it to a global audience, companies from all over the world are trying to replicate the amazing success of companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox and so…

Business

Is Your Startup on Life Support? Don’t Let Faulty Logic Keep You From a Pivot

By | Dec 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

If you’re familiar with Twitter startup lore, you might remember a little company called Odeo. Back in 2005, Odeo had a tested podcasting platform that would serve as a directory where people could subscribe to and share RSS-syndicated audio files. But the company quickly…

Business

Chicago

Uber, Fooda, Drizy, Others Team Up to Select One Great Chicago Company for the Ultimate Office Happy Hour

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Five Chicago startups are teaming up for Happy Hour Delivered, a promotion aimed at giving one Chicago business the ultimate happy hour experience. Drizly, Instacart, Fooda, Uber and Handy will be providing food, drink, transportation, and cleanup altogether worth up to $2,330 for one Chicago…

Great Debates

Science Can Explain Why You Hate Mondays

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

Science can explain a lot of things, even how you hate a Monday like today. So now drink that coffee, and maybe this will help you understand why Mondays are particularly difficult days:   1. Your Sleep Pattern Changes during the Weekend And it’s not in the…

Ecommerce

Infographic: How to Make Your First eCommerce Sale

By | Nov 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Ecommerce now accounts for about 10% of all retail sales and in the U.S alone, and online retail sales are expected to easily reach $300 billion over the next twelve months. How ever you look at it, eCommerce is a vital part of running…

Business

3 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Received from Scott Michael Foster, aka Kristoff from Once Upon a Time

By | Nov 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

If you haven’t heard of Disney’s Frozen, then let me be the first to welcome you back to civilization. Frozen is over a one billion dollar grossing animated film that came out a year ago and is quoted as one of Disney’s top 5…

Data

NYC

Social Bicycles Offers Leaner, Data-Happy Bikeshare Option

By | Nov 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

City bikeshare programs are ballooning across the country with a fairly simple concept – docked bikes that can be rented via credit card at the docking site or through an annual membership plan. Can this model be improved? Social Bicycles (SoBi) certainly thinks so….

Funding

7 Creative or Unexpected Crowdfunding Concepts That Seem Obvious In Retrospect

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Crowdfunding: many have strong opinions about it. For some entrepreneurs, websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo hold the golden ticket to their making their “Million-Dollar Idea” a reality. Inversely, some critics argue that the new “trend” attracts unorganized dreamers. In actuality, crowdfunding’s concept is not…