Business

Startups: 3 Ways to Extend Your Runway and Avoid Burning Cash

By | Nov 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

According to a recent venture capitalist database survey, most startups run into problems because there is simply no demand for their product. But the second most common cause of startup failure is “ran out of cash”. If you’re running a startup that has a fit in…

Social Good

Wedid.it Helps To Hypercharge The Donor Fundraising Process

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm

If you’ve ever had to raise money for any sort of a non-profit endeavor (school project, charity fundraiser), you are certainly familiar with that slight feeling of discomfort that most people experience when having to ask others for money – even for a great…

Events

International Startup Competitions & Why Your Startup Should Get Involved

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

For any budding startup company, there are a plethora of advantages to competing in a startup competition. But after competing in a dozen local competitions, what’s next? Surprisingly, there are many notable international startup competitions out there which accept …

Advertising

When do Startups Need Marketing Automation?

By | Nov 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Marketing automation is an enticing and misleading phrase at the same time. Who doesn’t want some magical marketing machine that automatically brings in new leads and turns them into customers? The reality is that it doesn’t take much to get your first automated marketing…

Accounting

How to Organize Your Finances for Your Startup

By | Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

Startups face a number of challenges before they can open their doors, whether it is a traditional brick-and-mortar storefront or a new online endeavor. Arguably one of the biggest hurdles we face hits us right in our wallet when we need to consider finance…

Business

5 Ways Thought Leadership Can Transform Your Startup

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

What does Nilofer Merchant, Naval Ravikant and Robert Scoble have in common? They are considered thought leaders in specialized industries. This “business jargon” is considered a very strong tool in an effective content marketing strategy. It helps establish a …

Entrepreneur

Las Vegas

VegasTechFund Launches AngelList Syndicate with Buffer Funding

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

The VegasTechFund, the $50 million startup fund that’s part of the Downtown Project, has launched an AngelList Syndicate today to raise $400k for San Francisco-based Buffer. The fund was previously focused on funding early-stage startups, and up to this point has invested …

Business

3 Ways Growth Hacking Can Boost Your Business

By | Oct 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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B2B

NYC

How Poshly Leverages Cosmetics Giveaways Into Valuable Consumer Data for Brands

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

For consumers, the notion of a “freebie” seems an innate part of our human identity, nowhere removed from our desire for self-fulfillment and tendency for self-improvement; we love free things. We also love competition and the uncertainty that lies at its foundation …

Business

Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin: Etiquette Guide For International Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

News outlets all over the world are going crazy about Mark Zuckerberg speaking Mandarin to audiences in Tsinghua University, Beijing. The Facebook CEO has been learning the Mandarin for the past four years, but right from the beginning of the talk he called his Mandarin…

Business

Nashville

Nashville Gamer Startup OverDog raises $2M in Funding

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Nashville-based startup OverDog Inc. raised $2 million in a new round of funding from Atlas Venture, Chicago Ventures and founders of gaming companies Zynga and Machinima. OverDog allows sports fan to game with people with common interests rather than anonymous ones. …

Entrepreneur

Don’t Work for a Startup You Wouldn’t Start Yourself

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

From the outside, startups appear to have none of the rules that make corporate life such a drag. They shun dress codes, knock down cubicle walls in favor of open floor plans, and replace the tired cafeteria menu with free catered food. Most importantly,…

Startup

NYC

MakeSpace is Offering a Self-Storage Solution on a National Scale

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 10:30 am

Twenty-four. Yeah, it’s the number of hours in a day, but the number also signifies something else. In the United States, the storage industry is estimated to be a $24 billion industry – that’s not something to simply brush aside. However, despite the massive…

Gear & Gadgets

Pittsburgh

Back This: LifeShel’s Whistl Smartphone Case Aims to Prevent Sexual Assault

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), this adds up to more than 237,000 Americans every year. At a time when national attention has been focused on the disappearance of Hannah…

Business

30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm

If you’re going to fail, do it fast…and write a post-mortem to share some of your learning experiences with fellow entrepreneurs. CB Insights compiled over 100 startups post-mortems that described why their startups failed. Most were written by the founders …

Elevator Pitch

17 Things Only Accelerator Graduates Understand

By | Oct 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Accelerators are the entrepreneurial equivalent of band camp – away from reality, stuck with your peers for all hours of the day, putting up with dubious living and culinary conditions. But there’s no more tightly-knit group than the marching band kids, right? After …

Ecommerce

5 Ways to Design Your Site for Conversions

By | Oct 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Website design is more than just putting together a snazzy new layout, or impressing people with your animation skills. A great website not only inspires, but also evokes trust and interest from a targeted audience. In fact, great designing is about conversions. That only…