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4 Things to Know About Applications of Big Data in Ecommerce

By | Dec 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

In today’s fast paced world, growing a business empire is a monumental task. But if any budding entrepreneur is setting his or her sights on making a name for themselves and their company, they should get all the help they can. So when it…



What You Need to Know Before You Apply to Techstars

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

If you are thinking about joining an accelerator and Techstars is in your radar, here are some tips from our managing directors to get you started and make the application process go a bit smoother. If you’re not able to meet up with some…


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…

Tips & How To’s

How to Make Your Team Stand Out on an Accelerator Application

By | Mar 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When it’s time to consider entering an accelerator program, filling out the application is one thing, but standing out to grab their attention to get accepted is another. Techstars recently asked Lesa Mitchell, the managing director for Techstars Kansas City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director…


FinTech Startups: Here’s Your Newest Potential Funding Source

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

FinTech startup incubator CSI Kick Start, Inc. has officially opened its application process for FinTech startup funding. Aspiring startup founders can apply online through the site for a chance to nab an investment, starting at $500,000, along with mentorship from industry experts, a pile of…


Rapid Mobile Application Development (RMAD) and its Pros and Cons

By | Oct 27, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Rapid Mobile Application Development (RMAD) is a term introduced by the analyst firm Gartner to describe user-friendly solutions that allow business professionals to build and deliver cross-platform mobile apps quickly and easily, increasing efficiency and time-to-market. The Need for RMAD The mobile application industry…


Why You Should Make An App For Your Brand

By | Nov 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

The mobile industry has exploded in the last couple of years due to the fact that people now prefer smartphones over their normal ways of communicating because it integrates several needs into a singular device. We all know that people are more likely to…


3 Lessons from Getting Rejected (and Then Accepted) into Techstars

By | Jul 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

Early in 2013, my cofounders and I decided to apply to several of the top startup accelerators in the US, including Techstars Chicago, which eventually accepted us into their summer 2014 session. When we started the application process, we had no idea if we…


The Do’s and Don’ts of Developing Mobile Business Apps

By | Apr 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Mobile is the new language of commerce, marketing, communication, and entertainment, so businesses assume that moving into the world of apps is the key to remaining relevant. But marketers and professionals are often left with the question: Do mobile apps increase revenue? The answer…


Kansas City

Integrate Information and Data with Onspring’s Business Solution Applications

By | May 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Software solutions are vital to businesses of any size. Incorporating data and information across software services effectively can be the deciding factor in achieving business goals. With the growing number of software programs and applications, businesses struggle to find the best mixture of solutions…


Twitter Launches Vine for iOS: Instagram for Video

By | Jan 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Twitter launched a new app under a new name this morning called Vine for iOS, which lets you take six-second videos. Vine can stitch together different scenes into one short video that you can then share via Twitter and Facebook or embed on a site. The…



Hello iPhone: HelloWallet Launches Its App

By | Nov 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Today Washington D.C. based startup HelloWallet, which we’ve covered previously, launched its iPhone application to offer location-based spending guidance. Once you grab the application from iTunes, it will determine your location, display how much is left to spend in your associated budget category and how much…


San Francisco

Milk Launches Its First Mobile App Oink: Rate Anything Inside A Place

By | Nov 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Since leaving Digg back in March, Kevin Rose has been hard at work building his next company – Milk Inc. Milk is a mobile development shop with plans to build a number of applications. The world got its initial preview of Milk’s first application…

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Ann Arbor

An Exclusive Look at Fetchnotes: The Easy-to-Use, Cloud-Based Note-Taking App

By | Nov 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm

A few weeks ago, I was approached by Alex Schiff, a young entrepreneur currently attending the University of Michigan. He gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse: an exclusive preview of Fetchnotes, a cloud-based note-taking application he was working on with co-founder Chase Lee….



Grandstand Data Visualization Game App Looks To Engage Social Media Users

By | Oct 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

With the number of social platform options for sharing your status, location, photos and more, there is an opportunity to leverage the existing data to create interesting new experiences. If this sounds a little vague then let me explain. For example, if you own…


iOS 5 Location Based Reminders: A Case Study and a Call for Improvement

By | Oct 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Call me a liar if you will, but an app that allows for location-based reminders is something I’ve been clamoring for for a couple of years now.  Unfortunately, I never took the time to put it in writing.  Now that iOS 5 has allowed…


Facebook for iPad

By | Oct 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

After months of anticipation that even resulted in a lead developer leaving Facebook for Google, Facebook launched the official Facebook iPad application. The app is basically an big upgrade to the current Facebook iPhone app, so if you have that app you just need to…