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Accelerator

15 Corporate Accelerators Giving Startups A Boost

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The corporate world can sometimes seem very disconnected from the startup world. People entering into the world of business can either opt to seek security and gradual mobility in the corporate world or take a gigantic risk and start their own business. Both options…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Get Money Back, One Stop Tech Shop, and Horses

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, TechCo features five tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an app that unlocks hidden credit card benefits, a one-stop-shop of technology solutions, an AI public speaking coach, and more. Sift (San Francisco, CA)…

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Ecosystems

Detroit

Cost of Living Isn’t the Only Thing Attracting Startups to Detroit

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Detroit has seen a rejuvenation in their entrepreneurial community since the recession and has become an attractive place for startups to build their business. While Detroit’s primary industry is automotive, the city is surrounded by innovation changing the transportation, music and fashion industry, and…

Ecosystems

Detroit

JPMorgan Chase Invests $150 Million in Detroit for Economic Recovery

By | May 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

Despite being a historical economic powerhouse, Detroit has undeniably fallen on hard times. However, with innovative entrepreneurs making moves and an economy that is ready to reclaim its former glory, the Motor City is poised for an impressive resurgence. And if you need some…

Interviews

Columbus

J.D. Vance on Hillbilly Complexities and Startup Cities

By | May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In his book, Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance gives the world insight to his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio where people faced extensive socioeconomic barriers in a poverty-stricken town. From his mother’s multiple marriages and growing opioid addiction and absent father to finding sanctuary with his…

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FinTech

Columbus

Security Needs to Be the DNA of Any Fintech Startup

By | May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Launching a fintech startup in a regulated industry is going to take a proactive approach. Surrounding yourself with mentors and experts in the field to guide you through the hills and valleys will be the key to success in fintech. Columbus Startup Week powered…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

5 Veteran-Led Startups Found at Bunker Labs Company Showcase

By | May 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

While the entrepreneurial experience can be hectic, stressful, and downright hard at times, veterans are often prepared to run a business because of the skills they learn in the service. From being accountable for everything you do to understanding the importance of adaptability, veterans…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

Social Entrepreneurship Company Wins First-Ever Columbus Pitch Competition

By | May 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The 1st annual Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition kicked off on May 8, the first evening of the five-day entrepreneur celebration. The best of Columbus gathered on stage to present their pitches in competition for $50,000 in advertising prizes from sponsor Dispatch Media Group, as well as…

Events

Columbus

The 5 Hottest Events at Columbus Startup Week

By | May 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

A supportive startup ecosystem is more valuable to a budding company than any round of funding. By providing startup founders with skilled employees, lucrative partnerships, and more than enough capital, an involved community can make starting up seem a little less daunting. Fortunately, a…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

7 Columbus Startups You Need to Know About

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Art galleries, gardens and playgrounds to breweries and Buckeye football, Columbus brings out some of the best from the Ohio community. In between all the activities there is a bubbling entrepreneurial ecosystem filled with startups from a variety of verticals including fashion, finance and…

Funding

FinLab’s $30M Initiative Seeks Diverse Entrepreneurs for Third Cohort

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

FinLab, a 5-year initiative managed by the nonprofit Center for Financial Services Innovation and JPMorgan Chase, is now in the home stretch for accepting startups and entrepreneurs into their third cohort. Of the hundreds of startups who will apply, nine winners will be selected…

Funding

Dallas

How Underserved Startups Gain Access to Flexible Capital

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

How are your local organizations helping provide capital to entrepreneurs and small business owners in underserved markets? What challenges do startups face when seeking loans? How can the hidden barriers be overcome? At Dallas Startup Week powered by Chase for Business, one panel addressed these issues head-on,…

Entrepreneur

Dallas

Seth Priebatsch of LevelUp on Transparency, Big Companies, and Company Culture

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The battle between startups and corporations is a myth. While business is always a competition for more customers, attention, and capital, there is no inherent beef between a company that’s just starting out and one that is well-established in their market. Startups help corporations…

Events

Dallas

Dallas Startup Ecosystem: Collaboration Is the New Competition

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

During this year’s Dallas Startup Week, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) hosted the 4th Annual State of Entrepreneurship in Dallas. The event highlighted 2016 wins, launches, acquisitions, and the mechanics of the startup ecosystem. A highlight of the event included the award for the Startup…

Tips & How To’s

Dallas

5 Ways Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Turn Military Skills into Business Savvy

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half find that their main challenge is adapting to civilian culture. U.S. veterans seeking to get into business for themselves have a support network from…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Glass-Media Makes People Stop to Look at Pizza on a Window

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Most entrepreneurial dreams start with a biopic of Steve Jobs or a glance at the revenue from their high school lawn mowing career. Daniel Black, CEO and founder of Glass-Media, started his company after taking a close look to the poor state of the…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

With ParkHub, Parking Your Car Doesn’t Have to Suck

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

There’s no reason to sugar coat it: parking sucks. Between finding a spot and trying to parallel park, the stress caused by simply trying to get out of your car is unprecedented. Whether you’re in a bustling big city or even a small town,…