Get your exclusive Tech.Co local news and event updates!

Accelerator

Boulder

10 Reasons Why You’re Ready to Join an Accelerator

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Some people say that accelerators are only good for the companies that didn’t yet raise financing. They argue that if the company has raised capital, then it’s too far along for an accelerator and wouldn’t benefit from it. My take is different — none…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Founders Shouldn’t Depend on Their Plan A

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

Leo Corcoran founded his first company when he was in his mid 40s. Today, at 60 years old, his company Portland-based ClaimVantage, employs 35 people and posted $6 million in revenue in 2016 selling cloud-based software for the insurance industry. But it wasn’t always clear it…

.ME Tech.co search 300x600

Get personal with .ME

Make your domain name as unique and memorable as you are. Get creative, get .ME!

Legal

Irvine

Partnership Agreements Are Critical For Your Business

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

When you bring a business partner on board, it could feel like you are trusting them with your baby. While having a partner can strengthen the foundation and capabilities of your business, it also means giving up some of the total control you’ve been…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Should Couples Build Businesses Together?

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

The notion of working with a spouse is divisive. Some individuals have found great success by partnering up personally and professionally, while others shudder at the thought of mixing home and business life. Rarely do couples say “I Do,” with dreams of building both…

Entrepreneur

3 Ways Your Cofounder Can Improve Your Chance of Success

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having a cofounder can be tricky. Between funding disputes and splitting the responsibility, finding the perfect balance can be an arduous process that takes years of trust and confidence. However, if the dynamic is productive, having a cofounder can increase your success and productivity…

Startup_Mixology_300x250

Tips & How To’s

3 Ways to Keep Your Cool in a Tense Business Situation

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

In the startup world, disputes are going to arise. Whether it’s with employees, cofounders, or potential investors, tense business situations are bound to arise when there’s so much on the line. And while you might be tempted to fly off the handle and give…

Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Create a Truly Equal Business Partnership with Your Cofounder

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I would be lying if I said that your relationship with your cofounder will always be easy and amicable. It’s just like any other close relationship you have in your life: there are good moments, and there are times where you are going to disagree. If you and your…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Oars + Alps Founders On Building The Warby Parker of Men’s Skincare

By | Jan 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The beauty and cosmetic industry was expected to exceed $62 billion for 2016 and skincare was the largest chunk in the global market, according to a report by MarketResearch.com. Men and women around the world are looking for that ultimate facial cream that will smooth out…

Acquisition

NYC

OneVest Acquires FounderDating, Facilitates Entrepreneur Network

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

They key to a successful startup ecosystem is working together. If VCs don’t have access to bankable startups, they won’t do a lot of investing. If quality employees don’t have access to businesses in need, they aren’t going to help build a successful startup….

Productivity

FounderDating Wants to Hear Your Entrepreneurial Questions

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm

When we think of the word ‘dating’ we tend to think about star crossed lovers gazing into each other’s eyes; the background scene might be hustling and bustling, but to them the world stands still. But there are more forms of dating outside of…

Startups & Apps

Founder Dating from the Other Side of the World

By | Feb 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

I personally do not recommend the whole idea of founder dating in its true essence, because it’s probably best to partner up with someone you know very well, most likely from your existing network. For those founders unable to find anyone in your network, then founder…

Business

Paul Graham’s Startup Survival Rules 

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

When things get difficult, sometimes you have to whip out the old survival guide to make sure your startup gets through a challenging phase in your business. That’s why we are sharing this guide with entrepreneurs, based on Y Combinator’s cofounder Paul Graham‘s “Startups…

Legal

10 Rules All Entrepreneurs Must Follow to Divorce-Proof Their Business Financially

By | Dec 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

America can be now be considered “the land of divorce.” In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, 40-50% of married couples in the United States divorce. The trouble is, when couples tie their business with their spouses, this can end in divorce. Being…

Dev & Design

4 Reasons You Can’t Find a Tech Cofounder

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

In “How to Start a Startup without Ruining Your Life,” startup advisor Rik Lomas provides his how-to guide to starting up for new founders. He goes over everything from naming and design to team-building and fundraising to sales, marketing, and more. But one of the…

Entrepreneur

Should You Split Equity 50/50?

By | May 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! In early 2013, ousted…

Culture

Do You Need a Cofounder?

By | May 14, 2014 at 8:10 am

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Perhaps the most crucial…

Books

A Book in 5 Minutes: “The Founder’s Dilemmas” by Noam Wasserman

By | Oct 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Noam Wasserman’s “The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup,” released March 31, 2013, by Princeton University Press.  Who should read this: Anyone considering founding a company,…