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Vigilant Labels Wins the Penfolds Wine “Maximum Funding” Competition

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

A little competition can do a lot for a burgeoning startup. Whether it’s an injection of much-needed capital or connection with a local influencer, the right competition can make the path to success a little easier on a company that deserves a chance. And…

Marketing

How to Spy on Your Competitor’s Social Media Content

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being in the know about what your competition is doing to get ahead is part of the entrepreneurial game. You probably have a team developing spreadsheets galore with prediction models analyzing the market, sales forecasts, customer acquisition, and more. But do you really know…

Interviews

NYC

Complacency Is the Enemy of Entrepreneurship

By | Nov 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The moment you start to get too comfortable is when competition is going to find a way to get ahead and find your weakness. We talked with Nick Fehr, cofounder of The Bosco, about his strategies to stay relevant and focus on the big picture….

Startups & Apps

Napa

Meet the Finalists of the Penfolds Wine “Maximum Funding” Competition

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Winning a startup competition and a celebratory glass of wine tend to go together. But with the Penfolds Wine competition, that wine is the official host of the event. The event’s title, Maximum Funding, is reminiscent of the business figure being honored: Pioneer Max…

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t Worry, Artificial Intelligence Is Still Pretty Stupid

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Whether it’s crashing a self-driving car or taking someone’s job, artificial intelligence is under constant scrutiny. Experts, tech enthusiasts, and even Elon Musk have spoken out about the dangers of this innovation technology, from ruining our economy to enslaving the human race. However, what…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

This Subscription Box Startup From Maine Is a Finalist in the InnovateHER Business Challenge

By | Oct 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The Willie Wags, a subscription-box startup based in Bangor, Maine, has been named a finalist in the US Small Business Administration’ InnovateHER Business Challenge. Founder Jamie Clark started the business out of her home in January 2016 with the idea for a subscription-box business based…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Finalists for TechCo’s Startup of the Year Competition

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

For five years, TechCo has showcased and supported burgeoning companies through the Startup of the Year competition. In addition to helping founders gain access to top tech investors, mentors, and influencers, the competition breeds an entrepreneurial energy that is palpable at Innovate Celebrate. Our…

Startups & Apps

Columbus

8 Columbus Startups Competing in the Rise of the Rest Startup Bus Tour

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s nothing better than a little startup competition to make you appreciate your ecosystem. It motivates founders, spurs innovation, and injects some much-needed capital into any city looking to make technology a priority. And if you’re looking for a countrywide competition that is doing…

Entrepreneur

Paris

8 French Founders Competing at Startup Tour North America

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

With such a burgeoning startup ecosystem in the United States, it can be hard to remember that the international community is doing a lot of innovative things in the business world. From revolutionizing fintech in Africa to innovating education in Sweden, the world is…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Every Single Semifinalist Competing in TechCo’s Startup of the Year Competition

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The startup world would be nothing without a little competition. After all, innovation is bred from the entrepreneurial desire to outmatch, outwit, and generally outperform other companies within your industry. If you want to make an impact, you’re going to have to show the…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Top Startups Competing at Innovate Celebrate 2017 [MIDWEST]

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Midwest is home to more than friendly faces, great sports teams, and frigid weather. This part of the country is filled with startups and entrepreneurs that are more than happy to show the coasts where innovation really comes from. And with success stories…

Space

4 Programmer Teams That Won NASA’s Global Space Robotics Challenge

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The journey to Mars has been an arduous process filled with innovative ideas, affordable improvements, and a whole lot of speculation. And while astronauts and engineers figure out how to get us to Mars, NASA is focused on figuring out what we’re going to…

Startup

San Francisco

Who Will Be TechCo’s 2017 Startup of the Year?

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Showcasing new innovations and trends is at the core of what we do here at TechCo, many times these come from early-stage startups. Whether we’re producing content that highlights innovative products and apps that make the world a better place or bridging partnerships between…

Entrepreneur

DC

National Geographic Launches Chasing Genius Competition to Save the World

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Earth, while filled with beautiful oceans, stunning landscapes, and compassionate people, has its fair share of problems. From food shortages to health issues to sustainability concerns, there’s no denying that this planet isn’t perfect. Fortunately, National Geographic has decided that its time to do…

Space

DC

Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 1 Challenge

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For the first time in history, SpaceX launched its used Dragon spacecraft on the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo. The rocket successfully reached the International Space Station and returned to Earth. With…

Startup

San Francisco

Last Call for Startup of the Year Competition Applications

By | May 31, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The Startup of the Year competition is a time-honored tradition at Tech.Co. Every year at our annual conference, we provide a sizable platform for startups to compete for prizes, business resources, and bragging rights. The application process runs for most of the year and startups…

Tips & How To’s

Los Angeles

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

By | May 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process. The best part is that afterward you walk away with valuable insight, experience and lessons learned. GalvanizeU graduates Baolin Liu and Jonathan Hourany, current gU student Anthony Abercrombie, Data…