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6 Ways to Quickly Bootstrap Your Startup

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Ask any startup founder and they are probably thing about money. At the end of the day, it’s hard to know if an external source of income will provide the edge you need to propel your company forward, or if it’ll simply detract from…


How Crowdsourcing Can Help Fight Against Cyber Threats

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe coined the phrase, “precaution is better than cure,” and nowhere is that more true than in cybersecurity. Discovering weaknesses and loopholes before hackers can save you from devastating data breaches, data theft, loss of money and also reputation damage can…

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Now You Can Even Crowdsource Your Next Steak Dinner

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Food tech startup Crowd Cow has today announced $2 million in seed funding that it will use to scale operations to a national audience. The Seattle-based startup uses a Kickstarter-like model to connect sustainable ranchers with consumers: Users can sign up to purchase the exact amount…


If You Know What NASA Should Do with Spacesuit Poop, Let Them Know

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Space travel comes with a lot of problems. From a noticeable lack of oxygen to the pressing presence of radiation, interplanetary exploration has been hindered by a wide range of issues. And while the vast emptiness has plenty of problems of its own, one…

Tips & How To’s

The Next Facebook, Bars, and 4 Other Startup Ideas That Always Fail

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

There are a lot of ideas that founders think are more unique than they actually are. And since these ideas aren’t that great, they tend to fail just in time for someone else to come up with something incredibly similar. As an aside: This is…



Steve Case Wants to Collaborate With You on His Best Selling Book

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

This year, AOL founder and CEO Steve Case wrote his best selling book The Third Wave. The paperback version of the book is coming out soon, and Steve Case wants to “collaborate with you” to make some revisions. In case The Third Wave is…

Product Launch


Local Motors Launches ‘Forth’ to Provide Platform for Better Products

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

As many founders have learned, having a great idea is only the first step to launching a successful startup. You need capital, you need employees, and you need a good location. But once you have all that under your belt, you still need to find…

3D Printing

3 Important Lessons to Learn from 3D Printing Startups

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Starting a 3D printing company is a huge challenge. While many companies succeed, there is no guaranteed road map for the high achievement rate. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to navigate your startup to success as long as you follow a certain set of rules. The key:…

HR and Recruiting

Crowdsourcing: How to Get the Best Global Talent to Work for Your Startup

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Startups approach their operations with one eye on controlling their overhead and another on business growth and profits. In this scenario, attracting top-notch talent to work for their startups looks like a distant dream for most. All businesses, regardless of their size, want a…

Startups & Apps

Brayola Could be a Serious Contender for ‘Girl’s Best Friend’

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

A startup out of Israel is changing the way that women shop for bras. Brayola has created a platform that has personalized and customized the bra selection process. Bra shopping can be torturous. There’s no perfect science to it. Just like most clothes, different brands size…

3D Printing


Voovo Marketplace Makes 3D Printing Accessible

By | Apr 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Toronto-based startup Voovo has created the world’s first crowdsourced platform for 3D printing services. With only slightly over 100,000 3D printers sold in 2014, a major problem facing the industry today is that most people don’t even own 3D printers. Voovo provides an outlet for entrepreneurs,…

Sharing Economy

5 International Startups Shaking up Crowdsourced Shipping

By | Mar 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

From crowdfunding platforms to ridesharing apps, the Sharing Economy is thriving. Almost every major sector has been affected by the P2P phenomenon, with collaborative consumption posing a serious alternative to more traditional business models. Crowdsourced shipping – where travelers bring items to people along…


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Reddit to Give 2014 Ad Revenue to User-Voted Charities

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

Last year reddit took a firm stance on advertising, stating that they would be committing 10 percent of their 2014 ad revenue to ten different charities, voted on by the entire reddit community. Part of the reason reddit decided to do this is because…


Walkzee: Shelter Dogs Need Walks Too

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

Calling all dog lovers! Walkzee, a new online platform for dog lovers, is set to launch in June 2015. There’s only one thing holding them back at this point, and that’s hitting their $20,000 funding goal on Kickstarter. With currently 15 days left on…

Tips & How To’s

How to Manage an International Community

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm

In today’s globally connected business world, many consumers and business decision makers find out about new products and services via conversations on social media and other online communities. Because of this trend, most growing international companies have community managers, all of which have certainly…



WiFi Map Hits 7 Million User Milestone

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

WiFi Map has made it their mission to crowdsource data in an effort to help people find access to WiFi hotspots around the world. Users go around to public WiFi hotspots, rate the strength of the network, share the passwords, and leave additional helpful comments….



A DC Startup Had One of 2014’s Top-Funded Tech Kickstarter Projects

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Earlier this year, we broke the news on The Micro – the first truly consumer 3D printer created by D.C. area startup M3D – which managed to raise $1 million in 24 hours through its Kickstarter campaign. And as we approach the close of another…