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DC

New Tech Solutions Emerge as Trump Gets Tough on Immigration

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

Despite much opposition, President Donald Trump since he signed the executive order last January to curb immigration and continues to move forward with the travel ban. These orders and initiatives have certainly added challenges to the current immigration system and complicated employment matters even…

HR and Recruiting

Seattle

4 Ways Startups Can Structure Job Interviews to Avoid Bias

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job interview is a tricky task for any company, but it’s a sink or swim task for an early-stage startup. Keeping a company’s culture intact and healthy is essential, and when a company is just a handful of individuals, any new hire will…

Diversity

Seattle

Seattle’s Rapid Tech Growth Highlights the City’s Need for Inclusivity

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Over 1,100 people have moved into the Puget Sound area each week since 2010. That number would fill roughly five movie theaters, making Seattle the fastest growing major city in the United States and the envy of movie theater owners everywhere. But as newcomers…

Tips & How To’s

12 Leadership Tips to Build a Cohesive Team

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

Leadership qualities are important to gain if you want to find success in the business world. While this is easy to understand, it is sometimes frustrating knowing where to turn for leadership advice.  Here’s a list of leadership qualities that can help you have…

Breaking News

San Francisco

Uber’s SVP of Business Emil Michael Just Left the Company

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Emil Michael, Uber’s senior vice president for business and the company’s second in command, is leaving Uber. He delivered the news in an email to the ride-sharing companies employees Monday morning, the New York Times reports. Sources at Recode reported that Michael stepped down…

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Diversity

Boulder

Galvanize Unveils First Ever Entrepreneur Impact Report

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

Starting a company is easy. Scaling a successful company and making an impact in an industry is hard. At Galvanize, we measure our success on our ability to materially impact the latter. The more we can help move the needle for the entrepreneurs and startups…

Interviews

Rachel Beider of Wellness Business Consulting on Getting Out of Your Own Way

By | Jun 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The key to startup success is staying true to your vision. You can do this by always considering your major values as you grow and scale your business. Rachel Beider is an entrepreneur, educator, speaker and mentor. She is the proud owner and CEO of…

Diversity

Portland, Maine

Robyn Kanner of MyTransHealth on Hiring With an Inclusive Mindset

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Companies with diverse and inclusive team has shown to improve their product and bottom line. When it’s time for managers to hire their next round of employees or fill a position, focusing on inclusion can not only help with the larger social problem, but your company will…

Diversity

Google Refuses to Provide Gender Wage Gap Data Because “It Would Be Too Expensive”

By | May 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Google has become one of those companies that sci-fi novelists dream of. With enough data to track everyone person in the world and more control over our daily lives than we like to admit, this tech giant is a villainous monster waiting to happen. However, Google’s…

Diversity

Women You Should Fund Leverages the Power of Female Entrepreneurs

By | May 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

The gender problem in tech is well-documented. While more and more women entrepreneurs are getting involved in the startup world, opportunities for success remain few and far for women-led companies. Fortunately, someone is doing something about it. Women You Should Fund is a crowdfunding platform launched…

Entrepreneur

The Top 9 National Trends in 2017 Startup Activity

By | May 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s annual Startup Activity Index has just dropped for the year, and with it a collection of data-driven insights on the state of the startup ecosystem. Naturally, we took a look at the report ahead of its release online today, and have brought…

Diversity

Study: The Cost of Discrimination in Tech Is $16 Billion Per Year

By | May 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

At this point, denying that discrimination in tech is a problem is like insisting the world is flat: no one is buying it and you look stupid trying to justify your stance. Study after study has shown that there is not only a problem…

Food

Austin

The Cook’s Nook Culinary Incubator Opens in East Austin

By | May 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

You hear a lot about the Austin tech ecosystem and startups building products in cybersecurity, digital marketing, and more, but what about the culinary scene? People have to eat right? The Cook’s Nook, a new culinary kitchen and incubator has opened in East Austin to help…

Diversity

Tallahassee

Lucas Lindsey of Domi Station on Building a Diverse Ecosystem in Florida

By | May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Startup activity is happening in the most unlikely of places. The #StartupEverywhere series, developed by Engine, is designed to celebrate these diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems growing across the U.S. These profiles will dive into the challenges faced by these communities and look at what…

Diversity

In Startups and Business, Women Receive Less Money [Infographic]

By | May 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Leading up to the last U.S. election cycle, a great deal of focus was placed on wage inequality and disparities in venture capital raised by women. It is now well established that not only do women typically make less money. However, add in any…

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…

Inspiration

San Francisco

How Life as An Immigrant Helped Me Launch a Startup

By | May 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur is scary, exciting, and gratifying. Entrepreneurship elicits so many emotions mixed into one. The same is true about being an immigrant. Momchil Kyurkchiev, originally from Bulgaria, is the CEO and cofounder of Leanplum, a marketing cloud built for the mobile era, with…