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Ecosystems

Memphis

The Challenges of Building a Startup Ecosystem in a Small Town

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

The town of Jackson, Tennessee, is known for it’s gorgeous Cypress Grove Nature park, Casey Jones Museum and baseball. Within the community Lisa Garner, executive director at theCO, is hard at work building a tech ecosystem and encouraging people to bring their startup ideas…

Ecosystems

Detroit

5 Takeaways From the Midwestern Startup Ecosystem

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

After working on this for months, M25 finally released our first official ranking of the top startup cities in the Midwest. After making the announcement and releasing the rankings publicly last week, I figured it would only be prudent to add some color from…

Startups & Apps

Alaska

Meet the Startup Winners of the Alaska Seed Fund Awards

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Anchorage, Alaska has more espresso stands per capita than any other city in the U.S. Yes, even more than Seattle. That’s a perfect set up for startup founders as they need the extra fuel to build their businesses in the city. Looking behind-the-scenes at…

Ecosystems

Madison

An Inside Look into the Madison, WI Entrepreneurial Hub

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Madison, Wisconsin is the home to Badger football and some of the best ice cream and cheese in the country. It’s also has a booming entrepreneurial ecosystem that is seeing some significant growth in the last few years. Scott Resnick, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartingBlock, and…

Co-working Spaces

Albuquerque

4 Coworking Spaces in Albuquerque You Need to Know About

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

Startups, small businesses and solopreneurs are finding that it’s a cost effective way to grow their businesses in coworking spaces. With the wave of the freelancer, coworking spaces are going to see an influx during 2017. If you live and work in Albuquerque, or…

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Ecosystems

Connecticut

Bill Kenney of CT Entrepreneur Awards on Breaking Down Silos

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

Bill Kenney, founder of the CT Entrepreneurial Event Calendar, CT Entrepreneurial Mentor Cooperative, and CT Entrepreneur Awards (Connecticut), is putting his all into making Connecticut into a startup hub. By launching three initiatives he is working hard to break down silos and bring everyone together towards a common…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Maine Voters Approve $50 Million Research and Development Bond

By | Jul 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The $50 million bond to support research, development, and commercialization efforts by Maine businesses has officially passed and been signed by the governor, the Secretary of State’s office announced Wednesday. Maine voters considered the bond issue at a special referendum election on June 13….

Funding

Portland, Maine

Meet 26 Maine Companies That Received Funding from MTI

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

When looking into the Maine startup ecosystem, there are more companies launching each quarter. Looking at the second quarter of 2017, 26 Maine companies, ranging from healthcare IT to manufacturing received funding from the The Maine Technology Institute. One TechStart grant also went to the…

HR and Recruiting

Arlington

Why Millennials Will Move for the Perfect Job

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The millennial is elusive. For one thing, they’re just a collection of people who are roughly the same age, even though the category of “humans born in the 80s and 90s” covers a mass of different life experiences. On top of that, plenty of misguided…

Ecosystems

Puerto Rico

Meet the 14 Startups from Parallel18 Fueling the Puerto Rico Economy

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

When people think of innovative ideas and entrepreneurial endeavors, places like Silicon Valley and New York typically come to mind. With more startup funding than anywhere else, it stands to reason that might think these two cities were the only place in the world…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Taking VC Money Depends on the Goals of the Company

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Ben Polito and Joshua Kaufman, friends from their days studying engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded Pika Energy in 2010 in a basement in Gorham with a goal to make backyard, residential-scale wind turbines more affordable and accessible. Seven years later, the…

Accelerator

Seattle

Every Major Seattle Accelerator and Incubator, Listed

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

TechCo has compared accelerators to band camp in the past: You’re stuck in a location with a bunch of your peers whether you like them or not, work hard, play hard, and take snack breaks. And by the time it ends, you’ve built a lasting network…

Ecosystems

Charleston, SC

This Couplepreneur is Helping Charleston Startups Attract Funding

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When Belinda and Jake Hare founded Launchpeer a few years ago, they weren’t sure if they could make it. Charleston’s tech scene was still emerging and finding new business was an uphill battle. Growth wasn’t happening and revenue was so low that they drained…

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

Tampa

Linda Olson of Tampa Bay WaVe: Finding a Critical Mass of Early Adopters

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Linda Olson, president of Tampa Bay WaVE, is a hurricane-like force in the local ecosystem and works hard to nurture a culture that embraces the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. This time for the #StartupsEverywhere, series, she talks with me about building Tampa Bay WaVE, breaking down barriers,…

Accelerator

Hawaii

Hawaii’s Blue Startup is an Accelerator in Paradise

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

Startups have a new way to build their business and hang ten. Among the islands of Hawaii, accelerator Blue Startup, located in Honolulu, started in 2013 by Henk Rogers, Maya Rogers and Chenoa Farnsworth to boost the state’s tech ecosystem and diversify the economy. Since…

Incubators

Cedar Rapids

Managing Director of Iowa Startup Accelerator on Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

David Tominsky, Managing Director of the Iowa Startup Accelerator is an entrepreneurial force in the community. After a major flood in 2008, David grabbed a shovel and helped dig in to bring back the entrepreneurial spirit and build businesses in Cedar Rapids This time for…