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Ecosystems

Chicago

15 Fastest Growing Tech Companies in Chicago

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Being from Chicago comes with a certain amount of pride. Whether it’s because the sports teams are so good, the winters are so bad, or the startup ecosystem is so great, the Second City breeds a level of confidence unseen around the world. And…

Funding

Maine

STARC Systems Closes $3.4M Round Led by Blue Heron Capital

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

STARC Systems, a five-year-old company in Brunswick, Maine, that sells innovative containment systems for the construction industry, has received a $3.4 million investment led by Blue Heron Capital. Blue Heron has a “growth-equity” investment fund that focuses on the healthcare and tech-enabled business services…

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Accelerator

Meet the 10 Asian Startups in Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Program

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Partnerships between big companies and growing startups have become a staple of the global ecosystem. While they used to stay in their lanes, the modern trend has become even more popular with corporate accelerators launching cohorts all over the world. And if you want…

Culture

DC

How to Become a Renaissance Leader in the Startup World

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

The phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” is a common maxim for leaders spread thin by their interests. “Focus or fail” is the prevailing career advice, and leaders are repeatedly told that specialization is key to success. But is there another way…

Startup Spotlight

Boulder

Startup Spotlight: Tech for the Whole Family

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

With the holidays in full swing, finding the right gift for the whole family can be a challenge. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found DIY STEM kits for kids, an…

Ecosystems

NYC

Pledge 1% Businesses Have Given Their Communities Over $500M

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

This morning, philanthropic effort Pledge 1% rang the Nasdaq bell to honor the public and private Pledge 1% companies as well as to highlight the siren call of yesterday’s Giving Tuesday event: giving back to the community. Top Pledge 1% companies have already been responsible…

Accelerator

India

Techstars Expands Startup Opportunities in India

By | Nov 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has been a boom cycle. According to CBS News, India has been a trajectory of new startups out of the need to create jobs for themselves. There has been “more than 65 percent of the population under 35 years of age…

Accelerator

Toronto

Techstars New Toronto Accelerator to Focus on AI and Fintech

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Toronto, much like Canada, is having a growth spurt. Converging factors are happening in Toronto, and it’s great for tech startups. Techstars is proud to be a designated entity for Canada’s Start-up Visa Program, a movement that encourages immigrant founders to build their businesses in…

Ecosystems

Milwaukee

How Milwaukee’s Tech Ecosystem Found Their Sweet Spot

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When you hear of Milwaukee, WI, baseball and a cold beer might come to mind, and maybe snow. But what you’ll find when the tech community steps up to the plate are more home runs happening each month. In this #StartupsEverywhere, interview, we talked with Joe…

Ecosystems

Barcelona

Here’s Why the Barcelona Startup Ecosystem Is Booming

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

Picture a major startup city. San Francisco, New York, Seattle or Las Vegas might come to mind. But cast a wider net and start looking to the future, and you’ll find a new type of city, a global destination that is picking up energy…

Ecosystems

Seattle

Why Startups Are Flocking to Seattle

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing and Blue Origin are just some of the big company names that are housed in Seattle. It’s also one of the hottest places to launch a startup. In this #StartupsEverywhere series we talked with Brett Greene and Red Russak, Founders at New Tech…

Ecosystems

Portland, Maine

Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Reaches Annual Cap for 2017

By | Oct 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit, which provides tax credits to investors to encourage greater investment in Maine startups, has reached its annual cap of $5 million with three months left to go in 2017. The end came quickly. A few weeks ago, there was…

Events

Seattle

Networking, Capital, Glenn Kelman, and Everything You Missed at Techstars Startup Week Seattle

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the land of Amazon, Microsoft and endless Starbucks Coffee, being innovative can be a pretty daunting task. After all, competition is steep in this beautiful Washinton city and if you don’t have what it takes, you aren’t going to make an impression. Fortunately,…

Ecosystems

Portland

How Portland’s Startup Ecosystem Strives for Inclusion

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Diversity and inclusion is a priority for the Portland, Oregon startup community. Rick Turoczy, Cofounder at Portland Incubator Experiment, is a leading force in this movement and helps drive a culture of curiosity, craft and collaboration. In this interview with #StartupsEverywhere, Rick talks about Portland’s…

Ecosystems

Dallas

Department of Commerce Awards $600,000 Grant To Fuel Dallas Entrepreneur Center

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the startup world, capital can be hard to come by outside of the coasts. While New York and Silicon Valley enjoy a seemingly unending stream of funding, smaller cities have to either bootstrap, self-fund, or really impress a VC to get the money…

Ecosystems

Indianapolis

Why the Indiana Startup Ecosystem Is a Hidden Gem of Innovation

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

West Lafayette is known for housing Purdue University where you can find innovation, forward-thinking students and professors, top research labs, entrepreneurship programs. The Greater Lafayette ecosystem also has a blossoming startup tech ecosystem that is being supported and nurtured by entrepreneurial leaders, government and…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Kicks Off International Tour to Find Amazing Startups

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars is hitting the road next week to meet with entrepreneurs all over the world who want to accelerate their businesses and take the next step. Techstars exists to help entrepreneurs succeed and our worldwide network has the resources, mentors, and experience to help…