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Ecosystems

Denver

7 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Denver

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

While many believe the uptick in the Colorado economy has been exclusively due to the legalization of marijuana, entrepreneurs and startup founders in the area know that it always had the potential to make an impact. With a supportive ecosystem focused on work-life balance…

Entrepreneur

The Trick to a Great Side Project: Make It Super Crazy

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 10:50 am

Being crazy generally isn’t considered a great idea in any business. Radical changes like Medium’s pivot away from advertising or even simply a weird rebranding choice like tronc or Oath can set a company up for endless ridicule. But when you’re starting a side project…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Founders Need to Become Good Generalists at Solving Random Problems

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

Chris Bunnell has worked at a host of startups over the years, always drawn to the opportunity to take a clean slate and create something of value, something that solves someone’s problem, and potentially something that outlasts him. “I feel personally that this is a…

Startup Spotlight

Boston

Startup Spotlight: Route Optimization, Angel Investors and Pickup Games

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week we bring you five smart tech ideas as part of our Startup Spotlight Series. This week, we found lifehacks that optimize your route, manage after-school pickup, getting face time with angel investors, and more. MyRouteOnline (Boston, MA) This startup emerged out of their…

Entrepreneur

How Losing Weight Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

By | Jul 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

A couple of years ago, I was a complete mess. I was grossly overweight (borderline obese), constantly tired, and felt strained in my relationships with family and friends. Plus, I was the king of excuses — telling myself that after we raised our Series…

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FinTech

How Bitcoin Can Help Expand Your Business Globally

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you are looking to expand your business internationally, Bitcoin could help expand your work and payment offerings globally. While you may have heard about Bitcoin, you may not realize that this alternative form of payment could benefit your business. Getting started with cryptocurrency…

Communication

4 Ways to Improve Knowledge Exchange Among Founders

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

No man is an island when it comes to the startup founders. Getting a little help, whether it’s from a cofounder, a mentor, or even a startup accelerator is the key to making success part of your plan. And if you want to keep…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Finding Capital Can Be Just as Hard as Managing it

By | Jul 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

Claudia Raessler considers herself to have stumbled into running her own business. Yet she and her husband Ken haven’t appeared to suffer from the accidental case of entrepreneurialism and ample capital. The husband-and-wife team—Claudia is managing director, while Ken is president—own and operate Maine Dye &…

Tips & How To’s

7 Tools You Need to Succeed As Your Startup Scales

By | Jul 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Launching a startup is easier than ever before thanks to the internet. There are dozens of tools and resources out there that can guide you through even the most complicated challenges of the process. The challenge, however, lies in scaling up the business with…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Every Entrepreneur Should Be Prepared for Failure

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

Jamie Nonni’s entrepreneurial story is one of perseverance. He’s taken big risks that have paid off. But he’s also experienced failure, including a bankruptcy that forced him to rebuild his business. But the experience has paid off. Today, Nonni is CEO of not one, but two…

Entrepreneur

10 Things You’ll Deal With as an Entrepreneur

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you decide to walk the path of the entrepreneur, there will be some things that you can handle fairly easily and most things you’ll have to figure out along the way. For the majority of founders, there are some common to dos you…

Inspiration

Kansas City

Founders Need to Ignore the Naysayers to Disrupt Their Industries

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

Industry disruption is the ultimate goal of every innovator these days. And with all the acclaim and media hype surrounding game-changing companies, it’s easy to set out with the intent to “disrupt” at any and all costs. But this can be a dangerous game…

Healthy Entrepreneur

5 Motivational Tactics Behind Successful Entrepreneurs

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Becoming an entrepreneur can be liberating. The freedom from pre-set deadlines and goals, the power to transform your vision the way you want to and set your own rules are highly emancipating factors. Yearning for a lifestyle that is not bound to the conventional…

Incubators

Baltimore

Darius Graham of Social Innovation Lab: Debunking the Myths of Baltimore

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

Darius Graham is the Director of the Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at Johns Hopkins University and a startup ecosystem builder in Baltimore, MD. His focus at SIL is to provide mentorship and coaching to startups to help them reach their milestones. This time for…

Entrepreneur

How Do Your Startup Churn Rates Measure Up to the Industry Standard?

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

Data insecurity can be a real problem in the startup world. If you’re a new entrepreneur, nothing is very clear. Is your growth rate good or bad? How fast should you spend that funding you worked so hard to raise? When do you need…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Smart Leads, Online Debates and Free Music

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

While outside it’s heating up for summer, we’re staying cool indoors researching startups. Each week, Tech.Co looks for five new businesses with creative or innovative ideas so you can keep your cool all summer long. This week we found companies offering smart home security,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Sleeping for 7 Hours and 6 Minutes Will Make You Perfectly Happy

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

At this point in the game, there’s no denying that a good night’s sleep does more for your productivity than any app or organizational system could. Despite the entrepreneurial practice of burning the midnight oil, taking a break and getting some shut has been…