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Coworking spaces

5 Myths of Coworking That Are Stopping You From Being Productive

By | May 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Coworking has become the new norm for burgeoning companies. With new spaces opening up everyday and established spaces expanding like it’s going out of style, the revolution is in full force. And with remote work becoming a popular perk, there is no sign of slowing down….

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Julie Novack of PartySlate on the $112 Billion Party Planning Industry

By | May 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Julie Novack is the CEO and a cofounder of PartySlate, a startup building a two-sided platform that allows event professionals to share their work and party hosts to gain inspiration from it. Because everybody has to party every once in a while. PartySlate has…

Culture

Portland, Maine

Giovani Twigge of IDEXX Laboratories on Company Culture

By | May 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Walk along the streets of Portland, Maine and you’ll find everything festivals and sports to historic museums and local companies. If you happen to walk into the Maine College of Art (MECA) this June 19-23, you’ll be treated to Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW), where there’s…

Startups & Apps

Seattle

Crowd Cow Lets Consumers Carve Up Beef They Want Most

By | May 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

We’ve all heard the saying: you are what you eat. For food, this is clearly not a literal saying, but what we consume does contribute to our health and that is why quality is so important. This particularly true when it comes to meat,…

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…

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Mobile

Jacksonville

Tech From Vets Launches Mobile App to Save Veteran’s Lives

By | May 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

The United States has roughly 21.8 million vets largely due to the lingering wars in the Middle East and far-reaching commitments around the globe. It is said that the difficulty that vets have transitioning is one of the toughest costs of war a nation…

Education

Portland, Maine

Thomas College Receives $5.3M Alfond Grant for New Center of Innovation

By | May 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Thomas College announced a new initiative designed to promote innovation and spur entrepreneurial activity in central Maine. The Waterville-based college has created the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation thanks to a $5.3 million donation from The Harold Alfond Foundation. This is the largest gift…

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…

Healthy Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Athletepreneur: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By | May 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Becoming an entrepreneur is akin to those who seek thrills or who typically seek new challenges. They take on new projects, push their mental and physical limits, and along the journey discover meaningful solutions. However, in many cases these journeys are not traveled entirely…

Startups & Apps

4 Startups Revolutionizing the Morning Coffee Experience

By | May 8, 2017 at 9:15 am

Roughly 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day around the world. The United States imports $4 billion in coffee each year from mostly developing nations, and Americans consume about 400 million cups of coffee per day. There are approximately 24,000 independent coffee…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Smart Pillows, Culinary Experiences & Posture Wearables

By | May 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm

As we gear into the summer months, there are so many innovative startups that are giving us a whole new experience. Planning on having a fun dinner date in the summer weather? Maybe you want to improve your posture? Whatever the case may be, there are entrepreneurs…

Energy

4 Renewable Energy Startups to Watch in 2017

By | May 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Businesses are often wrongly generalized as commercial organizations that only seek profits. But in this new age of entrepreneurism, startups are rising not only for financial gain, but also for the betterment of the less fortunate and the planet as a whole. Aside from…

Tips & How To’s

8 Things They Don’t Teach in Business School About Being an Entrepreneur

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

Here’s something they don’t teach in business school about being an entrepreneur: at some point, starting a company will give you a stomachache. It will be caused by some combination of unrelenting stress, constant uncertainty, and too much late night takeout from that greasy Chinese…

Marketing

7 Influencer Marketing Tools for Startups

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

Networking is an essential aspect of growing a startup. For startups that barely have any online presence, the key to getting an audience’s attention is to leverage the reach of influencers. These are bloggers, social media celebrities, actors, or anyone else who can sway…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Daycations, Socks for Social Good, and Job Hunting

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In another installment of our weekly spotlight series, we’re taking a look at some startups that are finding new and creative ways to help people. From chilling poolside this summer at your favorite hotel to data-driven platforms that empower job-hunters, the well of innovation never…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Seattle

Athletepreneur: Turning Passion For Hiking Into a Business

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine finding yourself in the middle of the Grand Teton National Park, enjoying a weekend unplugged from the world, and the bear from The Revenant walks over to your campsite. You need to make a call for help, but alas you have no cell reception….

Ecosystems

San Diego

14 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like To Be a Startup in San Diego

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

California has become a magnet for aspiring entrepreneurs and startup aficionados. But when you think California startups, you might think of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, or even Silicon Beach. But some of the best startups and entrepreneurs might be hiding in plain sight. San…