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Miami

Scale Isn’t Everything: CEO Chris Sopher on the Future of Staying Local

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Startups have an unhealthy obsession with plenty of things: Working too hard, getting useless perks, and “disrupting” everything, just to pick three. And as time passes and it’s time to scale, certain startups have proven that bucking these trends works well. They’re going lean…

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…

Energy

7 Creative Ways Companies Recycle Old Tech Equipment

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

According to Earth 911, the United States produces more e-waste annually than any other country. The amount of electronics that Americans throw away every year? 9.4 million tons. And if we recycled one million of those laptops, it would save the energy equivalent to the…

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…

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…

Energy

India

Solar Panel Prices Dropped 26 percent Within Just One Year

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

We all agree green energy is cool. Now, the cost per watt of electricity generated by solar panels has plummeted 26 percent within a one year period, a new report confirms. Solar panels and wind farms, once merely a daydream of a path to…

Accelerator

Denver

Techstars Partners with The Nature Conservancy for New Eco Accelerator

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

According to the United Nations, less than 3 per cent of the world’s water is fresh (drinkable), households consume 29 per cent of global energy and consequently contribute to 21 per cent of resultant CO2 emissions, and 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every…

Co-working Spaces

London

4 Startup Mega Campuses Coming to Europe

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Mega startup campuses, the latest trend in coworking, are spreading their wings in Europe. They are different from the traditional coworking space not just in size, but also in scope and ambition. As the founding head of Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for…

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…

Startup Spotlight

Chicago

Startup Spotlight: Eco Stove, Smart Jewelry, and Lights for Grandma

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

During the holiday, safety is a concern. Whether it be protecting your home or yourself if  shopping later at night, we found some startups helping you in this effort. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week…

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…

Energy

At Least We Can All Agree That Green Energy Is Cool

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

I don’t think I’m saying anything controversial when I say that, in 2017 America, basically everything is controversial. Thanks to on- and offline echo chambers and personal agendas, political divides are greater than ever. Well, I guess they were worse back during the Civil…

Energy

How Saudi Arabia’s $500-Billion Megacity Could Be the Future

By | Nov 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Saudi Arabia announced plans last month for a futuristic city running entirely on renewable energy sources and operating like “startup the size of a country.” The price tag: $500 billion. Here’s how the city, termed “NEOM,” will run and why it represents an ambitious step towards…