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Falon Donohue of VentureOhio: We Need More Women to Start Companies

By | May 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the startup world, it can feel like all the attention is on the coasts. Fortunately, attracting venture capital to Midwestern startups is the game plan of CEO of VentureOhio, Falon Donohue. “Over 50 percent of venture capital invested in the U.S. last year…

Women in Tech Summit [Raleigh-Durham]

By | Nov 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

The Women in Tech Summit inspires, educates and connects women in the technology industry. Join us for a unique combination of deep-dive, hands-on tech workshops; information and discussions about careers in tech and how to pursue them; and connection and networking opportunities with other…

Diversity

Only One City in the US Pays Women in Tech More Than Men

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Women are on the rise. With movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up gaining ground every day and activists speaking out about the countless injustices women face on a daily basis, it seems like meaningful change could be right around the corner. However, despite being…

Events

Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

Events

Phoenix

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Prepared for the Mental Rollercoaster

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

During the recession, Carla Sandine couldn’t find many job opportunities in the digital marketing industry. As a single mother, she had to find a way to support her family and decided to open a business in Phoenix. In 2011, she launched a digital marketing…

Harsh Reality

Does the Tech Industry Have an Office Romance Problem?

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Quick, guess how many people have had sex with a coworker. 10 percent of them? 20? 50? The actual number is a massive 59.7 percent, and that’s just the ones that admitted to it in a recent study. That wasn’t the only surprising fact in…

Diversity

When Will Silicon Valley Be Ready for Its Own Black Panther Moment?

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the last few days, Marvel’s Black Panther has far outpaced the epic opening weekend we had been expecting for months. Theaters across the country were filled to the rafters with millions of viewers excited to see the newest installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In…

Business

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…

Diversity

10 Quotes from Black Entrepreneurs About Overcoming Discrimination

By | Feb 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Black History Month is about more than celebrating the success of African Americans; it’s about recognizing the strife and struggle that they have gone through to get to where they are today. From Jim Crowe laws to the Civil Rights Movement, the black community…

Politics/Government

Under the New Tax Bill, Freelancer LLCs Are More Essential Than Ever

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A Public Policy Polling poll, released last month from Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, found that 51 percent of small businesses are against the current administration’s sweeping tax bill. Most of the respondents cited the opinion that large corporations were prioritized over small businesses….

Acquisition

Austin

Tech.Co Has Been Acquired by Global Digital Media Business

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Today, I’m excited to announce that Tech.Co has been acquired by MVF, an international publishing and tech company. MVF was founded in the UK by five friends in 2009, and has driven incredibly fast growth over the past 9 years. They opened an office…

Diversity

What Women’s Restrooms Can Tell Us About Tech Conference Sexism

By | Jan 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When commercial product manager Lin Classon stepped inside a ladies’ restroom at Amazon Web Services’ 2017 re:Invent conference, she wasn’t surprised. Instead, she was alone. An empty women’s restroom functions as the canary in the coal mine of the tech industry. As Lin explains, the…

CES

Las Vegas

Eureka Park at CES 2018 Will Shine the Light on Emerging Startups

By | Jan 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

One of the must-see startup events at CES 2018, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, is Eureka Park. It is here over 800 of the world’s most promising new companies will showcase their breakthrough technology. At CES 2017, over 3,500 financial professionals and…

Space

DC

Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 3 Challenge

By | Dec 31, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On December 14, 2017 NASA announced the discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth, “making our solar system tied for most number of planets around a single star,” according to NASA. The newly-discovered Kepler-90i is a sizzling hot,…

Entrepreneur

7 Ways to Bring Key Leaders of Your Remote Team Together

By | Dec 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With the remote work boom in full swing, it’s only a matter of time before your company needs to start taking advantage. Fortunately, entrepreneurs around the world are singing the trends praises so it should be a smoother transition, as long as you follow…

Interviews

Palm Beach

John Studdard of Achieve Agency on Passion-Driven Entrepreneurship

By | Dec 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

This week we profile John Studdard, founding Board Member of Palm Beach Tech and serial software entrepreneur here in the Palm Beaches. Take a look at what John has to say below about his business and why Palm Beach is the place to be for an…

Ecosystems

Austin

10 Fastest Growing Companies in Austin, Based on Revenue Growth

By | Dec 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Just a few years ago, Austin was nothing more than home to the biggest media conference in the world, South by Southwest. However, in recent years, the river-side Texas city has become a hub for startup activity, spurred by the innovative minds and companies…