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Psychology

7 Tips to Help Introverts Break the Ice at Networking Events

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

As the founder of a large networking organization, I get a lot of questions from people who are shy or introverted, asking how they can feel more comfortable going to a networking event. Here are a few quick tips to consider before heading to your next…

Marketing & Social Media

10 Things You Need to Run Your First Networking Event on the Cheap

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You would think that it is nearly impossible to organize and run a networking event with an almost zero budget. But believe it or not, it is very possible. Trust me, I’ve been there and done that. However, you might need to bring with…

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Tips & How To’s

3 Ways to Overcome Your Nerves and Be Comfortable While Networking

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

For some entrepreneurs, networking can be an anxiety-inducing obligation. Fortunately, the right mindset and a little bit of preparation can do wonders in helping you overcome this arduous necessity that plagues many entrepreneurs. We asked three entrepreneurs what they do to overcome their nerves and…

Ecosystems

Connecticut

Why Do Entrepreneur Awards Matter So Much in Local Ecosystems?

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The amount of awards given out to companies both big and small is truly staggering. And while you might think a congratulatory mindset in local ecosystems can create an overly supportive community, the inclination to celebrate smalls wins is what keeps startups going long enough…

Funding

NYC

Splash Gets Investment to Revamp B2B Event Management Tech

By | Dec 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

As one of the leading startups in event marketing software, Splash is primarily known for helping businesses create landing pages, sell tickets, and manage communications for all their events. But as a recent announcement infers, the company has been quietly making moves to build…

Startups & Apps

Albuquerque

9 Scrappy Startups Making Moves in Albuquerque, New Mexico

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Being scrappy is a big part of being a startup. If you can’t muster the tenacity to succeed when the cards are down, you aren’t going to make it in the startup world. Fortunately, scrappy startups are what makes the world a more innovative…

Funding

Tel Aviv

EverThere Raises $1.8M to Create Highly Targeted Ads at Events

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Today, San Francisco and Tel Aviv based EverThere is announcing the successful close of a $1.8 million round. EverThere is an adtech company that focuses specifically on delivering information to event, conference, and trade show attendees, an all too common pain point for B2B brands….

Conferences

Albuquerque

The NM Technology Council Creates Events and Opportunity for New Mexico

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) is actively engaged in events that support the technology and entrepreneurial community in New Mexico. Their latest event, experienceIT, was an expansion of what was Tech Fiesta. However, it has grown and become a collaboration with a multitude…

Ecosystems

Connecticut

A Comprehensive Guide to the Connecticut Startup Ecosystem

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

When you grow up near a big city, most people just assume that you call that big city home. They think your identity is wrapped up in the grand metropolitan area that’s more than an hour and a half drive away. In Connecticut, that…

Conferences

Chicago

Big Data, Biased Algorithms, and America’s CTO at Chicago Ideas Week

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

On Monday, Chicago Ideas Week kicked off with a wide range of celebrity speakers, informed guests, and enthralled attendees. The event will take place over the course of the week, showcasing 150 total events with some of the most renowned minds in the tech industry…

Programs & Resources

Connecticut

Connecticut’s Calendar of Entrepreneurial Events Supports State-Wide Startup Efforts

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Connecticut is just like many other emerging entrepreneurial communities across the country and world. There are plenty of people involved in the effort to grow and connect entrepreneurs to resources. There are plenty of organizations and resources to help entrepreneurs put their dreams in…

Opinion/Analysis

How to Save Local News: Event-Hosting

By | Jun 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Local newspapers are a topic that I’ve been personally interested in for a while. An old college roommate of mine is making a career out of it, so I’ve been able to talk at length about the challenges that local news faces, which are similar…

Events

Columbus

Columbus Startup Week Will Celebrate the City’s Unique Ecosystem

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

When you think of cities with bustling startup scenes, Columbus, OH is probably not one of the first that spring to mind. But what does come to mind when you think of Columbus? A modest, Midwest, blue-collar city? The home of the Buckeyes and the original Wendy’s?…

Gear & Gadgets

Google Vision Bot Is a Physical Representation of the Vision API

By | Apr 5, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Each year Google continues to expand on their effort to interact with early adopters, technologists, and entrepreneurs at SXSW. This year the Google Cloud Platform team showed off something a bit different, and certainly a lot more interactive. The Vision Bot or vBot is…

Trends

Adobe’s Smart Bag Brings Connected Experience to Retail

By | Apr 4, 2016 at 10:24 am

As an attendee of the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas last week, I was able to get a first-hand preview on a new release from Adobe: the Adobe  Smart Bag. Adobe is now bringing IoT to the brick-and-mortar world. Functioning like a virtual shopping…

SXSW

Austin

Grab Some Tacos with Google Cloud at SXSW

By | Mar 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Going to SXSWi 2016? Consider coming out to one of Tech.Co’s many events! One of my favorite parts of SXSW are the connections made. Whether you are a startup or a goliath like Google, there are endless opportunities to get face time with the people…

SXSW

Austin

DC-Area Tech Companies Set to Invade SXSW

By | Mar 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Going to SXSWi 2016? Consider coming out to one of Tech.Co’s many events! In just a few days, startups and technologists from Washington, DC and Northern Virginia will embark on the annual journey to Austin, Texas. The DMV crew will be met by other…