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Bitcoin

5 Notable Companies Accepting Cryptocurrency

By | Mar 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In the last year, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have gone from laughable pipe dream to the future of economics. While the innovative digital currency started off as niche project, it has since exploded into a global investment opportunity that has spiked in price more than…

Events

Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

Events

Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Aren’t Making Money the Way You’d Expect

By | Feb 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

Cryptocurrency is the buzziest tech sector around. It’s also one of the least understood. Pair those two facts, and you’ll understand what’s driving the burgeoning cottage industry of online cryptocurrency analysts. What’s a little tougher to understand is the method of compensation many of…

Startups & Apps

Why Retailers Love Gift Cards and How to Get the Most Out of Yours

By | Jan 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Take care when recycling your wrapping paper this post-holiday season, because the last thing you want to do is accidentally throw out your favorite Christmas gift. Gift cards are a popular holiday item — total gift card purchases peaked at $130 billion in 2015,…

Funding

9 Ways to Vet an Investor Before You Seal the Deal

By | Dec 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Locking in an investor is one of the best moments for an entrepreneur. However, it’s important to remember that not every source of capital is worth the hassle. That’s why you need to make sure to vet every investor prior to sealing the deal….

Crowdfunding

12 Ways to Reach Potential Crowdfunding Participants

By | Dec 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Crowdfunding has seen the launch of some truly incredible products. However, it’s also seen the serious failure of even more, which lends prudence to the value of getting some advice on the simple process with complicated nuances. We asked twelve entrepreneur what the best way…

Trends

NYC

Real Estate Tech Hit Record Investment in 2017

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

Global real estate value is worth about $217 trillion, and startups are just beginning to scratch the surface of digitizing this massive pool of assets. Startups like Zillow (IPO), Redfin, and Trulia (acquired by Zillow) were early winners in the space. Two real estate…

Startup Spotlight

Chicago

Startup Spotlight: Data Recovery, Fishing and LOLs

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The holidays can be a stressful time for individuals. But if you can find a way to sneak in some belly laughs and chuckles, everything is going to be much better for your mind and body to make it through. This week in Startup…

Funding

Maine

VentureWell to Fund UMaine Student-Led Biotech Startup

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

VentureWell, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports science and technology entrepreneurs, has selected a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students to receive funding and training. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product developed by a group of bioengineering…

Tips & How To’s

6 Strategies for Getting People to Invest in Your Business

By | Dec 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Startups need capital. Whether it’s from their own pockets or a venture capitalist, a little money can go a long way for new companies looking to make an impact. But how do you make sure that your startup is attractive enough for people to…

Jobs

Relocating for a Tech Job? These 5 Cities Will Pay the Most

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The tech community is growing at an alarming rate, particularly for tech job recruiters in big hubs around the country. With few computer science grads hitting the market and more available positions than they know what to do with, it’s getting harder and harder…

Digital Currency

Cleveland

This ICO Wants to Use Blockchain to Verify People’s Expertise

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Can blockchain be leveraged to shed light on the truth? Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, said that knowledge is what is true. But in modern times, truth is obfuscated by uninformed opinions, media bias and sales pitches disguised as advice. Knowledge.io will launch its…

Trends

5 Blockchain Technologies That Could Change Your Life

By | Dec 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Have you heard of the term ‘blockchain’? I’d be surprised if you hadn’t, considering the impact that it has had on so many industries. For those that haven’t heard of this innovative technology, blockchain refers to the ledger behind any transactions completed using cryptocurrencies….

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…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

How an Investor Hires Talent for the Next Growth Stage

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Our team at Village Capital has worked with more than 700 entrepreneurs and we’ve seen a consistent theme: early-stage CEOs tend to treat hiring as an administrative function rather than a strategic one. Our advice: think about hiring from the lens of an investor….

Finance

NYC

4 Quick Tips to Land the Right Investment Deal for Your Startup

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

For any startup, funding is crucial. While there’s loads of information on the internet on how to attract investors, not much has been said on how to ensure that the financial deal you are signing up, or the investor you are partnering with, will…