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Celebration

Chicago

Celebrating 11 Years of Entrepreneurial Advice

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On this day eleven years ago, we gathered a couple hundred startup founders, developers, creators, investors, tech enthusiasts and executives into a bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago to host the first TECH cocktail event ever. We pulled it together with a…

Startup

San Francisco

Who Will Be TechCo’s 2017 Startup of the Year?

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Showcasing new innovations and trends is at the core of what we do here at TechCo, many times these come from early-stage startups. Whether we’re producing content that highlights innovative products and apps that make the world a better place or bridging partnerships between…

Ecosystems

DC

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Tour Headed Through The Rust Belt with J.D. Vance

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again. That’s the tune that’s running through my head this morning as Steve Case and the Rise of the Rest team announced this morning will be hitting the road again for the 6th…

Inspiration

Las Vegas

How to Forge Your Own Path to Success

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As a kid, you grow up with certain beliefs that will stick with you throughout your life. But as you mature, experience the world, launch a career, and find someone to share the journey along the way, your beliefs might change and alter the…

Funding

Chicago

Outcome Health Raised the Second Largest Funding Round in Chicago History

By | May 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The world of entrepreneurship is one of patience. You have to wait to get funding, wait to launch your product, and you have to wait to make it big. But as any successful entrepreneur can tell you, good things come to those who wait….

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Entrepreneur

Austin

Gina Rodriguez, Star of Jane the Virgin, Exemplifies the Celebrity Entrepreneur

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Celebrities sometimes make the best entrepreneurs. Not only do they have the influence and the capital to get the startup ball rolling, they’re also willing to take the risks necessary to turn a good idea into a great idea. And no one exemplifies the…

Ecosystems

Omaha

Notes From The Road: The Rise of the Rest Nebraska Tour Stop

By | Oct 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

On Monday, we kicked off the Rise of the Rest tour in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. We met with a lot of key people, from local representatives and state government officials to investors and startup founders during our whirlwind day. While in town, I got a chance to catch…

Innovate! and Celebrate

San Francisco

Naveen Jain: Entrepreneurship Isn’t Starting a Company, It’s Experimentation

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

In August of this year, Moon Express was granted permission to make a private mission to the moon from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the State Department, among many other government bodies. It’s a big deal for…

Personal Branding

Forget Product-First: A Lesson in the Value of Networking

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

This article was brought to you in partnership with .ME, the premium top-level domain for professionals focused on building their online reputation. A 2010 analysis by the Harvard Business Review revealed that investors placed more money into companies in “which they were connected through…

SXSW

Austin

Steve Case on the Third Wave of Entrepreneurship in America

By | Mar 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

At this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, I sat down with Steve Case to talk about his thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship in America, the Rise of the Rest, and his new book The Third Wave. In our exclusive Steve Case SXSW interview (which…

SXSW

Austin

What the Future of Mobility Looks Like, According to Jonathan Spalter

By | Mar 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

Mobility is changing how and where we work. It’s projected that 40 percent of the workforce will be working independently by 2020 –  that’s 60 million workers. Mobile networks help free us up to work wherever, whenever. And with continued network investments and upgrades, the 5G…

Celebrate 2015

Las Vegas

Tony Hsieh Talks Downtown Project & Company Culture

By | Nov 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh (who’s currently living in an Airstream trailer as part of a community experiment) started out with a five-year plan when he first made Las Vegas’ Downtown Project a reality. Now three-and-a-half years into the plan, he sits down with Tech.Co’s…

Conferences

Portland, Maine

Who’s Speaking at Maine Startup & Create Week?

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Whenever I’m planning to attend a conference or industry event, the first thing I do is check out the list of speakers and panels. This week (June 22-28) is the 2nd annual Maine Startup & Create Week, a conference to support, showcase, and encourage Maine startups…

Lifestyle

41 Entrepreneurs Share Their Unusual Hobbies

By | May 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hobbies are activities, interests, and pastimes that we tend to undergo for our pleasure during our free time. They are fun and we easily obsess about them because they are our escape from the stress and pressure of startup life. Bill Gates, for example, collects…

Interviews

Ben Parr: Understand Your Audience’s Attention [VIDEO]

By | Apr 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Understanding the frame of reference of your audience is the one key element that successful websites, journalists, and marketers possess. Earlier this month, Frank Gruber and Ben Parr sat down for DC Sessions, a conversation about Parr’s book, Captivology. “When I went through all…

MiamiSessions

Miami

Melody McCloskey Absolutely Had to Start StyleSeat

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

When Melody McCloskey had the idea to start StyleSeat she had no experience as a technical founder or as an engineer. She had been working with engineers for the better part of 10 years, but in order to move her idea into the real world…

DCSessions

DC

Jonathan Neman Tells the Tale of Sweetgreen

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Jonathan Neman, the co-founder and co-CEO of Sweetgreen, always knew it was in his genes to venture out and start his own company. During his tenure as an undergraduate at Georgetown University, he teamed up with a few friends after they all spent time…