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Travel

5 Money-Saving Hacks for the Adventurous Traveler

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 7:15 am

Life hacking is all the rage right now, but more often than not, the tips can be pretty pedestrian. If you spend a lot of time on the road – either for business or pleasure – check out these five money hacks for the…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Josh Walden of Intel Will Speak at Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Nothing commands respect in the startup world like being part of a successful, groundbreaking company. Obviously Apple and Google are the gold standard, but there’s a vast array of notable companies that have contributed more to the tech industry than any startup could dream…

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Education

5 Finalists Competing for the $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The XPRIZE competitions have inarguably made the world a better place. From space travel and ocean discovery to adult literacy and women’s safety, these highly incentivized prizes have innovated more revolutionary technology than the creators could have ever hoped for. By offering multiple millions…

Social Media

Miami

Snapchat Maps Gives Us Firsthand Look at How Bad Hurricane Irma Really Is

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In June of this year, Snapchat (Snap) released a new location-sharing feature on the app that received critical feedback. However, the social media company ignored the numerous protests and Snap Maps remained. The feature allows you to see where any of your friends are…

Reports & Rankings

20 Most (and Least) Trustworthy Industries in the US

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

In recent years, trust has become an integral part of success in the business world. While companies large and small used to have free reign over how they ran their businesses as long as they were making money, the rise of social media has…

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Hardware

Las Vegas

This Startup Makes IoT Prototyping Easy

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Daniel Price and Daniel DeLaveaga made an offbeat pitch to the first employees of Breadware, the young company whose IoT prototyping kits began catching on this summer. The company didn’t offer great salaries to those early employees, but they could have free room and…

Startup Spotlight

Houston

Startup Spotlight: Dreams, Special Needs Toy and Tracking Mentions

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is the perfect time to play a game of basketball. This week, we found technology that keeps your head in the game and tracks your movement on court, an application that finds and tracks news about your business, an interactive robot designed for…

Gear & Gadgets

Boston

TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch Designed With Hikers and Skiers in Mind

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In an expanding world of Android Smartwatches and the Apple Watch, there has been a recent shift in how athletes track and monitor their progress. Now, many GPS trackers are including extra bells and whistles that allow you to receive texts, use mini-apps, and…

Jobs

Denver

How to Land Your First Job in Tech

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

So you’re looking to land your first job in tech. Great! And why not? The IT industry is innovative, it’s sexy, and it’s blossoming with world-changing companies and opportunities. With the national unemployment rate for IT professionals at an incredibly low 1.6 – 3.9…

Accelerator

Seattle

Every Major Seattle Accelerator and Incubator, Listed

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

TechCo has compared accelerators to band camp in the past: You’re stuck in a location with a bunch of your peers whether you like them or not, work hard, play hard, and take snack breaks. And by the time it ends, you’ve built a lasting network…

Data

Irvine

How the Internet of Things Can Be Good for Small Businesses

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Every business and technologically-oriented person has heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) by now, and how small devices will do things we never thought were possible. The Internet of Things has been closely linked with the rise of the smart home, where someone…

Startup Spotlight

Oakland

Startup Spotlight: Text a Mentor, Local Food and Precious Cargo

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is in full swing and it’s hard to go outside without breaking a sweat. Cool off at the pool this summer and let these innovative startups take care of the rest. Each week at TechCo, we spotlight five great startups in tech. This…

Startups & Apps

NYC

JQBX Lets You Stream Music With Friends

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You’d think that with the variety of options available for streaming music today, music discovery would be better than ever. The truth is that we audiophiles still trust our peers over a fancy algorithm. We might get by with Pandora’s free, personalized radio and…

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…

Augmented Reality

China

Is the World Ready for College Acceptance Letters in Augmented Reality?

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Technology has been used for some pretty crazy reasons. Whether it’s WiFi connected egg trays, self-driving potatoes, or KFC meal boxes that can charge your smartphone, a notable lack of attention to necessity when it comes to innovative ideas rarely gets in the way…

Trends

How Tech Is Changing the Logistics Industry

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

The transportation industry has undergone a logistics evolution. It has experienced increased profits and growth due to the proliferation of innovative technology. New advancements in logistic technologies including GPS solutions, electronic vehicle logs, route optimization apps and electronic tolling have vastly increased companies profits…

Digital nomad

How Digital Nomads Build Business Connections

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 7:15 am

Combining work and travel isn’t a new idea, but today it’s even easier than ever before. If your work can be done 100 percent online, you might be able to join the throngs of digital nomads who leverage technology to work remotely. There’s now…