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Culture

Why the Future of Workplace Design Looks Like Your College Campus

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

Miss your college campus, when a trip across the quad would occasionally take 45 minutes because you just couldn’t stop talking to every friend and professor you met? Apparently, your next employer might miss that in-person interaction, too. Today, over 80 percent of modern…

Jobs

3 Ways to Ace Your Next Interview

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Throughout my mentoring sessions, I am regularly asked how I got to where I am and what advice I have for millennials as they begin their careers. I tell them that it all comes down to your interview. You may have the best resume…

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Startups & Apps

Milwaukee

This Animation App Helps the Autism Community Unlock Their Creativity

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Have an idea for a story that you know would just get buried if you tried posting it to social media? Then the Wisconsin-based startup Dodles has just the social animation app for you. Their app allows users to design their own visual story and…

Interviews

Chicago

Rebecca Sholiton & Nate Cooper of Wise Apple on How a Porn Site Led to a Rebrand

By | Sep 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Rebecca Sholiton and Nate Cooper are the cofounders of Wise Apple (formally Pak’d), a startup that delivers pre-made, customizable school lunches directly to families’ homes. They just announced their $3.6 million seed round led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Levy Family Partners with Chicago…

Interviews

Chicago

Brian Barnes of M1 FinanceStanford on Reinventing Millennial Investing

By | Sep 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Brian Barnes is the CEO and Founder of M1 Finance, a startup making an automated investment tool that lets users put their money to work in a balanced portfolio without the hassle of actually managing it. Just a few years after graduating from Stanford,…

News & Content

London

Why Perlego’s “Spotify for Textbooks” Revenue Model Works

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

The Netflix model is a tricky beast: Offering all-you-can-watch takes immense funding, as Netflix’s 7-billion-dollar 2017 content budget proves, and it only pays off once you have a massive user base to match it. Yet companies keep trying to replicate it in different industries….

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

4 Rules for Exploring the Psychology Behind UX Design

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

User experience design is about the user, as the name might indicate. But figuring out how to create an interface that users will love is far harder to do than to say: After all, most users can’t even articulate what makes them pick one…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

5 Interview Tips To Give You An Edge Over the Competition

By | Aug 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, and sometimes that’s the only thing that can stop you from landing a job you have your heart set on. However, there isn’t a lot you can do about nerves other than trying to make yourself feel confident before stepping…

Artificial Intelligence

NYC

How AI Is Powering the Fight Against the $900B Counterfeit Industry

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 9:20 am

Criminals have it rough these days. Modern technology has made it impossible to get away with anything, from shoplift-deterrent sensors to ever-cheaper security cameras to social media footprints chipping away at anonymity. Now even the global $900 billion shadow economy behind counterfeiting luxury goods…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Los Angeles

Tech Has an Anxiety Problem. This CEO Is Working to Combat It.

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Entrepreneurs need to make rapid decisions and act quickly in order to thrive. But those suffering from anxiety — which affects around 40 million Americans a year — actually make decisions with less clarity. And since running a startup often leads to problems like depression and anxiety, entrepreneurs…

Accelerator

Tel Aviv

Knowmail’s Accelerator Experience With “The Big Guys,” Microsoft

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Email: Since the dawn of the internet age, it has remained both the most essential form of communication and the most needlessly time-consuming task any employee faces daily. In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute once clocked the average time spent answering email at 28…

Culture

St. Louis

Investing in Company Culture Can Help to Retain Talent

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re starting out, deciding on a company culture will come from leadership first, then members of the team. These days company culture is more of a deciding factor when attracting talent.  We spoke with Alex Wolk the founder of Insite Advice about his employee management…

Jobs

Kansas City

Which US City Has the Fastest Job Interview Process?

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Looking for a job is a long and arduous process. After sending out hundreds of resumés, writing thousands of cover letters, and filling out millions of forms asking you to rewrite your entire resumé even after they already had you attach it, a short…

Interviews

Why Retail Tech Has a “Cool” Problem and How to Crack It

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Retail’s digital strategies are in a state of flux: Many companies are in an ever-escalating war to find the coolest new tech to sell their items, whether in-store or online. Here are just two recent examples: The clothing brand Finery’s In the Mood For…

Interviews

Chicago

Interview: CEO Ed Szofer on the Soft Skills Crisis Facing IT Today

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

According to a new study, 46 percent of organizations surveyed believe the skills gap within their organization has grown in scope or depth within the past two years. It’s a worse problem at larger organizations, the study explains: “IT businesses or organizations with 15…

Business

How Small Businesses Can Find the Tech They Need to Grow

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

Small businesses and technological advancements have a love/hate relationship: The right tech can help a business take off, but investing too quickly in it can force to company to burn cash too quickly and eventually crash to Earth. How do you find the right…

HR and Recruiting

Los Angeles

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

Hiring your first few employees can often be as hard as choosing your cofounders. Especially in the early days of your startup, when you’re often only months from running out of money, hiring the wrong person can be disastrous. Yet it’s hard to accurately…