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FinTech

One Veteran’s Air Force Experience Led Him to Start His Own Cryptocurrency

By | Nov 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Rob Viglione is a former officer in the U.S. Air Force, having served as an analyst, researcher, and project manager during his four-year tour. Rob is also the co-founder of the cryptocurrency ZenCash. And as far apart as the worlds of the Air Force and…

Interviews

NYC

How One Veteran Founder Balances Entrepreneurial Spirit With Military Advocacy

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Donald Coolidge has spent eight and a half years in the Marine Corps and served in Iraq. Now, he’s the founder and CEO of Elemental Path, the first company to produce a toy using IBM’s Watson. But he’s a formidable advocate for other U.S….

Interviews

Denver

Founder of TaskRabbit on the Future of the Sharing Economy

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The sharing economy has no signs of slowing down. According to Statistica, there was 44.8 million adults using sharing economy services such as Airbnb or Uber in the United States in 2016 and the number of users to increase to 86.5 million by 2021….

Artificial Intelligence

What’s the Role of a $15 Billion AI Industry in UX Design?

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the future, AI will be everywhere. Science fiction writers have seen it coming for decades, naturally, but the real world is definitely catching up: AI is now a $15 billion industry, and is expected to be a $70 billion one by 2020. Since AI…

News

5 Ways to Successfully Reach Prospective Talent

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

There’s never been a better time to be a software engineer. The global IT market is growing at such a lightning pace that the thinning labor pool can’t seem to replenish itself fast enough to meet the colossal demand. Poaching top talent has become…

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Security

Interview: How Paper Invoices Could Be the Weak Link in Your Security

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When any small business owner comes across news of an internet security breach at a major organization (which seems to be every week lately), one thought likely flits across their mind: Is my business secure? After all, the CEO of Equifax abruptly resigned today following the…

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…

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…