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7 Crowdfunding Rules That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once a novelty act reserved for indie band albums and curious art projects, crowdfunding is starting to play a major role in the world of startups and new products. The appeal is obvious: crowdfunding lets creators and entrepreneurs raise money directly from their community…


3 Things to Consider Before Launching Your Mobile App

By | May 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

The most successful pricing strategy for certain brands could seem counter-intuitive. When we switched business models at Montessorium for our geography app, everything changed. By offering in-app purchases, we were navigating entirely new terrain in the hopes of reaching a wider audience. Because this premium…



Why Boston Is a Great City for Startups

By | May 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Upon visiting the city of Boston, you’ll be treated to a walking tour of the Freedom Trail, art museums, public gardens and maybe get to see a baseball game at Fenway Park. And if you want to grab some insight into the vibrant entrepreneurial…

Product Launch

YouTube TV is Here, But Only in 5 Cities

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

This week, YouTube soft launched their new streaming TV offering, YouTube TV, eyeing the growing market of cord cutters. Starting this week, YouTube TV is available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City, with 40 channels and an estimated 10…

Tips & How To’s

6 Tips For Launching A Startup While Working A Full-Time Job

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 9:15 am

Launching a startup while having a full-time job is challenging but unfortunately a necessity for many entrepreneurs. According to studies, 37 percent to 58 percent of all startups fail within four years. Having a steady paycheck ensures that you won’t have to worry about paying the…


How to Boost Your Startup’s Mobile App Launch Campaign

By | Oct 31, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Mobile is one of the most important facets of business life today. Consumers have become consumed by their smartphones and are not only browsing but also purchasing on these tiny, handheld devices. If you want to compete in the world today, mobile is a…


3D-Printed Heirloom Gift Startup Bre & Co. Just Launched

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Makerbot founder Bre Pettis is today launching a new company to make 3D printed heirloom gifts. The startup, called Bre & Co., hopes to “deepen relationships with heirloom-quality gifts” through the use of iterative design while creating watches, pens, jewelry and ceramics. Pettis explained the values behind…

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Echo Dot Now Available to All for Only $50

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Today, Amazon announced the launch of the second generation Amazon Echo Dot, the little buddy version that formerly was only available to purchase through a regular Echo. In addition to the launch, the refreshed version will now be available in both white and black,…


The Best Time to Launch a Startup Is Also the Worst Time

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm

There’s no great time to launch a startup. They can always fail, and fail fast, no matter how much effort you put in. But if you have a great concept, what’s the best economic landscape to start up shop? Is it better to launch…

Startups & Apps


Hopscratch’s ‘Business in a Box’ Makes Launching a Business Easier

By | Jul 21, 2016 at 9:45 am

Many people dream about creating their own business. However, lacking ideas and/or the knowledge about what the entire process of creating a business entails can get in the way of that. This was exactly the thought by the folks at Hopscratch, who launched the…

Product Launch

Copenhagen to Launch Integrated Customer Experience Platform

By | May 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

With the integration of technology into every day life, it feels like the world keeps getting smaller and smaller. All your friends are connected through Facebook, all your content needs are managed through WordPress and all your groceries are brought to you through PeaPod. But…

Product Launch


Atlas Lane Launches in DC, Upgrades Property Management

By | Mar 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

Today, Washington, DC based property management company Atlas Lane is publicly launching. Having run quietly for the past few months while testing their platform and services, the company will now support Washington, DC and parts of Maryland within the beltway. Unlike other property management…

Product Launch

Twitter Customer Service Platform, Respond, Relaunches

By | Feb 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

After their acquisition in December of last year, this week Respond is making its debut under the Buffer brand. Respond is a standalone tool that helps companies or individuals reach out to their followers and customers, respond to their questions, monitor mentions, and do…

Product Launch


Ritual Expands to Chicago, Bringing Delight to Office Eating Monotony

By | Jan 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Imagine for a moment that you run a small, but thriving startup in Chicago. One of the hundreds of tasks you have each day is to ensure your team is squeezing every minute, no, every second, of time into prioritized and productive work. However,…



People As A Service Announces $425K Funding Round

By | May 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Miami-based startup People as a Service announced today that they have closed its latest funding round, raising $425,000 in total. The funding will allow the company to expand its cloud-based service that gives companies the right tools to complete tasks through a simplified delegation process of…

Social Media


Famafox Hopes to Bring Positive Messages to Teenagers

By | May 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Sometimes, encouraging words can come from those you least expect, even complete strangers. Social media has proven to be a tool for both positive messages to strangers, or online bullying. Famafox wants to create a more positive world by encouraging positive communication, while leveraging the power of anonymity….



Watsco Launches Accelerator for B2B Startups in Miami

By | May 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Watsco, the largest distributor of air conditioning and heating products announced that it will start an accelerator. According to the Miami Herald, the 12-week program will work with early-stage companies focused on the B2B or home comfort industries. Watsco is the largest distributor of HVAC/R in…