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Ecosystems

Santa Barbara

Beyond the Beach: An Inside Look at the Santa Barbara Tech Ecosystem

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Among the beaches and mountains of Santa Barbara, there is an emerging tech scene that is attracting founders to the city from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Kyle Ashby, cofounder of The Sandbox Santa Barbara and StartupSB has helped launch new spaces, initiatives and…

Pet

Los Angeles

Pets Stress Less With In-Home Vet Care Startup Vetted

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When it’s time to take my dog to the vet for routine check-ups and vaccinations, getting her in the car is the easy part. But once we pull up to the vet’s building, the panting begins, then there’s a bathroom stop in the grass,…

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Crowdfunding

Los Angeles

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…

Accelerator

Los Angeles

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s no denying that BB-8 was the star of the most recent chapter in the main Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. What you might not realize is that the adorable droid was the brain child of Sphero, a robotics and digital technology company and…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…

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Interviews

Los Angeles

Sabin Lomac of Cousins Maine Lobster on How They Prepared for Shark Tank

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

For kids growing up in the northeast, summertime meant backyard barbecues with a picnic table filled with buttery corn, grilled food and ample hot lobster. Cofounders of Cousins Maine Lobster Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis wanted to share their Maine tradition of delicious cuisines to…

Startup Spotlight

Los Angeles

Valet Is a Personal Car Charger Caddie for an Electric Vehicle

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming more prevalent around the world. By the first quarter of 2017, there were close to 10,000 electric battery car sales in the U.S., with Tesla leading the charge. With more car manufacturer and tech companies making eco-friendly solutions more…

Tips & How To’s

Los Angeles

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

By | May 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process. The best part is that afterward you walk away with valuable insight, experience and lessons learned. GalvanizeU graduates Baolin Liu and Jonathan Hourany, current gU student Anthony Abercrombie, Data…

Inspiration

Los Angeles

How Mompreneurs Can Have it All, And Some

By | May 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

For some reason, the 2012 Atlantic article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” has always fueled me. At the time that was written, I had a 3-year-old daughter, was pregnant with my second child, and wanted nothing more than to prove that article…

Ecosystems

Los Angeles

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

By | May 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While the Bay Area hold the title of most prolific startup ecosystem, there’s no denying that California is a veritable gold mine of entrepreneurial talent. Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of…

Virtual Reality

Los Angeles

Taylor Freeman of UploadVR on Building a Passionate Culture for Good

By | May 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Working in the film and event industry for many years, Taylor Freeman decided to put his career on hold and travel around Europe reflecting on what is important and discovering his true passion, technology. “My real passion was around technology, user experience and providing…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

6 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to be a Startup In Los Angeles

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

On the streets of Los Angeles, there’s an on-going bubble of technology startups percolating close to the sun and sand. We delved into what is known as Silicon Beach, an innovation hub for tech startup activity that includes the cities along the LA coastline, and…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Doppels Is the Birthday Matching App You’re Going to Love

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

On your birthday, something special happens on social media: you receive hundreds of likes and well wishes from friends, family, high school classmates and people you haven’t talked to for years on Facebook. And while this has been the standard for years, one startup is…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Acting and Modeling Startup Castar Is Thriving in LA

By | Oct 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

Los Angeles is the destiny of people wanting to succeed in the field of acting. People flock from around the world just to have a chance at a glimmer of fame. And while you might think only 20-something aspiring actors and models are headed to…

Announcements

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

By | Jul 18, 2016 at 6:40 pm

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. Whether it be renowned athletes looking to enjoy some sun in the off-season or movies stars basking in the glory of stardom in between takes, the number of recognizable faces in…

Tips & How To’s

San Francisco

Top 20 U.S. Cities for Freelance Designers

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Are you a self-employed designer? Thinking of becoming one? The Professional Association for Design has released a collection of metrics — percentages of high salaries, the number of other freelancers, the median rent, and average health insurance costs — to figure out the top cities….

Funding

Los Angeles

Loot Crate Raises $18.5M to Get More Loot Into the Hands of Nerds

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

This week the popular Los Angeles, CA-based ecommerce subscription company Loot Crate announced the successful close of a $18.5 million Series A fund. Loot Crate is monthly subscription that provides toys, accessories, swag and apparel based on pop culture, games, and other nerd related…