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SXSW

Austin

Kauffman Foundation and TechCo Team Up to Celebrate Inclusion & Startup Ecosystems

By | Mar 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Everyone wants a fair chance at the American dream. And if you have a big idea, the opportunity to create your destiny should be available to you. Fortunately, the Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to breaking down barriers, empowering the doers, and opening doors of opportunity…

Events

Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Driven NYC: An Entrepreneur’s Resource for Success [NYC]

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

DRIVEN NYC, is excited to be hosting a unique networking event! 65% of people who go to networking events collect cards and never call those contacts. The reason is because they don’t know you! At Driven its about connecting with entrepreneurs and what drives…

Co-working Spaces

New York

Why I Made the Decision to Go from Home Office to Coworking Space

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

Coworking has exploded globally over the past two years. According to one study, there were over 835,000 people working out of coworking spaces last year. The number of coworking spaces alone is expected to jump from 11,300 in 2016 to 13,800 by the end…

Social Media

True App Builds Your Story Based on Location and Motion

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

During your travels, it’s hard to remember all the places you might have stopped along the way. Like the time you pulled over on the side of the road to take a photo of a sunset, or that little town where you stopped for…

Social Networking

San Francisco

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Introductions

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

I only met Ron Conway once. He was an early investor in Datahug and when I met him it was at his home in San Francisco. This was not your normal investor meeting. It was all about introductions and understanding who I wanted to…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Public Speaking, Networking, and Affordable Attorneys

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you are in the market for a new job, we might have some companies you want to check out. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found startups that help build…

Psychology

Los Angeles

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The better you understand someone, the more you will be able to relate to them in all areas of life. This is just some advice from Alejandro Rioja, CEO of Flux Ventures. We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand…

Inspiration

The Value in a Community Is a Shared Sense of Destiny

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Building a community is more than a few events, it takes people working together and sharing a sense of destiny. We talked with Hugh Weber founder of OTA, a for-purpose organization focused on sparking transformation through creative connections and collisions in the Midwest, about his experiences…

Tips & How To’s

How Introverted Entrepreneurs Can Step Up Their Networking Game

By | Oct 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

Being an introvert doesn’t have to be the death rattle of entrepreneurship. Sure, being extroverted gives you a leg up, but introversion has its own set of benefits that can help you when building a business. However, networking is a necessary facet of startup…

Business

Why You Should Take Your Business Overseas

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Culturally, educationally and financially, the U.S. has created the perfect storm for innovation. The U.S. is among the top 10 most educated countries in the world. It produces the greatest number of startups. And while the U.S. also ranks highly for wealth among other countries,…

Tips & How To’s

NYC

Why You Need to Stop Networking and Start Building Relationships

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 8:30 am

There’s a phrase that’s always stuck with me,“here in Brazil we don’t network — we make friends.” I thought about the journey that led to the creation of our first South American office. I thought about the business relationships my partner and I formed…

Psychology

7 Tips to Help Introverts Break the Ice at Networking Events

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

As the founder of a large networking organization, I get a lot of questions from people who are shy or introverted, asking how they can feel more comfortable going to a networking event. Here are a few quick tips to consider before heading to your next…

Marketing & Social Media

10 Things You Need to Run Your First Networking Event on the Cheap

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

You would think that it is nearly impossible to organize and run a networking event with an almost zero budget. But believe it or not, it is very possible. Trust me, I’ve been there and done that. However, you might need to bring with…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Your Success Doesn’t Hinge on a College Degree

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

College doesn’t always dictate our future success. Whether you attend or not, you can be successful—it’s about what you bring with you. While going to college holds many positive outcomes, it doesn’t mean you’ll never be successful without a degree. I’m living proof that…

Tips & How To’s

Reminder: The Best Time to Network Is When You Don’t Need To

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job application hosting site Lever.co recently posted a few statistics on job placements: Pulling from 15 thousand different jobs and the 1.5 million applicants who wanted them, Lever found that only one out of 150 people got the job by directly applying. The same…

Communication

4 Ways to Improve Knowledge Exchange Among Founders

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

No man is an island when it comes to the startup founders. Getting a little help, whether it’s from a cofounder, a mentor, or even a startup accelerator is the key to making success part of your plan. And if you want to keep…