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Ecosystems

Bay Area

Report: The Bay Area Isn’t Bleeding Tech Workers After All

By | Apr 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2015, a worker in the San Francisco Bay Area earning $100,000 a year would need to put their entire post-tax salary into renting a three-bedroom apartment. The popular tech destination is infamous for that extreme cost of living, which has worsened in recent…

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 …

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…

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…

Business

Boston

Finally, Proof That People Who Build Businesses Do Better Than the Disruptors

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The buzzword “disruption” has a long history of making appearances in pitches and investor meetings, but a shorter history of actually manifesting in reality. Building a functioning business isn’t the same thing as creating a disruptive startup: The latter must …

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…

Healthy Entrepreneur

San Francisco

The Quarter-Life Crisis Is Another Thing to Worry About Now, I Guess

By | Nov 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

Are you between the ages of 25 to 33? Congrats, you’re at risk. The quarter-life crisis is, perhaps unsurprisingly to anyone following the news this year, a thing now. Anxiety about the future is sky high among the younger crowd, including millennials and Gen…

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…

Startups & Apps

50 Startups People Really Want to Work For, According to LinkedIn

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

As perhaps the most notable business-focused social media platform in the world today, LinkedIn carries with it a level of authority when it comes to what kind of companies people actually want to work for. With more than enough resources to get the most…

Remote work

4 Things Remote Employees Miss Most About Working in an Office

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Working remotely is a dream come true. Between the inherent work-life balance that comes along with it and the freedom to work how you want every single day, this increasingly popular business trend has productivity up and employee costs down for companies that sign…

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 …

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 …

Digital nomad

NYC

Almost a Fifth of Freelance Pros Will Make Six Figures or More This Year

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

New stats from LinkedIn ProFinder — a service connecting white collar freelance professionals with individuals and small businesses — have revealed the numbers behind the top freelancer pros’ revenues. For almost 20 percent of those in LinkedIn’s program, …

Opinion/Analysis

Why Social Video Platforms Might Have a Quality Problem

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Every major social media platform loves video, and most of the minor ones do, too. They’re even catching up to TV at a fast clip. The reason: Ad revenue goes way farther in video. At this point, the internet’s pivot to video is so…