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Ecosystems

Alaska

Behind the Scenes of Alaska’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Alaska is known for its majestic mountains, in fact seventeen out of 20 of the highest mountains are found in Alaska, its also home to over 3 million lakes and the Northern Lights, and dog mushing is the official state sport. What you may…

Funding

London

How To Prepare Your Startup To Pitch Investors

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

For those entrepreneurs new to raising a significant amount of financing from either angel investors, venture capital firms or growth equity firms, the prospect of being examined by an outside party may seem intimidating. You need to prepare your startup to pitch investors –…

Events

Boulder

Techstars Startup Weekend Turns 10

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Startup Weekend has reached a milestone and has a 10th birthday! On July 7th, 2007, the first Startup Weekend was held in Boulder, Colorado with 80 entrepreneurs. In 10 years, we’ve grown to: 13,837 organizers in 153 countries 4,531 Startup Weekend events 363,000+…

Ecosystems

Denver

9 Startups to Know From Pitchers & Pitchers Event at Galvanize

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

What happens when you put 9 startups, 3 judges, 2 kegs, and a 100+ audience members together for 2 hours? Well….lots of cheers, laughs, and suds to start. Last week Galvanize reignited its signature Pitchers & Pitchers event, but revamped as a local, quarterly…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

How the Startup of the Year Competition Impacts Its Winners

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Between October 9th and 11th, 2017, Innovate! and Celebrate conference will descend on downtown San Francisco for its fifth annual Startup of the Year event. You can read up on what to expect from the event, which is created through the partnership between TechCo and Consumer…

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Pitch

Do’s and Don’ts for Creating an Effective Pitch Deck

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

As a startup, you’ve probably envisioned yourself in front of a potential venture capital or angel investor, pitching your wonderful idea for a business—and getting an excited YES from them. If you’ve done a pitch deck before, you probably know it’s not all roses…

Tips & How To’s

Denver

A Simple Guide to a Great Startup Pitch

By | Jul 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

Pitching. It’s as much a part of startup life as building products and acquiring customers. If you can’t successfully pitch your company, you likely can’t raise money or sell to prospects either. The point is, it’s critical to get your pitch right. But crafting…

Incubators

San Francisco

How to Accelerate Your Startup Through Y Combinator

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

The key benefit of accelerators like Y Combinator (YC) is that they function almost like warp zones for companies. You enter an accelerator at a given stage of your company and will emerge three stages further along, irrespective of where your company started from. Companies in my…

Pitch

Seattle

5 Strategies That Can Help Your Startup Win a Pitch Competition

By | Jul 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Pitch competitions are about having fun, knowing your hook, and building meaningful relationships. Recently, I met up with Cassie Wallender, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Invio Inc., a company on a mission to target and eliminate clinical trial inefficiencies that slow or block…

Events

San Francisco

The Importance of Inclusion in Startup Competitions [Infographic]

By | May 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The goal of startup competitions is simple: give smaller startups the attention, opportunity, and maybe even prizes that they would have a hard time finding without a stage to pitch on. They bring together investors, founders, and entrepreneurs to facilitate economic growth and spur innovation…

Business

Turning the Negatives Into Positives During a Business Pitch

By | May 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

There comes a time in the life of every company when something bad happens. Whether something is deficient or someone else tried to take a piece of the action, every business has gone through a time it would prefer to forget. So when you’re…

Startup

Phoenix

Second Time’s The Charm: Storage Together Wins Canyon Challenge

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Coming back for the second year, Storage Together won the 6th annual Canyon Challenge at Grand Canyon University on Thursday. Storage Together makes storage more personable and lucrative for the everyday person. The mobile app aims to revolutionize the storage experience for everyone, starting with…

Events

Charleston, SC

DIG SOUTH: South East’s Largest Tech Conference Returns This Month

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The Southeast isn’t exactly known for it’s booming tech sectors; however, if there is one thing the reporters for Tech.Co know well, it’s that innovation can come from anywhere and at anytime. DIG SOUTH Innovation Conference (Icon), is the culmination of said concept where…

Startups & Apps

New Orleans

These Startups Are Competing in the Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you didn’t know, New Orleans is a hot bed for innovative startups and budding entrepreneurs. Whether it’s the southern hospitality or the innovative spirit of the bayou, startup founders of all shapes and sizes flock to this southern haven for the support and…

Startups & Apps

Arizona

Meet The Finalists From Venture Madness in Arizona

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

One of the most anticipated competitions of the year in the Southwest for startups is Venture Madness, taking place March 8-10. Venture Madness brings the innovation of startups with the expertise of successful entrepreneurs by pitting 64 startups against each other in a bracket…

Funding

4 Tips on Fundraising From Yi-Jian Ngo of Alliance of Angels

By | Feb 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Yi-Jian Ngo, Managing Director of the Alliance of Angels, oversees the Northwest’s largest and most-active Angel network that facilitates $10MM+ investment across 20+ companies each year. For early-to-mid stage startups, understanding what investors are thinking and expect from your pitch and what founders should…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Troy Henikoff of Techstars Chicago on Great Pitches and Transforming Startups

By | Jan 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Troy Henikoff is the managing director at Techstars Chicago, a managing director at MATH Venture Partners, and a professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. If you haven’t heard of Troy yet, he is one of the biggest figures in the…