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The Trick Behind a Successful Product Launch: Just Repeat It Until It Works

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 10:50 am

Any wet-behind-the-ears startup newbie CEO could be forgiven for thinking that a product launch needs to be a success. Hey, success is the point of the business. But if that’s the delusion you’re laboring under, take a seat in preparation for a mind-blowing revelation….

Tips & How To’s

6 Tips for Affordably Bringing Your Product to Market

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

So you have a great idea for a new product, but you don’t have the money or skills necessary to realize your dream. A lack of money and experience can be an overwhelming obstacle for new entrepreneurs. Fortunately there are ways to push through these…

Tips & How To’s

New York

3 Traits You’ll Find in a Successful Product Launch

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

Launching a startup is never easy. When 80 percent of new companies fail in the first few years, the statistics aren’t in your favor. However, that shouldn’t dissuade you. I’ve learned that the most successful product launches embody three traits: rhythm, balance, and patience. Leaders face…

Startups & Apps

Redecorating Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Horrifying with Hutch

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

When you’re ready to redecorate your home, it can take months of scouring ecommerce sites and online garage sales before you can find the right combination of furniture. And while Pinterest is helpful, it can’t do everything. Fortunately, one company can. Today, Hutch, an interior design…

Tips & How To’s

For User Experience Design That Delights, Put People First

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In a world saturated with web and mobile apps, great user experience (UX) design remains scarce. Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, optimizing digital experiences for human behavior is always a challenge. As entrepreneurs or designers, it can be easy to fall into the…


Social Good

How Empathy-Driven Innovation Can Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the traditional paradigm, a rigid set of requirements dictates product design. Normally, when envisioning a new offering, a founder considers a few things: Would the new product offer more than the competition? Can it complement the existing product line? Would it appeal to…

Tips & How To’s

3 Data-Driven Tips for Getting Demos of Your Product

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

You could have the best product in the world and still never land a single customer. Why? Because you need to get out and make companies care about you before they’ll even know you exist. Here’s where to start. Step 1: Generate a List…


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…

Product Launch

San Francisco

Automatic Pro Adds Connectivity To Your Car, Fuels Data Revolution

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 10:20 am

Today, San Francisco based Automatic is unveiling the next generation of their product, Automatic Pro. Their newest offering will include built-in 3G connectivity, with no subscription cost, to keep people always connected to their cars. Prior to the hardware refresh, users would connect to…


How to Launch a New Product While Living the Dream Life

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

I’ve lived in some breathtaking places – a small Alaskan town with views of multiple glaciers; the remote Hawaiian island of Kauai, where my window looked out on palm trees and blue ocean; and Sedona, Arizona with it’s soaring natural sculptures of red rock….

Product Launch

Hypersphere: Because Your Fitness Routine Needs a Vibrating Ball

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Whenever the question involves a vibrating ball, the answer is yes. Always yes. We covered HYPERICE, one of the leading startups in athlete recovery and movement enhancement technology, a couple of months ago in a piece on sports technology. Now we’re talking about about…


Samsung Pay Now Available to US Customers

By | Sep 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm

There has been lots of talk about Samsung Pay (similar to Apple Pay and Android Pay) since it was first announced in March. In September the NFC-based payment service launched in South Korea and saw over $30 million in transactions in its first month. Of the…

Product Launch

UberEVENTS is Launching in New York

By | Sep 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Uber, a company with no interest in becoming stagnant, has just announced the launch of a new service that will start in New York City next week. UberEVENTS will be available for event planners to pre-order rides for their guests. The service will be available first…

Product Launch

QuizUp Relaunches with New Community Engagement Features

By | Sep 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

People usually associate Iceland with friendly locals, hot springs, and an unusually common faith in elves, but not often with startups. However, entrepreneurs live everywhere, and Iceland is not an exception. QuizUp, a social trivia platform out of Reykjavik, has just launched a browser-based tool geared…

Product Launch

Watching Netflix in Virtual Reality is Now a Thing

By | Sep 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

You know what’s better than Netflix and chill? Watching Netflix in virtual reality and “chilling.” Starting today, Samsung’s Gear VR mobile is adding streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Twitch. Or, at least, Netflix will be available starting today – Hulu won’t be available…

Product Launch

Trello Marks 10 Millionth User, Launches Business Class

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Project management platform Trello hit a huge milestone recently when it logged its 10 millionth user. This milestone came at the same time as the launch of their Business Class, a new tool for teams. Business Class offers all new product and backend features, including…

Product Launch


Hexsee Makes Online Shopping a Social Experience

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

We first introduced you to Groupsurfing in September of 2014 at our Tech Cocktail DC Startup Showcase & Mixer. That night they were competing for the title of DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup. Exactly a year to the day that they first demoed at our event,…