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7 Resources to Improve Your Programming Skills

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Programming used to be a tedious (and expensive) task to learn.  But in the last few years, a great number of cloud-based tools and organizations have emerged to make it easier for people and companies to learn programming, improve their code, and develop better…


13 Awesome Sources to Boost Student Academic Research

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Summer has come into its rights already, and the majority of students enjoy July and wait for August, having forgotten about all those exams they had to pass and all those academic papers they had to write about a month ago. That’s awesome, but…

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5 Characteristics of Thriving Social Entrepreneurs – #4: Learn the Art of the Pivot

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Entrepreneurs spend countless hours preparing for the perfect pitch to potential investors. They’ll sometimes come armed with robust business plans, spreadsheets, decks, and thoughtful projections to back up their assertions about the exact path they’ll take to scale and grow. This is the fourth in…

Startups & Apps


Ambulo is Gamifying Entrepreneurship

By | Jun 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

My good friend Adam Leonard just turned me on to a really cool project that he is working on: Ambulo. I am now banging my head against the wall for not thinking of it myself. Ambulo is a game to educate aspiring entrepreneurs about what goes…

Social Good

Free Online Course for Entrepreneurs Who Seek Social Purpose

By | May 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

There are several factors that can change the world in infinite dimensions; however, there are some specific people and groups who truly leave their mark. This story is being re-shared from edcast, the personal learning network. Read the full blog post here.   Acumen,…



The Best Financial Management Tools for Startups

By | May 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

Financial management may not be one of the most glamorous parts of starting up (assuming you consider pulling sober all-nighters, eating nothing but ramen for a year, and regularly going to meetings in unwashed clothes to be glamorous), but it’s arguably the most important. Because, unless…


6 Free Apps for Startup Entrepreneurs to Save Money

By | Mar 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Startup entrepreneurs often need to juggle many roles, ranging from administrative assistant and accountant to project manager and marketer. But thanks to technology, things have become much smoother. Today, there is a wealth of apps available to help small businesses streamline their operation, some…



Tech Lady Hackathon: Civic Hacking for Women in Tech

By | Feb 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the…



Win a Mentor Lunch with Steve Case of AOL and Revolution

By | May 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

What would you do to score a mentor lunch with a hugely successful entrepreneur? Steve Case, co-founder and former CEO of AOL, is offering one lucky entrepreneurial hopeful just that. These days, Case is heading up Revolution, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing…

Breaking News

RECESS Entrepreneur and Music Festival Launches Today with Backing from Mark Cuban

By | Mar 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm

RECESS, the college music and ideas festival, launched today with the help of Mark Cuban. The festival is the first of its kind, with the mission is to breed a new crop of world-changing entrepreneurs and to inspire college students across the country. Backed by Cuban…


The Secret Resource Every Startup Needs To Know

By | Feb 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

It’s never been easier to launch a startup. Powerful broadband networks, cloud computing and mobile and web applications have lowered the barrier to entry and created efficiencies for small businesses to scale. But while these resources make it easier to launch a business, they…


San Francisco

Pitching For the Stars: Women 2.0 Showcases SpaceX COO and Startups Ready to Blast Off

By | Feb 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Yesterday hundreds of female entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the tech community converged for Women 2.0’s eighth annual conference in San Francisco. The conference kicked off with a keynote by the inspiring female COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, a former mechanical engineer who joined SpaceX in 2002…


San Francisco

SF New Tech and Macworld/iWorld Call for Demos from Talented Developers

By | Feb 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Even if you have an amazing idea, getting that idea in front of the right eyes can be a challenge. So, SF New Tech and Macworld/iWorld are offering developers and innovators the opportunity to put their products in front of avid Apple fans and…



Industrious, New Office & Coworking Space in Chicago, Puts Design First

By | May 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Justin Stewart and Jamie Hodari spent a good year and a half scouring office space in Chicago to open up Industrious. This year, they finally found what they wanted – a space in Chicago’s River North area with exposed brick, high ceilings, and big…



Healthbox Kicks Off Second Boston Accelerator Program

By | Apr 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Boston-based Healthbox, a leading business accelerator that supports early-stage health care companies, kicked off its second program recently, along with anchor partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). The program supports innovative startup companies as they respond to continued industry demand for creative…



ITA CityLIGHTS Awards Nominations Close This Week: Act Now to Nominate a Deserving Individual or Business

By | Mar 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

As most entrepreneurs know, startup success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It usually thrives because the startup, and the people who run it, have been supported by a vast network of people who believe in innovation and entrepreneurship. The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is…