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6 Ways to Get Comfortable Asking for What You Want

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s tough to ask for what you want — but if you never ask, you’ll never receive. As an entrepreneur, business builder and corporate ladder climber, I’ve had to get comfortable asking for what I want. It’s rarely given. The tough part is, as…

HR and Recruiting

San Francisco

5 Cheap HR Tools to Help You Hire the Right Team

By | Dec 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? In the startup community, we’re seeing a parade of underdog disruptors trying to change the way people work and live. And while we as consumers benefit from disruptive innovation and the competition it brings, we also love…

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…

HR and Recruiting

How to Break Into Data Science

By | Nov 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With the rise of data science-driven business strategies the need for talent is increasing. Data scientists become masters at accessing, cleaning, organizing, structuring and presenting data that help business owners make important decisions to get ahead of competition. This soft skill set has become…

HR and Recruiting

7 HR Mistakes That Will Make Your Employees Consider Quitting

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that HR departments get a bad wrap. Whether it’s Toby on The Office or just your everyday workplace complaints, these employees have dedicated their time to making sure the office runs smoothly. Unfortunately, this kind of job can lead to a lot…

HR and Recruiting

Hiring Is Your Single Most Important Skill as a Founder

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that people are…

HR and Recruiting

9 Traits of a Rockstar Part-Time CFO

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you are taking on funding or expanding your businesses, and looking to add a CFO, but may only need one part-time, what are the traits that you need to focus on. We asked nine entrepreneurs what they look for in a part-time CFO?…

HR and Recruiting

Why Companies Are Hiring Employees Without a Tech Degree

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

When you’re getting ready to hire a new employee, how much stock are you putting in the “education” section of that résumé? Many employers feel that a higher level of formal education provides an easily applicable screening criterion that helps weed out unqualified job…

HR and Recruiting

Here’s the Biggest Rule to Remember When Firing Someone

By | Sep 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

Proper communication is one of the most important skills in tech, because if you don’t have it, you won’t get anywhere. You might have every software developer tool possible under your hood, but if you can’t connect with a superior in a job interview,…


3 Tinder Spinoffs That Will Make You Swipe Right

By | Sep 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Tinder has completely transformed the online dating industry. Tinder’s transformative effect hasn’t just caused it to become one of the biggest apps around—it has also led to a wide variety of knock-off dating apps, including…

Programming education

How to Master Data Science On Your Schedule

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In a recent survey by LinkedIn, data scientists were listed as the top jobs for recent graduates, starting with a median salary of $93,000, not bad. For those that already have some knowledge in this area, amplifying your skills set can only make you…


3 Ways to Ace Your Next Interview

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Throughout my mentoring sessions, I am regularly asked how I got to where I am and what advice I have for millennials as they begin their careers. I tell them that it all comes down to your interview. You may have the best resume…


Los Angeles

Spend the Money and Bring On the Right People

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

If you don’t have the right team and hire the best people for the job, your company will go through more hills and valleys than you’ll want. We talked with Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group what he’s done to hire the best…


3 Ways Startups Can Build Team & Retain Talent

By | Sep 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Many startups today underestimate the importance of human capital  – the collective sum of the attributes, life experience, knowledge, inventiveness, energy, and enthusiasm that employees choose to invest in their work. Research shows that investing in people, particularly those with relevant industry specific knowledge…

HR and Recruiting

How to Streamline Recruiting With an Applicant Tracking System

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

Choosing candidates, interviewing them, evaluating their performance really takes a lot of time. To make this process more streamlined companies are looking to applicant tracking systems (ATS).  These platforms can help recruit the right employees.  Features to Consider An ATS software allows businesses to…

HR and Recruiting

Why Cofounders Need to Learn to Hire Fast

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Together with my cofounders Dmytro (CTO) and Serge (Product) we started Preply in 2013, a global marketplace for online tutoring. We had been bootstrapping until we joined the Techstars family in 2015, then started expanding our team. One thing founders will realize is that your…


9 Resume Must-Haves to Get an In-Person Interview

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 7:15 am

When it’s time for employers to find their next employee, there are certain must haves they’ll be looking for on a resume. We asked owners of businesses to share some job search tips to help you get to the in-person interview round. Phone Number…