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5 Technologies Working to Solve the Global Water Crisis

By | Feb 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa doesn’t scare you, you’re not paying attention. Sure, you’ve got a shower head, a bathroom faucet, a kitchen sink, and a mountain of bottled water that provide all the (relatively) clean water you need for…

CES

Las Vegas

Pledge 1% and TechCo Team Up for CES 2018

By | Jan 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Around the holidays, charitable giving is on the rise. Whether it’s the spirit of Christmas or a recognition of cold weather making things harder for people, there’s no denying that this time of year is best for giving back. However, there are many causes…

Startups & Apps

Why Retailers Love Gift Cards and How to Get the Most Out of Yours

By | Jan 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Take care when recycling your wrapping paper this post-holiday season, because the last thing you want to do is accidentally throw out your favorite Christmas gift. Gift cards are a popular holiday item — total gift card purchases peaked at $130 billion in 2015,…

Social Good

5 Clean Water Startups Emerging in Israel

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There is no human need more basic than water. We simply can’t survive without it. I talked about Charity:Water in a previous post, but today my focus is on agtech. This week water has been on my mind for several reasons. One is the…

Gear & Gadgets

Top 10 Worst Gadgets to Give as Gifts This Holiday Season

By | Dec 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

Look, we get it. By this point in the holiday shopping season, you’ve seen so many gift guides that your nose is started to bleed just like this Eleven-themed candle holder that would also make a great gift for your weird Stranger Things-obsessed friend….

Jobs

Chicago

10 Ways to Impress Your Millennial Boss

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

There are over 75 million millennials in the U.S. and by 2020 this generation is predicted to represent over half of the workforce. There are great chances that you will have a millennial for a boss, if you don’t already. And understanding their core…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Drones, Elon Musk, and More Gift Guides

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

It’s officially December, and if you haven’t started your holiday shopping, you could be in trouble. After all, the deal days are behind you and the shelves are likely already bare in your favorite store. So what are you going to do? You’re going…

Accelerator

Denver

Techstars Partners with The Nature Conservancy for New Eco Accelerator

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

According to the United Nations, less than 3 per cent of the world’s water is fresh (drinkable), households consume 29 per cent of global energy and consequently contribute to 21 per cent of resultant CO2 emissions, and 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every…

Gear & Gadgets

Gift Guide 2017: Creatives, Podcasters, Vloggers, and Hipsters

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Blame social media or the rise in affordable technology, this world is creating more content. Sure, your uncle may just be figuring out memes on Facebook, but your niece is racking up millions of views on YouTube and Instagram with her own how-to series….

Ecosystems

NYC

Pledge 1% Businesses Have Given Their Communities Over $500M

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

This morning, philanthropic effort Pledge 1% rang the Nasdaq bell to honor the public and private Pledge 1% companies as well as to highlight the siren call of yesterday’s Giving Tuesday event: giving back to the community. Top Pledge 1% companies have already been …

Social Good

These Companies Are Helping Homeless People Get a Fresh Start

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re struggling to find somewhere to donate for Giving Tuesday, have no fear. There are plenty of social issues out there that could use your help year round, and there are more than enough avenues to do so. Homelessness, for example, remains a…

Social Good

5 Charitable Startups to Check Out on Giving Tuesday

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

After the retail madness of Black Friday and the digital mayhem of Cyber Monday, it’s easy to feel like all your shopping is done. However, because the holiday season is supposed to be a time of charitable donations, Giving Tuesday has become a staple…

Cannabis

Gift Guide 2017: Cannabis Gadgets and Gear

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The holidays can be a pretty stressful time. Between family gatherings with grumpy relatives and Christmas shopping trips that are reminiscent of D-Day, stress is perhaps the most reasonable response to the holiday season. Fortunately, a little bit of cannabis can go a long…

Funding

Is Venture Capital Right for Socially Conscious Startups?

By | Nov 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Recently, a friend and founder of a social venture that increases access to basic services for underserved communities in the US, started gearing up for his Series A fundraising. As a mission-driven company, the advice he got about where to look for funding was…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: SpaceX, Net Neutrality, and Holiday Gift Guides

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror, which means it’s time to start planning out those Christmas lists and getting some shopping done. Lucky for you, TechCo has been putting out holiday gift guides like it’s our freakin’ job! Mostly, because it is. So…

Gear & Gadgets

10 Gadgets for the Young at Heart

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm

So you’ve got your shopping list in front of you. And you also — I hope — have every single one of TechCo’s holiday gift guides open, too. Food tech, travel tech, wearables, VR and videogames are all covered. But if you have any…

Social Good

This Company Is Helping Kids Play Again After Natural Disasters

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

The recent plague of natural disasters has taken a serious toll on the US. Fortunately, relief efforts and charitable donations have been plentiful, leading to a restoration effort that has instilled some much-needed faith in humanity. However, while places like Austin, Napa …