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7 Hidden Costs of Building a Website

By | Mar 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

You don’t have to be an expert to launch a website anymore. With all the DIY solutions on the market, small businesses can get their brand up and running online within minutes. However, there are unexpected hidden costs of building a personalized site that…

Personal Branding

5 Domain Name Generators to Help Create Your Brand

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There is certainly an art to creating a brand name. And whether you’re starting a blog or launching a new company, brainstorming that perfect name can be exhausting. For the majority of startups or small business owners, hiring a digital agency to generate a…

Events

Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

Events

Phoenix

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Prepared for the Mental Rollercoaster

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

During the recession, Carla Sandine couldn’t find many job opportunities in the digital marketing industry. As a single mother, she had to find a way to support her family and decided to open a business in Phoenix. In 2011, she launched a digital marketing…

Events

Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix’s Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of creating jobs and spark a growing economy. At the Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, the…

Events

Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

Blogging

Launching a Blog Is More Than Just a Fancy Name

By | Feb 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

In 2001, a Chinese hacking group penetrated Brian Kreb’s home network. At the time, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, and following this breach, he became obsessed with learning more about computer and Internet security. Then, he decided to share it with his…

Events

Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Security

5 Ways to Protect Your Domain Name From Cyber Threats

By | Jan 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Cyber security is no longer the job of just the IT department; it’s everyone’s job to be educated on preventive security measures. In a report by ICANN, an organization that defines protocol and policies for domain names and numbers functions on the Internet, they said:…

Personal Branding

5 Ways the Wrong Domain Name Will Impact Your SEO

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Having the right domain name can make a big difference when it comes to attracting new customers. Anne A. Ward, O’Reilly author of The SEO Battlefield and CEO of CircleClick Media, said punctuation, top level domains, and even spellings can impact the ease of getting…

Marketing

5 Tips For Attracting Female Customers

By | Jan 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

On a global scale, more women are in the workforce, and within the household they drive 70-80 percent of all consumer purchasing decisions. Women also have a “multiplying effect” in that they make purchasing decisions not only for their immediate and extended family, but…

Social Networking

San Francisco

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Introductions

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

I only met Ron Conway once. He was an early investor in Datahug and when I met him it was at his home in San Francisco. This was not your normal investor meeting. It was all about introductions and understanding who I wanted to…

Accelerator

Boulder

Startups Need to Be Tactical When Partnering With Corporations

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Joining a corporate accelerator or partnering with a corporation may be the direction you want to go. But it’s important to understand the behind-the-scenes, expectations and perspectives of the corporate partner before you jump in.  In this article, Dave Drach, VP Corporate Strategy at…

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…

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…

Accelerator

India

Techstars Expands Startup Opportunities in India

By | Nov 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has been a boom cycle. According to CBS News, India has been a trajectory of new startups out of the need to create jobs for themselves. There has been “more than 65 percent of the population under 35 years of age…

Accelerator

Toronto

Techstars New Toronto Accelerator to Focus on AI and Fintech

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Toronto, much like Canada, is having a growth spurt. Converging factors are happening in Toronto, and it’s great for tech startups. Techstars is proud to be a designated entity for Canada’s Start-up Visa Program, a movement that encourages immigrant founders to build their businesses in…