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Accelerator

Chicago

10 Startups on Display at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Techstars is easily one of the most esteemed startup accelerators in the world. With programs in dozens of international cities and partnerships with hugely influential corporations, Techstars has shown startup founders and entrepreneurs that there is no better place to grow and build their…

Ecosystems

Bloomington

How This Rust Belt City Built a Tech Ecosystem

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In Illinois, the Greater Peoria region has historically been a center for engineering and manufacturing excellence. It’s also home of the Caterpillar company that’s not only known for supplying farming equipment, but also helped with several projects including: widening the Panama Canal and providing equipment…

Inspiration

The Value in a Community Is a Shared Sense of Destiny

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Building a community is more than a few events, it takes people working together and sharing a sense of destiny. We talked with Hugh Weber founder of OTA, a for-purpose organization focused on sparking transformation through creative connections and collisions in the Midwest, about his experiences…

Business

7 Signs That Your Business Is Headed For a Growth Spurt

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

The hustle-and-bustle of daily tasks make it difficult for entrepreneurs to take a step back and answer one vital question – is my business really growing? Here’s 7 things that can give you an indication that you’re going in the right direction – up. …

Startup

Portland, Maine

Friday Feedback Wins Startup South Portland Contest

By | Oct 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Luke Thomas took home top honors, along with $1,500, recently at the Startup South Portland final pitch contest with his software startup, Friday Feedback. Thomas, a South Portland resident, has been quietly working on Friday Feedback for the past year, putting in about 10…

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Security

How VPNs Can Help Startups Improve Cybersecurity

By | Oct 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

It cannot be denied that there is a fast growth of internet access all over the world. By checking current numbers showed by InternetLiveStats.com, you will spot the live users stat at nearly 3.7 million. While it’s good to know that a lot of…

Productivity

Boulder

The Early-Stage Startup Playbook for SaaS Productivity Products

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When you’re just starting out, knowing what tools work the best for all the different current or future needs will save you time. Here’s our list of tools that can help you Do More Faster. Warning, the article is long but detailed with reviews…

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?…

Accelerator

Boston

Techstars Joins U.S. Air Force to Launch Autonomous Tech Accelerator

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

With more government agencies taking an interest in the private sector and its innovations, Techstars is excited to announce our second defense-focused accelerator and our second accelerator in Boston – Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force. Techstars is the worldwide network…

Ecosystems

Seattle

Why Startups Are Flocking to Seattle

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing and Blue Origin are just some of the big company names that are housed in Seattle. It’s also one of the hottest places to launch a startup. In this #StartupsEverywhere series we talked with Brett Greene and Red Russak, Founders at New Tech…

Inspiration

Columbus

Are You a Wantrepreneur? Here’s How to Pursue Your Passion

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

Entrepreneurship used to be great. It used to be something that select people could pull off, but today, that’s different. Over the years, entrepreneurs have achieved some kind of “rock star” status, attracting truckloads of wantrepreneur types. These are the people that just seem to…

Failure

Why Are More Startups Going Bankrupt?

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s no secret that the vast majority of startups and small businesses eventually fail. The “8 out of 10 businesses fail” within the first 3 years statistic is commonly reported, but false. Still, more than half of businesses don’t make it past 5 years,…

Dev & Design

How Your Undermanned Startup Could Outsource Development

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

Outsourcing has become a common practice for undermanned startups. By arranging contractual work with service providers across the globe, new companies are able to pursue growth opportunities more cost-effectively. Along with customer service, app development, and clerical work, web development is one of the…

Events

Seattle

Networking, Capital, Glenn Kelman, and Everything You Missed at Techstars Startup Week Seattle

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In the land of Amazon, Microsoft and endless Starbucks Coffee, being innovative can be a pretty daunting task. After all, competition is steep in this beautiful Washinton city and if you don’t have what it takes, you aren’t going to make an impression. Fortunately,…

Healthy Entrepreneur

3 Tips for Founders with Full-Time Jobs

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

Is it crazy to juggle a full-time job with running a startup? Considering that over 92 percent of startups fail within 3 years, having a corporate job might seem like a set-up for failure from the very beginning. But people have done it and…

Productivity

Kansas City

How to Find the Right Tech Solution? Study It

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Too often a startup will realize months too late that it needs support from a new piece of technology. Once team members discover a problem, they are frequently forced to find a solution quickly and without doing enough proper research. Instead of rushing to…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Denver

Brad Feld Cofounder of Techstars Talks Depression and Obsession

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundery Group and cofounder of Techstars, has battled his own demons. In his blog post, FeldThoughts, he addresses the realism of going through the highs and lows while building businesses, and that startup founders could face a similar…