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Ecosystems

Seattle

Why Tacoma’s Thriving Intellectual Workforce Is Attracting Startups

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Tacoma, Washington is a city between the booming Seattle and Portland ecosystem. But why are startups taking up residence in this city versus the nearby ones? In this interview series of #StartupsEverywhere, we talked with Lee Reeves, cofounder of Startup253, and Shadrach White, founder and CEO…

Productivity

10 Tricks to Push Off Procrastination for Another Day

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Almost everyone wishes that they had more time to do the things that they need to do.It seems like there is never enough time to get everything done in this fast moving world. But there is something you can do. The trick is to…

Enqos – Tower V2

Startups & Apps

London

This App Uses Math to Teach You a New Language in 4 Months

By | Nov 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There’s really no more excuses about learning a new language. There’s so many options for online educational and video courses and apps to help. The main problem is that one’s ability to learn a new language to a functional level is the difficult part….

Digital Currency

How Smart Contracts Could Impact Market Engagement

By | Nov 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Bitcoin may be seen as the key reason that drove the sudden rise of blockchain as an in-demand technology. It’s pretty tough to overlook how bitcoin’s value has risen tremendously just within this year. Average consumers are now finally paying attention to cryptocurrencies and…

Digital nomad

How Digital Entrepreneurs Are Slaying in the Gig Economy

By | Nov 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

After the garage-born success of companies like Apple, it can seem pretty attractive to rough it in the beginning to make for a legendary “rags to riches” story. However, if you think about it practically for more than a few seconds, you’d realize there…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Cyber Security, Car Care, and Reducing Grunt Work

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With the new iPhone X, biometric security was taken to the next level with FaceID to protect one’s personal and banking information. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an affordable…

Funding

Phoenix

Why We Invested: What Made This SaaS Company Stand Apart?

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

I am often asked what separates the startups we choose to invest in versus the ones opt to forgo. The truth is there’s a lot that goes into evaluating companies through the lens of their investment potential. And while we absolutely look at the…

Diversity

Salt Lake City

How the Startup World Can Level the Playing Field For Women

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

In the past fifteen years, women have been starting businesses in unprecedented numbers. Utilizing programs offered by the Small Business Administration as well as local Chambers of Commerce, women have been making rapid inroads into the world of business. Their businesses range across the…

Culture

Phoenix

3 Interviewing Techniques for Finding Conscious Leaders

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Hiring is one of the most complex—and crucial—elements of running a business, and that only becomes more evident as companies grow. After all, the best employers are looking for talented individuals who can not only execute day-to-day tasks and bring new ideas and strategic…

Finance

5 Finance Managing Tips Founders Need to Know

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

Chances are you’ve heard something from a founder along these lines:   “I love coming up with the strategy, I don’t enjoy taking care of the money part or thinking about all the ins and outs of getting the new client onboarded, for example….

Marketing & Social Media

Chicago

Marketing on Too Many Platforms Can Lead to a Lack of Focus

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you’re trying to get your brand or product out there, it’s easy to use the spray and pray marketing method and see what sticks, but that’s not always the best approach to get the biggest ROI for your time and effort. We talked…

Social Good

Denver

Project Sanctuary Brings Together Military Families to Heal and Reconnect

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

For many us, we have no idea what it’s like being a part of a military family, watching a loved one leave for deployment and let alone knowing he/she is protecting our country overseas and facing some of the most dangerous threats. For soldiers…

Dev & Design

Arlington

What You Need to Know Before Prototyping Your Idea

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 10:50 am

You’ve conceptualized the idea, drawn it up, even tinkered with some supplies, but now it’s time to begin building a prototype for your product and take it out into the world. If you’re not the handiest person or are just starting your DIY journey,…

Dev & Design

Seattle

How to Slow Your Burn Rate in Development

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

When you are looking for differentiators in the market and a team that can help you build your product with the highest quality while maximizing your resources, that list gets much shorter. It happens when early-stage startups begin to take on funding. Once investors…

Finance

7 Ways to Stretch Your Budget When Cash Flow Is Tight

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

No matter how carefully you plan, in the early stages of your startup, cash flow is going to be tight. If you’ve planned correctly, you’ll be minimizing expenses and working with only the capital you need to make it through the early stages. And…

Finance

Phoenix

When Raising Capital Becomes Risky Business

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s often seen as the ultimate goal for startup founders –get the attention of a powerhouse VC, raise capital to get your business off the ground, then make a successful and lucrative exit. If only it were that simple. Every business needs cash to…

Tips & How To’s

5 Strategies for Building Early-Stage Momentum

By | Nov 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Anyone who’s starting a business has no doubt been informed of this scary statistic: More than half of all startups fail to survive past their fourth year. Unless your goal is to get rich in less than four years and then call it quits,…