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Startups & Apps

8 Startups Fighting Against Breast Cancer

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This year an estimated 252,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., with another 63.4K non-invasive types. That means at the current rate of progression, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with some form of…

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…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s Some Actionable Advice for Starting a Successful Startup

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Steve Jobs once said, “Apple still operates like a startup.” He meant that you don’t need a large staff when it comes to your creative team. You just need one person that’s in charge of different aspects of your business who can do one thing…

Tips & How To’s

5 Easiest Ways to Gain Your Customers’ Trust

By | Oct 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In a world full of cyber attacks and data breaches, customer trust is more valuable than ever. Unfortunately, customers of today have trouble trusting companies that don’t follow a certain set of guidelines. Fortunately, we’ve got a few of them for you right here….

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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Tips & How To’s

14 Low Cost File-Sharing Services That Your Whole Team Can Use

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The days of filing cabinets and fax machines over. With most business practices being performed through the cloud, the world is more connected than ever. However, if you want to make sure your information is safe and sound, setting up a file-sharing service is…

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…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Cut IT Costs Without Impacting Performance

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 10:30 am

Most decision makers at companies large and small are placing an increased emphasis on IT these days. Unfortunately, with this enhanced focus often comes rising costs, something smaller companies have trouble managing. But what if someone told you that you could cut IT costs…

Tips & How To’s

6 Two-Word Tips for Communicating Better With Your Employees

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The only constant when it comes to running a business is that eventually, you’re going to encounter problems. While many of these problems will be product or customer based, more often than not they’ll be rooted in how you manage your employees. Whether you’re…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Finalists for TechCo’s Startup of the Year Competition

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

For five years, TechCo has showcased and supported burgeoning companies through the Startup of the Year competition. In addition to helping founders gain access to top tech investors, mentors, and influencers, the competition breeds an entrepreneurial energy that is palpable at Innovate Celebrate. Our…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Join Us for the Startup of the Year Party at Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The Startup of the Year competition is an integral and exciting part of Innovate Celebrate. The competitive spirit of the startups, combined with the entrepreneurial energy of the conference, makes for an atmosphere that is rivaled only by the Super Bowl. And after all…

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…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tips for Narrowing Down Ideas After Brainstorming

By | Oct 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

Brainstorming is a key part of the entrepreneurial process. Without a few good ideas, your company could sputter out before you even have a chance to raise your first found. Fortunately, there are a few tactics for narrowing down good ideas after a brainstorming…

Events

Seattle

6 Questions to Ask When Monetizing Your Startup

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Many startups launch on an idea, but one integral aspect needs to be hammered out somewhere between a lightbulb moment and an IPO: The revenue stream. Everyone needs money, and sooner or later, a startup will need to pick a model. That’s how Hien…

Events

Seattle

How to Grow a Diverse Business in Saturated Markets

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Growing a business is hard enough as it is. Between investor meetings, marketing campaigns, and sales initiatives, it can be too much for some. To make matters even more complex, trying to build a diverse company, which you should absolutely do, presents a number…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Innovate Celebrate 2017 Will Be Home to Some Pretty Great Prizes

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

If you’ve ever been to Innovate Celebrate in the past, you know that it’s an entrepreneur’s dream. With mentor sessions, startup competitions, and enough cocktails to make a llama woozy, our annual conference is about supporting and celebrating startup founders and entrepreneurs from around…

Interviews

Denver

Mark Cuban: Sales Cures All

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

It’s close to impossible to predict Mark Cuban’s next move, where he’s going to invest, what he’ll say or the next big idea. One thing we do know for sure is this bold and brash billionaire has a history of startup exits and innovation…