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Ecosystems

Memphis

The Challenges of Building a Startup Ecosystem in a Small Town

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

The town of Jackson, Tennessee, is known for it’s gorgeous Cypress Grove Nature park, Casey Jones Museum and baseball. Within the community Lisa Garner, executive director at theCO, is hard at work building a tech ecosystem and encouraging people to bring their startup ideas…

Startup

5 Tricks to Encourage Innovation at Your Startup

By | Aug 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you want to become a great entrepreneur, you should keep in mind that the accumulation of resources is only a means of achieving your goals and not the goal itself. That being said, the fact that your methods of doing business are currently…

Tech.Co Top Stories

TechCo Top Stories: Amazon, Fashion, Pizza, and the Total Solar Eclipse

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s nothing better than being well-informed before the weekend. Not only will you have plenty of conversation starters at the various parties you’ll be attending, but you’ll also learn a thing or two about the tech world, which is always a good thing. And…

Entrepreneur

Study: Independence Is the Primary Driver for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

Entrepreneurship can seem pretty glamorous from the outside. Between geniuses like Elon Musk changing the world and the prospect of becoming a unicorn company, starting a small business can seem like a no-brainer if you don’t think about it too hard. However, there is…

Tips & How To’s

The Best VoIP Services to Grow Your Small Business

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Since it came on to the scene over a decade ago, VoIP services have rapidly overtaken landlines to become the most popular type of business phone system in America. Today’s business phone systems connect people from across the globe using the cloud. For a…

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Marketing

3 Critical Mistakes Startups Make with Inbound Marketing

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Marketing a startup is significantly tougher today than it used to be. There are several reasons: Brands are working on much smaller budgets. During the dotcom era, startups had little trouble securing financing. Many of my friends that worked for startups in the late…

Ecosystems

Detroit

5 Takeaways From the Midwestern Startup Ecosystem

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

After working on this for months, M25 finally released our first official ranking of the top startup cities in the Midwest. After making the announcement and releasing the rankings publicly last week, I figured it would only be prudent to add some color from…

Gear & Gadgets

13 NeuroTech Companies That Want to Read Your Brain

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. At least, that appears to be the case, as hundreds of neurotech startups have begun popping up all over the professional ecosystem. From unique wearables to innovative software, these companies are making it easy to read…

Accelerator

Seattle

Meet the 9 Startups in Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator Program

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Amazon is poised to take over the world before the end of the week. Between industry expanding acquisitions and revolutionary tech coming out of the Seattle-based tech giant, there’s no telling how high Jeff Bezos and his creation can fly. And if you know…

Events

Arlington

Battlefield to Ballot Box, Cybersecurity is a War Game [VOTE]

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

Whether it be a small business or government entity, cyber attacks are coming at full throttle and hackers are finding ways to penetrate through systems. In a recent study, 94 percent of people think they can spot a phishing email, they couldn’t be more…

Legal

What Startups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In a startup’s early years, developing an intellectual property (IP) strategy is critical to preventing mistakes that may influence valuation and long-term viability. Easier said than done, any startup knows the need to be judicious with their resources. Thus, most startups’ IP portfolios will…

Funding

DC

Entrepreneurs Hate Fundraising ; How To Fix It

By | Aug 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Entrepreneurs and VCs need to be more precise in the way they talk to each other when it comes to fundraising. Put yourself in the shoes of a startup investor. Every day you review entrepreneurs, through a sort of funnel: very wide at the top…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: Trips With Friends, Sell Your Car, and More Sleep

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Trying to fit in one last vacation before summer ends? TechCo has your back. Each week, we compile a list of ideas in tech that will boost your productivity. This week, we discovered a way to help you plan trips with friends, an app…

Opinion/Analysis

Los Angeles

Exponential vs Sustainable Growth: The Donkey Revolution

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 8:30 am

There are arguments for and against the exponential growth or the slow, sustained growth of a startup. There is no doubt that Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) currently, and will continue to play a vital role in the global economy by contributing considerably to employment and…

Ecosystems

Madison

An Inside Look into the Madison, WI Entrepreneurial Hub

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Madison, Wisconsin is the home to Badger football and some of the best ice cream and cheese in the country. It’s also has a booming entrepreneurial ecosystem that is seeing some significant growth in the last few years. Scott Resnick, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartingBlock, and…

Reports & Rankings

20 Most Lucrative Industries for Small Businesses, Ranked

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As Vince Lombardi would say, making money isn’t the most important thing when it comes to running a small business; it’s the only thing. Sure, making the world a better place and developing revolutionary technology are up there. But if you can’t keep the…

Accelerator

Boston

AI Startups: Here’s How to Apply to TechCode’s AI+ Accelerator Today

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, is launching the second cohort of its AI+ Accelerator today. The goal? To help AI startups “integrate artificial intelligence technology into their product and gain access to global distribution channels.” Among other global resources, TechCode…