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San Francisco

Who Will Be TechCo’s 2017 Startup of the Year?

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Showcasing new innovations and trends is at the core of what we do here at TechCo, many times these come from early-stage startups. Whether we’re producing content that highlights innovative products and apps that make the world a better place or bridging partnerships between…

Culture

Study: Your Coworkers Think Your Memes Are Unprofessional

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

With company culture being such a vital piece of the successful startup puzzle, a little light-hearted joking in the office should be encouraged by managers and CEOs alike. After all, a little humor can go a long way in de-stressing employees and making the…

Inspiration

Kansas City

Founders Need to Ignore the Naysayers to Disrupt Their Industries

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

Industry disruption is the ultimate goal of every innovator these days. And with all the acclaim and media hype surrounding game-changing companies, it’s easy to set out with the intent to “disrupt” at any and all costs. But this can be a dangerous game…

Business

This Timeline Shows How Far Uber Has Fallen in 2017

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

In 2016, Uber was on top of the world. As the most valuable private company in anyone’s portfolio, the company that pushed ride-sharing into the mainstream was on everyone’s phone, raking in more money than you can count on ten billion hands. Their meteoric rise…

Ecosystems

DC

Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Tour Headed Through The Rust Belt with J.D. Vance

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again. That’s the tune that’s running through my head this morning as Steve Case and the Rise of the Rest team announced this morning will be hitting the road again for the 6th…

Tips & How To’s

9 Systems That Can Help Improve Communications With Remote Staff

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

Numerous companies have staff working from remote locations. Some are freelancers, hired to work on specific projects or tasks. And some are full-time employees working from home, either on an occasional or permanent, basis. Keeping everyone on task and connected is difficult, especially with…

Tips & How To’s

12 Smart Uses of Tech That Can Save You Time

By | Jun 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sections of the day are lost, either to handling minutia that never seems to end or from brain breaks that end up eating hours instead of minutes. Fortunately, there are a number of technological tools and tricks that can help stem the tide, ranging…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Smart Leads, Online Debates and Free Music

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

While outside it’s heating up for summer, we’re staying cool indoors researching startups. Each week, Tech.Co looks for five new businesses with creative or innovative ideas so you can keep your cool all summer long. This week we found companies offering smart home security,…

Business

The 50 Most Influential CMOs in the World

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

A lot of responsibility for the success of a startup falls on the shoulders of the CEO. Between hiring a quality team, delegating important tasks, and generally running the day to day operations, these inspiring entrepreneurs can hit a wall if they don’t have…

Accelerator

Nestlé USA Joins Terra Accelerator for Food and Agriculture Startups

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When big corporations get involved with little startups, magic happens. The combination of nearly infinite resources and innovative ideas can transform industries, uproot old trends, and breed success for everyone involved. And fortunately for the companies that will be involved with the TERRA startup…

Ecosystems

5 Most Successful US States for Small Businesses

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

Perception is reality. It’s an adage as old as time, as more than one entrepreneur has likely realized that appearing successful goes a long way in breeding actual success. Faking it until you make it is not only the most circulated piece of advice…

Education

11 Startups Competing in the $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Contest

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

As an innovation engine and a facilitator of exponential change, XPRIZE has done a lot for the future. Whether it’s through a lunar program that will see private companies on the moon in a few short years or an adult literacy initiative helping teach…

Ecommerce

4 Ways to Improve the User Experience of Your Ecommerce Site

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

Running an ecommerce company is different than your everyday startup. While many entrepreneurs can rely on abstract marketing numbers and traction scores, measuring success in the ecommerce industry is pretty cut and dry: sell products or else. And if you want to make sure…

Business

DC

Why Don’t Investors Fund More Emerging Market Startups?

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

When you consider that half of global venture capital goes to three U.S. metro areas (New York, Silicon Valley and Boston), and that only 10 percent of private capital investment goes to emerging market startups, it makes you wonder. Are there simply not enough…

Startups & Apps

The Most Well-Funded Food and Beverage Startups in Each State

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Startups build new products. It’s the way of the world. Their innovative ideas, skilled teams, and eccentric founders look at industry trends and create something new that has never been conceived of before. However, when it comes to the food and beverage industry, startups…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Sleeping for 7 Hours and 6 Minutes Will Make You Perfectly Happy

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

At this point in the game, there’s no denying that a good night’s sleep does more for your productivity than any app or organizational system could. Despite the entrepreneurial practice of burning the midnight oil, taking a break and getting some shut has been…

Productivity

Study: Office Jargon Is Making You Less Productive

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

If you feel like you don’t have the bandwidth to buckle down, think outside the box, or hit the ground running, you might need to move the goalposts and drill down your strategy going forward. The best practices include touching base with a mentor…