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6 Ways Tech Startups Are Changing in 2019

By | Jun 22, 2018 at 6:30 am

Tech startups are always looking to capitalize on the next big thing. And every year, the startup ecosystem is slightly different. Entrepreneurs preparing to launch a startup in 2019 should be aware of the latest trends that will guide their successes or failures. Industry…

Startups & Apps

13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth

By | May 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If you’re an early-stage entrepreneur, technology has served you well. The barriers to entry when it comes to launching a company require less tension and a lot less capital. In fact, for the most part, all you need is a laptop and Wi-Fi connection….

Events

7 Pitching Tips to Help You Crush Your Next Investor Meeting

By | May 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

When it comes to pitching investors, rejection is a lot more common than success. Truth be told, your only path to some serious funding is perseverance and diligence in getting meetings and being prepared. But with the right pitch tactics, you could turn those…

Startups & Apps

5 Virginia Startups at Collision 2018 That Should Be on Your Radar

By | Apr 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Just across the Potomac river from our nation’s capital sits Arlington, Virginia, a beautiful city filled with bustling businesses, thriving tech startups, and an innovative vibe that is drawing founders to this growing region.  Within its tech ecosystem, these five Arlington startups are making…

Events

Startup Glory Awaits: Become the Startup of the Year Champion

By | Apr 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Winning an Olympic medal, the Pulitzer Prize, or the Stanley Cup are just a few moments of glory that happen around the world. But if you’re a startup founder, you too have the chance to find your own moment in the spotlight. Being one…

SXSW

Austin

7 Notable Tech & Startup Speakers at SXSW 2018

By | Feb 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm

While South by Southwest (SXSW) is easily one of the most recognizable events in the world, its definition is surprisingly hazy. Is it a music festival? A tech conference? Or simply a collaboration between the most interesting industries in the country for one of the…

Ecosystems

Bay Area

Report: The Bay Area Isn’t Bleeding Tech Workers After All

By | Apr 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2015, a worker in the San Francisco Bay Area earning $100,000 a year would need to put their entire post-tax salary into renting a three-bedroom apartment. The popular tech destination is infamous for that extreme cost of living, which has worsened in recent…

Inspiration

Former NFL Star Darren Woodson: You’re Never Going to Be Perfect in Business

By | Apr 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Any founder will tell you that building a business comes with its fair share of roller coaster rides. One week you are flying high and everything is awesome, and the next week you’re trying to make payroll. Starting and building a business isn’t for…

Inspiration

5 Common Habits of Digital Leaders

By | Apr 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In an inspiring poem written by Erik Qualman, he recalled a question asked by his father, “What footprints do you want to leave in the sand?” While this metaphor didn’t have much meaning as an adolescent, today his digital leadership has helped brands, organizations, and…

Interviews

Nina Vaca, CEO of Pinnacle Group: You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

By | Apr 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Whether it’s a partner, spouse, family, friend, mentor or mom, having a support system is key to any entrepreneur’s success. For Nina Vaca, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, she attributes much of her success to the role models in her personal life,…

SXSW

Austin

Smart Homes and Paying Off Debt Win at Startup Night SXSW 2018

By | Mar 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

The spirit of optimism is alive and well at SXSW 2018. Between the art installations, film, entertainment, innovation, and Elon Musk, who crashed the HBO “Westworld” panel to talk about the future of space travel, it would be hard not to leave Austin inspired….

SXSW

Austin

Meet the Investors & Tech Leaders Judging at Startup Night SXSW 2018

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Whenever you get the opportunity to talk with an investor, do it. Getting face time with VCs or people of influence is an ongoing challenge for startup founders, and it may take layers of introductions to get to the right person. Fortunately, for those…

SXSW

Austin

Battling Cyber Hackers: The Next Generation of War Games

By | Mar 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

In 2017, society experienced more data security breaches than any year prior. “The final number of data breaches reported was 1,579, a 45 percent increase over 2016’s number of data breaches. Businesses continued to suffer the majority of breaches and more than eight times…

SXSW

Austin

Kauffman Foundation and TechCo Team Up to Celebrate Inclusion & Startup Ecosystems

By | Mar 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Everyone wants a fair chance at the American dream. And if you have a big idea, the opportunity to create your destiny should be available to you. Fortunately, the Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to breaking down barriers, empowering the doers, and opening doors of opportunity…

SXSW

Austin

Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018

By | Mar 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

Everything is bigger in Texas. And while that cliché has been said about everything in the Lone Star state for years, it rings particularly true for the hottest startups showcasing their big innovations at SXSW Startup Night 2018 presented by the Kauffman Foundation and…

Events

Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

Events

Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix’s Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of creating jobs and spark a growing economy. At the Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, the…