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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…

Venture Capital

3 Ways Early-Stage Startups Can Capitalize on the Micro-VC Boom

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

For years, the term “venture capitalist” referred exclusively to investors interested in driving growth at already successful companies. Traditional VCs still focus solely on this area, but micro-VCs have gained prominence in recent years as well. Unlike traditional VCs, micro-VCs make smaller investments in…

Business

NYC

How to Use Gamification the Right Way

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Five years ago, gamification was the new marketing buzzword. However, as it caught on, its meaning fell off. Companies “gamified” everything for sales. Albertsons and Safeway created a lottery game called MONOPOLY, for which shoppers’ chance of winning the grand prize of a million…

Entrepreneur

Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire: An Entrepreneur Adage

By | Jun 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Take advice from many different sources of inspiration: business mentors, customers, colleagues, and even books and songs. But if you ask any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great team can do wonders in a business. But you need to build your team the…

Marketing & Social Media

4 Game-Changing Influencer Marketing Trends

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Influencer marketing has evolved significantly over the last year, as marketers in wide-ranging industries have embraced the strategy. Not only have micro-influencers become an important part of the landscape, but influencers are starting to emerge in the B2B space as well. In the meantime,…

Security

4 Free Cybersecurity Tools for Startups

By | Jun 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Investing in online security remains a key challenge for startup owners. After all, 71 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses, and those affected go out of business within six months of the attack. Unfortunately, the majority of available solutions cost a lot. On…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Father’s Day, Prince’s Accelerator, and Innovate! and Celebrate 2017

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Between innovative startups, exciting tech news, and entrepreneurs running amuck, it can be hard to keep up with all of it, even if you stare at your computer all day. Fortunately, Tech.Co understands this plight and seeks to remedy it by providing you with…