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30 Questions Investors Ask During Fundraising

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:15:27 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...


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The 4 Key Abilities for Self-Employment Success

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:30:54 +0000

A business venture in which any individual earns money based on independent work is called self-employment. It includes small business owners, entrepreneurs, subcontractors and freelancers. While there are a plethora of benefits to being self employed — including a flexible schedule, greater autonomy, the freedom...


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Superscreen Rethinks How You Engage with Your Smartphone

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:19 +0000

Smartphones are the primary tool used to engage with the digital world. Thanks to increased performance, better battery life, improved wireless networks, and an infinite marketplace to connect developers and consumers, the shift towards mobile-only is not just a trend but a reality. So, why...


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3 Founders Explain How Mentorship Helped Their Business

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:50:45 +0000

Mentors, organizations, and personal relationships are key components to any founder’s support system while building a business. And leaning on their inner circle for guidance, advice, and emotional relief can help create a path for success for many years to come. The Consumer Technology...


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SpaceX Is Sending People to the Moon in 2018

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:57:23 +0000

SpaceX founder Elon Musk just announced his company has been paid by two private individuals to go on a privately crewed trip around the moon next year. The story broke after a live announcement Elon had planned for 1 p.m. PST did not go live as...


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Why Newbie Full Stack Developers Should Maybe Find a New Job Title

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:30:32 +0000

A full stack developer refers to someone who can handle code for both the back end and front end of a website. Naturally, it’s a pretty high-demand job, since it requires a vast breadth of experience. And since it brings in the big bucks, it...


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Tech.Co Takes the Pledge and Teams Up with Pledge 1% at SXSW Startup Night

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:30:44 +0000

Charitable giving has become an integral part of the business world in recent years.  With over two thirds of millennials preferring to work for a company that gives back, and the incredibly tough competition for top talent, building a culture of giving within your...


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Venture Capitalists Talk About the Importance of Due Diligence

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:20:38 +0000

Within a tech ecosystem, local investors are on alert to find the hottest startup and latest innovation where they can place their money and hopefully strike gold. Phoenix Startup Week and Chase for Business hosted a venture capital panel with seasoned and active investors...


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13 Apps to Help You Become a Cord Cutter

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:50:05 +0000

In a cable dominated world, more and more consumers have begun cutting the cord to reduce their bills and virtual waste. Accordingly to a slightly out-of-date Nielson report, back in 2013, American TV watchers had an average of 189.1 channels at their disposal, yet...


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The 8 Secrets Startups Need to Attract Impressive Clients

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:20:00 +0000

Small businesses usually start from a personal dream combined with a great idea. That’s great, but the reality is the stakes are very high — the success of a startup actually depends on its clients. They are the ones bringing in the money and paying...


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Announcing Techstars Music 2017: This One Goes To 11

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:36 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...


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6 Financial Myths You Should Always Ignore

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:15:12 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. The world is filled with misleading financial myths. Whether its the fact that working more equates to earning more or that 8/10 startups fail within...


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Data-Driven Small Business Lending with George Souri of LQD Finance

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:30:56 +0000

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  George Souri is the founder and CEO of LQD Business Finance, a startup providing quick, convenient, and affordable financing to small and...


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7 Smart Home Gadgets That Cost Less Than You Think

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:45:01 +0000

The typical smart home costs between $564 and $2,260, according to HomeAdvisor, which is a pretty huge range. The discrepancy can be attributed to the price of smart home components. Not all smart home gadgets are created equal. A lot of them cost more than...


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James Eder Founder of Causr on Networking the World Together

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:30:31 +0000

Networking is an important skill of its ow. Knowing how to engage people, figure out what they want, and deciding whether or not it’s a good use of your time is incredibly challenging. Now imagine you’re traveling to a different city and don’t know...


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Sparking Conversations One Shoe at a Time with Raaja Nemani of Bucketfeet

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:30:34 +0000

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  Raaja Nemani is the cofounder and CEO of Bucketfeet, a footwear startup that collaborates with a global community of artists to design...


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4 Tips on Fundraising From Yi-Jian Ngo of Alliance of Angels

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:45:08 +0000

This article is courtesy of the Galvanize blog. Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Check out the Galvanize Newsletter, bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. Yi-Jian Ngo, Managing Director of the Alliance of Angels, oversees the Northwest’s largest...


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5 Ways Wearable Tech Boosts Employee Performance

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:30:04 +0000

Introducing new technology to your company can be a stressful experience. However, in most cases, it’s a great way to improve the enthusiasm and performance of your workforce. For example, gamification platforms can lead to a tightly-knit company culture that fosters collaboration, fun, and...


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Innobright Shows Us How to Disrupt the CGI World

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:30:29 +0000

With a need for high-resolution images on the rise and the rendering processes becoming more expensive, Innobright is poised to disrupt the way rendering is done. Many of us remember the beautiful blue hair on the Monsters, Inc. character, Sully. In his “close ups” the...


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What to Do When Seed Investors Ask to See More Traction

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:24 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...


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Maximizing Community Resources While Bootstrapping Your Company

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:50:53 +0000

Finding funding to launch one’s business is at the top of every founder’s mind, but taking on debt could be a stressful headache if they aren’t ready. Before taking on debt from investors or bankers, looking to one’s community for resources, guidance, even funding,...


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Tech.Co Top Stories: Robot Vacuums, Elon Musk, Sleep Stress, and Smelly VR

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:30:14 +0000

The fear or missing out is real. Every day, people squander the opportunity to enjoy something truly amazing. Whether it’a an epic party, a famous celebrity, or an enlightening conference, it’s tragically impossible to avoid the fear of missing out. Fortunately, when it comes to...


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NASA Looking for Bright Ideas to Help With Space Travel

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:30:10 +0000

After NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star, we’ve all been reinvigorated with extra terrestrial excitement. One of these planets might have life on it, or at the very least be suitable for life, and that’s truly a crazy next...


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The Vatican Is Going to Be Participating in SXSW

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:20:56 +0000

When you go to SXSW, you expect to run into someone famous. Whether it’s a movie star debuting a brand new film or a musician hitting one of the many stages at the Austin conference, celebrities are typically on the menu. But if you...


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How Big Data Is Making Healthcare More Hygienic

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:50:04 +0000

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a serious threat to patients that can lead to extended stays in the hospital, expensive treatments or death. Patients can receive an HAI during a procedure or while using a medical device, yet in many cases these infections are preventable...


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3 Things Cofounders Need to Consider When Starting a Business

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:20:06 +0000

The idea has cultivated, the product or service has been developed, you’ve pitched it around town, and now you and your cofounder are ready to start building a business. Before you head down the road of taking on capital, there are some steps you...


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5 Public Speaking Lessons From a Presentation Gone Wrong

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:30:45 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. The best way to prepare for your next public speaking engagement is by learning from one entrepreneur’s mistakes. As the founder of a successful digital and...


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Why So Many Companies Are Using A.I. To Search Google

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:47 +0000

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is here to stay. The genie is out of the bottle, so to speak, and that is mostly a good thing. Bill Gates has even called it the “holy grail” of technological advancement. But while headlines focus on the science fiction...


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The 6 Main Ways Technology Impacts Your Daily Life

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:30:40 +0000

We are living in an era of advanced technology, where every part of our daily lives is related to the science of craft in one way or another. There’s no doubt that over the years technology has been responsible for creating amazingly useful resources which...


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When Building Your Team, Focus on People, Not Jobs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:22 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...


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3 Ways to Recover from Ransomware Attacks

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:50:54 +0000

Ransomware has become a $1 billion-per-year industry, and the threat is exploding. While a recent cybersecurity report identified 3.8 million unique ransomware attacks in 2015, that number skyrocketed in 2016 to more than 638 million attacks. Because ransomware attacks are typically initiated through email,...



The 3 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Will Still Take a While to Catch On

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:30:36 +0000

VR has been the cool new thing in tech for so long that it’s almost too old to be cool anymore. Here’s a clip of a headset being demo’d a quarter of a century ago, for instance. Yet despite a hyped 2016 holiday season...


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Blacktech Weekend: Showing Why Diversity in Tech Is Important

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:30:15 +0000

Diversity is a crucial component to a thriving entrepreneurial environment. Many times, people tend to focus solely on the product or service without taking a look at the innovators behind them. Blacktech Weekend is filling that gap by giving a platform to entrepreneurs, techies,...


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The Importance of Mentorship in the Startup World

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:20:19 +0000

Entrepreneurs are infamous for learning through failure. Whether it’s a botched investor meeting, a disastrous panel discussion, or an abandoned startup, the education of doing it wrong is unmatched in the entrepreneurial world. However, there is something to be said about learning without failing,...


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5 Relationships You’ll Form at a Coworking Space

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:50:09 +0000

While many entrepreneurs are lone wolves, the value of making connections in the business world cannot be understated. Whether it’s at networking events or at the office, forming relationships is the best way to set yourself up for success. Fortunately, when you’re working in...


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3 Ways to Develop a Diverse Culture for Your Startup

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:20:15 +0000

Back in 2016, Techstars and Chase for Business teamed up to commission a survey covering 680 startup founders. The topic was the challenges faced by those building a diverse and inclusive company. On top of the report detailing their findings, Techstars and Chase for Business ran a...


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3 Reasons to Connect With Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:30:29 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Inspiration, passion and confidence are just a few of the benefits you stand to gain from making meaningful connections with like-minded individuals. The old proverb, “Show...


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Brands Are Definitely Moving In-House for Their Marketing Needs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:15:23 +0000

One long-held concern about the future of advertising and marketing is proving itself true: Digital media watchdog Digiday just summed up a few data points indicating that brands have been shifting their focus away from third-party agencies and towards in-house production. Here’s the relevant...


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7 Housewarming Gifts For Techie Friends

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:30:58 +0000

A potted plant or a bottle of wine used to cut it at housewarming parties. But with technology entering every aspect of life, it’s hard to get by with something as simple as a fern. So, if you really want to impress your tech-minded...


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How to Make Good Use of VC Introductions

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:20 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...


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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From These 4 Mentorship Stories

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:50:46 +0000

Having a mentor to coach you through the twists and turns of startup life can be invaluable. Even researchers agree that founders who engage with mentors will increase their bottom line. In a study by mentorship program MicroMentor, data shows that “mentored businesses increased their revenue...


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Why the Much-Hyped “Netflix of Books” Model Ended Up Flopping

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:30:04 +0000

Last year, every social media network out there tried to jump on the streaming video train. Facebook had Facebook Live. Twitter had Vine. Snapchat had itself. Instagram copied Snapchat. Even Tumblr added live video. But Netflix, which alone produces a third of the internet traffic in...


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3 New Innovations from the Mind of Elon Musk

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:30:16 +0000

Elon Musk is undeniably the entrepreneur of the moment right now. Between Tesla and SpaceX alone, this innovative mogul has changed everything from space travel to transportation in a manner befitting a superhero. His revolutionary ideas and unparalleled drive could shape the future of...


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Study: Daytime Stress Is Crushing Your Quality of Sleep

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:20:16 +0000

We all know that sleep is important for a healthy lifestyle, but it might be making the difference between a day of crossfire with your friends and family and a day of social harmony. Researchers in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State...


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5 Veteran-Led Businesses Innovating in Phoenix

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:50:02 +0000

Being in the military is a great honor in this country. But when the brave men and women return from serving the United States, many turn to entrepreneurship as a way to continue supporting themselves and their families. In fact, nine percent of all...


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How a Better Logo Can Improve Your Business

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:20:55 +0000

Many people, especially those who are starting a new business, would say that choosing or making a logo is one of the easiest parts of the job. But is it? Creating a visual identity for a business is not like putting some random picture...


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5 Tools for Connecting with Potential Customers in 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:30:06 +0000

Engaging with customers is a lot harder than it sounds. Whether it’s review sites, snail mail, search engine marketing, video conferencing, or old school email newsletters, you’re going to need something to create strong relationships that generate sales and customer loyalty. Fortunately, there are...


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4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Smart Home From Hackers

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:15:12 +0000

Towards the end of 2016, a series of massive DDoS attacks took out some of the internet’s biggest websites, including PayPal, CNN, Reddit, Github, Netflix, Twitter, and many others. The attack billed as one of the biggest in the history of the internet, was...


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Top Gun Accelerator Accepts 38 Startups into Class of 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:30:59 +0000

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Top Gun, a program...


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You Can Increase Cuѕtоmеr Loyalty By Trеаtіng Employees Bеttеr

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:04 +0000

According to rеѕеаrсh ѕtudіеѕ, over 70 percent of сuѕtоmеrѕ wіll ѕtор dоіng buѕіnеѕѕ with уоu bесаuѕе оf hоw thеу wеrе treated. Thіѕ dоеѕ not mеаn they hаd аn іѕѕuе rеlаtеd tо quality or price; оnlу аbоut 20 percent tоtаl lеаvе fоr thоѕе rеаѕоnѕ. Thеу...


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