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How to Leverage NPS to Grow Your Business

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:30:57 +0000

Regardless of your organization’s size, industry, or type, there’s one key performance indicator that—when measured and leveraged properly—can have a profound impact on the vitality of your business. This indicator isn’t new, and the logic behind it has been around for decades. In fact,...

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Atlas Allows You to Access Your Digital Memories

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:45:30 +0000

What is a digital memory? Everyone’s experienced that moment when you know you saw(a file, a picture, or an article)somewhere, but you just can’t quite pinpoint where or how to find it. If only that moment was uncommon. Unfortunately, it is likely a regular occurrence...

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10 App Marketing Trends to Dominate Your Industry in 2017 and Beyond

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:30:42 +0000

App marketing is changing rapidly. Technological changes, marketing automation, a global shift towards the smartphones, and apps dominating the smartphone industry are changing the app industry in 2017 and beyond. The following 10 app marketing trends are expected to dominate the industry in 2017...

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3 Things to Ask When Choosing an Ecommerce Platform

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:30:30 +0000

One of the crucial steps when building your store’s website is to choose an ecommerce system your site is going to host. And even if some store owners prefer to have developers creating their own platforms, the reality is that most merchants will chose...

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Stu Grubbs of Infiniscene on Livestreaming, Esports, and Hiring Your Biggest Critic

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:45:40 +0000

Stu Grubbs is a coounder and CEO of Infiniscene, a startup building the easiest way to livestream video. They enable gamers, and now Facebook and Youtube streamers, to easily create beautiful live broadcasts in their web browser without any experience or expensive hardware. As Stu mentions...

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The New Era of Fintech Disruption in NYC

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:30:18 +0000

I’m thrilled to be joining Techstars as managing director for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in New York City. I am taking the torch for this role from the talented Jenny Fielding, who is continuing her role of managing director of Techstars IoT....

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5 Apps for Your Kids to Learn a New Language

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:30:32 +0000

According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, there are many advantages to teaching your child another language. Studies suggest that those who learn a second language tend to be better at solving complex problems and thinking creatively. And even if you’re not personally committed...

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Prepping For an Investor Pitch? Don’t Get Blinded by Tunnel Vision

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:00:40 +0000

For a startup founder, enthusiasm is a necessary piece of the personality puzzle. You took the leap and started your business because you believe in it. Whether you’re solving a major technology problem, disrupting a stagnant industry or providing a service that will make...

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Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Voiceovers, Waymo, and Bootstrapping

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:50:02 +0000

Being an entrepreneur guarantees you have a busy schedule. Between meeting with partners, talking to investors, and firing that one employee that keeps stealing everyone’s food from the fridge. Fortunately, you don’t have to miss out on any of Tech.Co’s top stories because we’ve...

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The Difference Between Social Media Influencers and Brand Ambassadors

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:30:06 +0000

As the influence of social media personalities grow, how companies choose to advertise their products must innovate and grow as well. In this period of growth and development, two career tracks have developed: brand ambassadors and social media influencers. Although they often appear to...

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3 Expert Tips on Choosing the Best Location for Your Startup

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:30:39 +0000

Until very recently, entrepreneurs and startup founders were turning to San Francisco as the best location for starting up a new company. This is especially true with tech startups, mainly because there are already so many companies established in the area. Connecting with the...

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Startup Spotlight: Smart Clothes, Accounting Made Easy & Smart Lights For Seniors

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:20:26 +0000

With spring in full bloom, people will finally be able to put away those winter coats, save some money on heating costs, and enjoy some outdoor activities. That’s why it was so easy for us to find a lot of startup activity geared towards summer...

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7 Columbus Startups You Need to Know About

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:50:57 +0000

Art galleries, gardens and playgrounds to breweries and Buckeye football, Columbus brings out some of the best from the Ohio community. In between all the activities there is a bubbling entrepreneurial ecosystem filled with startups from a variety of verticals including fashion, finance and...

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Here’s How Angel Investors Are Handling 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:20:38 +0000

Pitchbook and the Angel Resource Institute have just released the 2016 edition of their Annual ARI HALO Report, a research paper designed to explain the most recent trends and activity from top-ranked angel groups across the nation. The report isn’t just a look at 2016: It’s a...

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8 Things They Don’t Teach in Business School About Being an Entrepreneur

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:30:49 +0000

Here’s something they don’t teach in business school about being an entrepreneur: at some point, starting a company will give you a stomachache. It will be caused by some combination of unrelenting stress, constant uncertainty, and too much late night takeout from that greasy Chinese...

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7 Influencer Marketing Tools for Startups

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:49 +0000

Networking is an essential aspect of growing a startup. For startups that barely have any online presence, the key to getting an audience’s attention is to leverage the reach of influencers. These are bloggers, social media celebrities, actors, or anyone else who can sway...

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How to Manage Workplace Stress in Tech

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:30:32 +0000

Workers in all types of jobs are often expected to be “on call” at all times, creating a significant problem with workplace stress and work-life balance — and it’s especially bad in the tech industry. In fact, The 2016 Health IT Stress Report found that...

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5 Applications of Drones You May Not Know About

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:20 +0000

The rising popularity and proliferation of drones in recent years has surprised even those in the industry. The FAA predicted a few years ago that there might be a total of fifteen thousand civilian drones in the U.S. by the year 2020. We’re well...

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Ethical Hacking Emerges as Unique Career Path in Cybersecurity

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:50:05 +0000

Companies, now more than ever, are seeking qualified cybersecurity professionals to keep pace with the growing number of cyberattacks. Today, corporations and organizations across all sectors face millions of attacks each day, which cost more than $1 billion in losses annually. While the biggest...

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For Any New Startup, 2017 Is the Year of Audience

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:30:16 +0000

Audience has always been important to a new startup. After all, a product or service can be amazing, but it’s useless with an audience to beta-test it and get the word out. Pivoting is great, but you need an audience in order to do...

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Edtech Startup LeapLearner Wants to Teach Kids to Program Robots

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:30:01 +0000

The future of computer science jobs are bright. But in anticipation of a talent shortage, preparing the next generation with the skills to advance technology will be critical to future innovation. One startup is taking a global approach to developing children’s skill sets for the future....

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5 Ways to Close the Gap Between You and Your Remote Team

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:20:56 +0000

If you’re thinking about going mobile with your business or working with a remote team, you’re likely concerned about maintaining strong communication and keeping everyone on the same page. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. My business has been mobile for several years now. The...

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The Top 10 Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs in the US [ Infographic ]

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:50:56 +0000

The importance of diversity, particularly in startup ecosystems, is undeniable at this point. Not only does this kind of inclusion breed success in the long run, it also makes way for innovative ideas, different perspectives, and unique opportunities for founders, employees, and communities alike....

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9 Edtech Startups to Join LearnLaunch’s 2017 Cohort

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:20:17 +0000

Growing a startup in the edtech space can be extremely challenging. From adoption and educating the end user to regulation and dealing with school systems, there are constant road bumps founders need to overcome. At Boston-based edtech accelerator LearnLaunch, they are hyper-focused on expanding...

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5 Ways Content Marketing Can Revolutionize Your Online Business

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:30:44 +0000

Sure, you have probably heard of content marketing. But at a first glance, it can be difficult to determine what content marketing is or what its benefits are. Content marketing’s purpose is to attract and retain customers by consistently creating and curating relevant and...

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3 Expert Guides to Help You Make Money as a Blogger

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:15:46 +0000

Finding a way to make money online is no easy feat. But if you are ready to start your blog and grow an audience, it’s going to take more than just following your passion and creating great content. Passion and content are still a huge part...

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The 6 Ways Typography Can Impact Your Brand

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:30:36 +0000

One function of typography is to serve as a part of an identity, whether it’s for a business or even just a personal brand. What you end up using should represent what your brand is all about and resonate with other people. Apple Inc.,...

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5 Ways to Get Your Brand to Tell a Story on Social Media

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:20 +0000

Brand storytelling, when done properly, allows marketers to build personality and associate emotion with a brand to create a personal connection with the consumer. The prevalence of social media today has driven an interest in leveraging the convergence of content creation and programmatic advertising to...

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800 Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to FCC: Protect Net Neutrality

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:50:13 +0000

Net neutrality has been a hotly debated topic in the tech sector for a few years. While former president Obama did a great job of putting laws in place to protect it, innovators around the world are now worried about the future of net neutrality....

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3 Crowdfunding Plugins to Earn You Money Right Off Your WordPress Blog

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:30:17 +0000

In 2017, websites and online publications everywhere are pivoting to a wide variety of revenue systems other than advertising. Subscriptions are top dog. Here’s how I framed it in a recent article: “Media consultants are urging businesses to use subscription models or hybrid models,...

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15 Most Desired Positions According to Recruiters on LinkedIn

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:30:28 +0000

It has been proven on multiple occasions that working at a job you hate is worse for your mental health than being unemployed. Sure, the stress of being financially strained can be too much to bare, but the sheer emotional and physical exhaustion that...

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FinLab’s $30M Initiative Seeks Diverse Entrepreneurs for Third Cohort

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:20:52 +0000

FinLab, a 5-year initiative managed by the nonprofit Center for Financial Services Innovation and JPMorgan Chase, is now in the home stretch for accepting startups and entrepreneurs into their third cohort. Of the hundreds of startups who will apply, nine winners will be selected...

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Edtech Company EVERFI Raised $190 Million Led by Bono’s The Rise Fund and TPG Growth

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:50:19 +0000

Edtech company EVERFI, the leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports leagues, and non-profits, announced they have raised $190 million to advance their vision for education innovation. The Rise Fund and TPG Growth invested $150 million, with Main Street Advisors and...

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3 Startups on the Value of Setting Up in a Coworking Space

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:20:24 +0000

With the remote work revolution in full swing, companies around the world are debating the value of setting up their business in a coworking space. With much lower costs, a bevy of networking opportunities, and enough free coffee to make your head spin, getting...

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6 Tools for a Bustling Online Forum on Your Startup Website

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:30:46 +0000

Do you want to take your lead generation and nurturing campaigns to the next level? One way to increase the engagement of your visitors is to have them participate in an active community. Not only will an online forum spark discussion regarding your brand,...

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There’s a New Coding School Coming to Maine

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:15:48 +0000

Three Maine organizations are bringing a successful coding school to Maine in an effort to increase the public’s access to educational opportunities around software and web development, and to increase employers’ access to qualified developers. Earlier this week, Venture Hall, Thomas College, and Project Login, announced...

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3 IoT Startup Trends Happening in Dublin

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:30:29 +0000

When you think about the Irish startup scene, fintech might come to mind. But Ireland is much more than payments and blockchain, in fact, IoT is starting to gain more ground. Ireland is the home to Intel, Google, Accenture’s AI Lab, several research institutions...

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10 Simple Ways to Gain More Instagram Followers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:15 +0000

Who said earning followers had to be difficult? Most times, it’s as easy as watching what you post. Gaining Instagram followers as potential customers is a lot more valuable than building a list of random people. If you’re planning on expanding your marketing to...

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5 Ways to Create a ‘FunTasktic’ Work Culture

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:50:05 +0000

What makes Google, CISCO, Dell, and Starbucks some of the best places to work for? Certainly, they pay their employees well, but it’s not the only reason why young people around the world dream of working with these companies. These organizations have flourished principally for...

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GAIN’s CEO on How the App Bootstrapped Its Way to a Winning Business

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:30:40 +0000

As the internet’s “wild west” era comes to an end, the open internet’s promise of freedom has given way to siloed social networks as the gatekeepers that connect audiences with content. For marketers, that means one thing: It’s time to power up their social...

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Cheryl Foil of Kiddar Capital on the Value of Startup Competitions

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:30:55 +0000

Competition is a big part of being a startup. With limited capital, sparse media attention, and only so many customers out there, just having a great idea isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to have to prove your worth on a regular basis...

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TLC200 Pro Time-Lapse Camera Let’s You Capture the Long-Game [ Review ]

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:20:43 +0000

Smartphones are so much more than just phones now. They cover everything from apps to photography to videography. Some Android phones even specifically focus on the photo and video component, which means the traditional consumer-grade digital camera doesn’t have a lot of room in the tech...

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Google’s Waymo Offers Phoenix Residents a Chance to Try Self-Driving Car

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:50:41 +0000

Any parent will tell you that being the human taxicab can be exhausting, stressful, and allows for little time for errands.  To help with daily duties, Phoenix families will soon be able to receive a little help from Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project,...

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How Adding a Game to Their App Pushed This Company to More Than 150 Million Downloads

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:20:30 +0000

Success is the startup world is hard to come by. With hundreds of thousands of driven entrepreneurs constantly vying for media attention, venture capital, and potential customers, the battlefield is riddled with competition. And when your first idea isn’t going great, some startup founders...

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4 Tips to Get More Stars on Your Google Seller Ratings

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:30:20 +0000

Online reviews provide the first impression many consumers get of brands. Just as important as reviews, however, are star ratings. On Google, a seller’s star rating appears next to search results, showing at a glance what consumers think of the brand. To enjoy better...

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5 Ways You Can Foster a More Productive Remote Work Environment

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:15:33 +0000

Fostering a productive virtual work environment isn’t easy, but it’s very necessary. Remote work is the wave of the future, with about 3.7 million workers in the U.S. now telecommuting at least half the time. That’s a lot of working from home. At Acceleration...

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Wiivv Lets You Design Footwear Personalized for Your Feet

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:30:21 +0000

3D printing has become incredibly popular in recent years and it’s only a matter of time until most of the products we buy are additively manufactured. This is especially true when you consider the customization that 3D printing offers: the ability to design and...

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5 Things Your Startup Needs to Do After Launching a Website

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:20 +0000

You’ve launched your website and the startup now has its outfacing presence to the world. According to the annual BrightLocal Consumer Review Survey of 2016, it takes less than ten reviews before the consumers form an opinion regarding a particular brand. If you hope to...

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Top 7 Tech.Co Stories About Overcoming Sleepless Nights

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:50:02 +0000

According to the National Sleep Foundation, only 35 percent of Americans surveyed get a good night sleep and only 24 percent of women reported they woke up feeling well-rested zero days out of the past four days in the same survey. At a conscious...

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How the World’s Largest Voiceover Marketplace Found Success

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:30:49 +0000 is the world’s largest voiceover marketplace: an online portal to help people locate 200,000 professionals who can help record audio for everything from commercials to textbooks. It’s a unique marketplace, which makes the decade-long path that this startup took to success an interesting primer for...

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