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Vuzix Has Built a Pair of Smart Glasses You’ll Actually Wear

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:30:12 +0000

The smart glasses discussion has been all over the place in recent years. While Google’s smart glasses have sputtered, you might assume that giants like Apple or Samsung would be ahead of the pack in terms of innovation on the consumer front. However, one...


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5 Strategies for Better Meeting Productivity

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:06 +0000

“Meeting” has become a dirty word. Diatribes against meetings exploded in recent years, on the grounds that they’re counterproductive and bad for business. Researchers estimate that unproductive in-house meetings cost U.S. businesses $37 billion in wasted resources. That’s enough to scare any leader off...


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When You Should Ask Your Users to Pay for Premium Content

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:50:56 +0000

By 2020, the global spending on digital media will reach $3.4 trillion according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation. While that might sound like the best news ever, there’s even better news for the online publishing industry and content creators, as consumer spending...


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The Economic Gender Gap in North America Is Getting Worse

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:30:20 +0000

The issue of gender is more than prevalent in today’s society. Whether you participated in one of the many Women’s Marches across the world this weekend or snidely commented on Facebook posts behind your computer screen, the reality of the economic gender gap is too...


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3 New FinTech Startups Changing the Face of Finance

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:30:06 +0000

Merging financial services with communications technology, the fintech revolution has arrived. Its advent was met by the open arms and wallets of venture capitalists who helped global funding for financial technology grow 67 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2016 alone....


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Monster Products Teams Up with Your Favorite Celebrities

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:20:56 +0000

Lance Stephenson, Sean Houston, David Murphey, Lukas Podolski, Sean Kilpatrick, Nicole Chaplin and Lisa Levine – sounds like a VIP list for next Hollywood celebrity party. However, these are just some of the influencers that Monster Products has teamed up with to fuel their...


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3 Ways Scientists Are Trying to Save Climate Change Data

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:50:06 +0000

If you haven’t heard, the White House website was scrubbed of nearly every reference to climate change on Inauguration Day. However, you probably have heard because the move spurred a social media blood bath the likes of which we haven’t seen since Kim Kardashian...


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Turns Out People Don’t Care Enough About Sleep to Change Tech Habits

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:30:55 +0000

We’ve all read the news and the reports: Sleep is essential. Many people worldwide have a sleep problem. These problems tie in to depression. Checking your phone before bed makes your sleep worse. But have we changed our habits in response? As those of...


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4 Things Great Managers Do to Support Their Employees

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:15:13 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. As a leader, you have a lot on your plate all the time. But one of the most important things, if not the most important...


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5 Strategies for Engaging Influencers in Your Industry

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:30:41 +0000

Twitter is by far one of the most popular platforms for influencers to connect with and grow their audience. A single tweet can be seen by millions of people. For brands looking to gain some marketing exposure in front of a new audience, this...


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5 Quality Sites for Inexpensive Stock Photography

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:45:37 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Finding that one photo that helps portray the sentiments in your startup’s most recent post can be a challenge and creating your own can be time...


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8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Company Culture

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:30:07 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Company culture is a vital part of any successful business model, because happy employees equal happy clients. In today’s competitive global marketplace, maintaining a thriving (and...


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CarAdvise Founder Greg Tepas on Building A Marketplace

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:30:27 +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.  The check engine light starts to blink and your heart sinks. A trip to the mechanic is in your future. What else...


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CloudSight’s Tech Reveals the Most Popular Star Wars Figurines

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:45:20 +0000

Taking advantage of the expectation generated by the latest Star Wars film, CloudSight, the visual cognition leader, decided to study the franchise. It is well-known that the fans of Star Wars will gobble up any merchandise that the movie franchise produces, and ultimately Star...


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How One Founder Built A Company Culture With Compliments

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:30:03 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. For a founder, building a company culture takes time and effort away from the day-to-day operations. But in the long run, it can certainly make the...


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The Top 3 Sites That Could Land You a Driving Job

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:30:16 +0000

With all the novelties brought by the internet, the possibility of getting work online is one of the most amazing. Nowadays, we can work and be paid without having a fixed employer, being paid via new and innovative systems. There are many career paths available,...


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5 Essential Programming Tools for Every Software Startup

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:00:38 +0000

Having killer programming tools at your disposal makes all the difference when it comes to running a software startup. They allow you to spend less time working on mundane programming tasks and more time wowing your new customers. It also gives you a chance...


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How to Build Your Instagram Account from Scratch

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:50:18 +0000

We all know the importance of social media today. Whether you are a business or a brand there are a multitude of reasons for you to keep up with your social media accounts. But if you are starting from scratch it can be a...


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Seed Spot, Booz Allen Launch DC Social Impact Incubator

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:30:22 +0000

Entrepreneurs have quite a few options when it comes to transforming the idea on the back of a napkin into a full fledged company. Unfortunately for those seeking to create a positive social impact, the options are notably less plentiful. In Washington DC however, SEED SPOT...


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Tech.Co Top Stories: Silicon Harlem, Startup Accelerators, and the Moon

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:30:19 +0000

A lot happened this week that might have distracted you from checking out Tech.Co’s best stories of the week. And whether you are nervous about the inauguration or excited about the NFL playoffs, we understand, particularly because we’re pretty nervous and excited too. Fortunately,...


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Is Google’s Algorithm Magnifying Fake News?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:20:15 +0000

Google built a multi-billion dollar business based on its ability to weigh site authority. Search and autocomplete are so seamlessly intuitive that most of us couldn’t imagine using the web any other way. But some groups have been tricking the system to boost misinformation...


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4 Ways To Enhance Diversity At Your Startup

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:50:23 +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 World Is Now More Visual Than Ever Before

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:20:18 +0000

The marketing world is constantly in flux. Trends are under constant watch and millennial behavior is analyzed more than NFL playoff games. Not only because it helps predict the future of marketing, but because, quite simply, knowing what works is the best way to tailor...


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9 Podcasts To Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:30:14 +0000

There are a lot of ways to stay on top of the latest trends, get the best growth hacks, or just generally occupy your free time as an entrepreneur. But in recent years, podcasts have emerged as one of the better options. Whether you...


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3 Ways to Get the Highest R&D Tax Credit

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:15:13 +0000

Startups should always strive to be innovative and affordable. Unfortunately, they don’t always succeed, as a CB Insights survey notes that 29 percent of startups fail because of cash-flow issues. For tech entrepreneurs who want to break into an established industry — or just...


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9 Creative Ways To Fund A Startup With Minimal Capital To Invest

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:30:17 +0000

Looking to found your own startup but short on cash to kick things off? You can of course opt for traditional financing, but that may not always be available at the right lending terms to suit. You can get investors on board, but that...


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4 Secret Ingredients for Writing a Winning Business Case Study

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:30 +0000

So, you want to attract new customers and compel them to buy your products and services? But why would they spend their hard-earned money on them if they don’t understand their value and purpose? This is where business case studies come handy. Using case...


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Brand24 Explores the Relation Between CRM and Social Networks

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:50:30 +0000

Customers have always been the most important part of a business. Consequently, controlling the business-customer relationship is also an important aspect of a company’s everyday life. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) arose from this necessity, being a business strategy that puts the focus on the...


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15 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Boston

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:30:13 +0000

Boston “is a bit of the Rodney Dangerfield of cities,” according to Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder & CEO of the Boston-based Mavens & Moguls. After all, the Bay Area and NYC get all the good press but “truly Boston is where a lot of the tech and VC...


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Tech.Co’s Startup Night at SXSW 2017 Is Where You’ll Get Discovered

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:30:21 +0000

If you haven’t heard, SXSW is one of the hottest events of the year for entertainment fans, technology enthusiasts, and startups of all shapes and sizes. Whether it be the endless networking opportunities, the electric atmosphere of Austin, or the mountains of free food...


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Capital One’s Jennifer Manry on Girls Finding Their Passion in Tech

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:20:21 +0000

Nearly eight in ten middle-skill jobs in today’s workforce require digital skills. This represents 32 percent of all labor market demands in nation. In order to fill the talent gap, it’s critical to expose our youth to STEM education earlier in their life, build...


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The Coolest Coworking Spaces in Every State

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:20:47 +0000

Having a physical space for your business is no longer a necessity. Companies around the world are turning to remote workers to handle everything from content creation to sales, and the employees of the world love it. Working from home affords them the flexibility...


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Real World Marketing Ideas for Your Online Business

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:20:12 +0000

Owning an online business comes with a lot of advantages. For one, online businesses allow for seriously reduced overhead cost. If you don’t own or pay rent to use a physical space, you can channel that money into other parts of the business. But...


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3 Ways to Overcome Your Nerves and Be Comfortable While Networking

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:30:58 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. For some entrepreneurs, networking can be an anxiety-inducing obligation. Fortunately, the right mindset and a little bit of preparation can do wonders in helping you overcome...


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How to Know Who Your Competitors Really Are

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:36 +0000

In the notoriously competitive tech industry, it sometimes feels like your idea is dead before it makes it off the cocktail napkin. No matter the product, someone else always seems to get there first. About 100 million businesses launch annually. That’s three businesses per...


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4 Ways You Can Help Your Management Team Grow as Leaders

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:30:40 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. A good management team can be the difference between a big Series A and a serious problem. And if you want your management team to grow...


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For User Experience Design That Delights, Put People First

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:32 +0000

In a world saturated with web and mobile apps, great user experience (UX) design remains scarce. Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, optimizing digital experiences for human behavior is always a challenge. As entrepreneurs or designers, it can be easy to fall into the...


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4 Ways to Go the Extra Mile for Employees

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:50:29 +0000

Within the world of business, there is now an expectation to be seen to do, and to do, the right thing by your employees. This approach isn’t anything new as such – businesses have taken their workers into consideration for years, with bonus schemes...


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3 Startup Accelerators Net Almost 10 Percent of All U.S. Series A Rounds

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:30:30 +0000

As Mattermark has found, the top three accelerators in the startup business — Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups — have been responsible for about ten percent of all series A deals in the U.S. for a couple years straight. The real news here? Most...


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Moon Express Has Fully Funded Their Trip to the Moon

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:30:12 +0000

At Innovate! and Celebrate 2016, Naveen Jain sat down with Frank Gruber and discussed everything from the future of innovation to lunar exploration. As the founder and chairman of Moon Express, the first private company given permission to travel to the Moon, Jain has championed...


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Affordable Housing Unit with Tech Incubator Comes to Silicon Harlem

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:50:04 +0000

For the past 4 years, Silicon Harlem has worked towards making Harlem the tech destination for startups in New York City while building up the local population. The area has established coworking spaces, gained gigabit infrastructure, secured investment capital for startups, and hosted monthly entrepreneur meetups....


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Insider Info on How VCs Approach Series A Investments

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:20:23 +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 Social Media Trends to Look Out for in 2017 [ Infographic ]

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:30:40 +0000

Other than funding and getting in fights with cofounders, social media has become one of the staples of the business world. As one of the most affordable means of getting your brand out there, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and dozens others have...


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4 Simple Blogging Platforms You Should Know About

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:15:48 +0000

If you don’t already know, content marketing is one of the most affordable and effective means of getting your brand out there. And in an age where the internet is increasingly dominated by social networks, is it still worth it to launch a blog?...


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How Big Is the Internet of Things Opportunity in the Industry?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:30:15 +0000

The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. It is also working with efficient wireless protocols, improved sensors, cheaper processors. Startup and enterprise are choosing Internet...


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Why Do Entrepreneur Awards Matter So Much in Local Ecosystems?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:44 +0000

The amount of awards given out to companies both big and small is truly staggering. And while you might think a congratulatory mindset in local ecosystems can create an overly supportive community, the inclination to celebrate smalls wins is what keeps startups going long enough...


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Here’s the Skinny on the New Self-Flying Car From Airbus

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:50:52 +0000

Flying cars have often been used to depict the future in books and films that are set decades from now, and many of us are wondering when they are going to make an appearance in the modern world. If you’ve always been fascinated with...


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The Top 20 Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S., According to LinkedIn

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:30:56 +0000

We all know that no one should pick a future career based entirely off of how much money they would make. Factors like personal strengths, skills, and passion for the work are far more important. That said, money sure is nice to have around....


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ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:30:50 +0000

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I...


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This Disney Actor Raised $1M for Teen Entertainment Company

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:20:53 +0000

If you are a fan of Disney Channel or have small kids, chances are you know who Jake Paul is. Paul is one of one of the main characters of Bizaardvark, one the channel’s latest series. He rose to fame on the currently discontinued...


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