tech startups


Why Are Transactional Emails A Goldmine?

  • January 14, 2014

Small tech startups and Internet-based businesses have a cross-sell platform that brick-and-mortar stores lack, although many fail to take advantage of it. Small businesses that operate online depend on transactional emails to get crucial information to customers with whom they have already done business…


Marketing vs IT: Who Can You Do Without?

  • August 12, 2013

Startups have long been ravaged by a war that’s still raging today: marketing vs IT / technology. These two pillars of business rarely see eye to eye, and it’s no wonder that companies that allow themselves to be taken over by one side get little cooperation from the other. Business truly is a battlefield…


Why You Shouldn’t Learn To Code For Your Startup

  • July 2, 2013

I get emails like this one all the time: I am wondering if I could ask for help for a friend. Mike, a good friend of mine, has been working on a startup idea… He is looking for really great co-founding developers who can help him build out the product in a short period of time. I am wondering if you could…


3 Ways Tech Startups Can Avoid Wasting Time And Resources

  • December 22, 2012

Most companies fail not because they don’t have what it takes to build a successful product or service. They fail because they build an unneeded or unwanted product or service. For many tech startups, this happens because they built too much, too early. They identify a problem in a particular market, and they…


3 Ways To Unlock Employee Creativity

  • November 4, 2012

If coming to work inspires dread in your employees, your company is probably in serious trouble. Ever notice that the most successful people often feel like they’re not working at all, even though they put in more hours, have exacting standards, and face incredible pressure. Mounting evidence suggests…


Savannah Fund To Impact Sub-Sahara Africa With Tech Startups

  • July 19, 2012

Funding for technology startups in Africa hasn’t historically been as readily available for reasons including high risks as well as a perceived shortage of talent. Savannah Fund, founded by Mbwana Alliy and Paul Bragiel, provides seed money to tech early stage startups in sub-Sahara Africa and they’re looking to fund promising  projects with interest in business within the region and beyond.

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Oxygen Accelerator Treats Startups Like Olympic Hopefuls

  • July 2, 2012

On this side of the pond, Y Combinator and TechStars might leap to mind when thinking about technology startup accelerators, but exciting things are happening in the UK as well. The 2012 Olympics isn’t the only event taking place on the emerald isle worth watching this year. As Britain amps up for the summer games, Birmingham is accepting applications for the fall Oxygen Accelerator.

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Robert Scoble’s Search For Crazy Passionate Founders

  • June 27, 2012

Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace, has a passion for technology startups that is expressed through his well-known blog Scobleizer, highly sought after speaking engagements, and the fact that his Twitter account follows over 32,000 other accounts and his followers are over 250,000. Also, working for Rackspace has him travelling the world meeting and interviewing startup game changers and this is what he knows best.

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Russia Hopes To Attract Foreign Capital Investment With Its Startups

  • June 21, 2012

On May 28th and 29th of this year the city of Moscow hosted two different startup conferences over the same weekend and in the same building, an old chocolate factory. With the 42 Conference & Startup Exhibition and The Digital Life Design startup culture and investment in Russian innovation were the primary focus of both. The 42 Conference was markedly less corporate in nature, but both managed to garner attention from both the Russian and international startup community.

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Twitter Tips From A True Tweeter

  • June 15, 2012

You often hear about the power of the Twittersphere. But, I would venture to say that most of you don’t know the half of what the little birdie can do for growing your business. This includes me and my measly 43 tweets and 19 followers. So, luckily there are people like Shea Bennett who has written 1,800 articles about Twitter over the past three years, finding a comfy nest over at Mediabistro’s AllTwitter for the last year. Needless to say, he’s got a few tricks of the trade up his sleeve.

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