How Startup Funding Works (Explained With Pie)

Starting your business can be a scary process – figuring out through trial and error what works and what doesn’t. Whether you are self-funding your small business or seeking investors to bring your idea to life, we have you covered. While you may think of funding as something that’s done all at once, it’s actually…

APIs To Enhance Your Customer’s Shopping Experience

APIs, or application program interfaces, are common tools used throughout the technological world. They allow programs to talk to other programs, allowing for more complex actions to take place. Companies use APIs to do business with other companies’ programs, making for some fantastic collaborations. APIs are used in industries from the financial world to the…

Event Roundup: Startup Weekend & Startup Week

Discover an upcoming startup event near you! Techstars Startup Programs: Action-oriented programs in your community that power every step of the entrepreneurial journey. Startup Weekend In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet…

Meet Our Curator of the Week: Mike Bradshaw

Each week we introduce you to one of the many talented curators from around the world who support Techstars Startup Digest. Name: Mike Bradshaw Digest: Helsinki Curator Since: September 2011 Title: Driver for Travelling Salesman Twitter: @ymb Mike Bradshaw, a European who is living in Finland & occasionally making technology “do stuff”(TM). To receive Techstars…

6 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Creating digital marketing content takes time and manpower. Even professionals who create content constantly can feel overwhelmed by needing to create original, creative content that is interesting and relevant. If you are starting to run out of ideas, just know that it is a common problem. However, there is a solution for this problem –…

The Best Apps for Work-Life Balance

The American workplace has become so stressful that it’s now the fifth leading cause of death in the US, and a study by the American Psychological Association, showed that most people consider work their number one source of stress. Culturally, Americans have some work to do when it comes to work.  Luckily, organizations, media publications…

Meet Our Curator of the Week: Will Martin

Each week we introduce you to one of the many talented curators from around the world who help support Techstars Startup Digest. Name: Will Martin Digest: Sports Tech Reading List Curator Since: June 2013 Title: Founder, LiveDuel Twitter: @willpmartin @LiveDuel founder, Startup Weekend Facilitator, Sports Tech Digest Curator. To receive the Techstars Startup Digest Sports…

5 UX Design Mistakes That Are Killing Your Retention Rates

Mistakes happen, but a bad user experience could cost you big time. What happens when Uber doesn’t load fast enough? You open Lyft. The worst-case scenario is the users go directly to a competitor – which is why you need to make sure they are happy. But what exactly keeps your users coming back for…

Your Startup Needs SEO to Survive

Unlike Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for a traditional business, one that’s already established and plugging along, SEO for startups have a much steeper uphill climb. With no existing brand awareness yet the same sort of hurdles to clear in order to show up in search — not to mention a limited budget — startups have…

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