Indebted to the Pioneers: How the Need for Innovation Sparked the Birth of the Tech Industry

[Part Two of a Two-Part Series. Part One here.] Successful startups often emphasize their grassroots aspects. In part one of this series, we talked about the origins of startup culture and the DIY attitude that is prevalent in the tech industry. But there’s more to modern startup culture than that. Today, it is in many…

Financial Questions to Ask Your Business Partner

If you’re considering starting a business with a partner, but don’t know how to approach the topic of finances, you’re not the only one. New entrepreneurs face an abundance of challenges, from raising capital to managing time, but a business partner shouldn’t be one of them. Even if your potential business partner is a friend,…

IT Challenges Affecting The Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is arguably one of the most important and essential industries in our society today. This is because it literally stands as the guardian between the life and health of the society as a whole and its disease, decay, and death. Without this vital industry, a once thriving society would inevitably collapse within…

Meet Our Curator of the Week: Pedro Ferreira

Name: Pedro Ferreira Digest: FrankfurtRheinMain Curator Since: December 2017 Title: Startup Enthusiast – Managing Director @ Start Zero Twitter: @pedrogmferreira Community Builder and Co-Editor for RMS – Event Organizer and Digital Marketing Advisor. To receive Techstars Startup Digest FrankfurtRheinMain, please subscribe here.

5 Steps to Cultivating Solid-Gold Sales Prospects

Throughout history, rich and poor alike have wished, hoped and worked to find their very own veins of gold. During the California Gold Rush, hordes of pioneers risked life and limb to stake claims on potentially valuable hills and valleys, and when gold was found in the great white north, similar groups of enterprising individuals…

How to Increase Your Prices (and Keep Your Clients Happy)

As consumers, we face price increases all the time. From Amazon to Netflix, major price hikes often cause irritation or backlash. When trying to grow your small business or startup, the pain point is no different. However, raising your prices is a necessary step if you are looking to grow your company, stay competitive, and…

Meet Our Curator of the Week: Jenny Björklöf

Name: Jenny Björklöf Digest: Ghent Curator Since: January 2018 Title: Event & Marketing Specialist | Entrepreneur, Startup & SAAS Supporter Twitter: @JennyBjorklof Connecting people with opportunities is my mission in life. I do this by combining entrepreneurship, events & marketing in several functions. FOUNDER: EventJenny. ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGER: SaaStock. CO-PRODUCER: Event Marketing School. CHAIRMAN: Entrepreneurs Anonymous. I’m from 🇫🇮,…

Choosing the Best Colors For Web Design

There are so many factors that need to be considered when designing a website. Color use is one of them, and it isn’t just about making a site look pretty. In the past, web designers chose colors to serve an aesthetic purpose. Today, a web designer worth his or her salt knows how to use…

5 Hacks of Getting Your Customers to Pay on Time

When it comes to customer relations, making sure that everything is running smoothly is essential especially if you want to make sure that they become and/or remain consistent and valuable customers with you and your establishment. Now, if there is something that makes things problematic is when there is a debt and the customers are…

Meet Our Curator of the Week: Scott Brovsky

Name: Scott Brovsky Digest: Riverside County Curator Since: July 2017 Title: Startup mentor/advisor | Associate Director at UC Riverside and EPIC SBDC Twitter: @brovsky Startup mentor, helping build an Inland Empire tech startup ecosystem. Associate Director at UC Riverside and EPIC SBDC. Past: Co-Founder @LITProLIVE; Head of Marketing at VC-funded mobile games studio Muti Labs; launched…

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