People love Gary Vaynerchuk. They express it by being his 1.3M+ followers on LinkedIn, 2.4M+ Followers on Facebook, 911k+ subscribers on YouTube, and by over-crowding auditoriums at his speaking events. An immigrant from Belarus, born into a family of “old-school Communist parents,” as he describes them, Gary has hustled to become a successful entrepreneur, agency […]
Technology has increasingly become the focus of education aid and international action. However, much of these education resources are predicated on schools having reliable access to the Internet. While traveling through Mauritania, I saw computers sitting, dust-covered, on shelves because they couldn’t be kept charged, and well-designed education materials unused because they relied on Internet […]
The death of retail is greatly exaggerated. XRC Labs hosted demo day for its fourth cohort, which includes ten innovative startups that are changing the face of retail. Since launching two years ago, the program has backed 36 startups and 70% of the past graduates have gone on to raise additional funds. The accelerator was conceived jointly […]
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In a milestone achievement in the fight for equal pay, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed a bill in May that prohibits employers from asking about a prospective employee’s salary history. At a high level, the bill states that relying on salary history to determine an employee’s wage perpetuates the gender wage gap. Over the last six months, more […]
I’ve played a role in founding three startups, but I’d never tackled the trials of fundraising until Roomi. Within a year, I raised $2 million. Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, and solo founders are often perceived by investors as an unsafe bet. In theory, […]
Dreamit UrbanTech invests in and nurtures startups that solve issues for urban areas and that impact the built environment. This includes startups in real estate tech, smart cities, energy efficiency, construction tech, and transportation. Apply by 6/23 to get in on this fast growing vertical.
Our judgements and assessments of others are often inaccurate. This is because people tend to weigh their judgements heavily toward more recent and memorable information. Memorable events also tend to be more magnified as they are linked to emotional reactions. As humans, we are subject to illusions resulting from conscious and unconscious bias. If we […]
You know those brands that your friends just can’t stop talking about? The ones they become obsessed with and try to get you to join along? I attended the panel “Inside the Cult: How SoulCycle, Casper, and Drybar Have Built Obsession-Inspiring Brands,” at the Fast Company Innovation Festival for just that reason— to learn more […]
According to IDC research, global spending on smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) technology will rise to $1.7 trillion in 2020 – making it one of the fastest growing markets in the nation. With these numbers, it’s no wonder that Fortune 500 companies, banks and financiers are looking to gobble up a piece of […]
Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the holy grail to survival and growth. According to many experts, getting new customers is 5-to-10 times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers. Thus the subscription model (low fixed monthly payments) is rapidly becoming the norm for […]