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Aug 15, 2018 Phoenix Business Journal

Entrepreneur: Biotech startup tests your blood in comfort of your home

Coplex Venture Feature: After losing his grandmother to Alzheimer's disease, Frederick Abraham felt hopeless against an illness without a cure.… Click to read more.

Aug 14, 2018 Entrepreneur

The Recession Is Coming: How to Set Up Your Company for Survival

To hear it from reporters covering the venture capital scene, startups are swimming in VC loot a la Scrooge McDuck. Numbers from Crunchbase claim that global VC money in the first quarter of 2018 beat the previous highs from 2017, bringing the market to its highest peak since the dot-com crash. Impressive -- but those numbers don’t tell the whole story.… Click to read more.

Jul 11, 2018 AZ Tech Council

July TechConnect AZ Podcast: Coplex Startup Founders

In partnership with Coplex, the Arizona Technology Council has launched the TechConnect AZ Podcast in an effort to share the incredible accomplishments of AZTC members and Arizona tech innovators in an easily-consumable, convenient format. You can learn more about the podcast and view available episodes here.… Click to read more.

Jun 28, 2018 Forbes

Is Curation The Answer In A Competitive TV Market?

Curation is nothing new to modern-day entertainment consumers. From Spotify to Hulu and everything in between, the entertainment market is saturated with options that collect existing content and offer it in a neat, tidy package. From playlists to recommendation engines, these popular offerings take the work away from viewers, many of whom are plopping in front of the TV to unwind and avoid making more decisions.… Click to read more.

Jun 25, 2018 Entrepreneur

Why Tech Startups Can't Seem to Stop Flushing Cash Down the Toilet

Investors are pumping more cash into tech startups than ever before. CoinDesk reported that initial coin offerings raised more money through March 2018 than such offerings did in all of 2017. And, according to Crunchbase, angel and seed rounds in Q1 of 2018 nearly doubled from the first quarter last year.… Click to read more.

Jun 9, 2018 The Hustle

Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s great migration to the Midwest

On a sunny afternoon in early June, I ask a few Silicon Valley tech workers in downtown Palo Alto what they picture when they think of Nebraska.… Click to read more.

Jun 4, 2018 Entrepreneur

How To Get The First Investment In Your Idea-Stage MENA Startup

In early May, nearly 2,000 people flocked to the ArabNet Digital Summit in Dubai. The throngs of entrepreneurs, investors and experts who gathered to discuss creativity and technology represented a microcosm of the plentiful startup energy that flows through the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). When I attend conferences such as this around the world, I never fail to notice the wild misconceptions of how startups actually get started and who finances "ideas." At flashy events, these things can be easily misrepresented. But for idea-stage entrepreneurs, understanding this process is crucial to success.… Click to read more.

Apr 26, 2018 Entrepreneur

3 Ways to Play the VC Game if You're Not a White Guy

The #MeToo movement is shining a light on stories of sexual harassment and discrimination that have remained in the dark for far too long, but women founders are still facing an uphill battle when it comes to securing venture capital funding for their startups. According to PitchBook, women founders won only 2 percent of venture capital dollars invested in 2017, while all-male teams walked away with 79 percent of the pot.… Click to read more.

Apr 24, 2018 VentureBeat

Rather than become the next Silicon Valley, cities need to be themselves

There’s something I’ve noticed when I’m networking with startup founders and leaders of tech organizations across the country: Instead of working to create something new and unique, everyone wants to be the next Silicon Valley. New York claims Silicon Alley, Texas has Silicon Hills, and the Midwest boasts Silicon Prairie. The nicknames are cute but absolutely meaningless. In the tech world, a copycat approach is a complete waste of time.… Click to read more.

Apr 6, 2018 Geek Wire

Startup Spotlight: Shepherd Software trots out new tools to help veterinarians manage clinics

With more than 20 years in veterinary medicine, Dr. Cindy Barnes believed she knew the field better than the software companies selling technology to her fellow vet practitioners.… Click to read more.

Mar 23, 2018 CMO

Seen And Heard At SXSW Interactive

More than 85,000 people from across the globe descended on Austin, Texas, for the 32nd annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference. At their ready: more than 5,000 speakers, across 2,200-plus sessions, who made it apparent that it truly takes a cross-functional village to innovate and change the world. … Click to read more.

Mar 18, 2018 Entrepreneur

The How-To: Using A 'Shadow Conference' To Strike Deals

The end of March marks the sixth annual STEP Conference in Dubai. It’s one of the biggest (and most fun) tech events in the Middle East and North Africa region, but it’s not the conference itself that has so many entrepreneurs excited. … Click to read more.