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ALL NON-PROFITS HAVE THIS ONE, MAJOR PROBLEM

Millennials get a hard time in the media. They’re scolded for being ‘The most coddled generation’. The most narcissistic. Self-centered. Selfish. The term ‘slacktivism’ was coined as a way to capture the new feel-good and self-congratulatory new world of online petitions, and social groups on social media – low effort, low commitment activism. Millennials, as planet Earth’s first digitally native generation, were prominently tarred with that same brush – it certainly fit the stereotype. The reality, of course is a bit nuanced. 70% of Millennials did 1 hour or more…

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GUESS WHO STILL USES CD-ROMS?

The age of the dinosaurs is over. Here’s the problem: applying for a commercial loan is complicated. Banks are traditionalists and slow to embrace new technology. Commercial loan software, therefore, is often a complete dinosaur. This industry may just have slept through the past 20 years of customer service and software revolutions. McMillan is the technology wizard and CTO behind Techstars Akouba which wants to propel the industry multiple technology generations. Akouba has developed a radically modern cloud-based platform for commercial loan applications and processing. This is an enormous industry,…

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Startup Spotlight: Do You Know Who’s Spying on Your Inbox?

We’ve all seen the explicit phishing emails – no I will not open your so called “attachment” – but what about the more innocuous emails that are actually spymails? 270 billion emails are sent every day – can you spot the ones that are spying on you? 15% of business email today are spymails, containing hidden tracking, and 1% of all spymails are individually targeted? According to Paul Everton, Founder of Mail Control, he blocked nearly 100,000 tracking attempts over a 10-day period for one of their clients. In a…

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NEVER GET LOCKED OUT OF YOUR
(SMART)HOME AGAIN

Smart homes are the talk of the consumer housing market, and for property managers, landlords, and rental property owners, there’s a big opportunity to manage their units in “smarter” ways. Homebase provides smart apartment management solutions for new and existing residential communities. It’s a win-win situation: property managers enjoy seamless control across buildings, making it easy to stay in touch with residents, manage payments and maintenance requests, and control smart devices such as locks, lights, and thermostats. Residents get all the great smart home devices, including climate, lighting, security, and…

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SCALING SUBSCRIPTION: AN INTERVIEW
WITH A PIONEERING BOX COMPANY

Subscription boxes have become de rigueur in the modern era. You can get everything from shaving supplies to candy with them, and new subscription boxes never seem to be in short supply. Bulu Box, founded in 2012, they were one of the first 10 sample-based subscription box companies ever, and the first to offer a box that wasn’t makeup. Fast forward five years, and they’re still one of the top in the industry, with their boxes of nutrition and health samples that allow people to try all sorts of products…

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