Unfortunately, though, a good idea is not enough to capture the world’s attention. Competing economic interests, political rivalries, and other social divisions act as the opposite army, fighting to keep people away from much-needed change. To break through the noise, the experience of the idea must resonate as strongly as the intent of the change.
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The pitch competition, Elevate-R Pitch, is one area where business acumen ruled over social media following. Split over two days and conducted March Madness style, 32 startups competed against each other in head-to-head battles.
Creating a business from scratch is not an easy feat, but scaling a business successfully is even more difficult. Luckily, then, scaling was the topic of the day for TechTO’s September meetup.
If you’ve ever just wanted to book a hotel room without talking to anyone, you’re not alone. Apparently, a lot of people don’t like talking to anyone when they book travel deals. And they don’t want to actually spend the time researching – they want the best deals to come to them.
“The company vision was [to] make it feel like you were working with a designer,” said Whitfield. “That way, you had the best of both worlds. You get the affordability, accessibility, and sense of control you get with an online platform. But you also have the high-quality do-it-for-me kind of experience you get with a designer.”
If you’ve ever walked into a tiny store, mom-and-pop shop, or cool chic boutique and seen the amazing and unique products they carry, you’ve probably interacted with Hubba at some point.
Four years after founding her company AccessNow, a mapping application that ranks buildings for accessibility features, the company announced it received $2.7 million in funding to continue their mission.
Spread over two days, Big Data TO and AI TO hosted thousands of attendees and nearly one hundred talks covering all possible elements of big data and artificial intelligence. A common vein throughout the talks, whether focused on the business side, infrastructure side, or user side of these technologies, was the importance of collaboration and building trust with stakeholders.