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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2016 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, February 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. We will have amazing panelists from Crosscut Ventures, Machine Shop Ventures, Techstars, and more to be announced soon who will share their insights and forecast for startups in 2016.

6 Entrepreneurs share their predictions for this year’s evolution of online industries, which will be key for small businesses across the globe in 2016. Increased wireless connections will force both individuals and businesses to readdress the costs and issues of online security. This will also drive mobile usage and the growth of industries such as e-commerce and fintech, with a focus on streamlining and online task management integration tools supporting business use.

Wearable IoT World (WIoTW), based in San Francisco and heralded as the world’s first accelerator dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and emerging technologies, today has officially launched the U.S.-Pan Asia IoT Superhighway accelerator in Hong Kong. Closing a round of USD 4.5 million led by Radiant Venture Capital, the accelerator will focus on driving IoT innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and Asia while pushing forward IoT development globally.

It’s a known fact that there are more men than women in tech, and those numbers aren’t getting better — in 2013, women held 26 percent of computing jobs in the United States, as opposed to 35 percent in 1990. Women are underrepresented in tech industries, and it has proven difficult to attract them to such a male-dominated industry filled with plenty of stereotypes.

There are many factors to consider when your company is ready to embark upon an acquisition. If you believe your business is valuable to somebody and you want to sell or get acquired by a larger organization there are a few steps you can take to increase your value and negotiate for favorable terms.

Never has the job of IT professionals been as challenging as it is now. While the technology revolution has produced some remarkable advancements in computing, the higher level of access has come at the price of increased security risks. This is especially true when considering the fact that all interaction now takes place in a cloud-first, mobile-first world.

There seems to be a lot of emphasis on getting things done as quickly as possible these days. Perhaps that’s just the nature of the world we live in now. Endless information is available to us at the tap of a button or the click of a mouse. Computers are faster than ever and now can easily fit into a pocket. A whole library of music and movies are just seconds away.

It’s time to make your house work for you. The phrase “home automation” can seem daunting, but you can embrace these new technologies to create a home that heats, cools, lights and secures its residents more efficiently. Don’t let jargon and misconceptions about smart homes scare you off!

Launching a new business is exciting, but it doesn’t come with any guarantees. The good news is we know what attributes successful startups tend to have in common: they produce a product or service that meets a specific need, they thrive on the uncertainly of startup culture, and they don’t run out of cash.

Technology is constantly evolving and maturing. It moves from a nascent, undefined entity to one that is widely accepted and becomes so commonplace that we wonder how we ever functioned without it. Mobile and cloud are two prominent examples of such a journey. From businesses to individual consumers, everyone is connected to everyone, everywhere, all the time. Internet of things has been THE hot topic for the past couple of years and that trend continues into 2016 and beyond.