Startups

With lots of people converging on the social media arena to engage, connect, and share with people wherever they may be, emphasis is put on quick exchanges of messages. And this gives way for mobile messaging apps.

Phones are an integral part of business. Without it, the business wouldn’t have a way to connect with each other and their customers. However, phone systems have been clunky or very hard to integrate into a business and the costs to buy and upkeep the system adds to the problem. Vonjour brings their cloud-based phone systems for business and looks to upgrade business call systems everywhere.

Through simple design, extensive sensing mechanism research, and behavioral science principles, Moving Analytics is carving out its own innovative niche in a heavily competitive space by providing a simple solution for highly sedentary people.

Humans have a tendency to forget things easily, especially when it comes to meeting new people and remembering old friends from the past. Technology helps us keep in contact and up-to-date with many – if not all – those we have met, thanks to sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Our phone contacts however does none of that. Our phonebook only holds so much information that our contact is reduced to just a name and number. Humin looks to be the app to fix that.

American Airlines and Wearable World are proud to announce the completion of the world’s first connected traveler hackathon. The event, which took place between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) featured collaborative work among hundreds of app developers, hardware providers and technology partners to showcase the future of wearable technology for the connected traveler.

Crowdfunding has grown to new heights, thanks to platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And speaking of Indiegogo, AssetAvenue acquired one of the biggest names in the crowdfunding industry, Adam Chapnick. His expertise will only help solidify AssetAvenue’s business model and provide growth and insight in the crowdfunding industry.

We’ve all heard some variation of the quip that overnight success actually involves years of striving, with presumably several failed efforts and false starts along the way. But when entrepreneurs experience failure, whether it’s their first encounter with it or an especially spectacular failure, it can be a major blow financially as well as emotionally. Here are my thoughts on how to recover from a significant business setback.

Pets do not have the ability to bark or meow their conditions to their owner. A Los Angeles-based company called Petnostics, saw the arising problems pet owners have with their dog or cat’s health and created a solution where pet owners can have an early look into their pet’s health.

There are good times to focus on fundraising and, well, not so good times. If you think that you’re ready to start pursuing investors, you need to make sure that the time is right.

We recently sat down with Luc Berlin, co-founder of Miigle, a SoCal startup that has an aggressive global mission to bring entrepreneurs together from around the world. We first interviewed Luc in 2012, just as he was launching the prototype for Miigle. We followed up with Luc to see just how he’s been managing the entrepreneurial waters. On the day of Miigle’s public launch, we chatted about developing his team, lessons learned, and how World Cup soccer fits into his vision.