Erica Swallow is a status quo wrecker, entrepreneur, and technology/education journalist. Her thoughts have been published in Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.
After 72 hours on the StartupBus, I took away a few unlikely lessons, namely that you don't need a product, Post-its are dangerous, and passion is all about fun.
Not all tech companies can have the reach of Google or Facebook. Software companies that solve problems for smaller groups of users, then, must work diligently to reach their niche communities.
On a mission to rebuild America's outdated education system, high school senior Nikhil Goyal published his first book on Wednesday, assessing school from his point of view.
America's education system has become obsolete. "It needs reinventing, not reforming," says Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner.
After getting word that my home state of Arkansas was raising a number of hot startups, I hauled tail down South to get a peek at what the fuss was all about. At first, I was both shocked and confused that the slow, seemingly anti-tech state I had grown up in could be a hotbed for startups, but on my direct flight from New York to Northwest Arkansas it all began to make sense.
Rumors aren't always bad for company morale. Sometimes, rumors can bring a colleagues closer together. Here's one company's strategy for fostering transparency through rumors.
Mountain View-based app search engine Quixey hired set designers to outfit its office with seven awesome meeting rooms, saving the startup thousands of dollars and giving it a unique feel.
ShareDesk enables startups to rent out their free spaces to mobile workers and empowers the free-spirited among us to find comfy, collaborative workspaces.