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Startup ecosystem is a vibrant and ever-evolving community. Besides getting useful contacts and exchanging professional experiences, it offers a powerful means for growth and business development. Making connections with other founders and potential investors should be a part of the daily routine for anyone involved in it. For those interested in growing their network, exchanging ideas and experiences with fellow startupers, or even getting funded, here is a list of must-visit startup events for 2017. USA & Canada 1. LAUNCH Conference Location: San Francisco, CA Date: April 3 – 7 Cost: $295 – $3,000. Free access for founders (only 10,000 applicants). Why attend? Hosted by Jason Calacanis, serial entrepreneur, author and angel investor who invested in Uber and Wealthfront, the conference features a number of smaller events, such as Startup Summit, Angel Summit, Founde... (more)

Trends that will shape ios apps development in 2017

Although Apple’s operating system holds second place in the global market share with only 12%, iOS app development is much more lucrative. When developing for the iOS platform you are targeting an audience with much greater purchasing power, but more importantly, is loyal to the platform. To retain these loyal customers within its ecosystem, Apple has to satisfy all their whims by constantly improving and enhancing the platform with the latest technology available. Let’s see what technology trends will set the pace for iOS app development in 2017. It is vital for developers, as... (more)

User Onboarding: Do-s and Don’t-s for a great UX

When you invite somebody to come over for the first time, you want to make sure your guest feels at home and won’t get lost on their way to the bathroom. As a gracious host, you welcome your guests at the door and show them around. When talking about app development, similar principles apply. By creating an appealing and easy onboarding, you contribute to a higher user retention rate, thus improving your chances for success. You need to make sure your users “feel at home” as soon as they open your app for the first time and instantly see the value your product offers. A proper... (more)

7 Cool Examples of Internet of the Things Applications and How to Develop One

24 billion devices installed by 2020. $6 trillion invested over the next 5 years. $13 trillion in ROI generated by 2025. The predictions voiced by BI Intelligence make it pretty clear: the Internet of Things will take off really soon. In an attempt to stay ahead of the curve, businesses across a number of domains are already investing heavily in IoT initiatives. Indeed, there is a huge potential in connected devices and the capabilities they provide. That is why keen business owners are looking for new ways to capitalize on this opportunity. And there is no industry that will rem... (more)

How to Reduce Startup Burn Rate

With a startup, as well as in any other business, your money is your fuel. When you run out of it, you can find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, with no means of sustenance. According to CBInsights, running out of cash is one of the most common reasons why startups fail: 58 out of over 200 post-mortems listed this as the main cause for their failure. While there are more hazards threatening the existence of your company, such as wrong market fit, pricing, competition, and poor product quality; you can surely avoid running out of funds if you have a proper cash manage... (more)