What do Target, BofA and Virgin America have in Common?

written by dealmaker on March 6, 2013 in Big Data and Cloud and Industry Trends and Mobile and Startups and Under The Radar with no comments

Well – for starters, they all have some sort of value-proposition to the consumer, all deal with vast amounts of data, all handle private information and probably all have some sort of issue with their enterprise being revolutionized with cloud, Read the Rest…


Are Consumers the New CIO?

written by bethburgee on January 16, 2013 in Industry Trends with no comments

Guest Blog Post by Redgie Snodgrass So we’re kinda excited for announcing our Under the Radar this year. Why is that? Our chosen theme for 2013 is the Consumerization of IT. If this means nothing to you, you’re not on board Read the Rest…


Get your emails in line and make connections that matter

written by Clare Ryan on January 11, 2013 in Industry Trends with no comments

As someone who sends and receives a lot of emails, I want to share some very, very basic information that serves as friendly encouragement to get your emails back in line and start making the connections that matter. 1. Cold Read the Rest…


Examples of language for a startup's Terms of Use Agreement

written by bethburgee on January 9, 2013 in Industry Trends and Startups with no comments

I wanted to share this great presentation from Gal Smolar, a lawyer from FMC who just presented to our GrowLab accelerator. This is a great deck for all startups. It’s an overview of the trending topics negotiated between start-ups and Read the Rest…


How to Partner with Qualcomm in the Mobile Space

written by bethburgee on October 26, 2012 in Cloud and eCommerce and Industry Trends and Mobile and Under The Radar with no comments

I was lucky to get a few minutes with Albert Wang from Qualcomm Ventures to ask some questions about Under the Radar, the mobile industry and startups. Here’s what I uncovered: What sort of investments are you making in startups Read the Rest…


A Baker's Recipe for the Mobile Wallet

written by bethburgee on October 4, 2012 in eCommerce and Industry Trends with 4 comments

Hello, my name is Beth and I have a chunky wallet. What I’m about to share is shocking. It might even make The Taploid. I confess to you the innards of my wallet (see photo above). Today, I ask for Read the Rest…


Trending Top 10 Lists for #Startups

written by bethburgee on September 19, 2012 in Industry Trends and Opinions and Startup News and Under The Radar with no comments

There are more startups in the digital media space than you can wave an iPhone at. Dave Johnson from AMC Ventures believes the growth is akin to the Dot.com bubble that burst in the 90′s. For as many startups as Read the Rest…


3 Ways to Win Customers for Life

written by HeidiIsern on May 31, 2012 in Industry Trends and Opinions with no comments

  As we line up speakers for our GROW conference, we are continually thinking through new ways of reaching and engaging customers.  With the rise of the social web and instant access to information our customers are more fickle then Read the Rest…


Does Klout Matter? Cathay Pacific Thinks So….

written by HeidiIsern on May 10, 2012 in Industry Trends and Social Media with no comments

Brands used to give preferential treatment to wealthy or re-occurring customers with loyalty cards and targeted ad campaigns.  However, with the rise of the social web, companies have to rethink their marketing tactics.  In the world of “viral” going after Read the Rest…


Etsy Funds Hacker School; Offers Grants for Women Engineers

written by HeidiIsern on April 10, 2012 in Industry Trends with no comments

We were lucky enough to have Chad Dickerson, CEO of Etsy, judge at our last Under the Radar conference.  Now we are very pleased to see that Etsy is supporting women in technology by funding New York’s “Hacker School”. Etsy Read the Rest…