Technology

Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs Celebrate Success, But Note Challenges

Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs

MADISON, WI (September 5, 2018) - The women-led Doyenne Group hosted the 5x5x5 pitch contest last week as part of the Forward Festival celebrating Wisconsin entrepreneurs.

“While I agree it’s been a banner year for women, in general and in Madison, female entrepreneurs still face steep challenges in the startup space, especially in tech,” said CEO Abigail Barnes, of Allergy Amulet.

Read more here.

Building Cybersecurity Awareness

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WASHINGTON DC (January 31, 2018) - The increase in cyberattacks in recent years leaves America’s 30 million small businesses at risk - and yet many business owners are not taking adequate security measures, assuming that they are not a likely target. However, nearly 50% of the American workforce is employed by small businesses rather than larger high-profile companies, leaving millions of workers vulnerable.


“Small businesses are targets, and many are unprepared for cybersecurity challenges including ever-changing and increasing threats from malware, viruses and ransomware against intellectual property and company data,” writes Maria Roat in The Washington Times. “Nor are they adequately prepared to recognize or respond to an internal or external incident.”

Read the article here.

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How the Tech World Can Help Small Businesses

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SAN JOSE, CA (January 23, 2018) - Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay shares a compelling Op-Ed in USA Today highlighting the importance of connection and collaboration between the tech industry and the small business world.

“Creating pathways between remote areas and urban centers is beneficial in recirculating economic prosperity. Instead of painting the tech sector and innovation as job destroyers, we need a new model of public-private tech partnership where technology companies and public officials come together to rev the small business engine,” Wenig writes.  

Read the entire article here.


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Big Data for Small Businesses

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NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2018) - Big Data and artificial intelligence have been hot topics in the media lately - and yet most entrepreneurs don’t realize that they can use these tools in their own business.

“The majority of techniques used in Big Data and the Internet of Things (even some artificial intelligence) don’t require a large budget or a huge staff. They only require a willingness to learn and experiment,” the business blog SmallBizTrends reports.

The blog presents a fascinating list of books on Big Data, introducing the opportunities that it offers for business and offering ways to utilize these resources.  

Read the entire list here.


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