Coworks is a new freelancing platform that uses social recommendations to promote top-quality, rewarding collaborations between creative freelancers and their clients.
Traditional online freelancing solutions provide buyers with literally thousands or even millions of freelancers to choose from,” says Jill Gutierrez, Community Manager at Coworks. “For quality creative services, this approach really misses the mark. Buyers waste time sifting through endless piles of candidates, and the best freelancers steer clear of this mass market setting entirely. At Coworks, we focus on personal connections and recommendations. The most comfortable and successful path to finding freelance resources has always been asking friends and colleagues. Coworks takes this important concept and combines it with an online platform that makes working together easier for everyone.”
Built for “great freelancers and smart clients,” Coworks focuses on four key categories within the creative services sector: writing and translation, design and illustration, photo/video, and web/apps.
In this video, the Crushpath Startup showcases a new way to pitch anything, including yourself.
We change the sales software game by allowing anyone, salesperson or not, a simple way to pitch and keep track of their relationships. Today, everyone’s pitching something, but what do we have to help us? Email blasts, cold calls, marketing campaigns–Good luck with that. Pitching is never a good experience for either side. Crushpath gives people a way to pitch their product, service, idea, or event with a simple, one page website that grabs the attention and captures leads in a way that email can’t. Your pitch is searchable, shareable, and social, so you get tons of eyeballs on it and are notified every time someone is interested. Then, keep track of your business relationships with a chronological play by play of all activity as it’s happening.
In this video from LUG 2013, Jeff Johnson from Startup Aeon Computing presents an overview of the company’s innovative Lustre storage solutions.
There are many storage solutions available in the market but not all of them do Lustre well. We set out to design a Lustre platform that was good at Lustre data and I/O profiles. Part of that design, in addition to performance, is that it follows Aeon Computing’s business philosophy in that there is no unnecessary, extraneous bull___t that gets in the way.
Do you want a mobil app for your enterprise, but don’t know where to start? Enter Appy Pie, a rapidly growing Cloud based Mobile Apps Builder Software company that allows nearly anyone to create basic applications for mobiles and smartphones.
Appy Pie allows users to create fully functional and customized apps in a wide variety of unique categories that range from mobile games and navigational tools, to e-book readers and business utilities on today’s most popular mobile operating systems. Through Appy Pie’s App Builder Platform, users can access various app building tools, and begin the process of bringing their application to life through an easy, step-by-step set of instructions that guides consumers with interactive directions right on the screen. Once completed, users are able to upload their mobile creation onto Android, iTunes, and very soon, to Blackberry and Windows operating systems, allowing for additional exposure, sharing, and even monetization upon approval.
Today ScaleOut announced their new hServer, the first in a series of products from ScaleOut Software that is filling in the need for real-time analytics with Hadoop.
While it’s a powerful platform for analyzing large, static data sets, Hadoop has always been limited by its inability to perform analytics on live data,” said Bill Bain, ScaleOut Software CEO. “There is an increasing drumbeat for real-time analytics using Hadoop, and we’re excited to take an important step towards meeting that need with this release.”
ScaleOut hServer will be available in both a free community edition and in several commercial editions. The community edition enables up to a four-server combined Hadoop/hServer grid for analyzing memory-based data sets of up to 256GB. Read the Full Story or check out our podcast interview with Bill Bain.
Did Apple’s Siri technology get you all excited only to leave you disappointed? Enter the new Excendia Virtual Assistant from Speech Mobility.
Given the challenging modern business lifestyle and recent technological advances, our Speech Mobility team saw a need to improve the way business phone systems work so we created Excendia,” said Bachir Halimi, Speech Mobility Founder and CEO.
Over at the Open Forum, Megan Rose Dickey writes that Splash, a one-stop shop for planning events, selling tickets and engaging with attendees, powered nearly 200 events at SXSW13 and collected 384,000 RSVPs.
Since launching a little over a year ago, Splash has attracted 25,000 event planners to its platform, including representatives from Spotify, Wired Magazine, Columbia Records, Vevo, Funny or Die and Buzzfeed.
Now, Splash is about four months into its ticketing service and has already processed $650,000 in gross sales. Earlier this week, Splash processed $25,000 in ticket sales in one day. Hindman says the company is approaching profitability, with a burn rate of less than $10,000 a month.
In this video, Ash Maurya, author of Running Lean, discusses ‘Innovation Accounting’ which effectively helps startups to define, measure, and communicate progress. By following the Running Lean techniques, you will learn to eliminate waste—whether it’s time, money, effort, or all of the above—and get your product to market quickly.