Startups are changing how retail functions online and offline. From virtual reality to better payment systems, they are transforming the industry. Startups are bringing new and exciting changes to how you shop every day.
Robot Store Associates
Imagine walking into a store and being greeted by a smiling robot that is automatically restocking shelves and keeping track of merchandise. This imaginary scenario is not far from reality. With a gray body that resembles a pole or stick and two black eyes on a digital screen, Tally is a robotic store associate that can analyze shelves. This robot is able to see if items are running low or misplaced. In addition, Tally can check [...]
Baseline: In with the old, out with the new
Date: April 28th – 30th, 2017
Starts: April 28th at 6:30PM / Ends: April 30th at 7:00PM
Venue: OXO2 Level Two, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, Southbank, London SE1 9PH
Twitter account: bemyappuk
Get ready to mix the new with the old. Developers, dreamers and designers are invited to an exclusive event on April 28-30 to create ideas for an ageing world. Powered by later lifestyle specialists, Auriens, this 48-hour hackathon will enable the brightest minds to bring about the best new thinking for baby boomers and beyond. One aim: to [...]
It’s not easy starting a business. Nine out of 10 businesses fail in the first year, with a further 95% failing within five years. The statistics are sobering, but there are many benefits to starting a business. You can be your own boss and if the business is a success, the financial rewards are immense.
The entrepreneurial landscape has never been better. There has been a sustained shift towards entrepreneurialism in the last few years. In 2015, 608,110 new businesses were started, which was a 4.6% increase on the previous year. It’s become easier for people to start a business. Despite the economic upheaval in the last few months, there is every indication that [...]
As we near the end of this god-forsaken year entitled 2016, there is certainly a lot to reflect on (or retract from depending on your disposition). This month has felt pretty surreal if not 100% in-conflict coming off last. I mean how is one supposed to feel merry with cheer given the defacement that is now set to be in control of America, not to mention all the other horrible developments around the globe? Santa is 100% happy he lives in the non-nationalized North Pole, except of course all his polar bear friends are dying from starvation due to climate change. There is that. Nonetheless (or perhaps despite the lessening), the two events in about as many weeks that caught my [...]
When starting a new business endeavor, Internet marketing is going to be your ‘make it or break it’ foundation upon which you build all your marketing strategies. After all, you are an entrepreneur – who knows the importance of capturing a target audience and where better to do that than on the internet? It is the fastest way to reach literally millions of people so with the right strategies for your industry and your brand, you can turn a tidy profit. Here’s what you need to know.Of Vital Importance – Your Website Can Make You or Break You
The whole focus of Internet marketing is to drive traffic to your business. Whether you sell anything online or not, you need a [...]
So once upon a time a guy named Eric started a movement. Truth be told, like most of us he was probably trying to start something that would decrease his probability of financial hardship in the future, and in the process possibly make a bit of a name for himself. It would appear it worked and his insights have been well received, by BOTH startups starting out AND mega-corporations interested in a given decade’s operational ‘botox’. But whatever the path that leads you to Lean, it can be an incredible learning experience. So yea, build-[test+]measure-learn is EXACTLY it, and the take-home is that [...]
Today, anything that is related to finance and technology in the slightest way has the FinTech label slapped on to it. With so many ventures striving to achieve different goals, it is sometimes hard to keep a clear head and distinguish one from the other.
To make this process easier, one of the most straightforward distinction to make is the difference in audience focus. Is the venture targeting end users, hence B2C or is the audience another business, hence B2B? Some fintech companies are clearly on one end of the spectrum, while others are a blend of both. What characteristics do the different business models embody and why has the constellation of fintech companies come [...]
The Palace of Fine Arts was born out of an Exhibition intent on demonstrating that San Francisco had rebuilt itself. So the fact this year’s Tech Inclusion conference was held in the neighboring Innovation Hangar (previously the Exploratorium) is quite appropriate. In a sense, the goal here is to rebuild SF’s crown jewel: Tech. Young and not so young white guys hold a majority stake at present, but in the years to come, it seems to me that the tech sector is going to incur some well-deserved growing pains of a different variety. We’re not talking 4-5x the national GDP growth rate, no, this is something more like [...]
So you’re looking to start a business? You’ve got a great idea, or a fantastic product, maybe you’ve even got the money to get started and great people to help you, or an audience to sell to. Yet you’re stuck. You’ve got a degree in business or a related topic, but you’re still not sure how to take your ideas forward, you don’t feel ready to take the plunge, you don’t feel you have the right experience, or the detailed knowledge to make a success out of it. Perhaps you just don’t have the confidence. An MBA is exactly what you need.What is an MBA?
MBA stands for Masters of Business Administration. It’s a post graduate degree, tailored to furthering your education of practical [...]
The most telling aspect of the Structure Security conference came in the form of back-to-back panels on Tuesday afternoon. The first comprised of Qualcomm, Intel, and ARM; and the second: Facebook, Uber, and Slack. The contrast in these two panels titled ‘Defining what it Means to be Trusted’ and ‘To Secure It, Open It Up’ respectively, embodies the massive changes that are underway in cybersecurity. It was incredibly noticeable how differently companies like ARM and Intel think about and approach security as compared to the Facebook’s and Uber’s of the world. Granted, right out of the gate there’s a huge distinction between hardware and [...]