3 Entrepreneurs Share Advice for Women in Tech

We all know there is a major gender gap in the labor force at large, but women represent a very small percentage of the tech industry—30%, to be exact. In 2011, the Level Playing Field Institute published a study that revealed women in tech (especially women of color) had more negative work experiences than their male counterparts, which in turn led to high turnover rates and contributed to job dissatisfaction overall. (more…)

9 Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills and Increase Productivity

Splitting my time as the marketing director for a small startup, teaching as an adjunct video production instructor at a number of schools, putting on entertainment events for the public, building volunteer social impact organizations, running a film festival, producing a feature film, going to Startup Institute’s immersive program, and producing commercial videos for corporations are just some of the ways I spend my daily life. (more…)

How Mark McEachran Teaches Ad-Tech Through the Lens of Retargeting

Teaching at Startup Institute Chicago has been a biannual joy for me. I’ve been an adjunct instructor for about two years, teaching one of the sessions in the digital marketing course: an intensive on display advertising. Display advertising, particularly online display advertising, continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Starting in the late 90s, there have been increasingly sophisticated systems designed to help advertisers reach their audiences online. As a consequence, online publishing has flourished—offering readers free content, paid for by the marketing messages within the pages. (more…)

The Sophomore Chronicles: Highlights from Weeks 3 and 4 at Startup Institute Chicago

This article by John Egan first appeared on MediumThis is the second blog post in a four-part series. Read part one: The Freshman Chronicles.

Chapter 2: Flying High

Throughout Week 3 and Week 4, we started flying high and accelerating our learning at a much faster pace. We began to build our networks, we got into the heart of our technical tracks, and we had deep talks to discover who we are and what we want to make out of our lives.

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