Naruby Schlenker is a co-founder of Ordoro, a web application that helps small- and medium-sized ecommerce retailers manage their orders, inventory and shipping. Founded in 2010, Ordoro streamlines everything that happens after a shopper checks out on an online retailer’s website, including inventory management, drop shipping, supplier integration and the creation and printing of packing lists and shipping labels.
Helping people learn more in less time is the mission behind Knowji, a passionate education technology (EdTech) company and a member of the Rackspace Startup Program that strives to empower people through education, focusing specifically on language acquisition.
February brings us Robinson Crusoe Day on the firstday of the month. The Vietnam War ended in February 1973. The first President of the United States, George Washington was born this month in 1732, and the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809. Each year on February 22nd, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). International Polar Bear Day falls on the 27th of the month. And, in the words of American journalist Hunter S. Thompson, “February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned.”
While the PC is still the most popular gaming device for many online gamers, smartphones and tablets are quickly catching up. Rackspace Startup Program startup Double Stallion Games is an independent game studio based in Montreal, Canada, that focuses on mobile games. The company’s mission is to bring arcade-style games to mobile devices the right way with HD cartoon graphics and great touch controls.
Curious what craft brews your friends are drinking or where they’re hanging out? Untappd lets you socially share and explore the world of beer with friends. You can comment on and toast your friend’s beer selections, and receive beer recommendations based on what you and your friends have tried. You’ll have no reason to not try something new. As an additional encouragement, Untappd allows you to earn a number of cool badges for completing a variety of different criteria.
It’s no secret that Rackspace loves startups! And the Rackspace Startup Program is committed to helping entrepreneurs drive the next generation of businesses by providing cloud products, services and coaching through select university entrepreneurial programs, accelerators, investors and others who share our passion for startups. We enjoy working hand in hand with our key partners in the startup community and helping them grow their startup companies year after year.
January brings us a brand new 2014. Benjamin Franklin was born this month in 1706. The drinking straw was patented in 1888. Make Your Dreams Come True Day fall on the 8th. Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Pacific Ocean in January 1935, and first flight of the supersonic Concorde happened in 1976. The United Nations General Assembly first met in London in January of 1946. And, in the words of Suze Orman, “No one’s ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February.”
Information overload is a harsh reality of the online world – plentiful search results are great, but they often offer little context. ZEEF, an Amsterdam-based startup, however, believes that using human expertise as a filter while leveraging crowdsourcing and knowledge is the ultimate solution and an effective way to bubble the best results to the top.
Sean Hamawi is co-founder and director of Plutora, Inc., an Australia-based SaaS provider that enables companies to manage their enterprise IT pipeline, enterprise IT releases and IT environments with an Enterprise Release Management & Planning, Test Environment Management and Deployment Plan application. The solution is a robust on-demand Enterprise IT Release Management software built from the ground up to help organizations deliver effective and efficient releases while driving real value back to your business through improved efficiency via roadmap features.