https://workforpie.com/ helps you build a showcase of your work, which takes less than 10 minutes. This showcase is much better than an old-style resume. Here the founders explain why in our group of startup interviews at Techcrunch Disrupt.
Over the last year it has truly been a privilege to share stories with you about some of the companies, partners and events that the Space Cowboys have attended within the Rackspace Startup Program. The technology world is buzzing with brilliant entrepreneurial minds creating new ways and improving on old ones, making our planet a better place. This innovation makes the stories easy to tell.
Cloud computing helps businesses get off the ground with little upfront investment and operate on a shoestring while accessing technology and applications traditionally reserved for big businesses. Services like web hosting, hosted storage, and email hosting take the financial strain and workload off of business so they can focus on their core competencies. Take a look at what a big deal the cloud is becoming for small businesses.
PayPerks is an educational rewards platform for the financially underserved and part of the Rackspace Startup Program. Their patent-pending rewards model fuses online education with sweepstakes-based incentives in order to fuel positive behavior changes among the lower and middle income segment. Users can earn PayPerks points through a variety of actions such as taking PayPerks’ graphical, story-based educational curriculum, adopting prepaid debit cards to eliminate their check cashing fees or accumulating a rainy day fund in a prepaid account.
On Thursday, December 1st Rackspace celebrated the grand opening of its San Francisco office and the Space Cowboys from the Rackspace Startup Program were there to witness. It was a grand affair hosted by Robert Scoble, technology evangelist, and Chief Learning Officer at Rackspace Hosting, who is building a new community of people fanatical about tech startups. Special guests at the event included GoPro, Loggly, New Relic, Foodspotting and the Honorable Ed Lee who shared his thoughts about the San Francisco tech community and proclaimed it “Rackspace Day,” honoring the company’s commitment to investing its resources in his city.
We’ve all had the experience of being “on hold,” and are too familiar with the robotic voice that says, “the average wait time is… thirty… nine…minutes,” followed by monotonous on-hold music and endless marketing pitches for a product that has your blood pressure peaking. FastCustomer makes customer service and sales calls feel better for everyone involved by eliminating “Waiting on Hold.” FastCustomer’s iPhone and Android app, targeted sponsorship spots, and web-based call-back module bridges the gap between companies committed to their customers, and customers who make value-based purchasing decisions.
A tutor is defined as ‘a person charged with the instruction and guidance of another’. The Rackspace Startup Program is a group of Cloud Computing professionals charged with providing instruction and guidance for entrepreneurs and their startups. Keeping students focused, engaged and motivated to learn, while connecting them with teachers and grad students who can ignite the learning spark within, Tutorspree is a marketplace for tutoring.
Way back in 1992, long before the inception of the Rackspace Startup Program, rock & roll storyteller Bruce Springsteen wrote “Man came by to hook up my cable TV…We settled in for the night my baby and me…We switched ’round and ’round ’til half-past dawn…There was 57 channels and nothing on.” Today there are 500+ channels of television and nothing on. Friendeo solves this problem by organizing all Internet video based on social context. The result is a video stream that is relevant, fun, entertaining and available anywhere, anytime.
The Space Cowboys from the Rackspace Startup Program are on the road most of the time visiting with startups over the globe. Finding the best travel deals and booking them can be time consuming and frustrating. Are you frustrated with booking travel online? Introducing myTab, an online travel gift card where you can create trips for any occasion. Save funds on your gift card, have friends and family give you cash on your gift card and then redeem the funds towards travel on myTab. It’s faster and easier than scrambling around trying to find the best travel deals.