5 Non-Tech Tips From The Phat Startup’s (@ThePhatStartup) #Tech808 D.C. #BossUp (Video)

5 Non-Tech Tips From The Phat Startup's (@ThePhatStartup) #Tech808 D.C. #BossUp

The Phat Startup is a New York City-based startup that provides education for aspiring entrepreneurs. This is done via events, interviews and various media resources (blogs, tweets, etc.).

I’d been following The Phat Startup for some time on Twitter (they share alot of great content there) and attended their first #tech808 event in NYC last fall. One of the missions of #tech808 is to teach you how to take your company to the next level.

This past weekend The Phat Startup presented the second #Tech808 conference in Washington, D.C. As with the #tech808 NYC, D.C.’s version was a great event for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups of all types (not just tech related!).

Early in the day while listening to one of the first speakers (Paul C. Brunson), I realized that this #tech808 D.C. seemed different. It felt like The Phat Startup had modified NYC’s setup and improved it. In D.C., the event felt like it was more than just about tech related ideas and content.

The Phat Startup’s next #tech808 is later this Summer in Oakland. In the meantime, check out this video where I share 5 of the best non-tech tips from #tech808 D.C. Y’all can watch the video after the jump!

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#RapOnTheRun: My BSX Insight (@BSXAthletics) Has Arrived. Time To See If It’s 2 Legited 2 Quited. #RunChat



Well y’all my BSX Insight Running Edition has arrived. Last year around this time I was selected to be one of the first consumers to try out the new wearable sports technology. Back then the device was in research and development (R&D) and not yet ready.

The BSX Insight was created by BSX Athletics, a sports technology startup out of Htine. (aka Houston, Texas). BSX Insight is the world’s first ever wearable, non-invasive lactate threshold sensor.

Last year when the product was still in R&D, I had just finished my first marathon and looking for a new goal [READ: BSX Athletics Insight + The Goals To Get Fast & Lean]. Now the finished product is available and I received it right before it went to market in April. For the past 6+ weeks I’ve been on doctor-ordered non activity and just got clearance last week. Now that I free to train again (YASSSSSSSSSSSSS!) I going to try out the BSX Insight and incorporate it into training.

Now mind y’all, I’m team low maintenance so I hope there’s not a lot of foolywang into getting this thing set up before I can start using it. I like tech gadgets that don’t take a lot of fiddling to be functional. So we’ll see how it goes.

Y’all can stay tuned to my Twitter (@nancioishiphop), Instgram (@nancioishiphop), Facebook (Nanci O Is Hip Hop), YouTube (nancioishiphop) and the blog for all running updates.


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Events: SC Music Awards 2015 (@SCMusicAwards) Tickets On Sale Now

SC Music Awards 2015 (@SCMusicAwards)

Get ready! Florence, SC July 17-19, 2015. Y’all can visit SC Music Awards.com to find ticket information, a full listing of events throughout the weekend and more.

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2015 #AOCFest: Art Of Cool Festival (@TheAOCProject) Review: The Top 5 Coolest Features (Video)

2015 Art Of Cool Festival (@TheAOCProject) Review: The Top 5 Coolest Features #AOCFest (Video)

The 2015 Art Of Cool Festival is now down in the history books as another epic and memorable Art Of Cool event. This year’s festivities took place April 24 through 26 in downtown Durham, NC.

Art Of Cool is a 501(c)(3) jazz-presenting non-profit based in Durham. The company has been producing extra fly events in Raleigh-Durham for the last two years. One of their earliest kickbacks, which was also one of my favs — Thursdays At The Stack — no longer take place. It’s all good though, because since then the Art Of Cool has gone on to bring some of the best music artists/shows (Bilal, Goapele) and music education events (Start Of Cool) to the area.

This year’s Art Of Cool Festival included paid and free music shows, a food truck jam, jazz brunch, a blend of technology/business programming plus more. Shawty, there was so much going on, by Sunday I was wore out.

In this review, I count down the top five coolest features of the 2015 festival weekend. If you’re debating on attending 2016’s Art Of Cool festival, curious about the city of Durham or want to know what’s it like to attend a music festival here, be sure to watch the entire review through to the end.

Y’all can watch the 2015 Art Of Cool Festival’s Top 5 Coolest Features video after the jump!

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