Elizabeth Ringwald

1,985 Flips | 19 Magazines | 1 Like | 5 Following | 41 Followers | @esringwald | As a consulting content marketing strategist serving startups in Seattle, I enjoy helping entrepreneurs figure out what to say and where to say it. I get their companies found and authentically connected to customers. My obsessions revolve around curating content and messing about in perennial gardens.

Sample Privacy Policy

This page is designed to help businesses, especially BBB Accredited Businesses, create an online privacy notice for use on the Internet. A privacy …

Privacy

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Data Privacy — 501 Commons

Adding to that imperative are the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations. GDPR gives people more control over how their contact …

Online Privacy

Watch for Fraudulent Letter: Announcement from WA Secretary of State

Secretary Of State

Starting a Nonprofit: New toolkit available!

Nonprofits

These 165,000-Pound Columns Will Heft a 38-Story Tower 85 Feet Off the Ground

A one-of-a-kind design that's worth standing beneath.<p>Near the water in downtown Seattle, there's about to be a skyscaper unlike anything the city—and, well, the world—has seen. A 38-story tower will sit a full 85 feet off the ground, creating a open plaza beneath it, all thanks to the immense …

Architecture

You Are Doing Your Marketing Wrong (and I Have the Data to Prove It)

You know what’s interesting about having an ad agency?It’s that you get to talk to companies of all sizes and learn what causes them to grow.And I …

Marketing

How To Ensure Your Small Business Isn't A Failure Statistic This Year

<b>Part of the series “Leading Entrepreneurial Success Today”</b><p>While two-thirds of Americans dream of opening their own small business, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that approximately 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, and about 50% of small businesses fail in …

Small Business

Madrona reveals more details about its startup founder factory, taps ex-AWS manager as leader

Scott Jacobson knows the ins and outs of Seattle’s tech ecosystem. As managing director at Madrona Venture Group and a longtime technologist in the …

Startups

New US Tariffs are Anti-Maker and Will Encourage Offshoring

The new 25% tariffs announced by the USTR, set to go into effect on July 6th, are decidedly anti-Maker and ironically pro-offshoring. I’ve examined …

Arduino

How A Reduction In Hospital Deaths Helped Amazon And Buffett Pick Atul Gawande

News that Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have picked noted surgeon, speaker and writer Dr. Atul Gawande to run their healthcare venture has the business community wondering what his solutions will be to fix healthcare.<p>They should look no further than South Carolina’s hospitals, …

Health Care

In two days, an EU committee will vote to crown Google and Facebook permanent lords of internet censorship

On June 20, the EU's legislative committee will vote on the new Copyright directive, and decide whether it will include the controversial "Article …

Internet

The Severe Shortage of Multilayer Ceramic Chip Capacitors (MLCC)

Due to the scientific principal governing electrical circuits, it is necessary for electronic equipment to have quite a lot of capacitors. From home …

Manufacturing

Data privacy startup Prifender raises $5M to help companies stay compliant

Data privacy continues to be top of mind for companies all around the world, particularly as laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation go …

Data Protection

Commercial IoT provider Rigado raises $15M to roll out ‘edge-as-a-service’ tech

Rigado has raised a $15 million investment round to fuel growth of its commercial IoT technology products and services.<p>Founded in 2010, the …

Internet of Things

If You Haven't Fixed Your Nonprofit Website To Comply With GDPR, Here's How

<i>You can download an audio podcast here or subscribe via iTunes or Google Play.</i><p>On May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect. These rules effectively apply to almost every website operated in the world—including your nonprofit or social venture. If you haven’t …

Privacy

Texting and Consent: What Businesses Need to Know About the TCPA

Conversational texting between companies and consumers is the future of business communication. But this new format for business-to-consumer …

Text Messaging

Shiitake Mushrooms

Out in the middle of rural Buckingham County, Virginia--population 11,751--there's a mushrooming business that its president hopes will stun competitors and consumers alike and revolutionize the industry in the United States. His company has started growing mushrooms, big mushrooms, thousands of …

Mushrooms

Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

Alexandra Lange's interest in school design started in her childhood, when she read <i>Little House on the Prairie,</i> with its indelible depiction of Laura's one-room schoolhouse in Wisconsin.<p>Today, she's an architecture and design critic. Her new book, <i>The Design of Childhood,</i> considers the physical …

Education

GDPR Compliance: Will GDPR Affect Your Nonprofit?

As an entity that exists for the primary benefit of shareholders, the corporate world operates very differently from the nonprofit world. The rules …

Nonprofits

Winning hackathon project is now helping millions of people worldwide to read and write | Stories

For years, Merlyne Graves spent several hours every weekend reading text aloud and recording it for her students who struggled with reading.<p>Graves, a …

Teaching

MIT Device Uses Wi-Fi to ‘See’ Through Walls and Track Your Movements

Researchers have been working on this technology since the 70s, and it’s getting more precise.<p>Anyone who has ever been intrigued by ads for x-ray specs in the back of a comic book will appreciate the latest work out of MIT, which advances technology to “see” through walls.<p>Using WiFi, a team at …

Comic Books

Tableau acquires MIT AI spinoff Empirical Systems, opens new R&D center in Boston area

Tableau Software has acquired Empirical Systems, an eight-person artificial intelligence startup based in Cambridge, Mass., planning to integrate …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside Palmer Luckey’s Bid to Build a Border Wall

We’re standing on the edge of a cliff on a remote Texas ranch, a long patch of rocky desert stretching out below to the verdant banks of the Rio …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

2018 State of Hardware Report

It’s an exciting time to be a product developer.<p>Emerging technologies like <i>artificial intelligence</i> and <i>machine learning</i> are inspiring an explosion in …

Artificial Intelligence

Rand Fishkin’s Tales From the Startup World

The SparkToro founder and former Moz CEO says many new companies get it wrong when it comes to fundraising and hiring<p>In 2001, Rand Fishkin dropped out of college and joined his mother’s marketing business. For seven years he was chief executive of the company, which eventually was christened Moz …

Marketing

Want to be an ally to women at work? Five things men in tech have been doing.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more women are coming forward with their stories of workplace harassment and inequality, and more men are hearing …

5 Updates Your Operations Team Should Share With Your Marketing Department

2 Shares<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Share2<p>+1<p>Stumble<p>There’s one prevailing challenge across many industries: fostering proactive, effective cross-departmental …

Marketing

Failure vs Creating a product people want to buy

<b>Newsflash: Lean Startup and Customer Development are inherently broken.</b> If you ask me, the whole process is functionally bankrupt. Why? Let me answer …

Commuting