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Di Blog Series: Get to Know Us

Interested in digital products? Want to get a feel for what a day in the life looks like on the...

The Design Sprint: 5 Lessons Learned

The Sprint Book: Simply put, a book outlining the process developed by Google Ventures to turn a half-baked idea into...

Di Blog Series: Get to Know Us

Interested in digital products? Want to get a feel for what a day in the life looks like on the...

We're Grateful For Our Clients

From, “It’s too risky,” to “You’ll never get that approved,” to “No one has the bandwidth for that,” there are...

5 Tips and Tools that Make Remote Work Actually Work

Working from home has some amazing perks: no commute, shame-free jumping-jacks breaks, and more lunch options than 1) that sad...

How a Mission Statement Made Me Feel at Home

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Removing Barriers to Growth In The Middle Market

Shortly after college and a brief stint working for the summer Olympic Games, I read a book entitled Jump Start...

Never Stop Learning

Recently, at a community event, I ran into a person I worked with a few years ago. We got to...

Built for Change

One of the most frequently asked questions we get about Differential is; what makes you different? (i.e. there are a...

If It Was Easy...

…Everyone would do it!

Why Men Stopped Wearing Hats

…and what it means for your company culture.

The Importance of Apprenticeships

When I started working at Differential about 3 months ago, there were 5 apprentices working amongst the full-time employees and...

User Analytics in Under 5 Minutes

Activity ≠ Progress

John Wooden, one of the greatest basketball coaches men to ever live once said, “Never mistake activity for achievement.”

What Does A Good Work Life Look Like?

We all want to live a good life, right? Sure we do, but what does that mean? What does a...

What is a Differential?

What is a differential? Well, it depends who you ask but let’s examine this question after having watched this video....

Why Culture Fit is Complicated

Your first day on the job at a new company can be nerve-wracking [insert flashbacks to your first day of...

Supporting Women in Tech

For a few months after I was hired at Differential, when friends and family asked about my new job, they...

Scaling Meteor to 20,000+ Users in 7 Days

My phone vibrates. The familiar buzz for an email notification. Apple finally approved a critical last minute update to the...

Getting Focused.

Like most early founders, two and a half years ago when we were first dreaming up what Differential could become,...

To Do Meaningful Work

We are lucky that we work with amazing organizations, who do meaningful work. The applications we build range from helping...

3 Things Great Companies Nail

While companies are incredibly diverse and complicated, it occurs to me that the lasting successful ones all have (at least)...

New to Differential. New to Meteor.

I just finished my second week as a new member of the Differential team.  As anyone who has started in...

Thanks Cintrifuse

What seems a lifetime ago, Jake Hodesh invited us to make Cintrifuse our home. At the time, Lisnr had just moved...

Sliding Along 3D Walls

How do you move a group of objects synchronously around the inside of a closed space? It’s not as easy...

Differential 2.0

On April 16th, we promised to “officially announcing details of our new model” in a few days. Here we are...

Differential: 1st Year Startup Studio

Differential is working on a new approach to the studio model. In the next few days, we’re officially announcing details...

AngelHack Cincinnati Spring 2014: Finally a Professional Hackathon in Cincinnati

If you're a software developer (of any experience level) in or near Cincinnati, you have choices for what to do...

TV Producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, Shark Tank, etc) Talks Startups

Cincinnati Welcomes Mark Burnett On January 28th around 3,500 people had the unique pleasure of welcoming TV’s most influential reality...

Cincinnati Lean Startup Circle Format Change

In 2013, Lean Startup adoption blossomed in Cincinnati; we have lots of stories that need to be shared. We're adopting...

Looking for a Team to Run with Assistant.io

One of the best parts about having a star-studded team of makers is that we can constantly test new ideas....

Think Twice Before Pitching At The Next Startup Event

I am not a lawyer.

7 Startup Lessons From My Newborn

Over the last 16 months I've had the fortune of being a 2-time new dad and helping to launch a...

Optimizing for Happiness

Tough choices Have you ever been faced with a choice of hapiness or a big paycheck? What would you choose?...

Don't Be A Startup Martyr

This is a reaction to Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining A Startup

End of Summer Differential Update

Hi everyone, I'm Will Muller, intern at Differential, bringing you an end of summer update on Differential. Client Success Cladwell:...

Are You Really Solving a Problem?

Over the last couple years I've spent a lot of time with entrepreneurs at a very early stage, including at...

Why I Love GiveCamp Weekend!

The 2013 Southwest Ohio Givecamp takes place October 18-20. I will be there representing Differential. If you're not familiar with...

4 Ways to Be a Great Dad & Entrepreneur

As a relatively new father and founder, I wanted to share some thoughts about balancing both. It's definitely not an...

Differential's June Newsletter

First Deal: Cladwell We’d like to introduce you to Differential’s first client, Cladwell. A few months ago, we teamed up...

Week 1: Cladwell + Differential

On Monday we officially began our relationship with Cladwell . Getting Started To kick off the week, Blake from Cladwell...

Have You Heard of Cladwell?

Over the course of the past four months, we have met with 60+ Cincinnati entrepreneurs, as well as numerous meetings...

Misconceptions about Lean Startup

Popularity of the Lean Startup methodology continues to rise, but suffers from misconceptions by people who don't understand it, similar...

The Power of USERcycle

One of my missions is to get every entrepreneur we work with on their web app onto USERcycle. USERcycle provides...

Splitting Equity in a Startup

We've had many very interesting conversations with entrepreneurs about "equity." It comes up just about every meeting, as we explore...

Welcome to Differential

The Cincinnati startup scene is heating up, and we have identified a worthwhile business opportunity. The B2C segment is doing...

How Can We Help?

Reaching out doesn’t mean you’re ready to start a project, but we’d love to learn more about the challenge you’re facing, answer any questions, and see if we might be a good fit for working together.

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