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Did You Get Your LED Costume?

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Yep, it’s that adorable LED baby. You just can’t stop watching her. And wishing you had this LED costume. And watching her again. Glowy Zoey’s video hit a gajillion views last year when her dad came up with this outfit. Since then, in proper startup fashion, they have been iterating on the model, figuring out… Read more »


Why Snuggling an Uber Kitten Is Good for Your Startup

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For National Cat Day yesterday, Uber teamed up with Cheezburger and ASPCA for the second year in a row to deliver kittens instead of people. Users in 7 cities – Austin, Chicago, DC, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle – could open up the Uber app and request a kitten, which would be delivered to your… Read more »



Joel Trammell of Khorus: How to Get from Founder to CEO [VIDEO]

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On Thursday, November 6, Tech Cocktail is hosting its Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase, featuring Spark‘s Scott Hess and Khorus‘s Joel Trammell. Get your tickets now! At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate, Joel Trammell took some time to speak to attendees about what it means to be CEO. Specifically, he talked about how a startup… Read more »



GlobalHack III Doesn’t Want St. Louis and Ferguson to Heal Artificially

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GlobalHack, a hackathon coming to us from St. Louis, has made the decision to sustain the momentum generated by their first two successful events. They just announced the details for their much anticipated third event, GlobalHack III. The nonprofit organization fosters talent and innovation via coding competitions, and this time around they’re partnering with Emerson… Read more »


Here’s a Last-Minute DIY iPhone 6 Halloween Costume

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For those of you who have left it to the last day to find yourself a Halloween costume (e.g., yours truly) – don’t fret! There are lots of opportunities out there for you to put together a last-minute Halloween costume; honestly, just walk around your local thrift shop and ideas should start to form immediately. If,… Read more »


The Top 30 Startup Accelerators Ranked

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Startup accelerators have been around for almost 10 years now, and the landscape is starting to change. We’re seeing more and more international accelerators, as well as programs for niche industries and niche demographics. In Accelerate: Founder Insights into Accelerator Programs, authors Luke Deering, Matt Cartagena, and Chris Dowdeswell list over 200 programs – and provide… Read more »


MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

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“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston has one of the greatest startup communities in the world.” Last… Read more »


Martin Ringlein on the Top Ten Traits of Entrepreneurship

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Last month, Tech Cocktail joined startup and tech enthusiasts in welcoming Maria Thomas of SmartThings and Martin Ringlein of nvite in Crystal City at Disruption Corporation, home of Crystal Tech Fund. An award-winning designer, developer, entrepreneur and angel investor; Martin most recently was at The White House as a President as a Presidential Innovation Fellow…. Read more »


LinkHubb Brings Link Sharing to Life

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Every day, you see another product or story about how email makes work life more tedious and less productive. But what about your home life? Aren’t emails crucial when everyone needs to get together for Dad’s birthday? When old friends set out to plan a group trip? LinkHubb knows it’s important for people to share… Read more »




Judge Strikes Down Uber Restraining Order in Las Vegas

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The powerful cab lobby, the Nevada Taxicab Authority, and the Nevada Attorney General did not prevail against Uber in a Las Vegas District Court today, when Judge Douglas Herndon, himself a former Prosecutor, said the Nevada Attorney General’s office failed to show that Uber was causing “irreparable harm” to public safety. However, judges in Washoe County (the… Read more »