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DC’s Canvas Co/work Gets Acquired by HZDG

DC's Canvas Co/work Gets Acquired by HZDG

This morning, the Washington D.C.-based co-working space Canvas Co/work announced that it has been acquired by the Rockville, MD-based design agency HZDG. According to the statement posted by Canvas earlier this morning, HZDG will acquire all of its assets, including its 6,000-square-foot space near DC’s Dupont Circle. Canvas was one of the first coworking offices in… Read more »

6 Entrepreneurs Share Their Good Luck Rituals

good luck rituals

In a 2014 survey of entrepreneurs, they ranked luck as the least important factor in their success, behind talent, experience, education, and hard work. So what role does luck play in entrepreneurship? Some people prefer to say that the harder you work, the luckier you are – you need luck, but you can maximize your… Read more »

Telefónica Partners with Bluesmart to Bring Connectivity to Smart Luggage


Bluesmart is partnering with telecommunication giant, Telefónica, to provide connectivity and location tracking for the Bluesmart Connected Carry-on luggage. The Y Combinator-backed startup launched Bluesmart luggage last year through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, where they raised 3,860 percent over the original goal of $50,000. They raised over $2M in funding. Thanks to this new partnership, Bluesmart… Read more »

15 Tools For Efficient Internal and External Business Collaboration

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Document safety, file sharing, and knowledge sharing have become an integral part of modern collaborative culture. Other than saving time, virtual collaboration aims at improving your work, making you impressively productive, providing you with a flawless end product and placing you ahead of the competition. In addition, this allows you to communicate and collaborate not only… Read more »

14 History-Making Women on Self-Empowerment

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It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to showcase the women making history happen right now in business, technology, and especially in the empowerment of others. The themes of breaking the glass ceiling and gender inequality in the workplace might be what Hollywood and the advertising world are currently addressing (see Always’ #LikeAGirl, Covergirl’s… Read more »

Highlight Your Startup Community: Become a Tech Cocktail Ambassador

Tech Cocktail ambassador

Are you a community do-er? Obsessed with all the great happenings in your town? Know the latest and hottest startups? We have something special for you! Tech Cocktail is looking for new ambassadors to help cover the great happenings in their startup communities and host events to bring everyone together. The very first Tech Cocktail… Read more »

3 Reasons Why Google’s New Campus Will Blow Your Mind

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Google recently announced details about their plans for a new campus in Mountain View, California. Based on the photos released by the tech giant, the campus will definitely live up to the company’s innovative image. Google has nearly 15,000 workers in Mountain View spread across dozens of corporate buildings. According to Google’s VP of Real Estate, David Radcliffe, the… Read more »

Quick Guide to Deleting Files Forever


Did you know that when you “delete” files from your computer, they can still remain on your hard disk? Many people don’t know that many of their files can be recovered once deleted. Information like financial statements or medical. Even sensitive data, you need to make sure that your computer overwrites both the links to… Read more »

5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Blog for Your Startup

startup blogging

If there ever was a powerful tool to supercharge your business endeavors, it has to be blogging. Be it about generating more leads or to engage with the existing customers, a blog is a great way to communicate your thoughts and expertise on the web. For startups, who seldom are backed by millions of dollars… Read more »

5 Reasons VoIP is Essential for Business Today

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Traditional phone lines are still the most preferred method of business communication, but there are certain situations when they may not be the most reasonable choice. For example, let’s say that you want to talk to someone across the world – the phone bill would be enormous, especially if you have to talk to them on… Read more »

4 Reasons Your Startup Doesn’t Belong in Suburbia

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Suburban office park or urban core?  That is the question startups often wrestle with as they consider signing a new lease.  Too often the decision is made purely on short-term financial grounds — they managed to score a mediocre suburban space at a super cheap discount. What startups fail to realize is that there are… Read more »

Solutions for Your Cloud Computing Struggles

cloud computing

Perhaps it’s a case of unrealistic expectations or simple lack of preparation, but companies that adopt cloud computing are finding that using it is a greater challenge than anticipated. That’s not to take away from the many benefits that the cloud can provide, such as greater enterprise agility and cost savings, but there’s always a… Read more »

3 Easy Ways to Create an App with No Experience

building an app

App development isn’t as hard as it was in the past. Business owners who want to get into the mobile space can make an app and test it too using app-building tools available on the market. While technical know-how is important to make a killer app, these platforms just help make the job a lot easier for you, increasing… Read more »