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Win a Trip to CES with Tech Cocktail’s CES Sweepstakes!

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Today, Tech Cocktail in partnership with the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show announced a special online sweepstakes that will allow two winners to win two free passes to the 2015 International CES! This prize includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations from January 6-9th, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To enter, you must visit the CES Sweepstakes… Read more »


13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For

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Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude; for startup founders, that means saying thank you to the team who believes in you, the customers who support you, and the family members who put up with it all. But let’s face it: there’s a lot about startup life to not be thankful for. Although there’s no use… Read more »


8 Smart Kitchen Solutions for a Connected Thanksgiving

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Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is never easy, to put it simply. Even if you’re eating by yourself it can be draining and difficult to nail all the different dishes and their complexities; getting the turkey perfectly cooked and not dry is maddening sometimes. Thankfully humans have been riding the hype train that is the Smart Home…. Read more »


Building, Launching, and Scaling a Global Hardware Startup

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Last week at TechShop in the Crystal City neighborhood just across the bridge from Washington, D.C., Tech Cocktail was welcomed by the maker community as we interviewed four prominent figures in the hardware startup industry. Here is what we learned from Jeff Hale, COO and cofounder of Rebel Desk; Jake Colvin, Director of Global Innovation Forum;… Read more »


Startup Founders Share What They Are Thankful For This Holiday

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Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on another year and be thankful. Startup life is not easy, and whenever there are opportunities to celebrate, you should take it. We asked startup founders to share what they are grateful for this year, and here a few of their responses. “This Thanksgiving, I’m very thankful… Read more »


Proximity Based Marketing by a Global Team

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bfonics, Inc. enables businesses of all sizes to leverage ibeacon technology for proximity-based marketing. With 90% of retail sales still occurring in physical locations and 65% of consumers using mobile devices when they shop, retailers and brands are actively looking for ways to engage consumers when it matters most. bfonics leverages ibeacon technology to uniquely… Read more »


3 Ways to Break Free of an Employee Mindset

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Entrepreneurs run businesses. They call the shots, take on the responsibility, and fulfill the role of boss. At least, they should. But too many of us get tripped up because we think like employees in someone else’s business, not owners of our own ventures. Employee mindset is the collection of beliefs, thoughts, and opinions you… Read more »


30 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Startups

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Honestly, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Not only does it fall within the boundaries of the best season (i.e., autumn), but the holiday is marked by lots and lots of food. And, I mean, is there anything better than food? Answer: no. Additionally, I love cooking, so I enjoy being able to try out different… Read more »



How to Stop Ebola with Bitcoin Next Tuesday

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Why Tuesday? You know Black Friday and of course Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a social movement held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a day of giving back. Started in 2012 by the UN Foundation and 92nd St Y, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide sensation, uniting nonprofits, CEOs, heads of state and everyday people… Read more »



Community Management Platform Mobilize Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding

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San Francisco-based startup Mobilize announced today that it has raised US $1.2 million in seed funding. The round of funding was led by Hillsven Capital, with participation from UpWest Labs and Eddy Shalev. The funding will be used to grow the team, accelerate product development, and continue supporting the company’s beta customers. Mobilize has developed… Read more »


SpaceX Testing Falcon 9 Grid Fins for Control During Atmospheric Re-Entry

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A rocket needs to be reusable. That is the driving premise behind making space travel, and subsequent Mars colonization, accessible and affordable. As reported during MIT AeroAstro’s Centennial Symposium, Elon Musk and SpaceX are working feverishly to achieve both. This week, updates of progress on this endeavor were sent through Twitter by Elon Musk himself…. Read more »


17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thanksgiving Work Hours

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Earlier this year, we had 19 entrepreneurs share what hours they work. But how does the Thanksgiving Day parade, a 10-pound turkey, and an apple pie coma change things up? We asked another group of entrepreneurs to share their planned work hours this Thanksgiving. I say “planned,” because I know the allure of email and… Read more »