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Quarterly Closes in on 50 Curators as Site Gets Cooler by the Second (or Quarter!)

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Imagine getting home from a long day at work, after a traffic-jam-infused commute, to find a neatly selected care package from the ever-so-”Happy” Pharrell Williams, or the “bizarre” Andrew Zimmern, or human daredevil Tim Ferriss. I mean, how cool would that be!?! Well, if you haven’t heard by now, that’s exactly the type of experience… Read more »


The Knight Foundation Grants $60,000 To Spur Angel Investment Series In South Florida

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The Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research announced today its plan to launch a series of angel investor seminars dedicated to teaching participants about angel investing. The nonprofit will work with various research universities in Florida to help foster the community through the creation of new companies and jobs. The John S. and James L…. Read more »


South Florida’s New Wave Surgical Corp. Acquired For Over $100 Million

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South Florida-based New Wave Surgical Corp. was acquired by Ireland-based Covidien for more than $100 million. New Wave Surgical Corp. invented and distributed the D-HELP kit, which keeps laparoscopic and robotic lenses heated and clean during procedures. The founder, R. Alexander Gomez, was trying to raise capital for expansion before the acquisition. In a recent interview with… Read more »


Uppidy Acquired By Secure SMS Platform Gryphn For Undisclosed Amount

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Uppidy, an app that allows users to save, search, and share their SMS to the cloud, announced today that they’ve been acquired by Gryphn–now, ArmorText–an application for safe messaging for smartphones. The terms and details of the announcements were not disclosed. ArmorText technology allows the encrypting of videos, messages and pictures on the device so… Read more »


Zeel, the Uber For Massages, Launches In Miami

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Zeel, an app that enables same-day, in-home massage appointments on-the-go launched in Miami today in beta mode. It allows users to select a 60- or 90-minute massage–options varying from Swedish to deep tissue massage–at a preferred location and selected time window of the customer’s choosing. Launched a year ago in New York City, founder Samer… Read more »


Tech Cocktail’s Co-Founder Frank Gruber To Launch Delivering Hawaiianess: An Island Chain As A Startup

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After spending almost eight years building Tech Cocktail into an online tech startup news and events company with global reach, we’d like to report Tech Cocktail Co-founder and CEO, Frank Gruber has announced the launch of a new initiative called Delivering Hawaiianess. Delivering Hawaiianess will take the learnings from Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project in Las Vegas,… Read more »


Vividly’s Bittersweet Pivot

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In a letter to users, Vividly announced that it will change course and no longer be accepting submissions nor selling pieces through their ecommerce platform Vividly.co. Vividly was founded by sisters Sabrina and Silvia Scandar, Sil and Sab, nine months ago with the mission to create a platform where crowdsourced, art-inspired clothing would be sold. With… Read more »


Wyncode Accelerates Coding to Fill Talent Gap for Miami Tech Startups

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Update: CareCloud, a cloud-based Healthcare IT Solutions firm based in Miami, partners up with Wyncode to give students  more than half their tuition as a hiring bonus. South Florida’s first brick and mortar coding school, Wyncode, announces a nine-week development boot camp to teach students computer programming skills and how to create their own web apps… Read more »



‘Startupland’ Documentary Series Will Premiere in DC This March 13

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The highly-anticipated Startupland documentary web series has announced its global premiere for Thursday, March 13 in Washington, DC. The series looks at the stories of five early-stage startups as they navigate their ways through the accelerator process. The premiere will have two showtimes and will be shown at the E Street Landmark Theatre. Steve Case, the cofounder… Read more »


Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Events You Won’t Want to Miss

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Since 2010, we’ve hosted some huge events that showcase startups from across the globe at South by Southwest (SXSW). Last year, we hosted an all-day #Startuplife celebration that included live interviews with entrepreneurs, startup founders, and thought leaders; a lunchtime event; and our classic startup showcase Mixer event that was judged by tech and startup luminaries. A handful of startups went… Read more »



We are hiring a Writer & Community Manager in Miami

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Interested in working for one the fastest growing, unique media companies focused on startup news, culture and resources in all the land? We are currently hiring a writer/community manager in Miami, Florida. The ideal candidate is a self-starter looking to share the pulse of the Miami tech startup scene. Learn more about the job here. This… Read more »


Happy New Year From Tech Cocktail… Onward to 2014!

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This was our biggest year yet and we’d like to thank you for reading, following, contributing, sponsoring, supporting, sharing and well… just being so dog-gone good to us in 2013. We pulled together a special video to express our gratitude and share highlights from the year. Happy New Year from the Tech Cocktail team… Onward… Read more »


Tech Cocktail Thanks Our Amazing Team of Contributing Writers

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For Tech Cocktail, 2013 has been quite a year. From hosting numerous events that brought entrepreneurs together to launching the first Tech Cocktail Celebrate to sharing the stories of inspiring entrepreneurs, 2013 has been a successful chapter in our journey of building and highlighting entrepreneurial communities so startups can thrive. And one thing is for sure:… Read more »


StayAtHand Launches iOS App That Will Change Hotel Booking

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“If man were designed to live a stationery existence, then legs would serve no purpose other than fodder for the mosquitoes.” Don’t bother Googling that – it’s a wholly contrived quotation from yours truly. Notwithstanding, I think it’s apropos of today’s human condition: humans can’t stay still; we’ve become an incessantly traveling species – and the… Read more »