Find the Best Holiday Spots in Your Neighborhood with the Nextdoor Holiday Cheer App!

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Today, Nextdoor, the free and private social network used by 47,000 neighborhoods, just launched a new Holiday Cheer Map app! Now, you can navigate the holiday season in your very own neighborhood. Nextdoor’s Holiday Cheer Map is a social discovery tool that helps you find…


Bitcoin Startups and Financial Disruptors: Last Chance to Apply for FinTech Innovation Lab

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm

The FinTech Innovation Lab is a 12-week program that takes place every Spring, and each year, only six companies are selected to take advantage of the connections that can be made in this incubator. FinTech itself is such a hugely exploding growth opportunity for…



Congrats to the Winners of the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Chicago All-Star 2014 Awards!

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

There’s no better way to end the year than with a great holiday party, and that’s precisely what we did this evening at the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Holiday Party! Not only did we get the chance to hang out with all our friends…


Ferguson Youth Tech Program Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

By | Nov 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

The national attention to the unrest and pain occurring daily in Ferguson, MO and the surrounding St. Louis suburban areas continues to stoke heated conversation about the origins of the issues that caused the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hand of Officer…


Taking a Road Trip this Holiday? Roadtrippers’ New App Will Help You Plan

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Road Trippin’ with your favorite allies just got easier. Online trip planner startup, Roadtrippers, recently launched their new iPhone app, making place discovery and trip planning easier and more intuitive than ever on the go. Let’s go get lost anywhere in the USA. The new app,…



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

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Today, Tech Cocktail in partnership with the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show announced a special online sweepstakes that will allow one winner 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…


How to Stop Ebola with Bitcoin All Year Long

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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,…


San Francisco

Moboom Serves Small Businesses With Truly Free Website Builder, SiteKit

By | Nov 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Moboom, a San Francisco-based web technology company, has released a new website builder for small business, called SiteKit. SiteKit is the first platform to offer a fully-featured website without limits or a monthly fee. In a space where most platforms provide very limited options on…



Send Us Your Nominations for the General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Chicago All-Star Award Ceremony

By | Nov 20, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Guess what? Thanksgiving is next week. And then there’s that whole period between Thanksgiving and Christmas when all you can think about is, well, um, Christmas. More importantly, though, the holiday season signals the inevitable end to the year; hence, the period after Thanksgiving often…


Enterprise Companies have Banded Together to Create Let’s Encrpyt: SSL/TLS Everywhere

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Today, it was announced that Let’s Encrypt, a new organization that will provide an easier way to obtain and use a server certificate (TLS) to secure web sites, has been launched. According to Bill Brenner of Akamai Technologies, “The industry-wide transition from SSL to TLS…



Send Us Your Nominations for Tech Cocktail and Refresh Miami Holiday Party

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The holiday season is just around the corner. And for most of us here in Miami, it’s that time of year where you wear your boots and flannels even though it’s still swimsuit weather, the city is flocked by snobbish northerners, and the Miami…



StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: On Proving Naysayers Wrong and Raising $14.9M in Funding

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

How do you raise US $14M in venture capital from bald investors for a startup that deals with hair? For starters, you get high-profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush and Guy Oseary on your side. Just ask Melody McCloskey, co-founder of the online…


Las Vegas

Startup Weekend Las Vegas: Register Now for This Weekend!

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 9:30 am

Startup Weekend is a time-honored tradition and global grassroots movement to rapidly collaborate and build a business over a weekend. According to a press release from the Startup Weekend Las Vegas organizers, “Teams organically form around top ideas, as determined by popular vote. Each team…



Get to Know’s City Page: Miami

By | Nov 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Chances are that you have come to one of the many Tech Cocktail events that we hold throughout the year and throughout the country. We went to Denver to hold a Startup Showcase during Denver Startup Week, and we are headed to Washington DC…


Get to Know’s City Page: NYC

By | Nov 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

All year long, Tech Cocktail hosts events all across the country to celebrate and connect local startups, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and other tech-minded individuals. We host major events in Austin during SXSW, in Las Vegas during CES, and have created fabulous one-off events to…


It’s America Recycles Day! Do you have a Green Office?

By | Nov 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

It’s got a Presidential Proclamation and everything, so it’s real: Today is America Recycles Day! You might already be recycling at home, but do you continue the practice at the office? How much greener can you make the world by making changes in the…


Get to Know’s City Page: Austin

By | Nov 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

You may already know that Tech Cocktail hosts local mixers, speaker events, and showcase events to educate and highlight startups all over the country. But did you also know that Tech Cocktail aggregates content shown to the national audience at so that local stories…