Microsoft Ventures Is Coming to a City Near You

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Tech Cocktail is proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. You may have heard of Microsoft Ventures. It is a mentor-driven, no-dilution accelerator program with locations in seven cities…



Google to Bring WiFi to Over 10 Million People in India

By | Sep 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s hard to believe in our constantly connected world that there are over a billion people, just in India, who do not have access to the internet. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, is making real plans to change that. Pichai, who grew up in India, and rode…



Chicago’s Code Platoon Turns Veterans into Developers

By | Sep 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

I have to admit, it warms my cold dead heart when I see startups who are making it their goal to help veterans. Veterans often get the short end of the stick when it comes to marketability in today’s world. No matter your political…



BetaCity Celebrates Baltimore Innovation and Startups

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Baltimore isn’t usually the first city that comes to mind when people think of innovation. But that seems to be changing. I hear more and more lately about amazing things coming out of the city. It’s true that I may come across more news…


Kickstarter is now a Public Benefit Corporation

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Kickstarter announced the company’s reincorporation as a public benefit corporation, meaning that the crowdfunding company is now legally obligated to make a positive impact on society. The company has legally changed its name from Kickstarter Inc. to Kickstarter PBC, and explained what the new name…



‘Under 30 Change the World Social Entrepreneurs Competition’ Selects 6 Startup Finalists

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

This morning, the Case Foundation – in partnership with Forbes, as well as the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Pratt Foundation, the Keywell Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, and Bob Duggan – announced the 6 startup finalists to compete in the Forbes Under…



City of Pittsburgh Launches Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The City of Pittsburgh has recently launched a project called the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation. It is designed to give Pittsburgh citizens a better quality of life through equitable access to technology, city resources, and information. The Roadmap is an initiative created by Mayor William Peduto’s Department of…


The Pentagon Has Infiltrated Silicon Valley

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Okay, so the title is not entirely true, but it’s not every day that the Secretary of Defense has reason to be in Mountain View. Last Friday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with key business leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a $171 million…



Techstars Chicago Announces Its Fall 2015 Class

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Yesterday, Techstars Chicago announced the 10 startups that will be participating in its Fall 2015 cohort. According to the blog post written by Techstars managing director, Troy Henikoff, the majority of the companies selected for this year’s class fall into the B2B space –…



Messaging App On Second Thought Wins First Women Startup Challenge

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

The number of women launching businesses has grown 68% between 1997-2014, more than twice the rate of men. However, women have a harder time getting funding for a number of reasons. Only 7% of investor money goes to women led startups, but Women Who…


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Digital Royalty to Shut Down, Will Repay Investors in Full

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 7:03 pm

It’s always sad when a startup decides to shut down operations, but there’s usually a good reason behind it. Last week the founder and CEO of Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin, decided it was time to close down her own company after meeting with…



Local Motors’ Mobifactory Tour Hits DC

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a repurposed shipping container? More specifically, who doesn’t love a shipping container that’s been repurposed into a mobile micro-factory for the creation and demo of innovative automobiles? Local Motors has been working on the micro-factory concept for a number of years,…


The Evolution of a Brand: From Cocktails to Content

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

You may have noticed our new brand – Tech.Co.  We never formally announced the transition from Tech Cocktail to Tech.Co, but decided it’s time to give you a little more background on why we made this big change. It’s been quite a while since we…



1776, General Assembly, DC Mayor Announce Innovation Opportunity Program

By | May 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

Since it seems that 1776 can’t go a week without making news, they just announced an Innovation Opportunity Program that they are launching with General Assembly. DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser along with representatives from TDF Foundation, THEARC, Capital One, MedStar Health, and Microsoft were…



Women Who Tech Announces Women Startup Challenge

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Women Who Tech has one primary goal–to promote women-led startups. They recently announced a Women Startup Challenge where they plan to give away $50,000 (no strings attached) during the competition, thanks to crowdfunding and a partnership with prominent investors Fred Wilson, Joanne Wilson, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist and Craigconnects….


Intuit to Help Developers Create Apps for Small Business

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

Globally, there are 600 million small businesses who are increasingly running their operations in the cloud. This number includes 29 million U.S. startups and small businesses, according to a research report commissioned by Intuit Inc. The exciting takeaway from this study is that this creates…


Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Bus Tour Is Coming to the South

By | Mar 16, 2015 at 12:58 am

Get ready, Southerners: Steve Case just announced that his third Rise of the Rest tour will be coming to the south in May and awarding startups $500,000. The Rise of the Rest bus tours highlight and celebrate entrepreneurial activity in emerging startup regions between…