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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech Cocktail. He is an entrepreneur and new media journalist focused on sharing his tech product expertise and analysis on emerging technologies. Previously he built products for millions of users while at AOL and Tribune Company. He is a startup advisor and investor. He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success.

Frank currently lives in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. but travels a lot as he circles the globe speaking, hosting events and helping entrepreneurs, startups and technology communities amplify their local technology signal.

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13-Year-Old CEO Makes a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’

The Paper Box Pilots Team on Shark Tank

Noah Cahoon is the CEO of the toy company Paper Box Pilots, that creates designs to turn boxes into airplanes and other play vehicles for kids. He is 14 years old and runs the company with his father Brian who also works for Oracle out of Salt Lake City. The Cahoons appeared on the latest sixth-season television episode of… Read more »

First Trailer of Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’

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Want to get a behind the scenes look at the Edward Snowden story? There is a documentary film titled Citizenfour that follows National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden and his release of classified documents and information to various media outlets. The documentary was directed by filmmaker Laura Poitras, who helped break the news of the NSA’s surveillance programs. Steven Soderbergh was the executive… Read more »

Hawk Attacks Drone: Caught On Film

hawk attacks drone

Christopher Schmidt found out just what can happen when technology and nature meet. On October 8th, Schmidt was taking his drone for a spin on Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture some film footage of the beautiful fall leaves and foliage. His drone encountered a patrolling hawk and it decided to introduce the drone to the… Read more »

From Kickstarter to Apple Stores with olloclip

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In 2011, with everyone carrying a phone in their pockets, longtime product developer and photographer Patrick O’Neill took it upon himself to make mobile phone photography better. O’Neill decided to launch the product on Kickstarter, called olloclip, that features a simple iPhone 4 lens that houses a fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens all in one. In no time… Read more »

iPhone 6 Bending? What To Do & How To Prevent Bendgate

#bendgate

Yesterday, a video and photos surfaced showing what appears to be an iPhone 6 with its aluminum frame bent. The Internet quickly erupted with #BendGate tweets and photos. Some re-enforced the claims, while others lightened the situation. Insert your favorite dirty joke about pockets, bananas, and getting bent; but all joking aside, this is a major problem… Read more »

Vegas-Based Hardware Manufacturing Startup Factorli Halted

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Just over two months after raising $10 million in Series A funding, Factorli, the small-run, urban hardware manufacturing startup in downtown Las Vegas, has been put on hold according to a statement posted on the Factorli website today. It reads as follows: An update on Factorli As of last week, Jen McCabe is no longer… Read more »

My Book “Startup Mixology” in the News!

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Whew! It’s been almost a month since I launched my book, Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. I’ve been busy with a book tour (join us!), speaking with other great panelists in DC, Miami, Vegas, San Francisco, and Dallas. I got to sit down with lots of the entrepreneurs quoted in… Read more »

Frank Gruber’s Book “Startup Mixology” Launches Today!

Frank Gruber Startup Mixology

After wanting to write a book for over ten years, I can finally check that off my bucket list. Today is the official release of Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success, and I couldn’t be more excited. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the book, inspired me to… Read more »

How to Choose Your Board of Directors

How to choose board of directors

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! If you raise funding, you’ll probably be required to form a board of directors. A… Read more »

How to Build a Sales Team from Scratch at Your Startup

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Depending on how central sales is to your organization, you may end up hiring a… Read more »

Why We Can’t Help but Love Funny Companies

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Are you funny? I am; well, not always – but I appreciate humor and a… Read more »

Elon Musk Open Sources Tesla’s Patents

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Today Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced in a blog post titled “All Our Patent Are (sic) Belong to You” that the company is opening its patented technology for use by others. Musk said: “We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.” This… Read more »

Investors Need Managing, Too

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Once you’ve landed funding, you’ve got another set of people to manage – your investors…. Read more »

Why Use Social Media in the First Place?

why use social media

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! I was an early adopter of social media. I tagged, tweeted, checked in, and shared… Read more »