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Jen Consalvo (@noreaster) is COO and co-editor of Tech Cocktail as well as the co-founder of Thankfulfor, a simple application to help remind people of the joys of life. She has worked in product development for 15 years, leading large and small teams in a range of product areas such as digital imaging, community & social platforms and personalization. The majority of her career was at AOL, planning and building products used by millions of people globally.

Her deep network across the global technology community enabled her to introduce many entrepreneurs to AOL resulting in interesting new relationships and in some cases, multi-million dollar acquisitions. The most enjoyable part of her role was working together to find areas of potential partnership with these young companies. Jen now enjoys life on the flip-side at Tech Cocktail.

Jen was named a 2011 and 2013 Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine, was featured in DC Modern Luxury Magazine in “The Smart Set”, in the Washington Post cover story “Digital Nomads Choose Their Tribes” and also in the Huffington Post story “What is Work? Cutting Yourself Free With Heart“. Over the past few years, Jen’s products have been featured in such places as WashingtonPost, TechCrunch, CNET, Mashable and more.

Outside of the tech world, photography, travel and health are her passions. Jen’s photography has been published in several publications and her book, Love Your Photos: A Simple Guide To Photographic Happiness is available for download here:

You can contact Jen by email at: jen [at] techcocktail dot com


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Get Involved in Your Startup Community – for Your Mental Health 

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Editor’s note: This is a short version of an article published on Huffington Post – read the full post here!  The tricky thing about stress is that it drives us away from one of the best stress busters: people! When you’re building a startup, it’s easy to work from home, order in some pizza, and… Read more »

Get the Scoop: Guide To Downtown Las Vegas

Guide to Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas, and all its revitalized glory, is still here and still kicking – despite the recent headlines in some other publications. The Downtown Project and all the restaurants, small businesses, and tech companies that sprouted from it are still here and still building every day. We welcome you to take a look at… Read more »

UP Summit Comes to Downtown Vegas: Get the Updated Downtown Guide

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This week, hundreds of grassroots community leaders from across the planet will be meeting up, exploring the area and getting to take part in the fourth annual gathering of Startup Weekend organizers. Marc Nager, President and CEO of UP Global, which includes Startup Weekend, Startup America, Startup Digest and NEXT, will address the group, while dozens… Read more »

Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Downtown Las Vegas for #CollisionConf

TC Guide To DTLV

This week, hundreds of startup founders, investors and media will descend on Downtown Las Vegas for Collision Conference, the tech conference created by the same team behind Dublin’s Web Summit and F.ounders. Speakers include Tony Hsieh, Tony Hawk, Matt Mullenweg, Braintree’s Bill Ready, Evelyn Rusli from the Wall Street Journal, Aaron Patzer of Mint, Scott Belsky… Read more »

The Challenge Festival Startup Government Day

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Since last fall we’ve been covering the international Challenge Cup competition as they toured the globe in search of startups focused on health, education, energy, and smart cities. Today 1776 released their latest announcement – details around the Challenge Festival’s Startup Government Day presented by CEA on Friday, May 16. According to 1776, the Startup Government… Read more »

And This Week’s $5K from The Mill Goes to… Reserved!


Each week, The Mill, powered by Work In Progress in Downtown Las Vegas, invests $5,000 in a new idea with the goal of lowering the barrier to entrepreneurship and making it more accessible. This week’s $5K goes to William Kasel of Reserved. William Kasel loves solving hard problems with simple solutions. His first company built mobile… Read more »

Say Hello to Camila Souza, Tech Cocktail’s Miami Writer & Community Manager


Ever since we announced our arrival in Miami, our inboxes have been filling up and phones ringing off the hook with people saying hello, sharing announcements, and stories and community members wanting to get involved in some way. It’s been welcoming and slightly overwhelming. With that in mind, I couldn’t be more excited to announce… Read more »

Vox Media Announces Vox Creative

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Sitting on the stage at Tech Crunch Disrupt in NYC this morning, CEO Jim Bankoff had two interesting announcements. First, Vox Media will be profitable this year. Second, the formation of Vox Creative, an in-house service to create high quality marketing and advertising for their advertisers. Bankoff described Vox as a “platform company” that is inspired… Read more »

An Evening of Startups in Boise


On Thursday, November 8th, there were two Tech Cocktail events taking place in very different parts of the US. While one was taking place in the nation’s capital and the other one was far west, in Boise, Idaho, the two events had much in common – a crowd of startups and tech enthusiasts excited to… Read more »

DCWEEK 2012: It’s Back! During The Election & Before The End Of The World


Hello DCWEEK! Yes, it’s that time again – our parties, hackathon, keynotes, conference, and projects are ready to roll. What is DCWEEK? It’s short for Digital Capital Week, which is a festival in the DC area focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of all kinds from around the globe. This is the… Read more »

The Best Music Apps that Bring People Together


Editor’s Note: This article about best music apps is a revised version of an article that appeared in a previous issue of The Social Media Monthly. If you like it, you might want to download The Social Media Monthly iPad app or iPhone app and subscribe, or order a print subscription. Madonna was probably thinking about live music when she sang the… Read more »

Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

When we make time, find space for, and invest in our dreams, we make an investment in the true essence of ourselves.  On the surface, we may each be asking for what we want – but there will be a tremendous return on investment for our loved ones as well. – Whitney Johnson, Rose Park… Read more »

Boston Event – Don’t Miss It! Entrepreneurs Jeff Janer of Springpad, and Jessica Kim of BabbaCo, Will Share How They Turned Ideas Into Startup Action

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Last month we kicked off our new speaker series, Sessions, in Washington, DC with a crowd of about 250 people.  Speakers Shane Green, Co-founder and CEO of Personal, and Timothy Chi, Co-founder of Blackboard and Founder & CEO of WeddingWire, shared how they moved from ideas to action and answered a number of more tactical… Read more »