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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and positive psychology. Since 2011, she has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Kira has been published in the Huffington Post, Social Media Monthly, The New Individualist, and American.com. She previously worked as an editor at the American Enterprise Institute in DC.

In college, Kira spent a semester in Paris, where she nurtured her love of the French language and baguettes. When she’s not discussing ideas over coffee, Kira can also be found swing dancing.

You can contact Kira at kira [at] tech [dot] co or @kiramnewman.

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When former Zappos culture consultant Jenn Lim climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Tony Hsieh, it was one of the most meaningful experiences of her life. When we’re young, we often idealize work, as if our ascent to success will be as clear and rewarding as a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. But as we get into the… Read more »

Inside the Company Culture of Meetup

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At any given moment, something like 2,000 meetups are going on simultaneously around the world. Meetup has a whopping 18.95 million members who are part of over 170,00 groups in 176 countries. Managing this flurry of activity are 123 employees, mostly based in Meetup’s New York City headquarters. They also have scattered team members in Philadelphia, Providence,… Read more »

Techstars Cofounder David Cohen Explains the Equity-Back Guarantee [Q&A]

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At the beginning of September, Techstars announced something revolutionary for the world of startup accelerators: an equity-back guarantee starting in 2015. Next year, companies who go through Techstars will have three days after the end of the three-month program to lower or eliminate the amount of equity Techstars took. Right now, Techstars offers $18,000 in funding… Read more »

See Matt Galligan, Neil Patel, SmartThings Cofounder Jeff Hagins, & More at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference

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Smart home startup SmartThings was acquired by Samsung just a month ago, and in another three weeks, cofounder and CTO Jeff Hagins will be joining us at Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas. On October 6-7, Celebrate Conference will gather hundreds of attendees, industry leaders, and inspiring speakers in downtown Vegas. You’re invited to: Meet the… Read more »

Startup PR Basics: How to Handle Press Releases, Media Lists, Pitch Emails, and Follow Ups

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Want a subscription to Pr.co? The first 5 people who tweet this article and mention @techcocktail will get a free 6-month Business subscription ($450 value). Right now, startup PR is pretty much a lose-lose situation for entrepreneurs and journalists. You entrepreneurs send out pitches you’re unsure about, get ignored, follow up, and get ignored again. You probably… Read more »