Swathy Prithivi is a guest blogger for Tech Cocktail and runs Corporate Development at Sonim Technologies, maker of the world’s toughest phones. Swathy is fascinated by startups, business and anything technology related. Swathy co-founded Present Bee, helped run Northwestern’s Entrepreneurship Center and in a previous life managed supply chains in Asia. Follow her on Twitter at @swathyprithivi.

 

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Angel Investing Series Part I: Who are Angels & Angel Groups?

Angel Investing Part 1

Editor’s Note:  This guest post is a three-part series on angel investing. Part I introduces angels and angel groups, Part II focuses on the due diligence process and the post-investment relationship, and Part III breaks down angel investing for entrepreneurs.  Angel Profiles Angel investors,…

Conference Focused On Training Women To Angel Invest

New-York based Pipeline Fund Fellowship (PFF) which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors is hosting its first annual conference this Saturday, April 30th with the goal of increasing the number of women who become investors or entrepreneurs. “I launched the Pipeline Fund Fellowship for…

Highlights and Tweets From The Kellogg Tech Conference

Kellogg Tech Conference

The Kellogg Tech Conference was held on April 9th and had an accompanying Chicago-wide hackathon that started on April 8th and wrapped up at the end of the conference. The theme for this year’s conference was Connecting Through Innovation and had talks on everything…

Healthy Apps and Tools To Keep Your Resolutions On Track

2011 is officially here! And with the dawn of a new year comes new resolutions, usually for more happiness and better health. Technology can help with both. Getting new gadgets makes you happy and using them can actually help to keep you healthy. The…

Top Gifts This Holiday Season

As we inch closer and closer to the biggest gifting occasion of the year, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the hottest gifts this holiday season. Not the gifts that “experts” claim to be the best, but the ones…

Tech Cocktail’s Guide To Holiday Gift Guides

As the co-founder of a social gift recommendation startup, Present Bee, gifting is something I take seriously. Gift giving is wonderful and magical when you give that perfect gift – but the process of getting there is downright painful. So what helps you narrow…

5 Insights From The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Entrepreneur Bash was a panel event in Chicago yesterday that brought together successful entrepreneurs highlighted in Bob Jordan’s new book How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America. The stellar panelists included: Bill Deville: Co-founder & CEO…

10 Insights From SocialDevCamp Chicago

SocialDevCamp Chicago took place this past weekend and had so many poignant moments and key takeaways that it took a while to digest. From high profile keynotes by representatives from Groupon, Google, Cheezburger Network, talks on the business and technology sides of the social…

7 Reasons to Start a Company While in School

Rockstar career trajectories aren’t about playing it safe. Luckily if you’re in school, starting a business might be the smartest risk-free career move you could make. As a graduate student by day and the co-founder of a social wishlist startup, Present Bee by night,…