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The Gift for the One Who Has Everything: Support a Kickstarter


Holiday shopping is about to begin. The ads are everywhere, telling you just how early on Thursday – on Thanksgiving! – you can arrive to battle the Black Friday crowds. Well, don’t do it, I say. Support a Kickstarter on behalf of someone who would think that the product you’ve found is a really good idea. You… Read more »

5 Habits That Can Trigger Your Anxiety


I suffer from anxiety. I sometimes feel that dread and agitation in my chest associated with an unidentified danger that only exists in my mind. I start to worry about the future and things that have not happened (but they could) and forget to enjoy the moment. This is something I deal with, and so do… Read more »

How to Optimize Your Day for Productivity [VIDEO]


Have you mastered the truly productive day? Even if you have, have you been able to make a habit of that? For many of us, there are just a handful of days throughout which we are able to make the most of the time afforded to us and accomplish most (if not all) of each… Read more »

Why Startups Should Hire Big [Infographic]


Any entrepreneur with a new business venture can tell you that hiring is not easy when you’re on a budget. Sometimes you hire an unqualified employee you believe to be a “fast learner” and willing to work for less. There is also the question of time spent on recruitment, when you’re too busy trying to grow your startup,… Read more »

Tech Cocktail Top Stories: Get a Copy of the Startup Accelerator Report, Hush’s Smart Earplugs is Killing It on Kickstarter, Highest-Paying Programming Languages


Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and equally as many things to do. You had people to meet,… Read more »

The Market Is Ready: 3 Companies That Have Revolutionized Old Products With New Tech

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We’re living in exciting times, contrary to the forecast of some economists. We routinely hear mixed messages about the health of the economy, but in terms of innovative, tech-based entrepreneurship, things couldn’t be better. In the past few years, hundreds of new opportunities have appeared for businesses with an ability to capitalize on widely available… Read more »

Worthy Dropbox Alternatives to Store Your Files in the Cloud


When anyone thinks of storing files in the cloud, Dropbox is probably the first service that comes to mind. The company, started in San Francisco, has been around for 6 years now. Dropbox is taking a clear and strong position in this market niche, which has strong prospectives of growth in the years to come. There… Read more »

Lavasoft CEO Lists 5 Montreal Startups to Watch


When it comes to Canadian tech startups, Toronto gets all the attention. And that’s for a reason. After all, Toronto’s startups are solving some very real issues, churning out innovative startups like Sojourn Labs’ electric car-bike vehicle and Spinesonics Medical’s ultrasound device for spinal surgeons. Last December, the Ontario government teamed up with Cisco Canada… Read more »

Full Spectrum Laser Went From a Garage to the Prime Time


The tales of garage-startups are few and far between these days with startup ecosystems popping up left and right (and offering relatively cheap rent prices). However, it’s a part of the startup culture that hasn’t completely disappeared yet. Henry Liu founded Full Spectrum Laser, and their wholly owned 3D printing subsidiary FSL3D, in his garage… Read more »