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22 Techstars Mentors Share Their Advice for Startups

By | Mar 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

A startup accelerator will cost you a percentage of your company’s equity – or sometimes actual cold, hard cash – for one reason: mentors. Last summer, Kellogg School of Management professor and angel investor Andrew Razeghi sat in on all the mentor presentations at…

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Fred Wilson’s Guide to Starting Up: Business School for Startups

By | Mar 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Fred Wilson is a renowned venture capitalist and the principal of Union Square Ventures. Because of this, startups value any and all advice that they can get from him; and, for many, the main way they attain that knowledge is from his blog AVC…

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6 Essential Skills of Elon Musk

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

“I worry a lot about failure, and I feel fear quite strongly,” Tesla and SpaceX’s Elon Musk told Amy Wilkinson in an interview. “If you believe something is important enough, then even if you are scared, you still keep going.” The ability to fail…

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7 Top Cities for Startups – Outside of Silicon Valley

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Screw the Valley. This is the title of a new book by Timothy Sprinkle, a business journalist who has written for outlets like Wired and Entrepreneur magazine. Why the harsh words? Sprinkle is speaking out against the common myth that you have to move…

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Self-Published Authors

By | Jan 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

Social media is the answer to every self-publishing author’s marketing prayer. It’s a very powerful tool to establish your online presence. It’s not only free but it lets you reach most of your target readers in just a click. But as they say, “With…

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Interview with the Elusive Mozaik Founder Mara Winkel

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

Mara Winkel isn’t your typical tech founder.  Besides having her story publicized by FG Press (Brad Feld’s publishing company), she doesn’t make a lot of public appearances.  She doesn’t do many interviews. You probably won’t read about her in ValleyWag.  But what she is building, is…

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“Winning Without Losing” Author Martin Bjergegaard

By | Oct 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

This isn’t exactly your typical magazine interview, but then again Martin Bjergegaard is not your typical book author. Not only did he speak with dozens of successful startup founders to compose “Winning Without Losing” with his friend and colleague Jordan Milne, but he launched…

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3 Ways Sales Is Like War

By | Sep 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

You can’t be afraid of sales. In any business, you are going to have to sell. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to customers, investors, or recruits. Many entrepreneurs are scared to go out and sell their business, and it prevents many companies from ever…

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Matt Haggman: Miami is the Perfect City for Entrepreneurs

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Miami has everything a city needs to foster entrepreneurship. Matt Haggman believes that this is true. The Knight Foundation project manager, sat down with Tech Cocktail’s co-founder and author of Startup Mixology Frank Gruber to talk about all the elements that make Miami the ideal city…

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MUST-READ Book Alert! Creativity for Sale

By | Jun 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

What if I told you that someone made $1,000,000 wearing T-shirts, pimping his last name, and pre-selling sponsorship spots in a book he hadn’t even written yet? Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) has done just that over the last few years,…

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Let’s Ditch the Silicon Valley Gospel [INTERVIEW]

By | May 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Like all passionate communities, the startup scene has a gospel. But according to entrepreneur and advisor Paul Orlando, we shouldn’t listen to the Silicon Valley preachers. “There is a mainstream story told across the startup world that may hold true for the few lucky ones,…

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A Book in 5 Minutes: “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup”

By | Aug 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Bill Aulet’s “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup,” released on August 12. Who should read this: First-time and serial entrepreneurs who are looking for a solid product-market fit. Elevator pitch:…

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“Think Like Zuck” Book Giveaway

By | Jan 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm

If you’re visiting Tech Cocktail, you’re likely an entrepreneur or fan of entrepreneurs. Perhaps you are focused on creating the next “Facebook,” and you could use some advice on defining your product? Perhaps, you’re trying to figure out how to make a change in…

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A Book in 5 Minutes: Summary of Dan Pink’s “To Sell is Human”

By | Jan 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Dan Pink’s “To Sell is Human,” released on December 31, 2012. Who should read this: Anyone who wants to be a more effective persuader in work or in life. Elevator pitch: Almost…