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30 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Startups

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Honestly, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Not only does it fall within the boundaries of the best season (i.e., autumn), but the holiday is marked by lots and lots of food. And, I mean, is there anything better than food? Answer: no. Additionally, I love cooking, so I enjoy being able to try out different… Read more »



Community Management Platform Mobilize Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding

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San Francisco-based startup Mobilize announced today that it has raised US $1.2 million in seed funding. The round of funding was led by Hillsven Capital, with participation from UpWest Labs and Eddy Shalev. The funding will be used to grow the team, accelerate product development, and continue supporting the company’s beta customers. Mobilize has developed… Read more »


Introducing Collide Village, a New Startup Accelerator in North Texas

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The official start of North Texas’s newest accelerator, Collide Village Accelerator Program (CVAP), on November 6th, 2014 is evidence of the rapidly growing startup community in Dallas-Fort Worth. Collide Village is a milestone driven seed stage startup accelerator housed in the Addison TreeHouse, a resource centered coworking space in the Dallas-area town of Addison. The Village offers… Read more »


A Workaholic’s Guide to Disconnecting

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As we prepare for a few days off to enjoy family and some much needed down-time, one of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face when dealing with unwinding has nothing to do with technology: it’s letting go of work.  This is a common issue, especially if you are working too many hours a week for most of… Read more »



How Your Company’s Survival Could Depend on Your UX Designer

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By their very nature, startups are lean – short on the resources, it is not at all uncommon, for example, that any one person at a startup take on several different roles and perform varying tasks. And, while there are certainly shortcomings to having people put on many different hats, sometimes there’s just no going around… Read more »


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

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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 »




How to Optimize Your Day for Productivity [VIDEO]

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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]

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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

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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 »