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The Messy Realities of E-Waste

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How many computers, cell phones and other electronic devices have you used and replaced in the last 10 years? As is frequently the case, the number you’re now pondering is probably quite staggering. All those older, broken, or simply obsolete devices we get rid of whenever we upgrade our electronics? That’s e-waste. That first iPod… Read more »


Three Ways to Help Close a Sales Meeting

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As a startup cofounder, I am constantly traveling around the country to meet with Universities and bring Alumnify to their institutions. Like any salesman, I’ve heard more “no” more times than “yes”. However, I pay very close attention to exactly what I’ve done to get that “yes”. Here are a few tips that have helped… Read more »



10 Tech UberFacts That Will Blow Your Mind

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I love random facts, so as you can imagine, I’m a fan of UberFacts. Although there have been times where the veracity of some of the facts were questioned, most of the facts are pretty fascinating (Did you know that Prisons have Yelp reviews?!). With more than 6 million followers since its was launched 2011, UberFacts… Read more »


TechShop DC-Arlington is a Great Resource for Veterans

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. This upcoming Tuesday, November 18, TechShop DC-Arlington is having… Read more »


Freelancers: Overdue Invoices? Just Tell Julie!

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“Ah, that invoice got stuck in our spam folder!” Ever heard that one? How many hundreds of times? Julie Elster created a service that has gained national attention overnight, and suddenly everyone is saying, “Just tell Julie!” Just two days ago, the service was posted to Product Hunt. The upvotes keep increasing. “I dig it… sometimes one… Read more »


With CommunityLeader, Crowdfunding Becomes a Possibility for Many

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Nowadays, it seems that everyone and their mother is taking part in crowdfunding. From larger crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, to smaller niche platforms like PubSlush and EventStir, crowdfunding seems to be one of the next major players in financing. Unbeknownst to many who currently engage in these platforms, though, there’s a lot that goes… Read more »


Here are Some Facts on Billion-Dollar Startup Unicorns

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Ah, the startup unicorn – the one that investors are interminably trying to find, and the one that most startups aspire to become. For those that get into this startup realm, being the next billion-dollar company is the ultimate goal and desire. I mean, if you’re going all in, using all of your personal money… Read more »


Y Combinator-Backed CareMessage Raises Over $3.7 Million In First Round Of Fundraising

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San Francisco-based startup CareMessage announced a series of grants that will enable the organization to bring its technology to millions of low-income patients in order to help them live healthier lives. The non-profit startup develops technology to improve healthcare delivery and management for patients in medically underserved areas of the United States through the use of mobile… Read more »


TapSnap Proves the Photo Booth Isn’t Dead

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This year at our Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference we had an awesome photo booth. It’s not just our team that’s fallen head over heels in love with the photo booth it’s kind of a big deal everywhere: weddings, mitzvahs, and corporate events. But we’re not talking about the old school photo booth where you go in,… Read more »



5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America

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Gaming is leading in the three most important consumer usage behaviors on mobile devices: reach, engagement, and monetization. More people have mobile phones, people are spending longer time on their phones, and spending money on mobile games. “We’ve moved from million-dollar games to billion-dollar games,” said Kristian Segerstrale, a game investor at Initial Capital in… Read more »


The Riide Electric Bike is the Future of Biking [VIDEO]

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On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current TechShop members. Prior to this summer, if you were to ask… Read more »