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20 Tech Pioneers to Celebrate Instead of Christopher Columbus

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Happy Columbus Day! Or not. I don’t know. That really depends on your opinion of the holiday and Christopher Columbus himself. Today is designated to be a day for celebrating the anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. The man – as we’ve all surely been told in our primary school days – was responsible for… Read more »


UNLV Awarded the Use of Intel’s World-Class Supercomputer Cherry Creek

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Collaboration is one of the foundational precepts of any successful entrepreneurial venture. We’ve seen it in action dozens of times, and we even see initiatives like The Downtown Project cleave to it as part of a personal philosophy, driving them towards major success. We might wager that part of what makes collaboration so important to entrepreneurs is… Read more »




Tips on the Y Combinator Application and 12 Other Things We Learned from Sam Altman’s Reddit AMA

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Over a week ago, Y Combinator President Sam Altman went on Reddit to give an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”). Given Altman’s recent investment in the community news-sharing forum/website, many of the questions focused on the $50 million in new financing and what it means for the Reddit community. And, I mean, it’s certainly a significant topic… Read more »



Secure Messaging & Email System Criptext to Showcase at IDB

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Last week, one of Venture Hive’s 2014 Accelerator companies, Criptext, was announced as one of the 16 most innovative startups to take part in Demand Solutions, an IDB conference taking place on December 2nd at the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Panamanian startup, Criptext,  is a secure enterprise messaging and email platform that offers an unparalleled level of… Read more »


6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner

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The trend is that governments are not only opening up data, but also their urban planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as collaborators who are well-versed in details once reserved for professionals. Wait – what? That’s right. Civic leaders around the country… Read more »


Serial Entrepreneur Benzion Aboud Selects Rokk3r Labs to Launch His Next Venture, Public Reputation

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Miami-based Rokk3r Labs announced today that they partnered with serial entrepreneur, Benzion Aboud, to launch his latest venture, Public Reputation. Public Reputation is an online reputation management platform that provides businesses of all sizes a solution to help build, manage and monitor their online reputation through a suite of tools and an online review platform. Aboud,… Read more »


6 Things We Can Learn From Kairos Society Fellows

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There are a number of things we can learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, but there’s a group of young entrepreneurs from the Kairos Society that can offer advice as well. According to its site, the well-renowned organization creates “entrepreneurship outlets and opportunities on campuses, in communities, and around the world.” With the Kairos… Read more »


Tech Cocktail Celebrate: We Came, We Collided, We Collaborated

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Disclaimer: The writer is not only the Editor of Tech Cocktail, but also worked to produce the Celebrate Conference and is pretty damn proud of the entire event. Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference went down in Downtown Las Vegas earlier this week, and the beautiful, aptly-named Inspire Theatre played host to the bulk of the events. Here,… Read more »


Easely’s “Netflix for Art” Model is Increasing Accessibility to Great Art

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Art – in its purest form – is an expression of beauty: reinterpretations of the world, of life, and of human imagination. But, whether through an innate inability to produce something “artistic” or the financial means to acquire great artistic works, there are accessibility limits that prevent many people from improving their surrounding aesthetics. Especially… Read more »