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How Technology is Changing the Way You Sleep

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“Technology” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of sleep, but as you’ll soon see, it’s certainly becoming a factor. Between changing the way we buy mattresses to tracking our rest and even recording our sleep-talking, our sleep is quickly becoming high-tech. Taking the guesswork out of buying a… Read more »


Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

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Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest U.S. bank will make a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000… Read more »





JetSmarter Is Uber for Affordable Private Jets

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Feeling so fly like a G6 is now as easy as tapping on your smartphone. The Boca Raton-based startup JetSmarter recently launched a new app that allows flyers to book a seat on a private jet from their smartphones. Just like using Uber to get a ride, but on a private plane. Now, you (well, probably your… Read more »


4 Ways Wearable Tech Could Change Your Marketing Strategy

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Anyone would be hard-pressed to find a more bipolar consumer market than wearable technology. Devices like Google Glass and smartwatches tap into the most idealistic parts of our imagination when it comes to picturing impossible technologies that resemble blockbuster sci-fi films. Yet, much like hovercars or personal jetpacks, the final products tend to be met… Read more »


It’s Been Confirmed, Learner Nation Co-founders Chosen as Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs

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You heard it here first! Yesterday Tech Cocktail posted a story about Learner Nation joining Endeavor Miami Entrepreneurs based on a picture on Facebook. It is confirmed that this is true! Michael McCord and Michael Laas, co-founders of LearnerNation, were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs during Endeavor Global’s 54th International Selection Panel held in New York City…. Read more »


12 Startup Founders Share their Favorite Coffee Spots in 9 Cities

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Warning: this story will make you crave your favorite cup of coffee. Startup founders live off coffee. Let’s be honest, coffee culture is deeply entrenched in the startup culture. Can you blame them? When that coffee hits your lips and wakes your overworked brain, it’s delicious. Studies have shown that, depending on level of intake, caffeine can help to improve… Read more »


Miami-Dade Mayor Answers Questions on Twitter about #MDCBudget

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Miami Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez gets in with the millennial voters by hosting a Q&A on Twitter to talk about his Proposed Fiscal Year County Budget. Mayor Gimenez has been active in bringing more technology to the city, including supporting Uber in their battle with the county, as well as participating in some of the local technology conferences…. Read more »


Miami-Dade Teachers Share Their Experience of Becoming Startup Interns [Video]

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This summer, The LAB Miami, The Knight Foundation, and Teach For America (TFA) partnered up and launched an internship program called Startup Summer. The program placed 11 local teachers during their summer break to work with Miami startups like LiveNinja, LearnerNation, and ClassWallet.com, among others. The idea is that they will take all of the lessons… Read more »


Dear Muriel Bowser: How Will You Support DC Tech? #MeetMuriel

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 13, the Democratic nominee for DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, is holding #MeetMuriel, an event at WeWork Wonder Bread Factory to talk about her platform regarding the future of technology and entrepreneurship in the District. In preparation for the event, the Bowser campaign is reaching out to the public and asking them to submit their questions online for… Read more »


8 Tips for Managing a Remote Team

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This article is a follow-up to yesterday’s “Why Remote Work is Booming.”  The Internet – and all the technologies that piggyback on it – is responsible for a transformation in hiring practices in the last decade. With email, Skype, Basecamp, Google Docs, and the like, working across continents is not any different than working across cubicles…. Read more »