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5 Reasons Most Tech Startups Fail

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Starting and maintaining a business isn’t easy, but starting and maintaining a tech company is something else altogether. A study conducted by Startup Compass found that over 90% of all tech startups fail. In this article we take a look at the top 5 reasons why. Market Decline The tech industry moves at a very… Read more »


Sam Altman: We’re Increasing Efforts to Recruit More Black Entrepreneurs Into Y Combinator

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Last Friday, Y Combinator president Sam Altman said that the seed accelerator will be greatly increasing efforts to recruit more black entrepreneurs through their program. Y Combinator recently opened up the application process for its 2015 Winter class of startups, and Altman said that they’re hoping to increase the number of black applicants by adding black colleges… Read more »


Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Top Quotes for Entrepreneurs

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Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats.  The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in 2007. His 60 websites, including I Can Has Cheezburger, Fail Blog, The Daily What and Know Your Meme, has more… Read more »


The Dawn of the Experience Era

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Gone are the days where we are forced to fit our digital environments. Gone are the days where the human experience accommodates technology. Like it or not, we are entering into a new era of human-technology interaction where human experience is the driver. Where technology practically disappears and weaves itself into the fabric of our… Read more »


6 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Buenos Aires

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Che, it’s true, Buenos Aires is a great place to startup! Given the city’s low cost of living, high quality of technology talent, as well as being an excellent location choice for foreigners to live, Buenos Aires (also known as BA) is attracting more startups than ever before. There are a few reasons why. 1. Reasonable cost… Read more »




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 »