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Ornicept: Protecting Air Traffic with Live Bird Data from the Airfield to the Office

Ornicept

Natural disasters and flight delays–partners in crime. From a airline customer perspective, we’re much more likely to fly an airline repeatedly if it has fewer delays AND superior customer service. Yes, natural disasters are out of our control, but how about bird disasters? With the help of Ornicept, airfield managers now have a viable solution… Read more »





Jay Adelson on Entrepreneurship: ‘We Need Crazy!’

In April we hosted our first TECH cocktail Detroit mixer event which rallied together 225+ technology enthusiasts and showcased nine Michigan startups. We had so much fun in Michigan that we plan on head back to Detroit soon (tentatively October 20th or 21st) to find and showcase more local startups. The event also kicked off… Read more »


TECH cocktail Detroit Photos and Testimonials

We hosted a TECH cocktail Detroit mixer event to kickoff the FutureMidwest Conference earlier in the month. The event showcased nine Michigan startups and was sponsored by Idea Foundry. Check out these testimonials about the TECH cocktail Detroit event: “The energy and networking at TECH cocktail was unreal.” – via sazbean.com “…my body is exhausted… Read more »


Startups & Tech Companies Hiring! Featured Jobs

We are constantly hearing about great employment opportunities from companies that are part of the TECH cocktail community and we want to help them find great new team members. So we are going to call out some featured gigs that have been posted to the TECH cocktail Job Board. It is only $200 to post… Read more »


Nine Startups Showcased at TECH cocktail Detroit

We are in the Great Lakes State this week scouting out local technology entrepreneurs and startups. Staying true to our mission we will be helping to amplify the local technology community by showcasing nine Michigan-based startup companies. TECH cocktail is Detroit, Michigan will showcase the local technology scene and nine Michigan-based startups to kick-off the… Read more »



LoveBook Online: Stick Figure Love

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Sonnet 43 – by Elizabeth Barrett Browning You could just count them, or you could actually list them all in a book from LoveBook Online and show how you really feel. But don’t let the name deceive you. It’s actually a book you create online,… Read more »


Idea Foundry: Ruby, iPhone, iPad Dev Training

If you are inspired to learn a new developer language or just sharpen your current development skills you might want to check out the handful of offerings provided by Holland, Michigan based Idea Foundry. Situated near the gorgeous Lake Michigan beach, Idea Foundry offers world class training in ExpressionEngine, MongoDB, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, iPhone… Read more »


Bloomfire Enables Employees To Teach Each Other

Online learning is definitely a trend which will continue to rise as we continue to be connected to the Web – particularly  corporate environments. Bloomfire, a Kalamazoo, Michigan based startup, offers a collaborative social learning platform where everyone becomes a teacher. Bloomfire enables organizations to create secure internal learning communities where employees teach each other…. Read more »


MyBandStock: Loyal Music Fan Club Platform

MyBandStock, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based startup, looks to revolutionize the music industry by collecting fan support and once it gets to a certain threshold of 1000 fans, reaching out the band to get them on the platform. MyBandStock might be described as “Myspace Music meets frequent flyer miles” for the music industry. By offering… Read more »


Bodega: Cross Platform Virtual Marketplace

Bodega, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based startup, offers a virtual goods marketplace enabling anyone to buy and sell their virtual goods in a fun environment. If virtual goods are new to you, they are defined by Wikipedia as: Virtual goods are non-physical objects that are purchased for use in online communities or online games. Virtual… Read more »


Organizational Changes at TECH cocktail

Four years ago Frank Gruber and I founded TECH cocktail. We sought to bring the Chicago startup and technology community together in a meaningful way and have been fortunate enough to do that and much, much more. I am very proud of the organization we built and what we’ve accomplished since our first TECH cocktail… Read more »