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Who Are The 27 Most Influential Startup Personalities in Your City? Nominate Them for the Tech Cocktail 27

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What is the Tech Cocktail 27? The Tech Cocktail 27 is the 27 most influential startup personalities in your city.  They are your community’s top entrepreneurs, investors, connectors, hustlers, and thought leaders.  If an entrepreneur were dropped into your city and asked, “who do I need to know?“, The Tech Cocktail 27 would be the… Read more »

How Local Businesses and Nonprofits Can Benefit from Give to Win


Wouldn’t it be great if you could support your community through local businesses and local nonprofits, at the same time? I mean both are equally significant to the lifeblood of the community – one supports us by providing the goods and services that we need, while the other provides support for social causes that make our communities… Read more »

VacationFutures Offers the Best Way to Manage Your Vacation Property


According to travel website, of the 14 days of vacation that the average American received in 2012, only 10 of those days were actually used. Aside from such dolorous findings of vacation depravity, this information helps us to understand the significance of VacationFutures. Vacation home sales were more than 10 percent higher in 2012 than in the… Read more »

For Sideqik, Healthy Communications Are Central to Success


Currently, marketers manage their partnerships by sending emails back and forth, manually syncing up marketing calendars, and working with IT or their agency to build custom landing pages. According to Kurt Uhlir, this allows too many opportunities for these partnerships to break down or become ineffective. By not allowing a proper measure of success for… Read more »

Grapeword: Changing the Daily Deals Market, Grassroots Style


Paul Nichols, founder of Grapeword, truly believes that his customer acquisition and retention company is the next big trend in daily deal models. According to him, merchants are used and abused in the daily deals industry, and consumers find themselves fed up with email spam. “Some current solutions are better than others, but even the… Read more »

Nanofiber Solutions: “Our Technology is the Future”


Science fiction is becoming reality. Nanofiber Solutions, a medical tech startup, has developed a broad technology platform to create and align nanofibers to form almost any kind of human tissue. The idea came out of Dr. Jed Johnson’s OSU postgraduate research on cancer and greater consistency in real-world discoveries. To date, Johnson and fellow team… Read more » Might be Unsexy, but Their Success Sure Isn’t


They are a 500 Startups company, an ATDC Selects company, and they recently won the title of unsexiest startup at the Unsexy Conference. Who are they? This is, a startup dedicated to working with email senders and service providers to keep their email lists compliant with deliverability best practices. Oh, and their team consists… Read more »

Uruut is All About “U” and Your Roots in the Community


How would you pronounce the name Uruut? Bobby Norwood, COO, let me in on a little secret: it’s a lot simpler than it seems. Actually pronounced “you-root,” Uruut is all about “U” and your roots in the community. “As the definition of community evolves to embrace changing technology, this doesn’t mean only your local neighborhood,” says Norwood…. Read more »

Atlanta’s Hottest Showcasing Startup Is…


Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Atlanta Mixer and Startup Showcase at Atlantic Station.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Atlanta’s HOTTEST SHOWCASING STARTUP: Reader’s Choice & Best Pitch Cooleaf - Cooleaf uses activities… Read more »

Who is Atlanta’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]


Tech Cocktail has traveled the country, from Dallas to DC, Boise to Boston, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 20 cities.  Now, the word is out: winning startups from each city will go onto the next round and get the chance to qualify for Tech Cocktail Celebrate, our new national startup competition held in Downtown Vegas… Read more »

Mr. Arlo Adds Travel Discovery to Online Travel Booking

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Planning and booking vacations in the Internet age is vastly different. In-person travel agents are on the way out but online travel agency sites, like Orbitz or Travelocity, are less personal and primarily focused on securing the sale. Mr. Arlo is a new-age online travel discovery and booking site that focuses on customer experience. Chuck… Read more »

Get Home Visits from Doctors with Medicast [VIDEO]

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While telemedicine – consulting with doctors over the phone – is gaining some popularity lately, another innovation is taking us back to the roots of medical care. Atlanta startup Medicast wants to bring doctors back into your home. Instead of sending a relative to fetch the doctor, as they did in centuries past, you can… Read more »

Mowgli’s Songster Takes Social Gaming to a New Musical Level


Marshall Seese’s reasons for starting social gaming company Mowgli Games were clear. “Simply put, it pissed me off that money like that could be made from a game where people spent all their time making something fake,” he said, in reference to Zynga’s wildly popular Farmville.  “So from there I decided that social gaming would… Read more »