“Cars Are Personal, Car Shopping Should be the Same,” says Vinsnap

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Marc Hoecker and Chris Coad are car guys, plain and simple. At one point, Hoecker actually went on a four-day stakeout and car chase to reclaim his stolen 1985 Pontiac Parisienne. Coad grew up in the automotive industry, and while he has too many cars…

Gear & Gadgets

AudioActiv: “Water, Dirt, Sand, and Impact Can’t Break Your Speakers”

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

Have you ever dropped your smartphone in the sand at the beach? What about into a river while you were on a rafting trip? Either way, you see where I’m going with this – your device is rendered unusable, and it stinks. David Sanborn,…


Grapeword: Changing the Daily Deals Market, Grassroots Style

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

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…


Nanofiber Solutions: “Our Technology is the Future”

By | Nov 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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…

Productivity Might be Unsexy, but Their Success Sure Isn’t

By | Nov 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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…

Social Good

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

By | Nov 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Atlanta’s Hottest Showcasing Startup Is…

By | Oct 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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…


Mr. Arlo Adds Travel Discovery to Online Travel Booking

By | Apr 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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…


Get Home Visits from Doctors with Medicast [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm

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…


Zamp’s Sam Zebarjadi on CoFounding With a Sibling and the Growing Tech Scene in Atlanta

By | Apr 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

Way back at the beginning of the month, Zamp was a showcased startup at our SXSW #StartupLife Celebration.  Founder Sam Zebarjadi was gracious enough to sit down for an interview, which became part of our SXSW video series (you can watch the interview here). …


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

By | Feb 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

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…

Dev & Design

Love Espresso and Coding? Open Source, Commercial Grade Espresso Machine at Decent Price Coming Soon

By | Jan 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I love love love espresso – well, cappuccino to be honest – and though I don’t know how to code at all, I am super excited about the ZP Espresso Machine, a product design project currently on Kickstarter that was developed by engineers Gleb…


Find a Last-Minute Hotel and Do Good with RoomSailor

By | Jul 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I recently wrote about three sites that make trip planning fun.  But not every trip is planned; sometimes you get stranded, sometimes you decide to take an impromptu trip, and finding a hotel can be hard even when you have time to plan. RoomSailor ,…

Social Media

Trying to Get Famous? You’ve Got 15 Seconds…

By | May 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Let’s face it, everyone has fantasized about being famous at least once. Now you’ve got your chance to get recognized while playing an online game with, formerly known as FamousCam. 15Seconds is a real-time digital soapbox for anyone with a webcam and a…

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