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Tech Cocktail Boston

Boston’s Numerous Academic and Institutional Resources Make it a Prime Startup Ecosystem


Northeastern, UMass, Emerson, BU, BC, Tufts, Harvard, MIT… If you’ve ever visited Boston or have ever considered attending a college in the Boston metropolitan area, then I’m sure you’re aware that when it comes to higher ed, Boston is a powerhouse teeming with institutions. From traditional undergrad and graduate institutions to conservatories and research hospitals, the… Read more »

Boston-Based BabbaCo Acquired by Barefoot Books

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Announced today, Boston-based BabbaCo, a monthly activity box for kids, announced that it was acquired by Cambridge-based Barefoot Books.  Terms of the deal have not be disclosed. BabbaCo founder and CEO Jessica Kim, will assume the role of President at Barefoot “with the goal of growing a global community of story lovers who share our… Read more »

Looking for Happiness in 2014? Sign Up for Happier’s Life-Improvement Courses


While the rest of the world excitingly anticipated the arrival of the new year, Boston-based Happier, Inc. announced a new way to help people lead happier lives in 2014: mobile life-improvement and wellness classes. It’s some refreshing news from the happiness and wellness company, and certainly comes at a perfect moment (New Year’s resolutions, anyone?). Happier has become… Read more »

1776 Rolls Through Boston on Challenge Cup Tour


The 1776 Challenge Cup rolled along its domestic route through Boston this week stopping at District Hall in Seaport Square. Decidedly the best place in the city to host such an event, the hall was built specifically as a dedicated space where the innovation community can gather and exchange ideas. And the Challenge Cup honors… Read more »

Who are the Challenge Cup Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups? [POLL]

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In case you missed it, Tech Cocktail has proudly partnered with 1776, the Washington, DC-based startup incubator, to bring you the Challenge Cup – a global competition to identify the hottest startups in education, energy, health, and smart cities. On December 11th, Challenge Cup will bring the excitement to Boston, where dozens of startups will battle for the four regional winners’… Read more »

Want to Work for a Startup? Improve Your Emotional Intelligence


“The ‘ideal’ startup hire should be one of two things: 1) a continuous learner, who understands that there’s no way any one person can know everything and is also willing to learn more about [himself or herself], or 2) a truth-seeker, someone who wants to find the best way to make things happen – they’re constantly looking… Read more »

ANNOUNCING the 5 Finalist Startups at Tech Cocktail Celebrate


Over the last 10 months, we’ve examined thousands of startup applications where hundreds were selected to participate at their local Tech Cocktail Mixer.  Tech Cocktail readers and event attendees selected their favorites at each event, accounting for the 45 companies who comprise the Startup Pavilion.  Tech Cocktail then narrowed this group down to 24 startups… Read more »

Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…


Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Boston Mixer and Startup Showcase at MassChallenge.  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. Boston’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Reader’s Choice Jebbit - Jebbit is a new way for… Read more »